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 • Social Studies and Mathematics • Social Studies and Science Middle Level 4-8 and Special Education PreK-8 • English/Language Arts and Reading AND Special Education PreK-8 • Mathematics AND Special Education PreK-8 • Science AND Special Education PreK-8 • Social Studies AND Special Education PreK-8 Secondary Education grades 7-12 • Biology (BA and BS programs) • English • Mathematics • Social Studies Associate Degrees • Early Childhood Education • Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention Teacher Certification In compliance with Pennsylvania Law, Act 354, all individuals entering School of Education programs must have and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater. All individuals seeking teacher certification in Pennsylvania must fulfill the requirements of the University for the Baccalaureate Degree as well as the professional education requirements of the School of Education. Teacher candidates must also achieve passing scores, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), on the required teacher examinations. The process and requirements for teacher certification are described in the Gannon University Teacher Certification Handbook as well as this catalog. To obtain specific information about certification in other states, teacher candidates should review information online at each state's Department of Education web site. Please note that current Pennsylvania Department of Education standards and regulations take precedence over any information described in this document. Should these standards and regulations change, Gannon will change its requirements. Teacher candidates will be responsible for meeting the new guidelines for certification. Please refer to the PDE web site at http://www.pde.state.pa.us for changes in regulations. Admission to the School of Education Acceptance and enrollment at Gannon University does not automatically guarantee acceptance into the School of Education as a teacher candidate. Each teacher candidate must apply for official admission to the School of Education. Applications are available in the School of Education office. Teacher candidates are required to formally apply to the School of Education at the conclusion of their first 48 credit hours. This usually occurs between the first and second semester of the sophomore year, but application must be made no later than the end of the sophomore year. Continuation in the Education program is dependent upon acceptance into the School of Education.