Required Coursework for Secondary Education Biology Certification (grades 7-12)
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BIO 103 Principles of Biology
BIO 104 Zoology
BIO 115 Human Form and Function
BIO 205 Botany
BIO 221 General Microbiology
BIO 303 Genetics
BIO 320 Ecology
BIO 330 Biotechnology

Related Requirements:

CHE 104 General Chemistry I
CHE 105 General Chemistry II
CHE 107 Laboratory Safety
CHE 110 General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 111 General Chemistry II Lab
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I Lab
PHY 103 Earth Science
PHY 110 General Physics I
MAT 209 Probability and Statistics
MAT 230 Calculus I


Required Coursework for Secondary Education Chemistry Certification (grades 7-12)
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CHE 104 General Chemistry I
CHE 105 General Chemistry II
CHE 107 Laboratory Safety
CHE 110 General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 111 General Chemistry II Lab
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II

CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHE 212 Analytical Chemistry
CHE 301 Physical Chemistry I
CHE 302 Physical Chemistry II
CHE 401 Biochemistry
CHE 410 Biochemistry Lab

Related Requirements for Secondary Education Chemistry Certification (7-12)

BIO 103 Principles of Biology
BIO 104 Zoology
MAT 230 Calculus
MAT 231 Calculus II
PHY 110 General Physics I
PHY 111 General Physics II
PSY 210 Educational Psychology


Required Coursework for Secondary Education Mathematics Certification (grades 7-12)
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MAT 131 Precalculus Mathematics
MAT 204 Intro to Mathematical Logic
MAT 209 Probability and Statistics
MAT 230 Calculus I
MAT 231 Calculus II
MAT 240 Linear Algebra
MAT 307 Abstract Algebra
MAT 308 Modern Geometry
MAT 332 Calculus III
MAT 415 Math Seminar


Related Requirements for Secondary Education Mathematics Certification (grades 7-12)

CIS 151 Intro to Computer Info Systems I
CIS 152 Intro to Programming I
PHY 110 General Physics I
PSY 111 General Physics II
PSY 210 Educational Psychology


Required Coursework for Secondary Education Social Studies Certification (grades 7-12)
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HIS 112 The Study of American History
POS 101 Introduction to Political Science
POS 111 American Democratic Government
ECON 110 Current Economic Issues
POS 225 Contemporary World Affairs
HIS 101 or 102 Western Civilization I or II
HIS 240 Topics in Global History
POS 212 Comparative Politics
HIS 307, 319 OR 323 Greco-Roman Civilization, Late Antiquity and Early Medieval, OR The High and Middle Ages
HIS 337, 349 OR 353 Early Modern Europe, The Age of Revolutions OR The European Century
HIS 344,352, OR 364 The Era of the Civil War, America’s Industrial Revolution and the Age of Reform OR America’s Trial: The Depression through the Korean War
POS 331 Constitutional Law
POS 425 or HIS 426 Research Seminar
HIS 303 20th Century World History
HIS 300, 308, OR 322 Colonial America, American Revolution and Constitution OR Early National and Jeffersonian America
POS 424 OR PHI 420 History of Political thought OR Social and Political Philosophy


Required Coursework for Secondary Education English Certification (grades 7-12)
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ENG 202 Critical Approaches to Literature
ENG 209 Adolescent Literature
ENG 302 OR 303 Shakespeare: Histories or Comedies OR Shakespeare: Tragedies and Romances
ENG 404 History of the English Language
ENG 406 Research Seminar
COM 103 Fundamentals of Speech OR
COM 155 Introduction to Acting
COM 270 ESL Teacher
COM 310 Tutoring Assistant
A COM Media, Film OR Theater  3 cr course
Expository OR Creative Writing
Twelve credits of coursework representing British, American, and World Literature, including at least one course in each in fiction, drama, or poetry
Three credits student of a major writer or period


Required Academic Coursework for Secondary Education Programs
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SPE 100 Overview of Human Exceptionalities
ED 203 Social Foundations for the Middle Learner
ED 206 Field Experience Stage I
ED 209 Planning, Instruction, and Assessment
ED 306 Field Experience Stage II
ED 313 Managing Classroom Learning Communities
ED 333 Literacy Methods for Middle and Secondary Inclusive Classrooms
ED 430 Methods of Teaching Secondary English OR
ED 431 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies OR
ED 433 Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics OR
ED 434 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science
ED 436 Field Experience Stage III
ED 470 Student Teaching
ED 472 Student Teaching Seminar

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Dr. Mary Schreiner

Mary Schreiner, Ph.D.
Chair, Education Department
Associate Professor of Education

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     Room 107
     Phone: 610.568.1520
     Fax: 610.796.8292
     mary.schreiner@alvernia.edu



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