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Throughout their program of study, teacher candidates participate in over hours of field-based coursework, including the early field experience, service learning, introduction to middle-level and secondary education, and two practicums taken concurrently with content methods courses. The program culminates in a week, full-time high school student teaching semester in the chosen field. Upon successful of their program of study, the Education Division recommends the B. Graduates of the Bachelor of Education degree with a concentration in Secondary English will be able to:.
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The Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education prepares students to work with children from ninth through twelfth grade in public, private, and alternative school systems. MU Students work closely with mentors, practicing teachers, administrators, and university faculty to develop the knowledge and skills to enhance learning outcomes for children and youth. Upon successfully completing the initial teacher certification process, the state grants you certification in secondary social studies. Practical and rewarding clinical training in schools and agencies begins sophomore year, and continues each semester culminating in a senior-level teaching internship, enhancing teaching skills and confidence. Coursework within Secondary social studies provides you with experience in the methods of teaching social studies.
Requirements for the Major in Secondary Education include a combination of education courses and student teaching experiences that lead to certification for a state-approved teaching license. All candidates completing this program and student teaching are eligible to receive Pennsylvania certification after achieving a passing or qualifying score on Pennsylvania Department of Education required exam s. If you are interested in teaching in another state, please contact the Department of Education in that state. Teacher Education Policy Manual. If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.
Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools
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If so, our middle school teacher preparation program may be for you! Our program allows you to choose two teaching areas see options below and prepares you to work in grades Admission to the professional phase of the program is competitive.
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The College of Education and Human Development is nationally accredited for its teacher certification programs and provides many opportunities for students to gain professional experience in schools locally, statewide and internationally. Students build a strong liberal arts background by drawing from the many departments on campus to fulfill general education and concentration requirements. Students in the College of Education and Human Development also have the option of studying in the Honors College, which offers intensive work in small classes, as well as the chance to pursue undergraduate research. In addition to becoming certified to teach in middle and high school classrooms in the United States and internationally, graduates may work in non-school settings, such as research units, industry or museums. Our students acquire skills they can use in a variety of careers, including the ability to collaborate, to work effectively in team environments, and to communicate clearly. In addition, graduates may pursue careers in schools outside the traditional classroom role, such as a technology integrator. The secondary education program builds on strong partnerships the College of Education and Human Development has created with school districts locally, statewide and internationally.