Education 37 • An undergraduate and graduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 • A completed application for admission including three letters of recommendation • Evidence by previous academic record that the applicant has the general ability and preparation necessary to pursue graduate study successfully • An interview with the program director Before admission to the graduate program, student transcripts will be reviewed by a faculty member in the content area of intended certification as well as the program director in the School of Education to determine the required program of study. Students must also apply and be admitted to the School of Education to be eligible for field experiences and upper level education courses. Admission to the M.Ed. program for the purpose of pursuing teacher certification does not guarantee admission to the School of Education. Once admitted to the School of Education, the teacher candidate must complete all certification requirements as outlined in the Teacher Certification Handbook. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TEACHER CERTIFICATION The candidate will provide the following official documentation: • That all required courses in the candidate’s content area of Biology, English, History/Social Studies, or Mathematics, have been successfully completed with a grade of C or better • Praxis I Mathematics, Reading, and Writing have been passed within the last two years • The appropriate Praxis II content test(s) has been passed within the last two years • Two approved college Math courses were successfully completed with a grade of C or better • Two approved college English courses, one in composition and one in literature, were successfully passed with a grade of C or better • Valid criminal history clearances, including Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint Check. Please note that fingerprint check must be obtained by following the procedures set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education • Application to the School of Education which includes a writing sample CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS This program requires the student to take 24 credits of core courses, 6 credits of required electives, and 21 credits of certification requirements. GEDU 612 Leadership, Current Issues and the Teacher as Agent of Change (3 credits) GEDU 505 Classroom Discipline (3 credits) GEDU 601 Action Research (3 credits) GEDU 602 Portfolio GEDU 609 GEDU 604 GEDU 621 GEDU 637 GEDU 623 Inclusive Classroom Practices (3credits) Educational Tests and Measurements (3 credits) School Curriculum (3 credits) Learning Theory (3 credits) Technology: Literacy and Integration (3 credits) REQUIRED COGNATE/ELECTIVES FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (6 credits) GEDU 520 Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL/ Practicum (3 credits) GEDU 627 Foundations of Literacy in the Secondary Program (3 credits) This course sequence completes the requirements for the M.Ed. Total credits for M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction: 30 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits) The following additional practicum experiences and courses are required for teacher certification. The practicum experiences and courses must be taken in the following order: GEDU 537 Students with Exceptional Needs (3 credits) GEDU 620 Meeting the Needs of Students with Exceptionalities Middle and High School (3 credits) GEDU 619 Methods and Materials of Instruction (3 credits) GEDU 628 Secondary/K-12 Education Practicum I (1 credit) GEDU 629 Secondary/K-12 Education Practicum II (1 credit) GEDU 632 Secondary/K-12 Education Practicum III (1 credit) GEDU 550 Student Teaching (6 credits) GEDU 690 Professional Seminar (taken in conjunction with student teaching) (3 credits) Total minimum credits required for M.Ed. with teacher certification: 51 credits Master of Education: Reading and Reading Specialist Certification Program-ONLINE Coordinator: Dr. Robin Quick, D.Ed. Phone: 814-871-5399 email@example.com OVERVIEW Literacy is the key to children’s success and provides communication links with society throughout life. The Master of Education degree in Reading and the Reading Specialist Certification Program provide training to become a reading professional who can function collaboratively and in a variety of capacities. Preparation consists of theory, application, and implementation of research-based instruction and assessment practices. The Reading Specialist is trained in instruction and assessment techniques and given leadership opportunities to promote literacy programs for students, parents, other educators, and the community.