Wilkes University

Secondary Education Certification

Required Courses & Recommended Course Sequence for the Major  in Secondary Education

First Semester

Credits

CS 115 – Computers and Applications

3

ED 180 – Educational Psychology

3

ENG 101 – Composition

4

FYF 101 – First-Year Foundations

3

PSY 101 – General Psychology

3

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

 

ED 190 – Effective Teaching (40)*

3

ED 191 – Integrating Technology into the Classroom

3

MTH 101 – Solving Problems Using Math

3

Social Science Elective (Distribution Req.)

3

Major Elective

6

Total Credits

18

Third Semester

 

EDSP 210 – Teaching Students with Spec. Needs

3

ENG 120 – Introduction to Literature & Culture

3

HST 101 – Historical Foundations of the Modern World

3

Math Elective (2nd MTH required by PDE)

3

Science Elective (Distribution Req.)

3

Major Elective

3

Total Credits

18

Fourth Semester

 

ED 220 – Teaching … Diverse Learners

3

Science Elective (Distribution Req.)

3

Visual & Perform. Arts Elective (Dist. Req.)

3

Major Electives

9

Total Credits

18

Fifth Semester

 

EDSP 225 – Sp. Educ. Methodology I (30)*

3

FL or PHL 101

3

Major Electives

12

Total Credits

18

Sixth Semester

 

Major Electives

9

ED 345 - Assessment

3

ED 375 - Middle Level & Secondary Ed. Methods

4

Total Credits

16

Seventh Semester

 

ED 380 – Content Area Literacy

3

EDXXX – Concentration Methods (40)*

4

Major Electives

9

Total Credits

16

Eighth Semester

 

ED 390 – Student Teaching (40)***

12

EDSP 388 – Inclusionary Practices

3

Total Credits

15

*Denotes field experience hours
***Denotes pre-student teaching hours completed during the first two weeks of the eighth semester.

NOTE: Since the Education Major must be pursued in combination with one of nine content area majors, this sequence demonstrates only one way all the required courses could be taken by each of four of the content area majors: English, History, Mathematics, and Spanish. These majors easily can allow students to complete the dual major within the eight-semester timeframe.  

However, students majoring in the five other academic areas— Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Physics, or Political Science who would like to pursue a major in Secondary Education, will most likely need to take courses beyond the eight-semester timeframe to complete the dual major.

The required academic major courses, which all differ in total credits, and the required sequence of those courses, may be accommodated to pursue the major in Secondary Education.  To ensure completion of both majors in a timely manner, early in their matriculation at Wilkes, students should seek advice and guidance from the major content area advisor as well as from the Coordinator of Teacher Education when planning their individual sequence of courses.

Required Courses & Recommended Course Sequence for the Minor in Secondary Education

First Semester

Credits

CS 115 – Computers and Applications

3

ED 180 – Educational Psychology

3

ENG 101 – Composition

4

FYF 101 – First-Year Foundations

3

PSY 101 – General Psychology

3

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

 

ED 190 – Effective Teaching (40)*

3

ED 191 – Integrating Technology into the Classroom

3

MTH 101 – Solving Problems Using Math

3

Social Science Elective (Distribution Req.)

3

Major Elective

3

Total Credits

15

Third Semester

 

EDSP 210 – Teaching Students with Spec. Needs

3

ENG 120 – Introduction to Literature & Culture

3

HST 101 – Historical Foundations of the Modern World

3

Math Elective (2nd MTH required by PDE)

3

Science Elective (Distribution Req.)

3

Major Elective

3

Total Credits

18

Fourth Semester

 

ED 220 – Teaching … Diverse Learners

3

Science Elective (Distribution Req.)

3

Visual & Perform. Arts Elective (Dist. Req.)

3

Major Electives

6

Total Credits

15

Fifth Semester

 

EDSP 225 – Sp. Educ. Methodology I (30)*

3

FL or PHL 101

3

Major Electives

9

Total Credits

15

Sixth Semester

 

Major Electives

18

Total Credits

18

Seventh Semester

 

ED 380 – Content Area Literacy

3

EDXXX – Concentration Methods (40)*

4

Major Electives

9

Total Credits

16

Eighth Semester

 

ED 390 – Student Teaching (40)***

12

EDSP 388 – Inclusionary Practices

3

Total Credits

15

 

NOTE: Since the Education Minor may be pursued in combination with nine different majors (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, or Spanish), this sequence demonstrates only one way all the required minor courses may be taken. The required academic major courses, which all differ in total credits, and the required sequences of those courses, may be accommodated to pursue the minor in Education. To ensure completion of the minor in four years, early in their matriculation at Wilkes, students should seek advice from the major advisor as well as from the Coordinator of the Secondary Education program when planning their individual sequence of courses.


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