The educational studies major provides students the option of completing the requirements for the bachelor of science degree in education without completing the requirements for the Pennsylvania Instructional I teaching certificate.
Students will substitute the appropriate internships in lieu of student teaching and do not take sophomore or junior field experience courses. Undergraduate students in the Educational Studies program complete a 9-12 credit, 14-week internship instead of student teaching.
Students need to consult the Education Department faculty for standards for being certified in another state.
Interested students need to apply for admission to educational studies at the end of the sophomore year. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required. A curriculum model will be provided for all applicants.
It is possible for an educational studies major to "crossover" into one of the education areas leading to the Pennsylvania Instructional I certificate. Specific requirements need to be satisfied. Please consult with your education advisor.
Special Requirements Education majors who plan to teach in the parochial schools should take a minor in religious studies. Students who wish to teach in a daycare or preschool should take six (6) credits in early childhood education.
This major does not qualify the student for a Pennsylvania Instructional I teaching certificate. Please consult the education department faculty for standards for being certified in another state.
Students who plan to teach in a classroom setting must also complete the following courses: ELE 471, Reading and Language Arts III; ELE 481, Guiding Children to Mathematical Discovery; and EDU 308, Classroom Management Techniques.