Initial Instructional Certifications

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Immaculata offers two initial instructional (teacher) certifications in PreK-4 or PreK-4/PreK-8 Special Education for those who DO NOT hold any Pennsylvania instructional certification.

You must satisfy a prerequisite of six credits both in mathematics and English composition and literature. You must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

PreK-4 Instructional Certification Only (30 Credits)

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
GEN 501 Human Development 3
EDL 613 Testing and Assessment 3
EDL 614 Instructional Needs of ELLs 3
EDL 617 Foundations of Education and Learning 3
EDL 620 Curriculum Applications 3
EDL 629 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDL 640 Instructional Accommodation 3
EDL 644 Language Arts 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 640. 

Certification also requires satisfactory completion of state-mandated tests.

 

PreK-4 and Special Education (PreK-8) Instructional Certification Only (39 Credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
GEN 501 Human Development 3
EDL 613 Testing and Assessment 3
EDL 614 Instructional Needs of ELLs 3
EDL 617 Foundations of Education and Learning 3
EDL 620 Curriculum Applications 3
EDL 629 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDL 640 Instructional Accommodation 3
EDL 644 Language Arts Methods 3
EDL 651 Procedures/Process in Special Education 3
EDL 652 High Incidence Disabilities 3
EDL 653 Low Incidence Disabilities 3
EDL 592* Student Teaching 6
EDL 591* Modified Student Teaching (add-on certificate) 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 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 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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