Feb 07, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Elementary Education (PK-4), and Special Education (PK-12), BA


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Curriculum Sequence


Freshman


Fall (16.5 Credits)


Spring (18.5/19.5 Credits)


Sophomore


Fall (18 Credits)


Spring (18 Credits)


Junior


Fall (15 Credits)


Spring (19 Credits)


Senior


Total Credits: 132-136


**ED 106   is an international-travel, service-learning course that is offered every spring semester. This course is an elective that students can add to any spring semester.

† English Literature requirement (for PDE): ENGL 131-135, 335-363, 365-376

All students must have the following up-to-date clearances on file within the Office of Teacher Education and Certification: criminal record check, FBI Fingerprints, PA Child Abuse, Tuberculosis (TB) results, and National Sex Offender Registry Results (NSOR).  Students are also required to complete a Mandated Reporting Training upon entry to the program.  See the Office of Teacher Education and Certification’s website for additional details.

Education students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or better in all Education classes and MATH 111   and MATH 112  . Any grade below a C will result in the need to retake the course. Students must have a 3.0 overall GPA and pass PAPA or CORE for admission into the Teacher Certification Program.

For ED 100-level and 200-level courses, students participate in field experience stages 1 and 2 as defined by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education.  Students must have required clearances on file in the Office of Certification before entering the field experience placement.  Candidates work with groups of students in school or in after-school settings under the supervision of a certified teacher.

For ED 300-level and 400-level courses, students participate in field experience stage 3 as defined by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education.  Students must have required clearances on file in the Office of Certification before entering the field experience placement.  Candidates teach groups of students in school or in after-school settings under the supervision of a certified teacher.  For this phase of clinical (field) experience, candidates will have been admitted to the teacher certification program and have taken at least one methods course but will not be in full control of the class.

Due to changes by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, this ladder is a guide for this program. The academic advisor would communicate changes that could occur.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

 

Secondary Education Programs


Students can pursue secondary teacher certification in biology , chemistry , earth and space science  (see science), English mathematics , physics , social studies  (history or political science), and Spanish  (see modern language). See the individual majors in the College of Arts & Sciences  section for requirements and curricula for each certification listed above.

Education courses required for secondary certification include ED 100 , ED 107 , ED 306 , ED 307 , ED 308 , ED 309 , ED 310 , ED 415 , ED 411 , ED 421 , ED 330 , and an appropriate course in teaching methods for the selected certification area. In addition, each student must adjust his/her subject-matter academic work to meet the requirements for a full-time student teaching experience during the senior year, a 14-week experience of teaching a full complement of secondary courses.

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