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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Abington

Secondary Education

Abington College (SECAB)
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (SECBC)
University Park, College of Education (SECED)

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

PROFESSOR SCOTT METZGER, Director

The following teaching options are available for majors in Secondary Education: Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, English/Communication, Environmental Education, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Social Studies/Citizenship Education.

The Secondary Education major helps prepare students for middle school and/or high school teaching positions and for other employment in fields related to their content specialties.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TEACHING OPTION: This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching at the secondary-school level, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

CHEMISTRY TEACHING OPTION: This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching at the secondary-school level, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE TEACHING OPTION: This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching at the secondary-school level, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

ENGLISH/COMMUNICATION TEACHING OPTION: This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching at the secondary-school level, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This program has a Language and Literature Core and a Media Literacies Core. This program is open to students outside the College of Education who desire certification.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TEACHING OPTION: This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for a Pennsylvania teacher certification in Environmental Education when completed in conjunction with another secondary education teaching option (i.e., Biological Science Teaching option). The total number of credits required will depend primarily on that other option.

GENERAL SCIENCE TEACHING OPTION: This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching General Science at the secondary-school level, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This option may only be completed in conjunction with another secondary education option (e.g., Biology); the total number of credits required will depend primarily on that other option.

MATHEMATICS TEACHING OPTION: This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching at the secondary-school level, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

PHYSICS TEACHING OPTION: This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching at the secondary-school level, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING OPTION: This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching social studies courses in the secondary-school level, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This option has a prescribed component required for all candidates as well as a choice of concentrations that focus on a specific area. All graduates who successfully complete this program are highly qualified to teach history in secondary grades (7-12) and are eligible for PA certification in Social Studies (7-12) and /or Citizenship Education (7-12). Candidates who successfully complete the Civics & Government concentration are highly qualified to be teachers of U.S. government and civics (7-12). Candidates who successfully complete the Economics concentration are highly qualified to be teachers of economics and economic issues (7-12). Candidates who successfully complete the Geography concentration are highly qualified to be teachers of geography and global studies (7-12). Candidates who successfully complete the Social Sciences concentration receive additional content preparation to be highly qualified teachers of anthropology, psychology, or sociology (7-12). Candidates who successfully complete the Citizenship Education concentration receive additional in-depth content preparation in Economics, Geography, History, and Political Science (7-12).

Baccalaureate degree candidates must meet the following requirements 1-3 by the end of their third semester:
1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
2. Either qualifying scores from the PECT PAPA for Reading, Writing and Mathematics; or qualifying SAT scores for the combined and individual Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics sections; or qualifying American College Test Plus Writing composite and individual English/Writing score and Math score as specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
3. Documentation of at least 80 hours of volunteer or paid education work experience with learners of the age group the candidate plans to teach. Candidates for Secondary Education must document 40 of these hours with learners who come from backgrounds that are different from the candidate's.

Requirements 4-9 must be met by the end of the fourth semester when students typically participate in the Entrance to Major process.

4. A grade of "C" or better in all specified courses.
5. Completion of an early field experience specified by the certification program.
6. Completion of a core of Education courses specified by the certification program.
7. Completion of additional credits as specified by the certification program.
8. Completion of at least 48 semester credit hours, including ENGL 015 GWS(3)or ENGL 030 GWS(3), three credits of literature, and six credits of quantification
9. Approval from the professional education adviser or the head of the pertinent certification program. 

For the B.S. degree in Secondary Education with an option in Biological Science Teaching, a minimum of 129 credits is required; with an option in Chemistry Teaching, a minimum of 126 credits is required; with an option in Earth and Space Science Teaching, a minimum of 123 credits is required; with an option in English/Communication Teaching, a minimum of 126 credits is required; with an option in Environmental Education Teaching and a cohort option, a minimum of 123 credits is required; with an option in General Science Teaching and a cohort option, a minimum of 121 credits is required; with an option in Mathematics Teaching, a minimum of 132 credits is required; with an option in Physics Teaching, a minimum of 121 credits is required; with an option in Social Studies Teaching, a minimum of 129 credits is required. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12-24 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-4 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 83-105 credits
(This includes 12-27 credits of General Education courses: Biological Science Teaching option, Chemistry Teaching option, Earth and Space Science Teaching option, Environmental Education Teaching option, General Science Teaching option, and Physics Teaching option--6 credits of GH courses; 9 credits of GN courses, 3-6 credits of GS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses. English/Communication Teaching option--3-6 credits of GA courses; 6 credits of GH courses; 3-6 credits of GS courses. Mathematics Teaching option--6 credits of GH courses; 3-6 credits of GS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses. Social Studies Teaching option--6 credits of GH courses; 3 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 45 credits[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (36 credits)
C I 295(2), EDPSY 014(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
C I 280 GH(3) (Sem: 1-6)
C I 495C(3), SPLED 400(4), SPLED 403B(3) (Sem: 5-8)
C I 495E(15) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
PSYCH 412(3) or HD FS 239 GS(3) (Sem: 4-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 3 credits of GH courses from Literature Selection (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits EDTHP 115 US(3) or EDTHP 115A GS;US(3) (Sem: 1-2) or 3 credits at the 400 level of any EDTHP course (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION:38-66 credits

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TEACHING OPTION (63-66 credits)[18]

OPTION CURRENTLY ON HOLD at Penn State Abington;
NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: May 30, 2012
The program will continue to be delivered at University Park and Penn State Erie.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (30 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 110 GN(4), BIOL 220W GN(4), BIOL 240W GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
SCIED 411(3), SCIED 412(3) (Sem: 5-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES
(25-28 credits)
MATH 141 GQ(4) or 4 credits of 200-level STAT GQ courses; BIOL 230W GN(4) or B M B 251(3) and B M B 252(3); BIOL 427(3), GEOSC 204(4), GEOSC 424(3), ANTH 021 GN(3) or ANTH 460(3); PHYS 250 GN(4) and PHYS 251 GN(4) or PHYS 211 GN(4) and PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 4-7)
Select 6 credits from B M B 211(3), B M B 212(1), B M B 401(3), B M B 402(3), CHEM 202(3), CHEM 203(3), CHEM 210(3), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2) (Sem: 4-7)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (8 credits)
Select 8 credits of 300-level or 400-level BIOL or biological fields (Sem: 5-7)

Note 1: Students may complete multiple science teaching options concurrently by completing all of each option's requirements. The six science teaching options are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Education, General Science, and Physics.

Note 2: Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR (or their equivalent) must be earned for science certification.

CHEMISTRY TEACHING OPTION: (60-62 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 110 GN(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
CHEM 451(3), CHEM 452(3), CHEM 457(1-2), SCIED 411(3), SCIED 412(3) (Sem: 5-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12-14 credits)
CHEM 202(3) and CHEM 203(3) or CHEM 210(3), CHEM 212(3), and CHEM 213(2) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits from CH E 435(3), or CHEM 402(3), CHEM 406(3), CHEM 408(3), CHEM 410(3), CHEM 412(3), CHEM 423W(3), CHEM 425(3) (Sem: 5-7)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in CHEM or chemistry-related fields at the 200 level or higher (e.g., B M B 211 and B M B 212, B M B 251, B M B 252, MICRB 251, MICRB 442, FD SC 400, AN SC 301, NUTR 251, CHEM, CH E) (Sem: 5-7)

Note 1: Students may complete multiple science teaching options concurrently by completing all of each option's requirements. The six science teaching options are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Education, General Science, and Physics.

Note 2: Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR (or their equivalent) must be earned for science certification.

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE TEACHING OPTION: (57-62 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (22 credits)
MATH 140 GQ(4), BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 113 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
SCIED 411(3), SCIED 412(3) (Sem: 5-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27-33 credits)
GEOSC 001(3), GEOSC 020 GN(3) or GEOSC 071(3) (Sem: 1-3)
MATH 141 GQ(4) or 4 credits of 200-level STAT GQ courses (Sem: 1-4)
PHYS 250 GN(4) and PHYS 251 GN(4), or PHYS 211 GN(4) and PHYS 212 GN(4), or PHYS 211 GN(4) and PHYS 213 GN(2) (Sem: 1-4)
GEOSC 021 GN(3) or GEOSC 204(4); EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 101 GN;US(3), EARTH 103 GN(3) or EARTH 105 GN;IL(3); METEO 003 GN(3), METEO 201(3), or METEO 300(4); ASTRO 010 GN(2) and ASTRO 011 GN(1), or ASTRO 291 GN(3) (Sem: 1-5)
GEOSC 040 GN(3), GEOSC 440(3) or GEOSC 445(4); or METEO 022(2); or BIOL 435(3) or BIOL 482(4) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (8 credits)
Select 8 credits from EARTH, GEOSC, METEO, ASTRO, other earth science field, or BIOL 427(3) (Sem: 5-7)

Note 1: Students may complete multiple science teaching options concurrently by completing all of each option's requirements. The six science teaching options are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Education, General Science, and Physics.

Note 2: Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR (or their equivalent) must be earned for science certification.

ENGLISH/COMMUNICATION TEACHING OPTION: (54 credits)[18] Note: Must complete at least 3 credits of IL and 3 credits of US Cultures selections.

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE CORE: (36 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ENGL 444(3) (Sem: 5-6)
LL ED 411(3), LL ED 412W(3), LL ED 420(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
Select 3 credits from each cluster (a-h) below:
(a) 200-level British or U.S. Literature Survey (Sem: 3-6)
ENGL 221(3), ENGL 221W(3), ENGL 222(3), ENGL 222W(3), ENGL 231(3), ENGL 231W, ENGL 232(3), ENGL 232W(3)

(b) Elements of Literature (Sem: 3-6)
ENGL 201(3), ENGL 261(3), ENGL 262 GH(3), ENGL 263 GH(3), ENGL 265 GH(3), ENGL 268 GH(3), ENGL 401(3), ENGL 401W(3), COMM 261(3)

(c)400-level Comparative Literature/Literature of Diverse Cultures (Sem: 5-8)
AM ST 493(3), CMLIT 400Y US;IL(3), CMLIT 401Y IL(3), CMLIT 402Y US;IL(3), CMLIT 403 US(3), CMLIT 404 IL(3), CMLIT 405 US;IL(3), CMLIT 406 IL(3), CMLIT 408 IL(3), CMLIT 422 IL(3), CMLIT 423 IL(3), CMLIT 453 IL(3), CMLIT 470 IL(3), CMLIT 480 IL(3), CMLIT 486 IL(3), CMLIT 487 IL(3), CMLIT 488 IL(3), ENGL 404(3), ENGL 426 US(3), ENGL 431 US(3), ENGL 449(3), ENGL 461 US(3), ENGL 462 US(3), ENGL 463 US(3), ENGL 466 US(3), ENGL 467 US(3), ENGL 468 US(3), ENGL 469 US(3), ENGL 490 US;IL(3); ENGL 401(3), ENGL 402(3), ENGL 404(3) when topic appropriate (with adviser's approval)

(d) 400-level Topics in American Literature (sem: 5-8)
ENGL 430(3), ENGL 432(3), ENGL 433(3), ENGL 434(3), ENGL 435(3), ENGL 436(3), ENGL 437(3), ENGL 438(3), or ENGL 439(3), ENGL 492(3); ENGL 401(3), ENGL 402(3), ENGL 404(3) when topic appropriate (with adviser's approval)

(e) Topics in British Literature (Sem: 5-8)
ENGL 440(3), ENGL 441(3), ENGL 442(3), ENGL 443(3), ENGL 445(3), ENGL 446(3), ENGL 447(3), ENGL 448(3), ENGL 450(3), ENGL 452(3), ENGL 453(3), ENGL 454(3), ENGL 455(3), ENGL 456(3), ENGL 457(3), ENGL 458(3), ENGL 489(3); ENGL 401(3), ENGL 402(3), ENGL 404(3) when topic appropriate (with adviser's approval)

(f) Grammar, Language, and Linguistics (Sem: 5-6)
ENGL 100(3), ENGL 407(3), ENGL 417(3), or LING 100 GS(3)

(g) Creative Writing and/or Advanced Composition (Sem: 5-6)
CAS 214W(3), COMM 260W(3), COMM 460W(3), COMM 461(3), COMM 462(3), COMM 467(3), ENGL 212(3), ENGL 213(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 281(3), ENGL 412(3), ENGL 413(3), ENGL 414(3), ENGL 416(3), ENGL 418(3), ENGL 419(3), ENGL 420(3), ENGL 421(3), THEA 440(3)

(h) Rhetoric (Sem: 7-8)
CAS 215(3), CAS 415(3), CAS 475(3), COMM 467(3), ENGL 409(3), ENGL 411(3), ENGL 470(3), ENGL 471(3), ENGL 472(3), ENGL 473(3), ENGL 474(3), ENGL 487W(3)

MEDIA LITERACIES CORE: (18 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
LL ED 480(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
(a) Mass Media. Select 3 credits from:
COMM 100 GS(3), COMM 118 GS(3), COMM 150 GA(3), COMM 205 US(3), COMM 411(3), COMM 413W(3) (Sem: 1-4)
(b) Speech and Oral Performance. Select 3 credits from:
CAS 211(3), CAS 213(3), CAS 215(3), CAS 250(3), CAS 271 US;IL(3), CAS 280W(3) or CAS 480(3), CAS 375(3), CAS 422 US(3), THEA 102 GA(3) (Sem: 4-8)
(c) Media Literacy. Select 9 credits within one, or across several, of the following media literacy areas:

Multimedia
ART 100 GA(3), ART H 111 GA;IL(3), ART H 112 GA;IL(3), ART H 120 GA;IL(3), ART H 130 GA;US;IL(3), CAS 175 GH(3), CAS 283(3), CAS 415(3), CAS 483(3), COMM 100 GS(3), COMM 118(3), COMM 120(3), COMM 150 GA(3), COMM 180 GS(3), COMM 205 US(3), COMM 242(3), COMM 250 GA(3), COMM 283W(3), COMM 453 IL(3), COMM 454(3), CMLIT 453(3), PHOTO 100 GA(3), WMNST 205 US(3) (Sem: 1-8)

Theatre
THEA 102 GA(3), THEA 103(3), THEA 104(3), THEA 110(3), THEA 112(3), THEA 120(3), THEA 130(3), THEA 131(3), THEA 189(3), THEA 210(3), THEA 428(3) (Sem: 1-8)

Journalism
COMM 260W(3), COMM 261 GH(3), COMM 269(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 460W(3), COMM 461(3), COMM 462(3), COMM 467(3), COMM 497 when topic appropriate (with adviser's approval) (Sem: 3-8)

Communication Arts and Sciences
CAS 201 GH(3), CAS 202 GS(3), CAS 203 GS(3), CAS 211(3), CAS 213(3), CAS 215(3), CAS 250(3), CAS 280W(3), CAS 311(3), CAS 375(3), CAS 383(3), CAS 411(3), CAS 422 US(3), CAS 455 US(3), CAS 470(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3), CAS 475(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Creative Writing
ENGL 210(3), ENGL 212(3), ENGL 213(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 281(3), ENGL 412(3), ENGL 413(3), ENGL 422(3), ENGL 423(3), ENGL 425(3) Sem: (3-8)

Instructional Systems:
EDTEC 400(1-3), EDTEC 448(3), EDTEC 566(3), INSYS 200(3), INSYS 441(3), INSYS 446(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Bilingual Education and World Languages:
APLNG 482Y IL(3), APLNG 491(3), APLNG 493 IL(3), CAS 271 US;IL(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3), LL ED 445(3), WL ED 411(3), WL ED 412W(3), WL ED 414(3), WL ED 422(3), or a foreign language credits at the 12th credit level or above (Sem: 3-8)

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TEACHING OPTION: (55-58 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES
(24 credits)
CHEM 101 GN(3), MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-3)
BIOL 110 GN(4), BIOL 220W GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
SCIED 411(3), SCIED 412(3), SCIED 457(3) (Sem: 5-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7-8 credits)
CHEM 020(3) and CHEM 021(1); or CHEM 110 GN(3) and CHEM 111 GN(1) (Sem: 1-3)
BIOL 240W GN(4), W F S 407(3) or W F S 408(3) (Sem: 3-5)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24-26 credits)
Select two courses (6-8 credits) in environmental law, economics, management and policy (e.g., AG ED 201; ECON 428; E R M 411, E R M 412, E R M 413W; W F S 410, W F S 447W, W F S 463W) (Sem: 4-7)
Select 4 credits of an environmentally related course in Science Technology and Society (e.g., S T S 047, S T S 135 GS, S T S 327, S T S 420, S T S 460, S T S 471) (Sem: 5-7)
Select at least 14 credits from the cohort Teaching option (see Note 1)

Note 1:This option may only be completed in conjunction with another secondary teaching option, such as the Biological Science Teaching option.

Note 2: Students may complete multiple science teaching options concurrently by completing all of each option's requirements. The six science teaching options are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Education, General Science, and Physics.

Note 3: Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR (or their equivalent) must be earned for science certification.

GENERAL SCIENCE TEACHING OPTION: (38 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (22 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-3)
BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
SCIED 411(3), SCIED 412(3) (Sem: 5-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16 credits)
BIOL 220W GN(4), BIOL 230W GN(4), or BIOL 240W GN(4) (Sem: 3-5)
MATH 141 GQ(4) or 4 credits of 200-level STAT GQ courses (Sem: 3-5)
PHYS 250 GN(4) and PHYS 251 GN(4) or PHYS 211 GN(4) and PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 3-5)

Note 1: This option may only be completed in conjunction with another secondary teaching option, such as Biology.

Note 2: Students may complete multiple science teaching options concurrently by completing all of each option's requirements. The six science teaching options are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Education, General Science, and Physics.

Note 3: Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR (or their equivalent) must be earned for science certification.

MATHEMATICS TEACHING OPTION: (57-59 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (35-37 credits)
MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 220 GQ(2-3), MATH 311W(3-4) (Sem: 3-6)
MATH 310(3), MATH 312(3), MATH 414(3), MATH 471(4), MTHED 411(3), MTHED 412W(3), MTHED 427(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16 credits)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or CMPSC 121 GQ(3); MATH 230(4) or MATH 231(2) and MATH 232(2); STAT 401(3) or MATH 415(3) or 3 credits of MTHED from program list; MATH 435(3) or MATH 470(3); MATH 436(3) or MATH 441(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from 400-level MATH or MTHED courses (Sem: 5-8)

PHYSICS TEACHING OPTION: (55-62 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (45-46 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-3)
PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
MATH 220 GQ(2-3), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-6)
PHYS 237(3), PHYS 400(3), PHYS 419(3), SCIED 411(3), SCIED 412(3) (Sem: 5-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-12 credits)
PHYS 457(1-3), or PHYS 402(4) or PHYS 458(4); MATH 230(4) or MATH 231(2); MATH 250(3) or MATH 251(4) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (4 credits)
Introductory biological sciences survey courses [e.g., BIOL 110 GN(4)] (Sem: 3-6)

Note 1: Students may complete multiple science teaching options concurrently by completing all of each option's requirements. The six science teaching options are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Education, General Science, and Physics.

Note 2: Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR (or their equivalent) must be earned for science certification.

SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING OPTION: (57 credits)[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
ECON 104 GS(3), GEOG 010 GN(3), GEOG 020 GS(3), HIST 020 GH;US(3), HIST 021 GH;US(3), PL SC 001 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
SS ED 411(3), SS ED 412W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from HIST 001 GH;IL(3) or HIST 010 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3 credits from HIST 002 GH;IL(3) or HIST 011GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3 credits from GEOG 030 GS;IL(3), GEOG 040 GS;IL(3), or GEOG 160 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from: ANTH 045 GS;US;IL(3), ECON 102 GS(3), PL SC 003 GS;IL(3), PL SC 014 GS;IL(3), SOC 001 GS(3), SS ED 200 US(3) (Sem: 1-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 6 credits of 400-level History (Sem: 5-8)

Select one concentration (15 credits) below:
Citizenship Education
Select 3 credits from: ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 302 GS(3), ECON 304 GS(3), ECON 315 GS(3), ECON 323 GS(3), ECON 333 GS(3), or ECON 342 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from: GEOG 030 GS;IL(3), GEOG 040 GS;IL(3), GEOG 120 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 122 GH;US(3), GEOG 123 GS;IL(3), GEOG 124 GS;IL(3), GEOG 126 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 128 GS;IL(3), GEOG 130 GS(3), or GEOG 160 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from: PL SC 003 GS;IL(3), PL SC 007 GS(3), PL SC 014 GS;IL(3), PL SC 110 GS;US(3), PL SC 123 GS;US;IL(3), PL SC 125(3), or PL SC 130 GS;US(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits from SS ED 200 US(3) or HIST at the 100-level or above (Sem: 1-8)

Civics and Government
PL SC 003 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)
PL SC 014 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from: PL SC 007 GS(3), PL SC 110 GS;US(3), PL SC 123 GS;US;IL(3), PL SC 125(3), or PL SC 130 GS;US(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits of 400-level Political Science (Sem: 5-8)

Economics
ECON 102 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
ECON 302 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
ECON 304 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits of 400-level Economics (Sem: 5-8)

Geography
GEOG 160 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from: GEOG 120 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 122 GH;US(3), GEOG 123 GS;IL(3), GEOG 124 GS;IL(3), GEOG 126 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 128 GS;IL(3), or GEOG 130 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from GEOG 110 GN(3), GEOG 111 GN(3), or GEOG 115 GN(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits of 400-level Geography (Sem: 5-8)

Social Sciences
Select 9 credits of Anthropology, Psychology, and/or Sociology below the 400 level (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits of 400-level Anthropology, Psychology, and/or Sociology (Sem: 5-8)


Note 1: Courses taken to meet Additional Courses and other Supporting Courses and Related Areas requirements cannot also be applied to the concentration. Different courses need to be selected for the concentration and Additional Courses and other Supporting Courses and Related Areas requirements.

[18] A grade of C or better per course is required for teacher certification.


Penn State Erie/Mathematics Option Only (3/7/07)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-05-083

Review Date: 02/19/2013

R & T: 01/14/2014

UCA Revision #1: 9/1/06
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