Education Course Requirements

Please note: Elementary, K-12 and secondary education students are required to include the following courses in their certification program:

EDUC:260 Introduction to Special Education (4 SH)

EDUC:270 Instruction of Exceptional Students (4 SH)

EDUC:350 English Language Learners (4 SH)

The exception to this rule is that music education students must follow requirements of the music education curriculum, which may allocate this content to different courses.

Early Childhood (preK-4) Course Requirements. Candidates for an early childhood (preK-4) teaching certificate must complete university Central Curriculum requirements plus the following required courses for a Bachelor of Science in elementary education:

semester hours

12

Coursework required by PDE for admission to the teacher education program:

 

3

semester hours of English composition

 

3

semester hours of English/American literature

 

6

semester hours of college-level mathematics (100 level or higher) (Please note that PDE's requirement for 2 semester hours of math beyond Susquehanna's Central Curriculum may be met by any math course that has a math prefix and a course number of 100 or higher. It may be taken at any accredited institution of higher education and does not have to be accepted by Susquehanna as a transfer course.)

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Education courses taken before student teaching:

 

2

EDUC:101 Introduction to Education and Society

 

2

EDUC:102 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

 

4

EDUC:240 Cognition and Classroom Learning: Early Childhood

 

4

EDUC:260 Introduction to Special Education

 

4

EDUC:270 Instruction of Exceptional Students

 

4

EDUC:300 Arts in Education

 

4

EDUC:310 Math Methods: Pre-school

 

4

EDUC:311 Math Methods: Primary Grades

 

4

EDUC:330 Technology in Education

 

4

EDUC:350 English Language Learners

 

4

EDUC:365 Pre-school Language and Emergent Literacy

 

4

EDUC:366 Primary Literacy Development

 

4

EDUC:367 Literacy Assessment and Intervention

 

4

EDUC:380 Instructional Design

 

2

EDUC:389 Assessment

 

4

EDUC:400 Social Studies Methods: Early Childhood

 

2

EDUC:410 Family and Community

 

4

EDUC:430 Science Methods: Early Childhood

 

4

EDUC:490 Pedagogy and Classroom Environment

16

Cognate courses (some may also satisfy university Central Curriculum requirements):

 

4

PSYC:101 Principles of Psychology

 

4

PSYC:238 Developmental Psychology: Conception through Childhood

 

4

HIST:111 United States History to 1877 or HIST:112 United States History Since 1877

 

4

INTD:320 The Sciences

14

Student teaching courses taken during the spring semester of the senior year (students may not enroll in other courses during this semester without written permission from the head of the Department of Education):

 

4

EDUC:501 Preparation and Planning

 

4

EDUC:502 Classroom Teaching

 

4

EDUC:503 Classroom Management

 

2

EDUC:600 Seminar

Secondary Education (7-12) Course Requirements. Candidates for a secondary teaching credential must major in an approved subject, meet all of the university’s requirements for a bachelor’s degree in that subject (see that department’s section of the catalog) and complete the required courses listed below. All courses required for secondary teacher certification must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

semester hours

12

Coursework required by PDE for admission to the teacher education program:

 

3

semester hours of English composition

 

3

semester hours of English/American literature

 

6

semester hours of college-level mathematics (Please note that PDE's requirement for 2 semester hours of math beyond Susquehanna's Central Curriculum may be met by any math course that has a math prefix and a course number of 100 or higher. It may be taken at any accredited institution of higher education and does not have to be accepted by Susquehanna as a transfer course.)

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Education courses taken before the senior year:

 

2

EDUC:101 Introduction to Education and Society

 

2

EDUC:102 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

 

4

EDUC:250 Educational Psychology

 

4

EDUC: 260 Introduction to Special Education

 

4

EDUC: 270 Instruction of Exceptional Students

 

4

EDUC: 350 English Language Learners

 

2

EDUC:380 Instructional Design

 

2

EDUC:330 Technology in Education

8

Education courses taken during the fall semester of the senior year (the secondary methods block):

 

4

EDUC:479 Principles of Learning and Teaching in Secondary Education

 

2

EDUC:420-427 Methods of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

 

2

EDUC:483 Differentiated Instruction and Classroom Management in Secondary Education

14

Student teaching courses taken during the spring semester of the senior year (students may not enroll in other courses during this semester):

 

4

EDUC:501 Preparation and Planning

 

4

EDUC:502 Classroom Teaching

 

4

EDUC:503 Classroom Management

 

2

EDUC:600 Seminar