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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
Biology 7-12   5236
English 7-12   5038
General Science 7-12   5436
Mathematics 7-12   5165
Social Studies 7-12   5081

Please visit this site for more information about the Praxis exams:

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

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 @