Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) Certification

Curriculum Overview

Most courses are offered in modular fully online or “blended plus” (approximately 50-75% online) formats. A 40-hour Practicum which can be done on a full time or part-time basis and is then followed by a full day, 12 week Student Teaching experience to complete the program.   Up to 6 graduate or undergraduate credits earned at another institution may be accepted for the Alvernia equivalent below at the discretion of the department.

Courses Required for Secondary Education Teaching Certification (Grades 7-12):
ED 203  Social Foundations of Middle Level and Secondary Learners - 3 credits
ED 204  Human Development and Learning - 3 credits
MED 505  Introduction to Special Education - 3 credits
MED 515  Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms - 3 credits
MED 545  Social Development & Behavior Support - 3 credits    
MED 574  Foundations of English as a Second Language - 3 credits
MED 615  Literacy Learning through the Content Areas - 3 credits
MED 665  Teaching Strategies for Secondary Educators - 4 credits (includes 40 hours of fieldwork)
MED 670  Student Teaching (12 weeks full-time) - 6 credits
MED 672  Student Teaching Seminar - 2 credits

Total credits in Teaching Certification Program: 33 credits


Additional Requirements for Master of Education
COR 520  Ethics and Moral Leadership - (3 credits)
MED 518  Quantitative Research Methods - (3 credits)
MED 520  Educators as Researchers - (3 credits)
MED 610  School Law - (3 credits)
MED 680  Research Seminar - (3 credits)

Total credits in M. Ed Program:  15 credits


Contact Admissions:

610.796.5187



Academic Advisor

Sister Margaret Anne Dougherty, RSM, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Education

610-796-5519
margaret.dougherty@alvernia.edu

 


Admissions Staff


Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education

Phone: 610-796-8296
Fax: 610-796-8367
kelly.burr@alvernia.edu

Cynthia Mensch
Director, Alvernia University
Schuylkill Center

1544 Route 61 Hwy S. Suite 6190
Pottsville, PA 17901
570.385.2382
cynthia.mensch@alvernia.edu

Dana Baker
Director of Philadelphia Center
School of Graduate and Adult Education

1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
Melrose Park, PA 19027
215-635-4734
dana.baker@alvernia.edu




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