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Looking to earn initial certification and already have your bachelor’s? This is a great place to start. We see you learning to educate and inspire culturally, linguistically and developmentally diverse students while mastering teaching concepts and technology in the classroom. Choose from one of the following certification areas*:  

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • English
  • Spanish (K-12)

*While it is not required that you have a bachelor’s degree in your preferred subject, please note that each certification area has certain undergraduate coursework requirements. 

Educators are a crucial building block of every community. Fueled by a passion for guiding and inspiring growth, you need advanced skills and specialized training to rise above and turn challenges into opportunities. At Cedar Crest, you will learn the skills you need to empower you with deeper expertise and innovative techniques to help learners from all backgrounds, circumstances and abilities realize their full potential.   

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Master of Education: Secondary Certification (41 credits)

Required Courses

EDU 505 Law and Policy in Education (3 cr)
EDU 514 Reading in the Content Areas (3 cr)
EDU 516 Multicultural & Diversity Education (3 cr)
EDU 520 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience I (1 cr)
EDU 522 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience II (1 cr)
EDU 550 Purpose, Pedagogy, and Practices in Education (3 cr)
EDU 559 Curriculum and Instruction for the English Language Learner (3 cr)
EDU 582 Technology for Educators (3 cr)
EDU 546 Mathematics & Science, EDU 547 Social Studies, EDU 548 English, or EDU 549 World Language: Curriculum, Assessment, and Learning Experiences for Secondary Students (3 cr)
SPE 520 Evidence-Based Approaches (3 cr)
SPE 541 The Exceptional Child: Special Education Process: PreK-Transition (3 cr)
SPE 544 Adaptations, Modifications, and Assistive Technology (3 cr)
EDU 573 Student Teaching: Secondary Schools (3 cr) (Capstone)
EDU 574 Professional Education Seminar (3 cr) (Capstone)

Students must also complete 3 credits in Child Psychology or Educational Psychology. Advanced standing may be awarded for equivalency from a former program for this requirement. Otherwise, students should take EDU 102 Educational Psychology as part of their program.

Please Note: All courses and fieldwork must be completed prior to student teaching and professional seminar. The student may not take any other classes during the student teaching semester. After the successful completion of the student teaching semester and passing all state-required exams, the student may apply for Pennsylvania teaching certification using the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS).

Content Area Requirements

To be certified in secondary education a student must possess an academic major or the equivalent of an academic major in at least one of the content areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Spanish. Students should consult with their advisor for specific information about the coursework required in each content area.

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Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801

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