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Education Programs of Study

PreK-4 Major: Early Childhood/Elementary PreK-4

"F" courses are those that have a field assignment

EDU 150/150F

Schools in Society (GEP Fr Year Seminar)

EDU 151/151F

Development, Cognition and Learning (GEP)

EDU 231/231F

Assessment and Evaluation in Education

EDU 155/155F

Foundations of Early Childhood

PSY 121

Child Development

EDU 232/232F

Reading Literature I

EDU 246/246F

Literacy, Language and Culture

EDU 241

Social-Emotional & Motor Development

EDU 240/240F

Reading Literature II

EDU 242/242F

Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood

EDU 361/361F

Social Studies Through the Arts: PreK-4

EDU 363/363F

Science Methods PreK-4

EDU 365/365F

Math and Technology PreK-4

EDU 470

Creative Expressions

SPE 160/160F

Introduction to Special Education

SPE 200/200F

Teaching in an Inclusive Environment

SPE 379

Family, School & Community in a Diverse Society

EDU 495

Student Teaching PreK-4

Dual Major: Early Childhood/Elementary PreK-4 and Special Education K-8

EDU 150/150F

Schools in Society (GEP First Year Seminar)

EDU 151/151F

Development, Cognition and Learning

EDU 231/231F

Assessment and Evaluation in Education

EDU 155/155F

Foundations of Early Childhood

PSY 121

Child Development

EDU 232/232F

Reading Literature I

EDU 240/240F

Reading Literature II

EDU 241

Social-Emotional & Motor Development

EDU 246/246F

Literacy, Language and Culture

EDU 361/361F

Social Studies Through the Arts: PreK-4

EDU 363/363F

Science Methods PreK-4

EDU 365/365F

Math and Technology PreK-4

EDU 470

Creative Expressions

SPE 160/160F

Introduction to Special Education

SPE 200/200F

Teaching in an Inclusive Environment

SPE 319/319F

Assessment: Identification and Progress Monitoring

SPE 329

Educating Students with High Incidence Disabilities

SPE 339/339F

Educating Students w/ Low Incidence Disabilities/

SPE 339F Field Ex

SPE 349/349F

Literacy Intervention Strategies

SPE 379

Family, School & Community in a Diverse Society

SPE 359/359F

Math & Content Area Intervention Strategies

SPE 469/469F

Educating Students w/ Emotional, Social & Behavioral Diabilities

EDU 495

Special Education Student Teaching PreK-4

EDU 498

PreK-4 student Teaching (6 credit Dual Major)

4-8 Major: Elementary/Middle Years

EDU 150/150F

Schools in Society (GEP First Year Seminar)

EDU 151/151F

Development, Cognition and Learning (GEP)

EDU 157/157F

Adolescent Development

EDU 231/231F

Assessment and Evaluation in Education

EDU 240/240F

Reading Literature II

EDU 246/246F

Literacy, Language and Culture

EDU 247

Literacy in the Content Area

EDU 248/248F

Writing in the Upper Grades

EDU 412/412F

Instructional Techniques in Social Studies

EDU 416/416F

Instructional Techniques in Math

EDU 418/418F

Instructional Techniques in Science

EDU 496

Student Teaching 4-8 (14 weeks, 12 credits)

SPE 160/160F

Introduction to Special Education

SPE 203/203F

Teaching Adolescents in an Inclusive Environment

SPE 379

Family, School & Community in a Diverse Society

4-8 Major Additional Content Requirements

Students who complete the 4-8 program can be certified to teach all subjects in grades 5-6. They must choose one or two disciplines and take additional introductory and advanced courses in order to be certified to teach the selected subject(s) in grades 7-8. The following options are available:

Option 1: One concentration and three generalist academic content areas

This option for teacher candidates is to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in one of the four content areas of mathematics, science, English/language arts and reading or social studies as well as 12 credits in each of the two remaining content areas.

Option 1A

English/Language Arts/Reading

Option 1B

Mathematics

Option 1C

Science

Option 1D

Social Studies

Option 2: Concentration in two content areas

The second option permitted under the Elementary/Middle Level program design requires a concentration in two content areas. Teacher candidates are to complete a minimum of 21 credits in each content area concentration, as well as 12 credits in each of the two remaining content areas.

Option 2A

English/Language Arts/Reading and Science

Option 2B

English/Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics

Option 2C

Science and Mathematics

Option 2D

Social Studies and Mathematics

Option 2E

Social Studies and Science

The specific number of content courses will vary among the disciplines depending on which option the student chooses. Students may select from a wide variety of offerings in each discipline. All GEP content courses and Education literacy courses are applied to the content course requirements.

K-12 Art Education certification concentration

EDU 150/150F

Schools in Society (GEP Fr Year Seminar)

EDU 151/151F

Development, Cognition and Learning/EDU 153 Field Exp (GEP)

EDU 232/232F

Reading Literature I

EDU 246/246F

Literacy, Language and Culture

EDU 422/422F

Teaching Tech. and History of Art Education

EDU 495

Student Teaching (equivalent to four courses, 12 credits)

SPE 160/160F

Introduction to Special Education

SPE 200/200F

Teaching in an Inclusive Environment

SPE 379

Family, School & Community in a Diverse Society

The Art Education major must also take ten courses within the Art Department:

ART 101

Introduction to Art History and Appreciation I, or the equivalent*

ART 102

Introduction to Art History and Appreciation II, or the equivalent*

ART 121

Introduction to Studio Art, or the equivalent*

ART 144

Introduction to Ceramics, or the equivalent*

ART 157

Music History, or the equivalent*

ART 172

Traditional Photography I, or the equivalent*

ART 221

Art Education in the Schools

ART xxx

Intermediate Studio Art or the equivalent*

ART 495

Senior Project I

ART 496

Senior Project II

* "equivalents" to be determined with signed recommendation of the academic advisor

Secondary Minor Concentration

Pennsylvania’s Secondary (referred to as "secondary" or "7-12") preparation program guidelines require a Professional Core of courses, early and varied field experiences (190 hours), and student teaching. In addition to the subject-specific content requirements for secondary programs that are met by the student’s major, candidates for the 7-12 teaching certificate in Pennsylvania must complete a prescribed sequence of coursework which includes the specific requirements for Accommodations and Adaptations for Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings and Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners under §49.13(4)(i)).

Below is the recommended program for students who will be eligible for a PA Level I teaching certificate AFTER August 31, 2013 pending approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

EDU 150/150F

Schools in Society (GEP Fr Year Seminar)

EDU 157/157F

Adolescent Development

EDU 246/246F

Literacy, Language and Culture

EDU 247

Literacy in the Content Areas

SPE 160/160F

Introduction to Special Education

SPE 203/203F

Teaching Adolescents in an Inclusive Environment

SPE 319/319F

Assessment: Identification & Progress Monitoring (Secondary)

Select one of the appropriate techniques course for area:

*EDU 410/410F

Instructional Tech for English/Field Experience

EDU 412/412F

Instructional Tech for Social Studies/Field Experience

*EDU 414/414F

Instructional Tech for Foreign Language/Field Experience

EDU 416/416F

Instructional Tech for Mathematics/Field Experience

EDU 418/418F

Instructional Tech for Science/Field Experience

EDU 497

Student Teaching (12 credits)

*English and foreign language majors are required to take one linguistics course: LIN 101, LIN 317, or EDU 420

Certification

All inquiries regarding certification should be directed to the Office of Certification, Accreditation and Partnerships. Director: Joseph K. Cifelli, Ed.D., 610-660-3482, jcifelli@sju.edu

Available certifications Teacher Education Level I PA Certification

1405

Art Education K-12

8825

Citizenship Education 7-12

2810

Elementary Education K-6*

3230

English 7-12

2825

Grades PK-4**

3100

Grades 4-8**

6800

Mathematics 7-12

7650

Reading Specialist K-12

8875

Social Studies 7-12

4410

French K-12

4420

German K-12

4430

Italian K-12

4030

Latin K-12

4490

Spanish K-12

8405

Biology 7-12

8420

Chemistry 7-12

8450

General Science 7-12

8470

Physics 7-12

***Special Education Level II PA Certification

9925

Special Education N-12*

9226

Special Education PK-8**

9227

Special Education 7-12**

*Discontinued August 31, 2013

**Effective September 1, 2013

***Applicant must hold a Level I certificate in order to apply for a Level II certificate