The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Communications: Secondary Education degree is designed for students seeking to teach communications in high school settings. Through this program, students build knowledge of pedagogical principles as well as communication theory and theater. This undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for teaching certification in Pennsylvania.
Traditional (on campus)
This undergraduate degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.
|COM 101 Oral Communications||3|
|ENG 101 English Composition I||3|
|PSY 100 General Psychology||3|
|THE 131 Fundamentals of Acting||3|
|UNI 100 First-Year Seminar||1|
|COM 230 Argumentation||3|
|ENG 102 English Composition II||3|
|ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration||3|
|COM 142 Video Production I||3|
|SEC 210 Introduction to Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 220 Standards-based Education in Secondary Education||3|
|THE 150 Introduction to Theatrical Design||3|
|General Education Course (Health)||3|
|EDU 310 Teaching in a Multicultural Society||3|
|EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning||3|
|ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions||3|
|THE 141 Stagecraft||3|
|General Education Course (Science)||3|
|ENG 345 English Grammar and Usage OR ENG 347 Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|SEC 310 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 350 Content Area Literacy||3|
|SEC 360 Technology Integration in Secondary Education||3|
|THE 320 Fundamentals of Directing||3|
|COM 490 Communication Theory||3|
|ENG 308 Research for Writers OR ENG 352 Studies in Writing||3|
|ESP 413 Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Inclusion||3|
|SEC 400 Classroom Management||3|
|SEC 420 Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education||3|
|ENG 425 Shakespeare||3|
|EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners||3|
|PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology||3|
|THE 302 History of Theatre I OR THE 304 World Drama OR THE 306 Modern Drama||3|
|SEC 460 Professional Practices in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 461 Student Teaching Practicum||12|
Undergraduate secondary education majors are required to:
- Maintain a GPA of 2.80.
- Pass the required PAPA exams.
- Have Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances for formal Admission to Teacher Education.
A GPA of 3.00 and passing scores for Praxis II are needed to apply for a Recommendation for Student Teaching.