The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in English: Secondary/Special Education 7-12 degree is designed for individuals interested in teaching middle and high school English in special education settings. The program develops students' knowledge of teaching and special education as well as literature, grammar and writing. This undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for teaching certification in Pennsylvania.
Certification that includes Special Education may require an extra semester to complete.
Note: This is a dual certification, not a dual degree.
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 sections include an eight-semester schedule of courses provided as a recommended framework for completing the certification programs in four years.
|ENG 101 English Composition I||3|
|MAT XXX Math Course||3|
|PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology||3|
|UNI 100 First-Year Seminar||1|
|GEN ED: Health and Wellness Course||3|
|GEN ED: Natural Science with Lab||3 or 4|
|ENG 102 English Composition II||3|
|ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration||3|
|ESP 311 Assessment and PBS||3|
|MAT XXX Math Course||3|
|PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology||3|
|SEC 210 Introduction to Secondary Education||3|
|ENG 301 English Literature I||3|
|ENG 345 English Grammar and Usage||3|
|SEC 220 Standards-Based Education in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 310 Instructional Strategies Secondary Ed||3|
|GEN ED: Fine Arts Course||3|
|ENG 206 World Literature to 1600||3|
|ENG 308 Research in Writing||3|
|ENG 346 History of English Language||3|
|EDU 310 Teaching in a Multicultural Society||3|
|EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners||3|
|ENG 347 Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|ESP 312 ABA for Special Education||3|
|ESP 339 Special Education Field Experience I||3|
|ESP 403 Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching||3|
|SEC 350 Content Area Literacy||3|
|SEC 360 Technology Integration||3|
|ENG 338 Survey of American Literature II||3|
|ESP 406 Transition Planning and Instruction
|ESP 411 Special Education History, Theory and Excpt.||3|
|ESP 413 EBP for Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 400 Classroom Management||3|
|SEC 420 Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education||3|
|ENG 352 Studies in Writing||3|
|ENG 425 Shakespeare||3|
|ESP 349 Special Education Field Experience II||3|
|ESP 402 Life Skills: Planning and Instruction||3|
|ESP 418 Advanced EBP for Secondary Ed||3|
|SEC 392 Teaching of English||3|
|ESP 461 Student Teaching
|SEC 460 Professional Practices||3|
|SEC 461 Student Teaching||6|
- Student teaching will consist of a split placement between Special and Secondary Education. In addition, field experience will be completed for both certification areas.
- All required courses need a grade of "C" or higher.