Prerequisites The above course requirements presume that the student has completed the following courses, or their equivalent, prior to matriculation. If not, they become additional required courses in the program. • Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJS 110) • Correctional Process (CRJS 201) Students will be permitted to take other courses in substitution for any course listed above which they have satisfactorily completed prior to admission into the Next Step program. Students are required to complete 7-19 credits in the Liberal Studies Core. Students may transfer courses equivalent to Sacred Scripture, Introduction to Philosophy, the Literature Series and/or the Fine Arts Series. Students must take the Leadership Seminar, the Theology/ Philosophy III Series, and the Senior Seminar or approved capstone at Gannon. All students graduating from the College of Humanities must have completed six credits of a Modern Foreign Language.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION JANICE M. WHITEMAN, M.Ed., Director, School of Education FACULTY: Associate Professors: Leighann Forbes, Robin Quick. Assistant Professors: William Hallock, Jill Merritt, Janice Whiteman. Instructor: Nancy Morris. Mission of the Gannon School of Education: The School of Education is committed to the preparation of educators as reflected through the Gannon University Judeo-Christian tradition. Through extensive field experience, modeling, professionalism, and collaboration, we deliver a student-centered, research-based professional education program that provides opportunities for diverse community experiences and promotion of personal growth and continuous learning. All Gannon University teacher certification programs have Pennsylvania Department of Education approval. Gannon University’s undergraduate programs have been identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as model, innovative programs in the areas of:
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evelopment, cognition, and learning coursework D Use of academic standards and assessment anchors to design instruction Assessment skills and use of data to design instruction Faculty qualifications Use of educational technology Field experiences and student teaching New teacher support
The School of Education currently offers the following initial certification baccalaureate program options: Early Childhood Education PreK-4 Early Childhood Education PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8 Middle Level 4-8 • English/Language Arts and Reading • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies • English/Language Arts and Mathematics • English/Language Arts and Science • Mathematics and Science