Education – Albright College

Education

Tailor your college experience and inspire future generations by sharing your passion and love of learning

Think back. What was it about your favorite elementary and high school teachers that stands out? Their energy? Their passion? Often, a great teacher’s ability to build relationships begins with deep knowledge and passion for their subject matter.

Teachers who love teaching dig deep. At Albright, education students don’t just major in education. Albrightians earn teaching certification while fully exploring one of more than two dozen major areas of study. So tailor you Albright College experience to your own interests, and discover unlimited possibilities.

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High quality early childhood education represents one of the best investments our country can make (NEA).  The emotional and physical health, social skills, and cognitive-linguistic capacities that emerge in the early years are all important prerequisites for success in school and later in the workplace and community (Harvard Center on the Developing Child).  Science is changing the way we think about development policy and practice when it comes to young children, radically altering our definition of early childhood development and what we do to ensure that every child has the best start in life (UNICEF).  That’s why it’s critical to assure the availability of stable, responsive relationships, growth-promoting experiences, and healthy environments for all young children – essential requirements for building sturdy brain architecture and promoting resilience.

Albright College Early Childhood Education Program has a history of preparing outstanding early childhood educators who

  • learn critical tools to support the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of young children
  • become facilitators of active learning in developmentally appropriate environments;
  • implement research-based curriculum and instruction;
  • make data-driven decisions through assessment;
  • build relationships with families and communities;
  • exude professionalism, including ethical decision-making.

Are you ready to inspire the next generation of students?  Do you want to learn to be an effective teacher of younger students?  If you have a passion for helping children to learn and develop new skills, the Early Childhood Education (PK-4) Program at Albright College may be a great fit for you.

Go to Early Childhood Education Pre K-4 Website

Contact Early Childhood Education Advisor, Dr. Sue Seidenstricker at sseidenstricker@albright.edu for more information.

Albright College Secondary Education Program has a history of preparing outstanding educators who

  • learn critical tools to support the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of teenaged children;
  • become facilitators of active learning in developmentally appropriate environments;
  • implement research-based curriculum and instruction;
  • make data-driven decisions through assessment;
  • build relationships with families and communities;
  • exude professionalism, including ethical decision-making.

Are you ready to inspire the next generation of students?  Do you want to learn to be an effective teacher of our youth?  If you have a passion for helping our leaders of tomorrow to learn and develop new skills, the Secondary 7-12 Education Program at Albright College may be a great fit for you.

  • Combining classroom and practical experiences, the early childhood education major offers the strong foundation you need to understand the developmental and educational needs of young children.
  • Emphasis is placed on working with young children and their families. You will apply classroom knowledge of child development, families and best teaching practices to a variety of educational settings including public middle school, high school, special education and STEM classrooms.
  • Partnering with Muhlenberg, Fleetwood, Wilson, Boyertown and Governor Mifflin School Districts, Albright’s Secondary 7-12 Program provides field experiences in urban, suburban, and rural locations.
  • At Albright, the 7-12 educator candidate combines a study of a liberal studies discipline with the study of early childhood education, earning the benefits of a liberal arts education. You can select from nine possible co-majors to enrich your teaching preparation.

Go to Secondary Education 7-12 Website

Contact Secondary Education Advisor Dr. Randall Grove at rgrove@albright.edu for more information.

Art Education K-12
NEW Behavioral Specialist K-12 (information coming soon)
Foreign Languages K-12
NEW Instructional Technology Specialist K-12 (information coming soon)
NEW Online Program Endorsement K-12 (information coming soon)*New certificate programs require a level I certification to enroll. Contact the School of Professional Studies to enroll in the new specialist programs.

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Rodney E. Warfield, Ed.D.
Professor of Education, Chair of the Education Department, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
610-921-7791
rwarfield@albright.edu

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Randall Grove, Ed.D.
Secondary and Middle Level Assessment
rgrove@albright.edu

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Michele Mislevy
Instructional Technologist
mmislevy@albright.edu

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Cheryl Yocum
Early Childhood and Adolescent Development


Teacher Certification Programs at Albright College

Because Albright is a liberal arts college, we offer certification in education but not a degree in education.
If you are a student interested in earning your teacher certification at Albright College and you have questions, please contact someone in the Education Department


Below are the course requirements for each Education and co-major combination. However, there are several additional requirements that every undergraduate teacher candidate must also complete, as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Courses

  • ENG 101 Composition
  • ENG 102 Writing About Texts
  • Two Math Courses
    For SPE and PreK-4, this includes EDU 235
  • Literature Course
    With the exception of Secondary English, this is fulfilled with EDU 250/SPE 250
  • American History Course

Applications

  • Application to the Teacher Certification Program
    Submitted at the end of first semester sophomore year
    A cumulative 2.8 GPA is required for application
  • Application to Professional Seminar
    Submitted the semester prior to student teaching
    A cumulative 3.0 GPA and completion of 190 field experience hours are required for
    application

Testing

  • Passing scores on basic skills assessments, such as SAT, ACT, PAPA, or Praxis
    Waived until July 2025
  • Passing score(s) on certification area test(s)

Candidates for secondary education, foreign language, or art certifications, must fulfill certification requirements as well as obtain a degree in a content area to be eligible for a certification in one of the content areas below.

Secondary Education Certifications (7th -12th Grade)

  • Biology – Must co-major in Secondary Education and Biology
  • Chemistry, 7-12 – Must co-major in Secondary Education and Chemistry
  • English, 7-12 – Must co-major in Secondary Education and English
  • Mathematics, 7-12 – Must co-major in Secondary Education and Mathematics
  • Physics, 7-12 – Must co-major in Secondary Education and Physics
  • Social Studies, 7-12 – Must co-major in Secondary Education and History or History/Political Science

K-12th Teacher Certifications

  • Art – Must major in Art Education
  • French – Must co-major in Secondary Education and French
  • Spanish – Must co-major in Secondary Education and Spanish

Teacher Certification Requirements

The following are the general requirements for inclusion and retention in all Albright College teacher certification programs culminating in a professional semester that includes student teaching. Specific requirements (minimum GPA, PDE tests, and course requirements) for teacher certification are revised for each entering class. Candidates for Pennsylvania teacher certification must consult with an Education Department adviser for current information regarding specific requirements.

  1. Successful admission into an Albright Teacher Certification Program.
  2. Passing scores on Pennsylvania required basic skills tests and certification tests.
  3. A grade of C or above in all courses associated with teaching certificate. A C- in any of these courses will require the student to repeat the course.
  4. Recommendation of concentration department.
  5. Recommendation of Education Department.
  6. Formal admission to the professional semester by the Albright Teacher Education Committee in accordance with the screening and retention policies for teacher certification programs.
  7. Minimum 3.0 GPA

All certification programs require extensive field and classroom experiences. Albright requires membership in the student organization of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.


PDE Testing Requirements

Basic Skills Assessments

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires all teacher candidates to show competency in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics.

Albright education students must show competency in the basic skills prior to applying for the certification program at the end of their sophomore year.


As of March 2016, Students may show competency using different test vendors for each basic skill.


ETS’s Praxis Core Academic Skills: Reading, Writing, & Mathematics Tests

http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/content

  • Pass scores:

Reading (5712):          156

Writing (5722):           162

Mathematics (5732):   150

OR

  • Achieve a composite score of 475 for all three Praxis Core skills tests, with no scores below the following minimums: Reading 148, Math 142, and Writing 158

Pearson’s PAPA (Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment): Reading, Mathematics, & Writing Modules                                                                                              http://www.pa.nesinc.com

  • Achieve a passing score of 220 or above on each of the three modules

OR

  • Achieve a composite score of 686 for all three modules, with no scores below the following minimums: Reading 193, Math 197, and Writing 192

SAT (Scholastic Achievement Test)*                                               Taken prior to college enrollment.

A SAT score 500 or higher on each individual section (Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics).

ACT+ Writing (American College Test Plus Writing)*                Taken prior to college enrollment.

  • Tests taken prior to September 2015 require a composite score of 23 accompanied by a combined English/Writing score of 22 or higher and a Math score of 21 or higher.
  • Tests taken after September 2015 require separate scores of Reading – 22; Mathematics – 21; and Writing – 21.

*Prior to teacher certification, the student must provide official SAT and/or ACT test scores in an envelope sealed by the test vendor.  This sealed envelope should be given to the Albright Certification Officer.


Curriculum Requirements by Program

K-12 Art Education Requirements 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  ART 103 Design 
EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  ART 112 Painting I 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  ART 113 Sculpture I 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning Theory  ART 212 Painting II or ART 213 Sculpture II 
EDU 337 Teaching Art in the Elementary School  ART 254 Computer Graphics 
EDU 338 Teaching Art in the Secondary School  ART 114 Printmaking 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  ART 400 Studio Topics  
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  Survey of Art History 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  Art History 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar    
EDU 407 Student Teaching    
EDU 408 Student Teaching    
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom    

  

K-12 French Education 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  FRE 201 Intermediate French I 
EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  FRE 202 Intermediate French II 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  FRE 301 Advanced French I 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning   Theory  FRE 302 Advanced French II 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  FRE 371 Applied Linguistics 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  FRE 492 Seminar 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  FRE 300-level Literature 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  Four 300-level French courses during Study Abroad 
EDU 407 Student Teaching    
EDU 408 Student Teaching    
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom    

  

K-12 Latin Education 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  LAT 101 Elementary Latin I 
EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  LAT 102 Elementary Latin II 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning Theory  LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  LAT 401 Selected Topics in Latin 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  Advanced Latin Prose 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  Advanced Latin Poetry 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  HIS Early Civilizations 
EDU 407 Student Teaching  Two Classical Studies Electives 
EDU 408 Student Teaching    
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom    

  

K-12 Spanish Education 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  SPA 201 or SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish I 

  

EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  SPE 202 or SPA 204 Intermediate Spanish II 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  SPA 301 Advanced Composition and Conversation I 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning   Theory  SPA 302 Advanced Composition and Conversation II 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  SPA 371 Applied Linguistics 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  SPA 492 Seminar 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  300-level Literature 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  300-level Content 
EDU 407 Student Teaching  Four 300-level Spanish courses during Study Abroad 
EDU 408 Student Teaching    
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Secondary Education with Biology 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  BIO 151 General Biology I 
EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  BIO 152 General Biology II 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  MAT 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning Theory  MAT 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  BIO 203 Genetics 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  BIO 214 Biology 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  BIO 234 Anatomy & Physiology I 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  CHE 105 General Analytic Chem I 
EDU 407 Student Teaching  CHE 106 General Analytic Chem II 
EDU 408 Student Teaching  CHE 207 Organic Chem I 
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom  CHE 208 Organic Chem II 
   Biology Electives (one each from group 1, 2, 3) 
   BIO 400-level course 

  

Secondary Education with Chemistry 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  MAT 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  MAT 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  CHE 105 General Analytic Chem I 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning Theory  CHE 106 General Analytic Chem II 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  CHE 207 Organic Chem I 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  CHE 208 Organic Chem II 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  CHE 321 Physical Chem I 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  CHE 322 Physical Chem II 
EDU 407 Student Teaching  CHE 323 Instrumental Analysis 
EDU 408 Student Teaching  CHE 324 Inorganic Chemistry 
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom  CHE 325 Biochemistry 
   CHE 470 Advanced Topics 
   PHY 201 General Physics I 
   PHY 202 General Physics II 

  

Secondary Education with English 

  

EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  ENG 201 British Texts to 1780 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  ENG 204 Survey in American Literature 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning Theory  ENG 38x American Literature 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  ENG 202 British Texts from 1780 to Present 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  ENG 301 History of the English Language 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  ENG 354 Shakespeare 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  ENG 234 Adolescent Literature 
EDU 407 Student Teaching  ENG 399 Junior Seminar 
EDU 408 Student Teaching  ENG 491 Senior Seminar 
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom  Two ENG 38x American Literature 
   Two ENG 300-level British Literature 

  

Secondary Education with Social Studies (History) 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  HIS 101 or HIS 122 
EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  HIS 151 or HIS 152 or HIS 153 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  HIS 493 or HIS 495 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning Theory  HIS 216 Pennsylvania History 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  Two African, Asian, or Latin American History 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  Two 200- or 300- level American History 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  Two 200- or 300- level European History 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  POL 101 American Government 
EDU 407 Student Teaching  POL 250 Political Geography 
EDU 408 Student Teaching  SOC 262 Social Stratification 
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom  ECO 105 Economics 
   PSY 100 General Psychology 

  

Secondary Education with Mathematics 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  MAT 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  MAT 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  MAT 233 Calculus III 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning Theory  MAT 250 Foundations of Mathematics 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  MAT 320 Linear Algebra 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  MAT 310 Mathematical Statistics 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  MAT 325 Abstract Algebra 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  MAT 334 or MAT 360 
EDU 407 Student Teaching  MAT 340 Geometry 
EDU 408 Student Teaching  MAT 431 Real Analysis 
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom  MAT 491 Senior Seminar 
   MAT Elective 
   PHY 201 General Physics 

  

Secondary Education with Physics 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  PHY 201 General Physics I 
EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  PHY 202 General Physics II 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  PHY 203 General Physics III 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning Theory  PHY 255 Thermodynamics/Statistical Physics 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  PHY 262 Electronics 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  PHY 431 Advanced Physics Lab I 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  PHY 441 Quantum Physics I 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  PHY 351 Electromagnetism I 
EDU 407 Student Teaching  PHY 340 Classical Mechanics 
EDU 408 Student Teaching  PHY Senior Seminar 
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom  MAT 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
   MAT 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 
   MAT 233 Calculus III 
   MAT 334 Differential Equations 

  

Secondary Education with Social Studies (Political Science) 

  

EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  POL 101 American Government 
EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers  POL 206 Political Inquiry 
EDU 202 Secondary Education Theories and Practices  POL 205 Comparative Politics 
EDU 301 Adolescent Development and Learning Theory  POL 202 International Relations 
EDU 347 ELL Strategies  POL 250 Political Geography 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  POL 314 or POL 315 
EDU 346 Secondary Methods and Assessment  POL 220 or POL 273 
EDU 403 Professional Seminar  POL Senior Seminar 
EDU 407 Student Teaching  POL 200- or 300- level elective 
EDU 408 Student Teaching  ECO 105 Economics 
SPE 340 Inclusive Classroom  PSY 100 General Psychology 
   HIS 101 or HIS 122 
   HIS 151 or HIS 152 or HIS 153 
   HIS 200- or 300- level European History 
   HIS African, Asian, or Latin American History 
   HIS 216 Pennsylvania History 

  

Early Childhood Education with Accounting 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  ACC 101 Financial Accounting 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  ACC 325 Cost Accounting 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  ACC 330 Tax Accounting 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  ACC 338 Advanced Accounting 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  ACC 408 Auditing 
EDU 324 Language Arts  ACC 400-level seminar 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Art 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  ART 103 Design I 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  ART 101 Drawing I 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  ART 112 Painting I 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  ART 113 Sculpture I 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  ART 212 or ART 213 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  ART 400 Advanced Studio Topics 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  Art History 
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Arts Administration 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  ARA Introduction to Arts Administration 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  ACC 101 Financial Accounting 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  ARA Production/Practice Course 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  ARA History/Theory Course 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  ARA 390 or ARA 270 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  ARA 382 Internship 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  ARA 490 Senior Seminar 
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

 

Early Childhood Education with Biology 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  BIO 151 General Biology I 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  BIO 152 General Biology II 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  BIO 203 Genetics 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  BIO Elective – Group 1 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  BIO Elective – Group 2 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  BIO Elective – Group 3 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  BIO 400-level Seminar 
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Criminology 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  SOC 210 Research Methods 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  SOC 211 Statistics 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  SOC 213 Social Theory 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  SOC 251 Crime and Deviance 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  SOC 490 Seminar 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  SOC Intermediate Specialized Course 
EDU 324 Language Arts  SOC Advanced Application Course 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Economics 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  ECO 105 Principles of Economics 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  ECO 207 Statistical Analysis for Econ/Bus 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  ECO 302 History of Economics Ideas 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  ECO 307 Econometrics 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  ECO 335 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  ECO 336 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  ECO 492 Senior Seminar 
EDU 324 Language Arts  ECO Elective 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

 

Early Childhood Education with English 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  ENG 201 British Literature to 1789 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  ENG 204 American Literature 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  ENG 202 British Literature from 1789 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  Group 2 English Course 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  Group 3 English Course (American) 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  Group 4 English Course (Late British) 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  Group 5 English Course 
EDU 324 Language Arts  ENG 399 or ENG 491 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Environmental Studies 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  ESS 101 Intro to Environmental Issues 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  ECO 224 Environmental Economics 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  POL 321 Environmental Policy 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  ANY/PSY 265 Ecological Psychology 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  SOC 291 Environmental Sociology 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  ESS 325 GIS 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  ESS 400 Environment Seminar 
EDU 324 Language Arts  SYN 380 Religion and the Environment 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies  BIO 152 or ESS 205 or SPP J51 
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Family Studies 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  SOC 261 The Family 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  SOC 210 Methods 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  SOC 211 Statistics 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  SOC 213 Theory 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  SOC 470 Immigrant and Transitional Families 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  SOC 490 Senior Seminar 
EDU 324 Language Arts  Sociology Elective 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

 

Early Childhood Education with Fashion 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  ART 103 Design I 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  FAS 112 Fashion Fundamentals 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  FAS 105 Visual Literacy 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  FAS 200 Textile Fundamentals 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  FAS Fashion History 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  FAS 490 Seminar 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  FAS Elective 
EDU 324 Language Arts  FAS Elective 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with History 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  HIS 151 or HIS 152 or HIS 153 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  HIS World History 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  HIS European History 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  HIS US History 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  HIS World History 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  HIS 200- or 300-level Elective 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  HIS Senior Seminar 
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Latin American/Caribbean Studies 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  LAS Intro to Latin American Studies 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  Five LAS Latin American Studies content 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  LAS 400 Seminar 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction    
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities    
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

 

Early Childhood Education with Mathematics 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  MAT 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  MAT 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  MAT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  MAT 250 Foundations of Math 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  MAT 320 Linear Algebra 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  MAT 300- or 400- level course 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  MAT 300- or 400- level course 
EDU 324 Language Arts  MAT 491 Senior Seminar 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Music Industry Studies 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  MUS 113 or MUS 120 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  MUS 243 The Business of Music 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  MUS 244 Music Marketing and Promotion 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  MUS 250 Live Audio Production 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  MUS Applied Music Course 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  MUS 300-level music industry course 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  MUS 300-level music industry course 
EDU 324 Language Arts  MUS 491 Internship 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Political Science 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  POL 101 American Government 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  POL 202 Intro to International Relations 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  POL 205 Comparative Politics 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  POL 207 Research Methods 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  POL 315 Political Theory 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  POL Advanced Political Science Course 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  POL Seminar 
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

 

Early Childhood Education with Psychology 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  PSY 100 General Psychology 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  PSY 200 Research Design and Analysis I 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  PSY 201 Research Design and Analysis II 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  PSY 206 Social Psychology 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  PSY Group 1 Course 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  Two PSY Group 2 Course 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  PSY Group 3 Course 
EDU 324 Language Arts  PSY 405 or PSY 406 Seminar 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Religious Studies 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  Five REL courses 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  300-level REL course 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  REL 491 Seminar 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction    
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities    
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Philosophy 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  PHI History of Philosophy course 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  PHI Reality/Knowledge course 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  PHI Value Theory course 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  PHI Difference and Diversity course 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  PHI 481 Thesis or additional PHI core course 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  PHI 150 Critical Thinking 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  PHI 391 or PHI 491 Seminar 
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

 

Early Childhood Education with Sociology 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  SOC 210 Methods 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  SOC 211 Statistics 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  SOC 213 Theory 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  200-level Sociology Elective 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  300-level Sociology Course 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  400-level Sociology Course 
EDU 324 Language Arts  SOC 490 Senior Seminar 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Spanish 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  SPA 202 or SPA 204 Intermediate Spanish II 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  SPA 301 Advanced Spanish I 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  SPA 302 Advanced Spanish II 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  Three 300-level SPA courses 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  SPA 492 Senior Seminar 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with French 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  FRE 202 Intermediate French II 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  FRE 301 Advanced French I 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  FRE 302 Advanced French II 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  Three 300-level French culture/literature courses 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  FRE 492 Senior Seminar 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

 

Early Childhood Education with Theatre 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  THR 101 The Creative Process 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  THR 150 Acting Studio I 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  THR 210 Design Fundamentals 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  THR 110 Intro to Theatre Technology 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities  THR 280 Script Analysis 
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy  300-level Dramatic Literature Course 
EDU 350 Instructional Technology  THR 288 or THR 289 
EDU 324 Language Arts  THE 491 Senior Seminar 
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

Early Childhood Education with Women’s & Gender Studies 

  

EDU 235 Mathematical Reasoning for Elem Teachers  WGS 210 Introducing Sex and Gender 
EDU 200 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed  Four WGS courses 
EDU 250 Child/Adolescent Lit for K-12 Educators  WGS 200-level internship 
EDU 320 PK-4 Math/Science Assessment and Instruction  WGS 400 Seminar 
EDU 321 PK-4 Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities    
EDU 323 Emergent and Early Literacy    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    
EDU 328 PreK-4 Practicum    
EDU 402 Professional Seminar    
EDU 409 Student Teaching    
EDU 410 Student Teaching    
SPE 380 Inclusive Classroom    

  

K-12 Special Education with Accounting 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  ACC 101 Financial Accounting 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 
SPE 251 High Incidence  ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  ACC 325 Cost Accounting 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  ACC 330 Tax Accounting 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  ACC 338 Advanced Accounting 
SPE 401 Practicum  ACC 408 Auditing 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  ACC 400-level seminar 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Art 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  ART 103 Design I 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  ART 101 Drawing I 
SPE 251 High Incidence  ART 112 Painting I 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  ART 113 Sculpture I 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  ART 212 or ART 213 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  ART 400 Advanced Studio Topics 
SPE 401 Practicum  Art History 
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

 

K-12 Special Education with Arts Administration 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  ARA Introduction to Arts Administration 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  ACC 101 Financial Accounting 
SPE 251 High Incidence  ARA Production/Practice Course 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  ARA History/Theory Course 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  ARA 390 or ARA 270 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  ARA 382 Internship 
SPE 401 Practicum  ARA 490 Senior Seminar 
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Biology 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  BIO 151 General Biology I 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  BIO 152 General Biology II 
SPE 251 High Incidence  BIO 203 Genetics 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  BIO Elective – Group 1 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  BIO Elective – Group 2 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  BIO Elective – Group 3 
SPE 401 Practicum  BIO 400-level Seminar 
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Criminology 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  SOC 210 Research Methods 
SPE 251 High Incidence  SOC 211 Statistics 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  SOC 213 Social Theory 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  SOC 251 Crime and Deviance 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  SOC 490 Seminar 
SPE 401 Practicum  SOC Intermediate Specialized Course 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  SOC Advanced Application Course 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Economics 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  ECO 105 Principles of Economics 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  ECO 207 Statistical Analysis for Econ/Bus 
SPE 251 High Incidence  ECO 302 History of Economics Ideas 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  ECO 307 Econometrics 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  ECO 335 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  ECO 336 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 
SPE 401 Practicum  ECO 492 Senior Seminar 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  ECO Elective 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with English 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  ENG 201 British Literature to 1789 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  ENG 204 American Literature 
SPE 251 High Incidence  ENG 202 British Literature from 1789 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  Group 2 English Course 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  Group 3 English Course (American) 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  Group 4 English Course (Late British) 
SPE 401 Practicum  Group 5 English Course 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  ENG 399 or ENG 491 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Environmental Studies 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  ESS 101 Intro to Environmental Issues 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  ECO 224 Environmental Economics 
SPE 251 High Incidence  POL 321 Environmental Policy 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  ANY/PSY 265 Ecological Psychology 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  SOC 291 Environmental Sociology 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  ESS 325 GIS 
SPE 401 Practicum  ESS 400 Environment Seminar 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  SYN 380 Religion and the Environment 
SPE 415 Student Teaching  BIO 152 or ESS 205 or SPP J51 
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Family Studies 

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  SOC 261 The Family 
SPE 251 High Incidence  SOC 210 Methods 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  SOC 211 Statistics 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  SOC 213 Theory 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  SOC 470 Immigrant and Transitional Families 
SPE 401 Practicum  SOC 490 Senior Seminar 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  Sociology Elective 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Fashion 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  ART 103 Design I 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  FAS 112 Fashion Fundamentals 
SPE 251 High Incidence  FAS 105 Visual Literacy 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  FAS 200 Textile Fundamentals 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  FAS Fashion History 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  FAS 490 Seminar 
SPE 401 Practicum  FAS Elective 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  FAS Elective 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with History 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  HIS 151 or HIS 152 or HIS 153 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  HIS World History 
SPE 251 High Incidence  HIS European History 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  HIS US History 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  HIS World History 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  HIS 200- or 300-level Elective 
SPE 401 Practicum  HIS Senior Seminar 
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

    

K-12 Special Education with Latin American/Caribbean Studies 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  LAS Intro to Latin American Studies 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  Five LAS Latin American Studies content 
SPE 251 High Incidence  LAS 400 Seminar 
SPE 252 Low Incidence    
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment    
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations    
SPE 401 Practicum    
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

   

K-12 Special Education with Mathematics 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  MAT 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  MAT 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 
SPE 251 High Incidence  MAT 233 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  MAT 250 Foundations of Math 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  MAT 320 Linear Algebra 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  MAT 300- or 400- level course 
SPE 401 Practicum  MAT 300- or 400- level course 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  MAT 491 Senior Seminar 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

   

K-12 Special Education with Music Industry Studies 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  MUS 113 or MUS 120 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  MUS 243 The Business of Music 
SPE 251 High Incidence  MUS 244 Music Marketing and Promotion 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  MUS 250 Live Audio Production 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  MUS Applied Music Course 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  MUS 300-level music industry course 
SPE 401 Practicum  MUS 300-level music industry course 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  MUS 491 Internship 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

   

K-12 Special Education with Political Science 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  POL 101 American Government 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  POL 202 Intro to International Relations 
SPE 251 High Incidence  POL 205 Comparative Politics 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  POL 207 Research Methods 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  POL 315 Political Theory 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  POL Advanced Political Science Course 
SPE 401 Practicum  POL Seminar 
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Psychology 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  PSY 100 General Psychology 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  PSY 200 Research Design and Analysis I 
SPE 251 High Incidence  PSY 201 Research Design and Analysis II 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  PSY 206 Social Psychology 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  PSY Group 1 Course 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  Two PSY Group 2 Course 
SPE 401 Practicum  PSY Group 3 Course 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  PSY 405 or PSY 406 Seminar 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

   

K-12 Special Education with Religious Studies 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  Five REL courses 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  300-level REL course 
SPE 251 High Incidence  REL 491 Seminar 
SPE 252 Low Incidence    
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment    
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations    
SPE 401 Practicum    
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Philosophy 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  PHI History of Philosophy course 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  PHI Reality/Knowledge course 
SPE 251 High Incidence  PHI Value Theory course 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  PHI Difference and Diversity course 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  PHI 481 Thesis or additional PHI core course 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  PHI 150 Critical Thinking 
SPE 401 Practicum  PHI 391 or PHI 491 Seminar 
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Sociology 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  SOC 210 Methods 
SPE 251 High Incidence  SOC 211 Statistics 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  SOC 213 Theory 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  200-level Sociology Elective 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  300-level Sociology Course 
SPE 401 Practicum  400-level Sociology Course 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  SOC 490 Senior Seminar 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

K-12 Special Education with Spanish  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  SPA 202 or SPA 204 Intermediate Spanish II 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  SPA 301 Advanced Spanish I 
SPE 251 High Incidence  SPA 302 Advanced Spanish II 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  Three 300-level SPA courses 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  SPA 492 Senior Seminar 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations    
SPE 401 Practicum    
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

 

K-12 Special Education with French 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  FRE 202 Intermediate French II 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  FRE 301 Advanced French I 
SPE 251 High Incidence  FRE 302 Advanced French II 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  Three 300-level French culture/literature courses 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  FRE 492 Senior Seminar 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations    
SPE 401 Practicum    
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

  

K-12 Special Education with Theatre 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  THR 101 The Creative Process 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  THR 150 Acting Studio I 
SPE 251 High Incidence  THR 210 Design Fundamentals 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  THR 110 Intro to Theatre Technology 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment  THR 280 Script Analysis 
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations  300-level Dramatic Literature Course 
SPE 401 Practicum  THR 288 or THR 289 
SPE 414 Student Teaching  THE 491 Senior Seminar 
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies    

  

 

  

K-12 Special Education with Women’s & Gender Studies 

  

SPE 210 Introduction to Special Education  WGS 210 Introducing Sex and Gender 
SPE 250 Child/Adolescent Literature for K-12 Educators  Four WGS courses 
SPE 251 High Incidence  WGS 200-level internship 
SPE 252 Low Incidence  WGS 400 Seminar 
SPE 352 Special Education Methodology/Assessment    
SPE 353 Instructional Technology Adaptations    
SPE 401 Practicum    
SPE 414 Student Teaching    
SPE 415 Student Teaching    
SPE 416 Professional Seminar    
EDU 320 PK-4 Math and Science Assessment    
EDU 350 Instructional Technology    
EDU 323 Emergent Literacy    
EDU 324 Language Arts    
EDU 327 ELL Strategies   

 

 


EDU 200
Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Applied Child Development and Learning
This course will provide an overview of the basic principles in development from prenatal to adolescent. The student will review trends in contemporary research on physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development from birth to adolescence and the impact of the interaction of these various aspects of development upon the individual as a whole. Major issues examined in this course include the relation of nature to nurture, of genes to environment, of the developing individual to the changing social context, and of mental health to school performance and learning theories. The course will begin with the history of developmental psychology.  The student will be expected to discuss the contexts in which children live, with a particular focus on family, peers, and the larger cultural context.  The course will end with an examination of physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development, with consideration of the cultural context, and focusing particularly within the family unit. GENERAL STUDIES FOUNDATIONS-SOCIAL SCIENCE

EDU 202
Middle Level and Secondary Education: Theories and Practices

This course is designed to prepare students to teach in a Middle Level and/or Secondary Level environment. The course will be built around two philosophies: 1) a Middle Level structure for grades 4 through 8 and 2) a High School Level/ Secondary structure for grades 7-12. A strong focus of the course will be on the transition of elementary students into the Middle Level environment and the subsequent transition of Middle Level students into the High School/ Secondary Level environment. The types of teams and departmental organizations found in the school settings will be discussed. The role of adolescent development will be studied as it impacts student performance in both settings. An initial study of learning theory will be presented to lay a foundation for the study of instructional methodology in both levels of schooling.

EDU 230
Communications Skills for Teachers

Teacher certification candidates will develop and refine oral and written communications skills with a focus on delivering instruction, conducting parent-teacher conferences, and collaborating with peers.  Teacher certification candidates will also develop proficiency in written English language usage with a focus on communication with parents, administrators, and community agencies or businesses.  (Prerequisite: ENG 102)

EDU 301
Adolescent Development and Learning
This course is designed for students who have a secondary education concentration, and it will focus on the transitionary period between childhood and adulthood which we call adolescence. We will examine the fundamental physical, cognitive, and social transitions of adolescence, the environmental contexts of adolescence, and the psychosocial development that occurs during this period. While doing so,we will also explore the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, information processing, Kohlberg, Dweck, and others as they relate to adolescent development, teaching, and learning.

EDU 320
PK-4 Mathematics/Science: Instruction and Assessment

This course is designed to provide participant with the current theory, research, and processes associated with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics instruction and assessment for young children (PK – 4).  Participants will build familiarity with the PA Early Learning Standards for Mathematical Thinking and Expression and Scientific Thinking & Technology and the PA Standards for Mathematics; Science & Technology; and Environment & Ecology.  Early Childhood Teacher Candidates will develop their lesson planning skills and an understanding of how to construct a unit of study, using Bloom’s Taxonomy and Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences as guides for engaging diverse learners in varied levels of mathematical and scientific thinking.

EDU 321
PK-4 Social Studies,Arts & Humanities: Instruction and Assessment
The underlying assumptions of the social studies methods course are embedded in constructivist philosophy. In this approach, students are thought to learn best when they are involved directly in authentic experiences. The experiences are planned and mediated by the teacher such that students gain in-depth understandings of their own lives within a diverse society and of today’s world. Teachers must plan carefully and thoroughly for such activities to take place successfully. They must take into account student characteristics and prior experiences in order to create meaningful experiences. Most likely, in this problem-centered approach, students become engaged from multiple perspectives, thus instruction and learning are “integrated.” This is where the Arts (ex. Art, Music, Theater) and the Humanities (ex. Literature, Foreign Languages) enter the picture, supported by the Mathematics and the Sciences.  Social Studies units will be built on this Interdisciplinary approach using Children’s Literature as the source of the topic with all of the other subject areas working together to provide the opportunities to learn at the student’s own level.  Students will become engaged in their work by integrating Art and Music under the guidance of the skilled classroom teacher.  During the actual instructional event, teachers may spend much of their time as coaches and facilitators (rather than center stage disseminators of knowledge). Anticipated outcomes for the learners are in-depth conceptual knowledge, critical thinking processes, social skill development and positive self-esteem.

EDU 323
Early Childhood Learning: Emergent/Early Literacy and Language Development

This course focuses on early language and literacy development during the age span of birth through grade one.  An emphasis will be placed on the development of theoretical conceptualizations, research-based methods of instruction, tools to assess student learning, and strategies to design developmentally appropriate instruction.  Candidates will develop competency in implementing adult-child interactions and creating learning environments that support early language and literacy development.  This course is a field-intensive methods course, requiring substantial classroom time at the Albright Early Learning Center AELC, at local preschools, and Head Start.  Some classes will meet at the AELC.

EDU 324
Language Arts: Grades 2-4
This course introduces Early Childhood Education certification candidates to instruction and assessment strategies to support the literacy development of the child from grades 2 to 4.  Candidates will develop an understanding of research-based strategies for supporting the development of developing and sustaining readers and writers.  Course activities will include observation of classroom instruction as the certification candidates build a foundation of understanding of effective early literacy instruction and assessment.  Candidates will tutor primary students and assist primary teachers with literacy instruction.  Through this service learning, candidates will complete a minimum of 10 hours of level 2 field experiences.

EDU 327
English Language Learning Strategies for the Developing Child

This course introduces early childhood education certification candidates to instruction and assessment knowledge, laying the pedagogical foundations for teaching a diverse population (Pre-K-4).  The purpose of this course is to provide students with the philosophical, theoretical, and instructional foundations for understanding the schooling experiences of English language learners.  Within this broader context, historical, legal and policy issues will be examined to assess their impact on school practices and student performance.  Candidates will examine and understand key concepts of first and second language acquisition, language proficiency, and comprehensible input, research-based instructional strategies for academic development and assessment, and parental involvement. While enrolled in this course, candidates will be participating in a Practicum Semester in which they will be team teaching with a classroom teacher in an inclusive setting. With this course, teacher candidates will become more knowledgeable and better prepared to teach in our ever- growing diverse society.  Enrollment in this course is limited to students who have been admitted to Albright’s Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification Program and who have completed EDU 323 and 324.  Clearances are required.

EDU 328
The Early Childhood Practicum

This course is designed to engage participants in the study of and practical application of research-based models of instruction and assessment. Candidates will develop an understanding of classroom management strategies, focusing on the development of high engagement learning environments that integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation. Candidates will work in K-4 classrooms for four half-days (or two full days) during the Practicum semester.  Collaboratively planning and implementing instruction with a primary classroom teacher, candidates will develop strategies to differentiate instruction.  They will use flexible grouping and a variety of co-teaching models to implement data-driven instruction. Candidates meet weekly for on-campus seminars.  Candidates will expand their understanding of teaching as a partnership with their students’ families and communities.  They will develop a stronger understanding of how to promote wellness, good nutrition, and healthful practices in the PK-4 classroom.

EDU/ART 337
Teaching Arts in the Elementary School
This course engages art education candidates in developing an understanding of the philosophy and principles of art education in the elementary school curriculum. Students study classroom problems and procedures in various teaching situations. Emphasis is placed upon application, observation and evaluation of teaching at the elementary level. This course is a pre-student teaching experience in which each student prepares lessons for N-7 instruction. Activities include field trips, observations and classroom presentations.

EDU/ART 338
Teaching Arts in the Secondary School
This course engages art education candidates in the investigation of the concepts and values of art theory and practice as related to the secondary curriculum. Students study classroom problems and procedures in various teaching situations. Emphasis is placed upon application, observation and evaluation of teaching as related to the adolescent in the secondary school. This course is a pre-student teaching experience in which each student prepares lessons for secondary art instruction. Activities include field trips, observations and classroom presentations.

EDU 346
Secondary Methods of Instruction II
This course is required for students seeking Pennsylvania certification to teach biology, chemistry, physics, English, foreign language (Spanish or French), mathematics, and social studies at the secondary level. This course is divided into two segments. Segment 1 meets for seven 3-hour seminars to develop competency in research-based methods of instruction and assessment. Danielson’s Framework for Teaching guides the process of developing competencies in instructional planning, classroom management, assessment, instruction and professional responsibilities. Segment 2 is based on student observations in a classroom taught by highly qualified teachers (as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education) in specific-content areas. These classroom teachers will conduct professional seminars during this segment, building competencies guided by Danielson’s Framework for Teaching.

EDU 347
English Language Learner Strategies for Adolescents

This course introduces middle level and secondary education certification candidates to instruction and assessment strategies for teaching English language learners, laying pedagogical foundations for teaching a diverse population.  Within this broader context, historical, legal and policy issues will be examined to assess their impact on school practices and student performance.  Candidates will examine and understand key concepts of first and second language acquisition, language proficiency, and comprehensible input, research-based instructional strategies for academic development and assessment, and parental involvement. When enrolled in this class, candidates will be co-teaching with a classroom teacher in an inclusive setting in their practicum semester. With this course, teacher candidates will be more knowledgeable and better prepared to teach in our ever- growing diverse society.  Candidates will enroll concurrently in EDU 348, 440, and SPE 341.  Enrollment in this course is limited to students who have completed EDU 343 and who have been admitted to Albright’s Teacher Certification Program.  Clearances are required.

EDU 350
Instructional Technology
This course will prepare teacher certification candidates to use technology in the PK-12 environment and to reflect how technology impacts the teacher, the student and the classroom as a whole.  Course objectives are developed in accordance with the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Performance Standards for Teachers as well as the PA Information Literacy Standards, which are located in the Academic Standards for Business, Computer, and Information Technology. The content of the course continually changes to meet the ongoing growth in this field.   Enrollment in this course is limited to students who have been admitted to Albright’s Teacher Certification Program.

EDU 409
PK-4 Student Teaching and Seminar
Supervised practicum in teaching at the secondary level, this experience provides opportunities for gradual assumption of full instructional responsibility in Pk-4 classrooms. Daily, full-day for one semester, student teaching is under the guidance of classroom cooperating teachers and a college supervisor.  Candidates complete a minimum of 12 weeks of level four field work.  Student teachers meet on campus for seminars to support entry into the teaching profession.  Students must apply for admission and be approved by The Teacher Education Committee prior to beginning the Professional Semester of Student Teaching.

EDU 411
Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar
Supervised practicum in teaching at the secondary level, this experience provides opportunities for gradual assumption of full instructional responsibility in a secondary classroom. Daily, full-day for one semester, student teaching is under the guidance of classroom cooperating teachers and a college supervisor.  Candidates complete a minimum of 12 weeks of level four field work.  Student teachers meet on campus for seminars to support entry into the teaching profession.  Students must apply for admission and be approved by The Teacher Education Committee prior to beginning the Professional Semester of Student Teaching.

EDU 412
Art K-12 Student Teaching and Seminar
Supervised practicum in teaching at the elementary and secondary levels, this experience provides opportunities for gradual assumption of full instructional responsibility in an elementary art and a secondary art classroom. Daily, full-day for one semester, student teaching is under the guidance of classroom cooperating teachers and a college supervisor.  Candidates complete a minimum of 12 weeks of level four field work.  Student teachers meet on campus for seminars to support entry into the teaching profession.  Students must apply for admission and be approved by The Teacher Education Committee prior to beginning the Professional Semester of Student Teaching.

SPE 340
The Secondary Inclusive Classroom: Assessment & Adaptations
This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers in today’s secondary inclusive classrooms presenting a variety of teaching and assessment strategies that have been proven effective in educating both general and special education students.  The goals of this course are to have participants develop an understanding of the special educational needs of students with mild-moderate disabilities; to have participants develop a practical understanding and demonstrate a proficiency in creating and implementing teaching approaches designed to accommodate the individual needs of all students, both with and without disabilities, and to assess the individuals with both teacher made and professionally made materials for better programming in their classrooms.

SPE 380
The Early Childhood Inclusive Classroom: Assessment & Adaptations
This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers in today’s early childhood inclusive classrooms presenting a variety of teaching and assessment strategies that have been proven effective in educating both general and special education students.  The goals of this course are to have participants develop an understanding of the special educational needs of students with mild-moderate disabilities; to have participants develop a practical understanding and demonstrate a proficiency in creating and implementing teaching approaches designed to accommodate the individual needs of all students, both with and without disabilities, and to assess the individuals with both teacher made and professionally made materials for better programming in their classrooms.

Contact Us

Albright College
Education Department
Masters Hall
13th & Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612-5234
Phone: 610-921-7766
Email Us

Education Department Chair, Coordinator of Graduate Studies, K-12 Education Advisor, Dr. Rodney Warfield, rwarfield@albright.edu

Early Childhood Education Advisor, Dr. Sue Seidenstricker, sseidenstricker@albright.edu

Secondary Education Advisor, Dr. Randall Grove, rgrove@albright.edu

Manager of Education Department Programs, Field Experience and Student Teaching Coordinator, Karen Rieker, krieker@albright.edu


Admission to the Teacher Certification Program

The following are the general requirements for inclusion and retention in all Albright College teacher certification programs culminating in a professional semester that includes student teaching. Specific requirements (minimum GPA, PDE tests, and course requirements) for teacher certification are revised for each entering class. Candidates for Pennsylvania teacher certification must consult with their Education Department adviser for current information regarding specific requirements. Students may apply for admission to the Teacher Certification program as soon as their sophomore year if the following conditions have been met. However, a student co-majoring in Education may not register for upper-level Education courses until they have been granted admission to the program.

  • Completion of the following courses with a C or better. A C- in any of these courses will require the student to repeat the course.
    • ENG 101 and ENG 102
    • EDU 250 (English co-majors may substitute a different Literature course)
    • 2 mathematics courses
    • A US History course
    • General Psychology (if a Secondary, Art, or World Language certification seeker)
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessments
  • Submission of the Application to the Teacher Certification Program

Teacher Certification Requirements

The following are the general requirements for the professional semester that includes student teaching and to be on track to earn their certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education once student teaching is successfully completed. Specific requirements (minimum GPA, PDE tests, and course requirements) for teacher certification are revised for each entering class. Candidates for Pennsylvania teacher certification must consult with their Education Department adviser for current information regarding specific requirements.

  1. Successful admission into an Albright Teacher Certification Program.
  2. Passing scores on Pennsylvania required basic skills tests and certification tests.
  3. A grade of C or above in all courses associated with teaching certificate. A C- in any of these courses will require the student to repeat the course.
  4. Recommendation of concentration department.
  5. Recommendation of Education Department.
  6. Submission of the Application for Professional Semester
  7. Formal admission to the professional semester by the Albright Teacher Education Committee in accordance with the screening and retention policies for teacher certification programs.
  8. Minimum 3.0 GPA

All certification programs require extensive field and classroom experiences. Albright requires membership in the student organization of the Pennsylvania State Education Association in order to obtain professional liability insurance.


PDE Testing Requirements

Basic Skills Assessments

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires all undergraduate teacher candidates to show competency in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. Albright education students must show competency in the basic skills before applying for the certification program at the end of their sophomore year. As of March 2016, students may show competency using different test vendors for each basic skill.

ETS’s Praxis Core Academic Skills: Reading, Writing, & Mathematics Tests
Passing Scores:
Reading (5712):          156
Writing (5722):           162
Mathematics (5732):   150

OR

Achieve a composite score of 475 for all three Praxis Core skills tests, with no scores below the following minimums: Reading 148, Math 142, and Writing 158

Pearson’s PAPA (Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment): Reading, Mathematics &  Writing Modules                  

Achieve a passing score of 220 or above on each of the three modules

OR

Achieve a composite score of 686 for all three modules, with no scores below the following minimums: Reading 193, Math 197, and Writing 192

SAT (Scholastic Achievement Test)     

Taken prior to college enrollment.

Achieve a score of 500 or higher on each individual section (Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics)

ACT+ Writing (American College Test Plus Writing)       

Taken prior to college enrollment.

Achieve the required score or higher on each individual section: Reading – 22; Mathematics – 21; and Writing – 21.


Clearances

All undergraduate and graduate students are strongly encouraged to have their clearances done each summer. This way, they will be valid for the entire academic year, and will not be an issue when needed to complete observations and field experiences. You must provide the Education Department with a current photocopy of each of the items below. Please submit these copies to the Manager of Education Department Programs in Office 9B or to educationdept@albright.edu. Keep the originals accessible for your use during the school year. If you are expecting any of your results via email, be sure to check your spam or junk folder as well as your inbox. 

STUDENT PSEA MEMBERSHIP 

  • Apply for and keep current for all field experiences, including student teaching 
  • Cost: 1-year $30, 2-year $53, 3-year $73, 4-year $90; can be obtained online  

ACT 34 -PA CRIMINAL HISTORY CLEARANCE  

  • Apply for and renew every JULY  
  • Cost: $22.00; can be obtained and received online 

ACT 151 -PA CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE  

  • Apply for and renew every JULY  
  • Cost: $13.00; can be obtained and received online 

ACT 114 – FEDERAL CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD  

  • Apply for and renew every JULY 
  • Cost: $23.85; follow registration instructions on website  

TB TUBERCULIN PPD TEST (ST8)  

  • Get tested before beginning your practicum/methods experience and again prior to student teaching 
  • Cost: minimal, varies by testing location 

*Additional requirements may exist for specific school districts. 

Early Field Experience – Secondary Only

At Albright College, each secondary education student is required to complete EDU 214, “Early Field Experience” during the Interim of the junior year, and EDU 314, “Early Field Experience II,” in January, during the Interim of the senior year.

“Early Field Experience” is an experiential course designed to acquaint the prospective teacher candidate with the reality of classroom teaching. Students are assigned to work with a teacher in a classroom in a local school for 150 hours of on-the-job training.

How to Apply:

In order to participate in Early Field I or II, students must:

  • Complete an Early Field Application and submit it to the Manager of Education Programs at educationdept@albright.edu
  • Have current background clearances. Students must have background clearances prior to entering any Pennsylvania Public School. This is a state regulation and there are no exceptions.
  • Have a current membership to Student PSEA. This membership provides you with essential liability insurance while you are in the schools completing your fieldwork. Proof of membership must be on file with the Education Department prior to your early field placement in January.
  • Register for the Interim session of EDU 214 or EDU 314
  • Attend an orientation meeting

If you have any questions, please contact the Manager of Education Department Programs.


Student Teaching

Successful completion of student teaching is required for certification by Albright College and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. During the professional semester at Albright College, each education student is assigned two placements of student teaching to complete 12 weeks of Student Teaching in a classroom setting. Student teaching assignments are secured by Albright’s director of field experiences in cooperation with Pre-K – 12 school districts in Berks County and surrounding areas. During this time the students are mentored by a college supervisor and the classroom teachers as they develop their professional teaching skills.

Student Teachers must also complete a professional seminar course during their student teaching assignment.

Admission to the professional semester of student teaching begins with an electronic application, completed and submitted to the Manager of Education Department Programs. The application process also includes applying for all background clearances. All the required directions and forms are listed below as well as the link to the PDE website where background clearance information can be found.


Applications and Forms


Awards

  • Early Childhood Education Award – A distinguished student teacher award for a student who excels in the Early Childhood Education Program
  • Secondary Education Award (M. Briel Award) – A cash award, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Briel in memory of Elwood F. Briel, is bestowed by the Albright College Education Department upon a senior or graduate pursuing teacher certification who demonstrates outstanding performance in secondary classroom teaching
  • Mertz Award – The income from an investment provided by Edgar T. Mertz in honor of his wife, Patricia Shearer Mertz, Class of ’53, is awarded to an Albright junior currently enrolled in the Teacher Education Program who shows promise of excellence or outstanding performance as a classroom teacher. The recipient is selected by Albright’s education faculty, and the proceeds of the award are designated to satisfy college costs in the senior year.
  • Grace Jones Memorial Award – This award is given in memory of our beloved colleague, Grace Jones. It honors an exemplary elementary education teaching candidate. The recipient of this award displays evidence of high ethical standards, consistent professional interactions, exemplary performance during student teaching, and a passion for teaching-all competencies emphasized by Grace during her tenure as supervisor and instructor in Albright’s Teacher Certification Program.

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