Undergraduate Teacher Education

With all of its programs, the Teacher Education Department seeks to develop effective teachers who are masters of the content they teach and who teach in pedagogically-sound ways that inspire students to learn. Using educational theory and methods courses with the liberal arts core as a base, the Teacher Education Department provides a variety of learning opportunities to facilitate our students’ mastery of a thorough knowledge of human growth and development with an appreciation of diversity so that, as teachers, our graduates will understand, respect and respond to the unique strengths, needs, and desires presented by individual students and their families.

Components

  • Core - TED students complete the University's general education requirement (i.e., the "Core").
  • Introductory and Generic TED Courses - TED students complete a set of introductory-level teacher education requirements.
  • Specializations - TED students complete the requirements of one or more of the following TED specializations (See below for additional details):
    1. Early Childhood/Special Education (Pre k – 4)
    2. Middle Level Education (4-8)
    3. Secondary Education (7-12)
  • Field Experiences - TED students complete a developmental series of field experiences that begin during the freshman year and culminate with a full semester of student teaching. By the time they graduate, students will have completed over seven hundred hours of observation and practicum in community classrooms. To participate in field placements, students must possess current and valid clearances (e.g., Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151). Students must arrange their own transportation.
  • Professional Involvement - To demonstrate their involvement in the profession, all students are expected to participate in activities and organizations related to the profession of teaching. They should join one generic organization (e.g., PSEA) and one that addresses their specialization (e.g., NCTE).

* For more detailed information regarding the Undergraduate Education program, click here for the University Catalog.

Early Childhood and Special Education Dual Major

Early Childhood and Special Education

Certifications: Grades Pre-K-4 and Special Education Grades Pre-K-8

Degree: BS, Early Childhood and Special Education

The dual Early Childhood Education/Special Education (ECE/SPED) program is designed to prepare teachers to work with all children, including those with disabilities, from preschool through grade 4 and students with disabilities through Grade 8. Students who successfully complete the ECE/SPED program are eligible for recommendation by the University to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for two teacher certifications. The University's recommendation and the successful completion of other requirements established by the state, including meeting the pass scores specified by PDE on the required battery of certification tests, qualify graduates for PA Instructional I certificates. Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Agreement through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification which facilitates certification in other states. States' requirements vary; graduates should determine what they have to do to become certified in a state other than Pennsylvania.

Pre-service teachers in ECE/SPED must successfully complete the University's liberal arts Core Curriculum, a series of Teacher Education Department courses and field/practicum experiences, and the courses and experiences required by the two TED specializations – Grades Pre K - 4 and Special Education Grades PreK-8. ECE/SPED majors must satisfactorily complete a series of field/practicum experiences that begin during the first year and continue every semester until graduation. By graduation, our pre-service teachers will have spent approximately 750 hours in community classrooms. During students' final semesters, they must complete two seven week student teaching assignments (two separate placements). One placement is in a Pre-K-Grade 4 setting and the other is in Special Education.

Middle Level Education (Grades 4-8) Certification Program

Middle Level Education (Grades 4-8) Certification Program

PA Certification: Grades 4-8

Degree BS, Middle Level Education

The Middle Level Program (ML) is designed to prepare teachers to work with students, including those with disabilities, in Grades 4 through 8. Middle Level majors choose among five concentrations: Mathematics/English-Language Arts-Reading, Mathematics/Social Studies, Mathematics/Science, Science/English-Language Arts-Reading and Science/Social Studies. Students who successfully complete the ML program are eligible for recommendation by the University to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for teacher certification. The University's recommendation and the successful completion of other requirements established by the state, including meeting the pass scores specified by PDE on the required battery of certification tests, qualify graduates for a PA Instructional I certificate. Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Agreement through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification which facilitates certification in other states. States' requirements vary; graduates should determine what they have to do to become certified in a state other than Pennsylvania.

Pre-service teachers in the Middle Level program must successfully complete the University's liberal arts Core Curriculum, a series of Teacher Education Department courses and field/ experiences, and the courses and experiences required by their chosen concentration. Middle Level majors must satisfactorily complete a series of field/practicum experiences that begin during the first year and continue every semester until graduation. By graduation, our pre-service teachers will have spent approximately 750 hours in community classrooms. During students' final semester, they must complete two seven week student teaching assignments (two separate placements).

Biology Major, Secondary Education Certification

Biology Major, Secondary Education Certification

Secondary Education Certification

Degree: BA, Biology

The secondary education program in Biology (BIO/SECED) is designed to prepare teachers of Biology for Grades 7-12. Our BIO/SECED program has been continually refined to keep pace with developments in the profession. A unique aspect of the program is that it prepares teachers to effectively deal with students with disabilities who are likely to be included in their classes. It is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and leads to a PA Instructional I certificate. The University's recommendation and the successful completion of other requirements established by the state, including meeting the pass scores specified by PDE on the required battery of certification tests, qualify graduates for a PA Instructional I certificate. Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Agreement through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification which facilitates certification in other states. States' requirements vary; graduates should determine what they have to do to become certified in a state other than Pennsylvania.

Pre-service teachers in the BIO/SECED program must successfully complete the University's liberal arts Core Curriculum, a content major in Biology, and series of Teacher Education Department courses. BIO/SECED majors must satisfactorily complete a series of field/practicum experiences that begin during the first year and continue every semester until graduation. By graduation, our pre-service teachers will have spent approximately 750 hours in community classrooms. During students' final semester, they must complete two seven-week student teaching assignments (two separate placements).

Students in the Biology/Secondary Education have two academic advisors. The TED advisor is responsible for advising related to Education courses and field/practicum experiences. The content area advisor is responsible for advising related to the University Core and content major requirements. Each semester, students must meet with both advisors prior to registration to facilitate course selection and receive approval to register. The student is ultimately responsible for the selection and registration of courses.

Chemistry Major, Secondary Education Certification

Chemistry Major, Secondary Education Certification

Secondary Education Certification

Degree BA, Chemistry

The secondary education program in Chemistry (CHM/SECED) is designed to prepare teachers of Chemistry for Grades 7-12. Our CHM/SECED program has been continually refined to keep pace with developments in the profession. A unique aspect of the program is that it prepares teachers to effectively deal with students with disabilities who are likely to be included in their classes. It is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and leads to a PA Instructional I certificate. The University's recommendation and the successful completion of other requirements established by the state, including meeting the pass scores specified by PDE on the required battery of certification tests, qualify graduates for a PA Instructional I certificate. Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Agreement through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification which facilitates certification in other states. States' requirements vary; graduates should determine what they have to do to become certified in a state other than Pennsylvania.

Pre-service teachers in the CHM/SECED program must successfully complete the University's liberal arts Core Curriculum, a content major in Chemistry, and series of Teacher Education Department courses. CHM/SECED majors must satisfactorily complete a series of field/practicum experiences that begin during the first year and continue every semester until graduation. By graduation, our pre-service teachers will have spent approximately 750 hours in community classrooms. During students' final semester, they must complete two seven-week student teaching assignments (two separate placements).

Students in the Chemistry/Secondary Education have two academic advisors. The TED advisor is responsible for advising related to Education courses and field/practicum experiences. The content area advisor is responsible for advising related to the University Core and content major requirements. Each semester, students must meet with both advisors prior to registration to facilitate course selection and receive approval to register. The student is ultimately responsible for the selection and registration of courses.

English Major, Secondary Education Certification

English Major, Secondary Education Certification

Secondary Education Certification

Degree BA, English

The secondary education program in English (ENG/SECED) is designed to prepare teachers of English for Grades 7-12. A unique aspect of the program is that it prepares teachers to effectively deal with students with disabilities who are likely to be included in their classes. It is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and leads to a PA Instructional I certificate. The University's recommendation and the successful completion of other requirements established by the state, including meeting the pass scores specified by PDE on the required battery of certification tests, qualify graduates for a PA Instructional I certificate. Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Agreement through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification which facilitates certification in other states. States' requirements vary; graduates should determine what they have to do to become certified in a state other than Pennsylvania.

Pre-service teachers in the ENG/SECED program must successfully complete the University's liberal arts Core Curriculum, a content major in English, and series of Teacher Education Department courses. ENG/SECED majors must satisfactorily complete a series of field/practicum experiences that begin during the first year and continue every semester until graduation. By graduation, our pre-service teachers will have spent approximately 750 hours in community classrooms. During students' final semester, they must complete two seven-week student teaching assignments (two separate placements).

Students in the English/Secondary Education have two academic advisors. The TED advisor is responsible for advising related to Education courses and field/practicum experiences. The content area advisor is responsible for advising related to the University Core and content major requirements. Each semester, students must meet with both advisors prior to registration to facilitate course selection and receive approval to register. The student is ultimately responsible for the selection and registration of courses.

History Major, Citizenship Certification

History Major, Citizenship Certification

Secondary Education Certification

Degree BA, History

The secondary education program in History (HIS/SECED) is designed to prepare teachers of history and the other social studies for Grades 7-12. The program emphasizes studies in history with a number of courses in political science, geography, sociology, and anthropology. A unique aspect of the HIS/SECED program is that it prepares teachers to effectively deal with students with disabilities who are likely to be included in their classes. It is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and leads to a PA Instructional I certificate. The University's recommendation and the successful completion of other requirements established by the state, including meeting the pass scores specified by PDE on the required battery of certification tests, qualify graduates for a PA Instructional I certificate. Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Agreement through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification which facilitates certification in other states. States' requirements vary; graduates should determine what they have to do to become certified in a state other than Pennsylvania.

Pre-service teachers in the HIS/SECED program must successfully complete the University's liberal arts Core Curriculum, a content major in History, and series of Teacher Education Department courses. HIS/SECED majors must satisfactorily complete a series of field/practicum experiences that begin during the first year and continue every semester until graduation. By graduation, our pre-service teachers will have spent approximately 750 hours in community classrooms. During students' final semester, they must complete two seven-week student teaching assignments (two separate placements).

Students in the History/Secondary Education have two academic advisors. The TED advisor is responsible for advising related to Education courses and field/practicum experiences. The content area advisor is responsible for advising related to the University Core and content major requirements. Each semester, students must meet with both advisors prior to registration to facilitate course selection and receive approval to register. The student is ultimately responsible for the selection and registration of courses.

Mathematics Major, Secondary Education Certification

Mathematics Major, Secondary Education Certification

Secondary Education Certification

Degree BA, Mathematics

The secondary education program in Mathematics (MTH/SECED) is designed to prepare teachers of Mathematics for Grades 7-12. Our MTH/SECED program has been continually refined to keep pace with developments in the profession. A unique aspect of the program is that it prepares teachers to effectively deal with students with disabilities who are likely to be included in their classes. It is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and leads to a PA Instructional I certificate. The University's recommendation and the successful completion of other requirements established by the state, including meeting the pass scores specified by PDE on the required battery of certification tests, qualify graduates for a PA Instructional I certificate. Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Agreement through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification which facilitates certification in other states. States' requirements vary; graduates should determine what they have to do to become certified in a state other than Pennsylvania.

Pre-service teachers in the MTH/SECED program must successfully complete the University's liberal arts Core Curriculum, a content major in Mathematics, and series of Teacher Education Department courses. MTH/SECED majors must satisfactorily complete a series of field/practicum experiences that begin during the first year and continue every semester until graduation. By graduation, our pre-service teachers will have spent approximately 750 hours in community classrooms. During students' final semester, they must complete two seven-week student teaching assignments (two separate placements).

Students in the Mathematics/Secondary Education have two academic advisors. The TED advisor is responsible for advising related to Education courses and field/practicum experiences. The content area advisor is responsible for advising related to the University Core and content major requirements. Each semester, students must meet with both advisors prior to registration to facilitate course selection and receive approval to register. The student is ultimately responsible for the selection and registration of courses.

Course Descriptions

ECE 110 Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce candidates to the historical perspectives, foundations of Early Childhood Education (ECE), including the necessity for and scope of ECE. It will focus on Regulations in ECE as well as developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), and Early Intervention (EI), The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and their code of ethics.

ECE 250 Curriculum and Instruction in ECE, 3 credits

This course prepares candidates to identify the curriculum and environment demands of early childhood educators. Students will identify strategies, including technology and differentiated instruction to accommodate all children, focusing on children from diverse cultures and children with special needs. Curriculum models will be discussed as well as lesson planning. The importance of family involvement will also be discussed.
Prerequisites: ECE 110

Note: Students enrolled in this course must co-register for the designated field component TED 292

ECE 380 Reading Methods I, 3 credits

This course is designed to prepare students (ECED, ELED, and SPED) to understand the expectations of a developmental reading curriculum and to use methods and materials to teach groups of students to develop reading skills. This course examines the goals, purposes and principles of reading instruction; the expectations of an emergent literacy curriculum; and phonological awareness instruction.

Prerequisites: ECE 250

ECE 381 Reading Methods II, 3 credits

This course prepares student to adapt and enhance methods and materials to teach reading skills to allow groups and/or individuals multiple pathways to learning. This course examines Word Recognition using structural, contextual, phonetic and dictionary analysis; prior knowledge; and assessment techniques using the oral reading miscue analysis associated with literacy instruction.

Prerequisites: ECE 380

ECE 382 Math Methods I, 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce candidates to the Pre-K to grade 2 math curriculum and to use the methods and materials commonly used to teach children including diverse learners to develop math competencies. Students will be introduced to state and professional organization standards.
Prerequisites: Completion of freshman and sophomore courses
Note: Students enrolled in this course must co-register for the designated field component TED 396

ECE 383 Math Methods II, 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce candidates to the third and fourth grade math curriculum and to use the methods and materials commonly used to teach children including diverse learners to develop math competencies.

Prerequisites: ECE 382

ECE 384 Social Studies Methods, 2 credits

This course prepares students to provide instruction for elementary students in social studies. The primary focus is to familiarize students with state and professional standards, best practices, curriculum, methods, materials, and assessment measures used to implement effective teaching and learning. During this course, students prepare to use a series of specialized methods and materials designed to teach students with atypical learning styles, including those with disabilities.

Prerequisites: Completion of freshman and sophomore courses

ECE 385 Science Methods, 2 credits

This course prepares students to provide instruction for elementary students in science. The primary focus is to familiarize students with state and professional standards, research-based practices, curriculum, methods, materials, and assessment measures used to implement effective teaching and learning. During this course students prepare to use a series of specialized methods and materials designed to teach students with atypical learning styles, including those with disabilities, and students who are not proficient in the English language.

Prerequisites: Completion of freshman and sophomore courses

ECE 386 Language Arts Methods, 3 credits

This course prepares students to provide instruction for Pre-K through grade four students in the language arts. The primary focus is to familiarize students with state and professional standards, research-based practices, curriculum, methods, materials, and assessment measures used to implement effective teaching and learning. During this course students prepare to use a series of specialized methods and materials designed to teach students with atypical learning styles, including those with disabilities, and students who are not proficient in the English language.

Prerequisites: TED 242, ECE 250

ECE 387 Integrating the Arts, 3 credits

This course will develop a student's critical and aesthetic understanding of the creative arts and their benefits in the early childhood classroom. Students will explore how to integrate the music, art, movement, and puppetry into all aspects of the curriculum to enhance and increase learning.

Prerequisites: TED 242, ECE 250

ECE 460 Collaborating with Families, 3 credits

This course will provide candidates with a comprehensive view of the diverse family structures, beliefs, traditions, customs and values that impact the development of children with and without disabilities. Attention will be given to the impact of factors such as language, socio-economic issues and child rearing practices on the relationship between the home and school. In addition, candidates will focus on strategies that foster mutually respectful partnerships with family members, as well as strategies to keep families informed as well as involved in decisions. Community resources will also be highlighted.

Prerequisites: Completion of all Freshman courses

SPE 111 Special Education and Exceptional Learners, 3 credits

This course prepares education majors to understand the nature and purpose of special education; its historical, legal, and structural bases; and how it attempts to understand and meet the needs of students with various disabilities.

SPE 211 Educational Assessment, 3 credits

This course familiarizes future teachers with the uses of assessment in educational settings. Basic concepts of measurement; the types and uses of assessments, both formal and informal, in the education process will be described; and legal and ethical considerations in assessment will be explored. This course will prepare students to further develop and refine their skills in assessment in subsequent coursework and practicum.

SPE 311 Transition, 3 credits

This course prepares special education majors to develop and implement transition plans needed by students with disabilities as they prepare to experience post-secondary opportunities, including post-secondary training and education, and community living skills.

SPE 361 Intensive Reading, Writing, and Math Instruction, 3 credits

This course prepares special education majors to use specially designed instruction and assistive technology to help students with learning problems (i.e., primarily students with Learning Disabilities enrolled in Learning Support Programs), most of whom are included in regular education, to develop oral language, reading, writing, and math skills.

SPE 362 Methods High Incidence, 3 credits

This course prepares education majors to teach students with learning problems (i.e., primarily students with Learning Disabilities), including those that are inclusion-based.

SPE 363 Methods Low Incidence, 3 credits

This upper level course focuses on the characteristics of students with low incidence disabilities across the life span and prepares students to educate and support these students in a variety of settings.

SPE 364 Methods PDD, 3 credits

This course will familiarize students with the characteristics of students with autism spectrum disorders and help students develop skills necessary to implement educational and behavioral intervention with these students. Research findings and strategies to support students in a variety of settings, including inclusive classrooms, will be discussed.

SPE 365 Methods and Management/Emotional Support, 3 credits

This course prepares special education majors to teach in middle and secondary-level therapeutic emotional support programs, including those that implement inclusion.

SPE 411 Inclusive Practices, 3 credits

This course prepares special education majors to support students with disabilities included in regular education programs and collaborate with their teachers to facilitate students’ success.

TED 100 Education Seminar, 0 credit

The purpose of this seminar is to prepare students to successfully complete the TED program. The course explores the people, procedures, and policies of the TED program, the state requirements of TED students, the curriculum and course sequences of the TED program, and the TED field experience program.

Corequisite: TED 190

TED 121 Educational Technology, 3 credits

This course introduces students to educational technology. The course seeks to expose students to a variety of different technologies, including assistive technology, used in education. Students will develop competence in using technology, and explore different ways in which technology can be used effectively in teaching/learning situations.

TED 131 Cultural Awareness, 1 credit

This course focuses on preparing future teachers to understand the challenges presented by English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in their classrooms. This course has a service learning component.

Corequisite: TED 191

TED 190 Education Seminar Field, 0 credit

After completing TED 100 Education Seminar, students participate in this on-campus seminar (last two-thirds of the semester). It introduces students (all majors) to the purposes and expectations of the TED's field experience requirements. Faculty and guest presenters, including district administrators and classroom teachers, help students prepare to effectively participate in required field experiences. Students must "shadow" a teacher for an entire day.
Co-requisite: TED 100

Note: Students must possess current clearances required by PA law.

TED 191 Freshman Field, 0 credit

This Stage One field experience is designed to help pre-service teachers interact with diverse learners. Students must complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours tutoring at an after school program working with diverse learners and must complete a series of projects. This field is taken concurrently with TED 131 Cultural Awareness and will be integrated in the course.
Co-requisite: TED 131

Note: Students must possess current clearances required by PA law.

TED 232 Educational Psychology, 3 credits

(Previously offered as TED 231: Learning) This course introduces students to current learning that explains how learning occurs, both typically and atypically, from birth through adolescence. This course prepares students to use learning theories to explain and critique teaching and formal testing methods used with students at various stages of development. Also offered as PSY 342: Educational Psychology. Students may not receive credit for both TED 231 and TED 232, nor for both PSY 342 and TED 232.

TED 242 Child Development, 3 credits

This course introduces students to the sequence of child development and to key factors that interact to govern how children grow and develop across domains. The processes and stages of growth and development through childhood are explored, with an emphasis on using the core concepts and research findings to create supportive, developmentally appropriate environments (including educational environments) that enhance growth and well-being.
Prerequisite: PSY 123

TED 243 Adolescent Development, 3 credits

This course prepares middle-level and secondary education majors to understand the physical growth and development of adolescents and explain how factors associated with adolescence affect educational programs and decisions.
Prerequisite: PSY 123; Co-requisite: TED 292
Note: Students must possess current clearances required by PA law.

TED 271 Classroom Management, 2 credits

This course introduces all education majors to evidence-based practices relative to managing classrooms and student behaviors. Education majors explore the challenges they will face as teachers as they create safe classrooms conducive to learning, help students regulate their own behavior, and establish fair and consistent classroom practices. This course also addresses the needs of students with disabilities as research-based routines and techniques are examined to help teachers manage student behaviors across various levels and settings. This course is followed by a 1-credit course which focuses on early childhood, middle level or secondary grade bands.
Prerequisites: ECE 242 or TED 243, TED 232; Co-requisite: TED 293.

Note: Students must possess current clearances required by PA law.

TED 292 Sophomore Field I, 0 credit

This Stage Two field experience is designed to help pre-service teachers observe, interact and collaborate with early education practitioners. In addition pre-service teachers will create hands-on activities as well as lesson plans and materials needed using developmentally appropriate practices. Students must complete a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours observing veteran classroom teachers and must complete a series of projects.
Prerequisites: TED 242, TED 232
Co-requisite: TED 250 for ECE/SPE majors; TED 243 for Middle Level or Secondary Ed majors

Note: Students must possess current clearances required by PA law.

TED 293 Sophomore Field II, 0 credit

This Stage Two field experience is designed to help pre-service teachers understand the daily responsibilities of classroom teachers relative to managing classrooms, motivating students, and creating environments conducive to learning. Students must complete a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours observing veteran classroom teachers and must complete a series of projects. This field is taken concurrently with TED 271 Classroom Management and will be integrated in the course.
Prerequisites: TED 242 or TED 243, TED 232; Co-requisite: TED 271

Note: Students must possess current clearances required by PA law.

TED 310 Teaching Pennsylvania History, 1 credit

This junior level course examines Pennsylvania history from its beginnings to the present. The political, social, and cultural contributions of individuals and groups, as well as documents and artifacts, are examined. Also offered as HIS 310. Students who have previously taken the course as HIS 310 may not take TED 310, except for the purposes of grade replacement.

Prerequisites: HIS 103, HIS 104, TED 243 and TED 351

TED 351 Introduction to Instructional Planning for Middle/SecEd, 1 credit

This junior level course prepares students to begin the lesson and unit planning processes. During this course students write instructional objectives, plan lessons, and learn about the unit planning process.

Prerequisites: TED 232; Co-requisite: TED 396

TED 357 Curriculum and Methods: Middle Level, 3 credits

This junior-level course prepares middle-level majors (Grades 4-8) to understand the unique nature and purpose of middle schools and their curricula, and identify and use developmentally responsive planning, teaching, and assessment techniques to meet the needs of young adolescents, including integrated students with disabilities, those who are ELLs, and students who are gifted. The course addresses a series of generic topics for all students enrolled and, relative to students' specializations, topics specifically related to (A) English/Language Arts, (B) Mathematics, (C) Science, and (D) Social Studies. Students must address two of the four specializations.

Prerequisites: TED 351; Co-requisite: TED 397

TED 368 Reading Methods: Middle Level, 3 credits

This course prepares middle level education majors (Grades 4-8) to use research-based standards oriented techniques to teach students, including those with disabilities who are included in their classrooms, to improve their reading skills. Its foci include developmental reading, content area reading, remedial reading, and introduces students to specially designed instruction that might be used by special education teachers.

Prerequisites: TED 351, SPE 111

TED 369 Curriculum and Methods in Secondary Education, 3 credits

This course prepares secondary education students to identify, develop, and use a variety of planning, teaching, and assessment methods appropriate for secondary education, including those which include students with disabilities and other atypical learners. During the course, students are required to develop a course, a unit, and component lessons to teach content and learning processes, and deliver demonstration lessons to their classmates. Students define standards-based curriculum, state how it is established and governed, and identify the specific content area curricula they must address as teachers.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of freshman and sophomore TED course sequences.

Corequisites: Students enrolled in this course must co-register for the designated field component, TED 397.

TED 377 Classroom Management in Secondary Education, 1 credit

This course identifies the classroom management challenges unique to today’s diverse secondary classrooms. It identifies a series of routines and techniques appropriate for use in secondary classrooms.

TED 378 Classroom Management in Middle Level Education, 1 credit

This course identifies the classroom management challenges unique to middle level classrooms. It identifies a series of routines and techniques which might be used by teachers in middle level classrooms.

TED 388 Language Arts Methods, 3 credits

This course prepares students to provide instruction to middle level students in the language arts. The primary focus is to familiarize students with state and professional standards, research-based practices, curriculum, methods, materials, and assessment measures used to implement effective teaching and learning. During this course students prepare to use a series of specialized methods and materials designed to teach students with atypical learning styles, including those with disabilities, and students who are not proficient in the English language.

TED 396 Practicum I, 0 credit

This Stage Three field experience is designed to help pre-service teachers with the implementation of lessons, assessments, and materials. Students must complete a minimum of fifty (50) hours of observation and small or whole group instruction in the classroom setting and must complete a series of projects. This field is taken concurrently with an upper level education course (dependent on major) and will be integrated in the course. This is a supervised practicum.
Co-requisite: ECE 382 for ECE/SPE majors; TED 351 for Middle Level and Secondary Ed majors

Note: Students must possess current clearances required by PA law.

TED 397 Practicum II, 0 credit

This Stage Three field experience is designed to help pre-service candidates understand how they should plan, teach, and assess students. Students must complete a minimum of fifty (50) hours observing veteran classroom teachers and must complete a series of projects. This field is taken concurrently with SPE 362 for ECE/SPE majors, with TED 357 for Middle Level majors and TED 369 for Secondary Education majors and will be integrated into each course. This is a supervised practicum.
Prerequisites: TED 232,TED 271, SPE 111, SPE 211
Co-requisite: SPE 362 Methods for High Incidence Disabilities for ECE/SPE majors, TED 357 for Middle Level majors and TED 369 for Secondary Education majors.

Note: Students must possess current clearances required by PA law.

TED 401 Senior Seminar, 0 credit

This semester-long seminar prepares students (all majors) to participate in the national teachers examination and other high stakes assessments used in teacher certification. It also helps students identify and negotiate the processes and procedures they must complete to become certified in Pennsylvania and in other states. The seminar prepares students to identify open teaching positions, prepare applications and presentation portfolios, interview for teaching positions, and plan and present demonstration lessons.

TED 401 Senior Seminar, 0 credit

This semester-long seminar prepares students (all majors) to participate in the national teachers examination and other high stakes assessments used in teacher certification. It also helps students identify and negotiate the processes and procedures they must complete to become certified in Pennsylvania and in other states. The seminar prepares students to identify open teaching positions, prepare applications and presentation portfolios, interview for teaching positions, and plan and present demonstration lessons.

TED 412 English Language Learners, 2 credits

This course focuses on preparing future teachers to address the challenges presented by English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in their classrooms through identification of research-based methods and materials.

TED 443 Parent Conferencing, 1 credit

This senior-level course prepares students (all majors) to plan and conduct parent conferences and to participate in meetings, such as those conducted by planning teams for IEPs. It emphasizes ways to develop partnerships and cooperation with parents and families. Students prepare to develop written educational reports.

TED 445 Independent Study, Variable credits

This course provides students with the opportunity to work independently with the TED faculty to explore specific topics in education.

TED 480 Special Topics, Variable credits

Topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced with pre-registration information.

TED 495 Practicum III, 0 credit

This Stage Three field experience is designed to help candidates understand how they should plan, teach, and assess in learning support programs. Students must complete a minimum of fifty (50) hours in a setting where appropriate special education services are delivered observing veteran classroom teachers and must complete a series of projects. This field is taken concurrently with either SPE 363 for ECE/SPE majors or SPE 411 for Middle Level and Secondary Education majors and will be integrated in the courses. This is a supervised practicum.
Prerequisites: TED 231,TED 271, SPE 111, SPE 211 Co-requisite: SPE 363 for ECE/SPE majors, SPE 411 for Middle Level and Secondary Education majors.

Note: Students must possess current clearances required by PA law.

TED 496 Senior Field, 0 credit

During the semester they are not enrolled in Student Teaching (TED 497), seniors are expected to independently propose and then complete a series of activities. The activities might be completed in specially selected community classrooms or in related settings (e.g., a group home, a tutorial setting, a business or industry, etc.). Students majoring in SECED/Biology or SECED/CHE must complete their senior field on campus assisting professors in lab classes.

TED 498 Student Teaching, 9 credits

The culminating activity of the university’s TED places students (all majors) in classroom situations where they complete their development as teachers by demonstrating their abilities to fully function as classroom teachers. TED students spend the first half of the student-teaching semester in one setting and the second half in another. In each placement, student teachers work under the guidance and supervision of master teachers and university supervisors.

NB: TED 498 may only be taken by students graduating after January 1, 2013.

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