Earn PA Teacher Certification in English
The Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certification in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and who seek to qualify for Pennsylvania Teacher Certification at the secondary level in English.
Cultural Foundations of Education
Examine the ways in which educational institutions and the teachers within them structure learning experiences for various students depending in part on their interpretations of these students' "differences." Educators must be aware of issues that may arise due to at least two factors:
- Differences between teachers' and students' backgrounds
- How aspects of identity are framed and understood by teachers, parents, students and school administrators
Writing to Improve Literacy
This class offers an innovative, field-based exploration of reading-writing connections in the middle and high school curriculum. Active engagement in the process of writing includes: 1) How to teach writing as a process in order to improve students’ reading and language abilities. 2) How to develop students’ perceptions of themselves as writers. 3) How to integrate the modes and functions of writing within the school curriculum. There is 30-hour fieldwork requirement for the course (3 hours of fieldwork/week).
ESL: Teaching Multilingual and Multicultural Literacies
Focus on the academic language needed for multilingual students to be successful in U.S. schools. You will spend time investigating reading and writing standards and curricula for students in a particular context and the ways that materials might be adapted for English Language Learners (ELLs) and ELLs with disabilities.
Introduction to Instructional Technology
An introduction to instructional technology, you will examines fundamental technologies from a problem-based learning perspective through real-world scenarios.
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Teacher Certification Agreements
Pennsylvania has signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement that provides for acceptance of state-approved educator preparation programs between certain states to facilitate educator mobility.
For working professionals seeking graduate degrees or certifications, we offer full-time, part-time, online and options to build your own degree.
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