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(Archive) Secondary Education (SECED)

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Secondary Education (SECED) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR THOMAS M. DANA, in charge

The following teaching options are available for majors in Secondary Education: Bilingual Education, Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, English/Communication, French, German, Latin, Mathematics, Physics, Russian, Social Studies, and Spanish. General Science teacher certification requirements may be completed only in conjunction with the Biological Science, Chemistry, or Earth and Space Science Teaching options. Environmental Education teacher certification requirements may be completed in conjunction with the Biological Science, Earth and Space Science, and Social Studies Teaching options.

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

The executive vice president and provost of the University has approved administrative enrollment controls for this major. the number of students admitted each year to this major is limited. Additional information about applying for this major is available in the dean's office in the College of Education.

For the B.S. degree in Secondary Education, 120-144 credits are required. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(3-18 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 0-9 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 71-107 credits
(This includes 3-18 credits of General Education courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 38-39 credits[18]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (35-36 credits)
C I 295(2-3), EDPSY 014(3), EDTHP 115(3), PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
C I 412W(3), 495C(3), PSY 426(3) (Sem: 5-8)
C I 495E(15) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSE (3 credits)
EDTHP 401(3), 416(3), 430(3), or 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 33-68 credits

BILINGUAL TEACHING OPTION: 36 credits[18]
Students who complete the requirements for this option will be able to apply for a Bilingual Teaching certificate in thirty-two states. Students selecting this option must be bilingual upon entering this program. Proficiency must be demonstrated by oral and written examination.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 123-127 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
LL ED 424(3), 425(3), 445(3), 495(6), SPCOM 470(3), 497(3) (Sem: 5-8)
SOC 430(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
(Advanced language other than English)
Select 12 credits from one group -- A, B, C, D, or E:
A. Spanish
SPAN 200(3), 253W(3), 354(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SPAN 400(3), 414(3), or 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)
B. French
FR 201(4), 202(3), 330(3), 350(3) (Sem: 3-6)
FR 401(3), 417(3), or 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)
C. German
GER 100 GH;DF(3), 201(4), 301(3) (Sem: 3-6)
GER 401(3), 411(3) (Sem: 5-8)
D. Latin
CAMS 033 GH(3), 034(3), or LATIN 496(3-9) (Sem: 5-8)
E. Russian
RUS 100 GH;DF(3), 204(3), 214(3), 221(3), 304(3), 305(3), 360(3) (Sem: 3-6)
RUS 430(3), 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TEACHING OPTION: 71 credits[18]
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.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 142-143 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (66 credits)
B M B 101(3), 102(1), BIOL 110 GN(4), 220W GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
BIOL 230W GN(4), 240W GN(4), CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), PHYS 215 GN(4), 265 GN(4), S T S 200 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
MICRB 201(3), 202(2), SCIED 411(3), 412(3), 457(3) (Sem: 5-8)
CHEM 034(3), GEOSC 020 GN(3), METEO 003 GN(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (2 credits)
AG SC 296(2), BIOL 496(2), B M B 496(2), MICRB 496(2), or
NUTR 296(2) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
BIOL 417 or select 3 credits from 400-level applied fields of biology (Sem: 5-8)

Note 1: The General Science certificate may be earned by completing 3 additional credits--ASTRO 010 GN (2) and 011 GN (1).

Note 2: The Environmental Education certificate may be earned by completing R P M 325(3); AG ED 395(1-13) or R P M 430(3); 3 credits from E R M 411(3), 412(3), or 413W(3); 3 credits from earth or soil sciences; 3 credits from ASTRO 010 GN(2) and ASTRO 011 GN(1) or METEO 003 GN(3); and 3 credits from AG EC 101 GS(3), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), or 014 GS(3).

Note 3: A laboratory safety module and Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR must be completed for certification. Red Cross certification may be completed through KINES 303 GHS(3).

CHEMISTRY TEACHING OPTION: 67-68 credits[18]
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.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 136-137 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (54-55 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4), 204 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B M B 101(3), 102(1), CHEM 034(3), 035(3), S T S 200 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
CHEM 451(3), 452(3), 457(1-2), SCIED 411(3), 412(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3) and 012 GN(1); or BIOL 110 GN(4); CHEM 425(3) or 426(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 3 credits in chemistry (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in chemistry or an applied field of chemistry (Sem: 5-8)

Note 1: The General Science certificate may be earned by completing 13 additional credits from ASTRO 010 GN(2), 011 GN(1), GEOSC 020 GN(3), METEO 003 GN(3), SCIED 457(3), and 1 credit selected from ASTRO 296(1-18), BIOL 296(1-18), CHEM 389(1-4), GEOSC 296(1-18), or METEO 296(1-18).

Note 2: A laboratory safety module and Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR must be completed for certification. Red Cross certification may be completed through KINES 303 GHS(3).

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE TEACHING OPTION: 59-61 credits[18]
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.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 130-133 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (25 credits)
GEOSC 002 GN(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), METEO 003 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ASTRO 010 GN(2), 011 GN(1), S T S 200 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
SCIED 411(3), 412(3), 457(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (31-33 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3), 012 GN(1); or BIOL 110 GN (4) (Sem: 1-4)
GEOSC 001(3) or 020 GN(3) (Sem: 1-5)
GEOSC 040 GN(3) or METEO 022(2) (Sem: 1-5)
Select 6 credits in GEOSC or 6 credits from GEOG 110 GN(3), 115 GN(3), 432W(3), 433W(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select a or b below (16):
a. CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1); CHEM 013 GN(3), 015 GN(1); PHYS 215 GN(4), 265 GN(4) (Sem: 1-5)
b. CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1); PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4), 204 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from GEOSC 200(3), 201(4), 303(3), 330(2), 340(3), 438(3), 445(4), 470W(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Note 1: The General Science certificate may be earned by completing this option.

Note 2: The Environmental Education certificate may be earned by completing R P M 325(3); AG ED 395(1-13) or
R P M 430(3); BI SC 003 GN(3) or BIOL 220W GN(4); 3 credits from E R M 411(3), 412(3), or 413W(3); 5 additional credits from biological and environmental sciences; and 3 credits from AG EC 101 GS(3), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), 014 GS(3).

Note 3: A laboratory safety module and Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR must be completed for certification. Red Cross certification may be completed through KINES 303 GHS (3).

ENGLISH/COMMUNICATION TEACHING OPTION: 60 credits[18]
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.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 129-136 credits are required.

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE CORE: 42 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)
LING 100(3) (Sem: 3-6)
LL ED 411(3), 412(3), 420(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ENGL 444(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENGL 407(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
Select 3 credits from AM ST 105 GH;DF(3), ANTH 146 GS;DF(3), AAA S 100 GS;DF(3), CMLIT 001 GH(3), 002 GH(3), 003 GH;DF(3), 004 GH;DF(3), 005 GH;DF(3), 010 GH;DF(3), 100 GH(3), 101 GH;DF(3), 105 GH(3), 106 GH(3), 107 GH(3), 108 GH;DF(3), 111 GH(3), 141 GH(3), 184 GH(3), 185 GH(3), 189 GH(3), ENGL 262 GH(3), 263 GH(3), 265 GH(3), 268 GH(3), PHIL 006 GH(3), RUS 110 GH;DF(3), 120 GH(3), 130 DF(3), 141W(3), 142W(3), or WMNST 003 GH;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 221W(3), 222W(3), 231W(3), or 232W(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 212(3), 213(3), 215(3), 281(3), or THEA 440(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AM ST 493(3), CMLIT 401W(3), 402W(3), 404(3), 405(3), 406(3), 408(3), 422(3), 423(3), 470(3), 480(3), 486(3), 487(3), 488(3), ENGL 431 DF(3-6), or 490 DF(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 430(3), 432(3), 433(3), 435(3), 436(3), 437(3), 438(3), or 439(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 441(3), 442(3), 443(3), 445(3), 446(3), 447(3), 448(3), 450(3), 452(3), 453(3), 454(3), 456(3), 457(3), or 458(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from SPCOM 350(3) or 380W(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 411(3), 412(3-6), 413(3-6), 414(3), 415(3), 416(3-6), 417(3), 418(3-6), 421(3), or 470(3) (Sem: 7-8)

MEDIA LITERACIES CORE: 18 credits

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

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
ARTS 010 GA(3) or COMM 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
COMM 411(3) or 413W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 9 credits within one, or across several, of the following media literacy areas:
Multimedia
ART 100 GA(3), 290 GA(3), 291(3), ARTS 010 GA(3), 015 GA(3), COMM 100 GS(3), 120(3), 150 GA(3), 180(3), 250 GA(3), 453(3), 454(3), INSYS 400(1-3), INSYS 441(3) or 442(3), SPCOM 415(3), WMNST 205 DF(3), or one of the following: ART H 111 GA(3), 112 GA(3), 120 GA;DF(3), or 130 GA;DF(3) (Sem: 1-8)

Theatre
THEA 102 GA(3), 170(3), 180(3), 210(3), 426(3) , 428(3), or one of the following: THEA 103(3), 104(3), or 110(3) (Sem: 1-8)

Print Journalism
COMM 260W(3), 261(3), 409(3), 462(3), 463(3-6), 464(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Speech Communication
SPCOM 230(3), 301(3), 312(3), 313(3), 350(3), 380W(3), or 422 DF(3) (Sem: 3-8)

FRENCH TEACHING OPTION: 40-52 credits[18]
This option requires credits in French beyond the intermediate level. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in French each semester without interruption. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Education Abroad Program but should declare such intention as early as possible. Completion of this option leads to the Instructional I certificate for teaching, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 124-137 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34-46 credits)
Proficiency in French must be demonstrated by either examination or course work equivalent to the completion of 12 credits. (Sem: 3-4)
ANTH 045 GS;DF(3), FR 201(4), 202(3), 330(3), 401(3), 402W(3), 417(3), 440(3), LL ED 424(3), 445(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of FR at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

Note: Proficiency tests in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in French must be satisfied for certification.

GERMAN TEACHING OPTION: 42-54 credits[18]
This option requires credits in German beyond the intermediate level. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in German each semester without interruption. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Education Abroad Program but should declare such intention as early as possible. Completion of this option leads to the Instructional I certificate for teaching, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 120-136 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (25-39 credits)
Proficiency in German must be demonstrated by either examination or course work equivalent to the completion of 12 credits. (Sem: 3-4)
ANTH 045 GS;DF(3), GER 100 GH;DF(3), 201(4), 301(3) (Sem: 3-6)
GER 401(3), 411(3), LL ED 424(3), 445(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 6 credits from GER 200 GH;DF(3), 320(3), 321(3), or 322(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits in GER at the 400 level (Sem: 3-4)
GER 330(3) or 331(3); GER 412(3) or 430(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Note: Proficiency tests in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in German must be satisfied for certification.

LATIN TEACHING OPTION: 39-51 credits[18]
This option requires credits in Latin beyond the intermediate level. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in Latin each semester without interruption. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Education Abroad Program, but should declare such intention as early as possible. Completion of this option leads to the Instructional I certificate for teaching, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 120-133 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (21-33 credits)
Proficiency in Latin must be demonstrated by either examination or course work equivalent to the completion of 12 credits (Sem: 3-4)
ANTH 045 GS;DF(3), CAMS 033 GH(3), 034 (3), LATIN 100(3) (Sem: 1-4)
LATIN 496(3), LL ED 424(3), 445(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 12 credits in LATIN at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits in LATIN and related courses at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

Note: Proficiency tests in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Latin must be satisfied for certification.

MATHEMATICS TEACHING OPTION: 48-49 credits[18]
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.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 123-125 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)
MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3), MATH 220(2), 231(2), 311W(3) (Sem: 3-6)
MATH 310(3), 418(3), MTHED 411(3), 412(3), 427(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-10 credits)
MATH 435(3) or 470(3); MATH 436(3) or 441(3); MATH 427(3) or 471(4) (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: 62 credits[18]
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.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 131-132 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (58 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), 220 GQ(2), 230(4), 251(4) (Sem: 3-6)
PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4), 204 GN(4), S T S 200 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
PHYS 237(3), 400(3), 419(3), 457(2), SCIED 411(3), 412(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3), 012 GN(1); or BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)

Note 1: The General Science certificate may be earned by completing 13 additional credits: ASTRO 010 GN(2), 011 GN(1); 3 credits from GEOSC 001(3), 002 GN(3), 020 GN(3), or 021 GN(3); METEO 003 GN(3); and SCIED 457(3); and 1 credit from ASTRO 296, BIOL 296, CHEM 389, GEOSC 296, METEO 296, or PHYS 296.

Note 2: A laboratory safety module and Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR must be completed for certification. Red Cross certification may be completed through KINES 303 GHS.

RUSSIAN TEACHING OPTION: 36-48 credits[18]
This option requires credits in Russian beyond the intermediate level. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in Russian each semester without interruption. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Education Abroad Program but should declare such intention as early as possible. Completion of this option leads to the Instructional I teacher certificate, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 120-133 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (36-48 credits)
Proficiency in Russian must be demonstrated by either examination or course work equivalent to the completion of 12 credits. (Sem: 3-4)
ANTH 045 GS;DF(3), RUS 100 GH;DF(3), 204(3), 214(3), 221(3), 304(3), 305(3), 360(3), 430(3), 460(3), LL ED 424(3), 445(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Note: Proficiency tests in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Russian must be satisfied for certification.

SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING OPTION: 51 credits[21]
This option enables the graduate to meet all of the academic requirements for the Instructional I certificate for teaching social studies in secondary schools, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For the B.S. degree with this option, 129-130 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
ANTH 045 GS;DF(3), HIST 020 GH(3), 021 GH(3), PL SC 001GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
GEOG 020 GS(3), 030 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SS ED 411(3), 412(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)(See also Note 1)
GEOG 200(3) or HIST 150(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 12 credits from history courses (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from geography courses (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from economic courses (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from sociology courses (Sem: 3-8)

Note 1: Students must complete at least 9 credits at the 400 level. Students may elect minors in either history and/or geography by completing 18 credits in each field with at least 6 credits at the 400 level. See specific department for further details on requirements for minors.

Note 2: The Environmental Education certificate may be earned by completing 3 credits from E R M 411(3), 412(3), or 413W(3); R P M 325(3); AG ED 395(1-13) or R P M 430(3); SCIED 457(3); S T S 200 GS(3); BI SC 003 GN(3), BIOL 220W(4) or W F S 309(3); 12 credits of additional biological or environmental sciences; 3 credits of earth or soil sciences; ASTRO 010 GN(2) and 011 GN(1) or METEO 003 GN(3); and 3 credits from the physical sciences.

SPANISH TEACHING OPTION: 39-51 credits[21]
This option requires credits in Spanish beyond the intermediate level. In general, students are encouraged to take at least one course in Spanish each semester without interruption. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Education Abroad Program but should declare such intention as early as possible. Completion of this option leads to the Instructional I certificate for teaching, which is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For the B.S. degree in this option, 120-133 credits are required.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27-39 credits)
Proficiency in Spanish must be demonstrated by either examination or course work equivalent to the completion of 12 credits. (Sem: 3-4)
ANTH 045 GS;DF(3), SPAN 200(3), 253W(3), 354(3) (Sem: 1-4)
LL ED 424(3), 445(3), SPAN 400(3), 414(3), 440(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
SPAN 130 GH;DF(3) or 131 GH;DF(3); SPAN 415(3) or 418(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits in SPAN at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

Note: Proficiency tests in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Spanish must be satisfied for certification.

[18] A grade of C or better per course is required for teacher certification.
[21] A grade of C or better per course is required for all Special Education prerequisites and teacher certification.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1999

Blue Sheet Item #: 27-01-079 (change in Chemistry Teaching Option)

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)

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