The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in English: Secondary Education degree is designed for students seeking to teach middle and high school English. Through this program, students build knowledge of pedagogical principles as well as literature, linguistics and writing. 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.
|ENG 101 English Composition I||3|
|PSY 100 General Psychology||3|
|UNI 100 First-Year Seminar||1|
|General Education Courses||6|
|ENG 102 English Composition II||3|
|ENG 106 Introduction to Poetry OR ENG 107 Introduction to Fiction OR ENG 108 Introduction to Drama||3|
|ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration||3|
|General Education Course||3|
|ENG 205 World Literature to 1600 OR ENG 206 World Literature from 1600||3|
|PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology||3|
|SEC 210 Introduction to Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 220 Standards-based Education in Secondary Education||3|
|ENG 301 English Literature I OR ENG 302 English Literature II||3|
|ENG 346 History of the English Language OR 301 English Literature I||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|
|ENG 337 Survey of American Literature I OR ENG 338 Survey of American Literature II||3|
|ENG 425 Shakespeare I||3|
|SEC 310 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 350 Content Area Literacy||3|
|SEC 360 Technology Integration in Secondary Education||3|
|ENG 308 Research for Writers||3|
|ENG 345 English Grammar and Usage OR ENG 347 Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|ENG 352 Studies in Writing||3|
|SEC 400 Classroom Management||3|
|SEC 420 Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education||3|
|EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners||3|
|English Literature Elective||3|
|English Writing Elective||3|
|ESP 413 Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 392 Teaching of English and Communications (Fall Only)||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.