Post-Bacc Secondary Certification
All Content Areas, Grade 7-12
Moravian University candidates in Secondary Education post-bacc certification demonstrate deep content knowledge, reflect critically on their practice and take action to engage students in whole group, small group, workshop, and conference-based instruction. Our program supports students in creating a well-planned, standards-based environment, where they select, administer, and adapt research-based best practices in the teaching of their content area. Our students establish and maintain collaborative relationships with various constituencies, including parents, guardians, and the community to support the learning of all students.
Moravian University provides post-baccalaureate secondary certification in the following content areas: Biology, English, General Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.
Important Program Guidelines
Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the program. All education courses must be completed prior to beginning student teaching. No other courses should be taken during their student teaching semester. Students must have prior written approval by the program coordinator if they plan to complete any of the courses at another institution.
Professional Education Courses Required for Certification
|EDUC 502.2||Intro. to the Education of English Language Learners|
|EDUC 507||Culture, Community & Diversity: Intro. to Critical Pedagogy (40-hour Stage 1&2 Field Experience)|
|EDUC 503||Student Development & Instructional Design (40-hour Stage 1&2 Field Experience)|
|EDUC 534||Including Students with Disabilities|
|EDUC 530.2||Computer Technology in the Classroom|
|EDUC 540||Reflective Teaching (Fall only; 40-hour Stage 3 Field Experience)|
|EDUC 56X||Curriculum and Instruction (Fall only; 110-hour Stage 3 Field Experience)|
|EDUC 575-7||Student Teaching|
|EDUC 578||Seminar in Secondary Student Teaching|
Content Area Tests Required Prior to Certification
|Certification Area||Course Praxis Exam|
|General Science 7-12||5436|
|Social Studies 7-12||5081|
Please visit this site for more information about the Praxis exams: https://www.ets.org/praxis/site/test-takers/where-to-test.html
Test scores should be reported to Moravian University (RA2418) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Inquiries about the application process for Post-Bacc Secondary Certification should be directed to the Graduate Education Student Experience Mentor - Melissa Stough, Student Experience Mentor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries about coursework and other academic components of the Post-Bacc Secondary Certification programs should be directed to the Director of Graduate Education – Dr. Bess Van Asselt @ email@example.com.