Major course requirements are listed under each of the majors of the various departments offering programs for secondary certification: Biology, Chemistry, English, French, General Science, History, Political Science, Mathematics, or Spanish. Citizenship Education certification requires a major in history or political science along with a prescribed social studies core of courses. All candidates seeking secondary certification must have the equivalent of six credits in mathematics and six credits in English.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
EDUC 202 Educational Philosophy, Ethics, Issues, and Trends (3)
EDUC 215 Development, Cognition, and Learning I (3)
EDUC 240 Secondary Multicultural, Linguistic, and Educational Methods (3)
EDUC 350 Classroom Management (3)
EDUC 366 Methods for Teaching Diverse Secondary Students (3)
Special Methods of Teaching (These courses are only offered in the fall semester) (3)
" Citizenship Education, EDUC 303 Secondary Social Studies Methods
" English, ENGL 399 Methods of Teaching English
" Mathematics, EDUC 320 Secondary Mathematics Methods
" Science (Biology, Chemistry, and General Science), EDUC 302 Secondary Science Methods
" Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), EDUC 304 Secondary Foreign Language Methods
EDUC/SPED 270 Introduction to Special Education
EDUC/SPED 440 Inclusive Education (3)


PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER REQUIREMENTS
EDUC 467 Observation and Student Teaching (10)
EDUC 468 Student Teaching Seminar (2)

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)
CORE 154 Psychological Foundations (3)
EDUC 202 Educational Philosophy, Ethics, Issues, and Trends (3)
EDUC 215 Development, Cognition, and Learning I (3)
EDUC 216 Development, Cognition, and Learning II (3)
EDUC 220 The Education of Young Children: Theories, Practices, and Policies(3)
SPED 270 Introduction to Special Education (3)
EDUC/SPED 305 Assessment I (3)
EDUC/SPED 306 Assessment II (3)
SPED 370 Specifically Designed Instruction (3)
EDUC 424 Family Involvement and Communication (3)
SPED 440 Inclusive Education (3)

METHODS REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)
EDUC 230 PK-4 Multicultural, Linguistic, and Instruction Methods (3)
EDUC/SPED 260 Early Literacy Foundations (PK-1) (3)
EDUC 351 Creative Arts in the Classroom (3)
EDUC/SPED 390 Differentiated Reading for the Developing Child (3)
EDUC 360 Literacy Foundations for Primary Grades 2-4 (3)
EDUC 420 Social Studies Methods PK-4 (3)
EDUC 421 Math Methods PK-4 (3)
EDUC 422 Science Methods PK-4 (3)
EDUC/SPED 423 Literacy Across the Curriculum: The Reading-Writing Connection (3)

MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)
MATH 101 Theory of Arithmetic (3)
MATH 102 Algebra and Geometry (3)

SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)
BIOL 200 Life Science for Elementary Education (3) or a course from CORE 270 series
PHYS 100 Physical Science for Elementary Education (3)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (3 credits)
CORE 181 American History (3) or CORE 188 American Government (3)

STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER REQUIREMENTS
EDUC 437 Observation and Student Teaching (10)
EDUC 438 Student Teaching Seminar (2)

In addition to Secondary Education and Pre-K4 requirements, students seeking SPECIAL EDUCATION Certification 7-12 must take:

EDUC/SPED 215 Development, Cognition, and Learning I (3)
EDUC/SPED 216 Development, Cognition, and Learning II (3)
EDUC/SPED 270 Introduction to Special Education (3)
EDUC/SPED 305 Assessment I (3)
EDUC/SPED 306 Assessment II (3)
EDUC/SPED 311 Assistive Technology (3)
EDUC/SPED 312 Literacy Learning for the 7-12 Special Needs Student (3)
EDUC/SPED 313 Learning Environments for High and Low Incidence Disabilities (3)
EDUC/SPED 370 Specifically Designed Instruction (3)
EDUC/SPED 440 Inclusive Education (3)

King’s College Post Baccalaureate Certification Program

The King’s College Post Baccalaureate Certification Program is designed for a person who holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (with a minimum 3.0 GPA) and who wishes to obtain an initial teaching certificate in Pennsylvania.  The program includes courses that are taught in the evenings and days. Regardless of when taught, all education courses (except EDUC 202, EDUC 231, 232 and 440) require field experiences which take place in surrounding local schools during normal school hours.

Programs leading to certification include

Elementary: PK-4; PK-4/PK-8 Special Education; PK-4/PK-12 Special Education

Grades 4-8: Mathematics, Science

Secondary: Biology; Chemistry; English; History – Citizenship, Social Studies; General Science; Mathematics; Political Science – Citizenship, Social Studies; Physics; Special Education 7-12.

PK-12: French; Spanish; Special Education

Items of note:

  • Candidates who apply for the Post Baccalaureate Program are admitted on a probationary status until they satisfactorily complete six education credits at King’s College.
  • Once this requirement is met, candidates are eligible for formal admission to the Education Department as candidates for certification.
  • In addition to achieving a 3.0 or higher GPA for all classes required, the candidate must submit a current clearance packet every semester in order to be placed in a required field experience.
  • Candidates must also have six credits of college level mathematics and six credits of college level English in order to obtain certification and formal admission to the department.
  • Additional information (including current tuition and fees) may be found in the Post Baccalaureate Handbook.
  • Registration for the Fall Semester must be completed by the second Monday in August. Registration for the Spring Semester must be completed by the first Monday in December.
     

Additional Resources:

The Education Department may be contacted at (570)208-5983 between the hours of 9 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday.