Initial Certifications

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Immaculata offers initial instructional (teacher) certifications for those who DO NOT hold any Pennsylvania instructional certification. You may choose to become certified in PreK-4 or PreK-4/PreK-8 Special Education.

PreK-4 Certification Only

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
CLD 553 Instructional Needs of English Language Learners 3
EDL 611 Early Childhood Theory and Development 3
EDL 612 Early Education Basic Methods 3
EDL 613 Testing and Assessment 3
EDL 619 Foundations of Education 3
EDL 629 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDL 635 Psychology of Learning 3
EDL 640 Instructional Accommodation 3
EDL 641 Differentiated Reading 3
EDL 642 Integrating Arts/Movement in Curriculum 3
EDL 646 Language Arts/Literacy Methods 3
EDL 647 Mathematics Methods 3
EDL 648 Science & Technology Methods 3
EDL 649 Social Studies & Health Methods 3
EDL 592* Student Teaching 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* By arrangement with the director of student teaching at least one year prior to this experience. Students work full-time in the schools during the 12 weeks of student teaching. This experience is guided and directed by University staff in cooperation with school personnel. During this time student-teachers participate in seminars conducted by University staff. Students are required to have a minimum number of specified hours of classroom observation prior to student teaching. All coursework must be completed prior to student teaching.

Field experience (or prior classroom experiences/equivalencies) are included in EDL 612 and EDL 640. 

Certification also requires satisfactory completion of state-mandated tests.

 

PreK-4 and Special Education (PreK-8) Certification Only

Course Number Course Name Credits
CLD 553 Instructional Needs of English Language Learners 3
EDL 611 Early Childhood Theory and Development 3
EDL 612 Early Education Basic Methods 3
EDL 613 Testing and Assessment 3
EDL 619 Foundations of Education 3
EDL 629 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDL 635 Psychology of Learning 3
EDL 640 Instructional Accommodation 3
EDL 641 Differentiated Reading 3
EDL 642 Integrating Arts/Movement in Curriculum 3
EDL 646 Language Arts/Literacy Methods 3
EDL 647 Mathematics Methods 3
EDL 648 Science & Technology Methods 3
EDL 649 Social Studies & Health Methods 3
EDL 650 Characteristics/Causes of Disability 3
EDL 651 Procedures/Process in Special Education 3
EDL 652 Strategies for High Incidence Disabilities 3
EDL 653 Strategies for Low Incidence Disabilities 3
EDL 592* Student Teaching 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* By arrangement with the director of student teaching at least one year prior to this experience. Students work full-time in the schools during the 12 weeks of student teaching. This experience is guided and directed by University staff in cooperation with school personnel. During this time student-teachers participate in seminars conducted by University staff. Students are required to have a minimum number of specified hours of classroom observation prior to student teaching. All coursework must be completed prior to student teaching.

Field experience (or prior classroom experiences/equivalencies) are included in EDL 612, EDL 640, EDL 652 and EDL 653.

Certification also requires satisfactory completion of state-mandated tests.

For further information, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

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