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Below are all of the courses you have to choose from for the teaching certification part of this program. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog for specific information on earning your undergraduate degree with this teaching certification.


Principles of Accounting I (SBU 100)

General introduction to accounting principles and bookkeeping methods; the theory of debit and credit; financial statements; working papers; adjusting and closing entries. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Principles of Accounting II (SBU 101)

An examination of depreciation theory; liabilities; voucher system; payroll; partnership; corporation; consolidated statements; statement of cash flow. Prerequisite: SBU100. Spring semester and ADP sessions 2 and 4. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Principles of Management (SBU 180)

Process of management in both profit and non-profit organizations. Emphasis on major functions of management, with decision-making as integral part of each, including planning, organizing, leading, staffing and training, development, and marketing. Fall and spring semesters and ADP sessions 1, 2, 3, and 5. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Managerial Accounting (SBU 201)

Study of the use of accounting information in performing managerial functions including planning, controls, and cost/financial analysis. Prerequisite: SBU101. Fall and spring semesters and ADP sessions 3 and 5. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Principles of Finance (SBU 204)

Basic financial concepts and application; types of financial assets; local, state, and federal levels. Fall and spring semesters and ADP session 5. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Marketing (SBU 220)

Management problem-solving approaches of marketing. Basic marketing functions including product/service planning, distribution activities, location, logistics, promotion strategies, sales, e-commerce, advertising, and pricing techniques. Technological tools. Ethical ramifications. Cases and simulations supplement material. Fall semester and ADP session 1. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Small Venture Planning and Finance (SBU 235)

The components of the business plan and elements of operational and strategic planning as they relate to the small business, basic financial concepts, and the application in a small business environment. Spring semester, even-numbered years, evenings only. 3 credits.

International Business (SBU 240)

Introduction to international business, focusing on the historical development of international trade, finance, the emergence of the multinational corporation, and conceptual frameworks within which businesses operate. Writing Intensive course. Fall and spring semesters and ADP session 1. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Personnel/Human Resource Management (SBU 295)

Study of personnel and human resources; conflict resolution techniques; structuring job descriptions and specifications; recruiting and interviewing methods; compensation evaluation; employee and labor relations situations; training and development activities; benefits management; international implementations; human resource information systems. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Advanced Marketing Seminar (SBU 320)

Practical advanced exposure to problems and situations within marketing management. Includes coverage of the key marketing functions. Case material, hands-on experience, and simulation supplement the lecture and discussion format. Marketing on the Internet, high-tech applications, and ethical considerations are discussed. Pre- or co-requisite: SBU204. Prerequisite: SBU220. Spring semester and ADP session 3. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Business Law I (SBU 340)

An intensive analysis of contract, utilizing the case method of study. The study of agency and partnership, with emphasis on the essential contractual nature of these fields. Fall semester and ADP session 2. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Training and Development (SBU 371)

Theory and practice of training, retraining, and developing employees and managers. Determining needs, organizing resources, designing and conducting training and development programs, preparing evaluation, workplace follow-up, business change, career and performance management. Experience with technology, team development, empowerment, and international applications. Prerequisite: SBU180. Spring semester, odd-numbered years, and ADP session 4. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Integrative Seminar (SBU 465)

Culminating experience for business administration majors. Study of small business development and the issues related to the basic elements of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, and the business plan. Students utilize analytical and delivery skills in formal team presentations. Fall, spring, and summer and ADP session 3. Seniors only. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Communication Theory (SCA 100)

An overview of the theoretical foundations and principles of the communication process. Emphasis on how theory guides decisions in communication problem-solving, the design and development of information resources, and the influence, challenge, and power of the mass media and social media to effect change. Fall semester. 3 credits.

Prog 1: Intro to Development (SCS 132)

Students learn the fundamentals of computer science and application development. This course uses the Java programming language. Students learn fundamental programming skills, including data types, branches, loops, classes and methods, all of which are highly transferrable to other languages. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Principles of Microeconomics (SEC 101)

Introduction to economic reasoning, terminology, and fundamental concepts. Emphasis on individual economic units, such as the household and the firm and how they affect and are affected by the various market structures existing in American capitalism. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 1 and 4. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Principles of Macroeconomics (SEC 102)

Introduction to general equilibrium analyses, in particular, the policies that influence the level of aggregate output, unemployment, and price levels. International trade analysis. SEC101 strongly recommended as prerequisite. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 2 and 5. 3 credits.

Consumer in our Society (SEC 345)

Analysis of consumer interactions with society, the marketplace, and the public sector. Through study and special project experiences, students recognize the rights and responsibilities of consumers and understand the role consumers play in the functioning of the American economy. Satisfies the U.S. Cultures requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring semester and ADP session 2. Second semester sophomores or above. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Found'ns of Education & School Law (SED 110)

This is an introductory course stressing the Pennsylvania Core Standards, philosophy, history, psychology, law, and sociology of education. Certification, school law, foundations, current issues, trends in special education and vocational technical education, and other topics related to the teaching profession are introduced. Student experiences culminate in the development of a personal philosophy of education and observations in an area school to provide an opportunity for a special investigation of the profession. Field component required. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Prin. of Instructional Technologies (SED 118)

General information for teachers on integrating modern technology in PreK-12 classrooms. The use of current equipment, assistive technology, computer programs, Web 2.0 applications, and mobile technology to enhance teaching and learning in both traditional and online classes are explored and evaluated. Fall and spring semesters, online in J-term. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Instr'l Strat for Inclusive Ed (SED 201)

Current teaching techniques across the curriculum are stressed in this class. Topics covered include Bloom’s Taxonomy, instructional objectives, motivation and retention theories, cooperative learning, inclusive practices, classroom management, assessment, and the use of Pennsylvania Core Standards in lesson and unit planning. Field experiences required. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Intro to Exceptional Children (SED 205)

Educational philosophies and instructional strategies for children with special needs. Topics focus on specific characteristics of various disabilities, cultural and language barriers, gifted and talented, current legislation, inclusion strategies, and current issues in the field. Field experience is a required component of this course. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Characteristics and Strategies I (SED 208)

Examines the characteristics and causes of high incidence disabilities. Emphasis is placed on identification, learning needs, instructional strategies, programming, assessment practices, transition, research, and current practices. Field experience is a required component of this course. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Prerequisite: SED205. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Characteristics and Strategies II (SED 209)

Examines the causes and characteristics of individuals with severe and profound disabilities. Emphasis is placed on identification, legal issues, programming, assessment, instructional models, transition, research, and promising practices. Field experiences required. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Prerequisite: SED205. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Teaching English Language Learners (SED 227)

Prepares instructors for teaching students who speak English as a second language. Research theories and practical applications are presented in preparing Pre-K to 12 instructors including: a survey of research in the linguistic, psychologial, and sociolinguistic aspects of second language acquisition, instructional strategies, and appropriate assessments. Field component required. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Prerequisite: SED110 or SMU102. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Practicum:Secondary (SED 301)

This is a field experience for those pursuing secondary certification. Students work in area school classrooms one day per week per term. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Formal admission into the Education Program required. Co-requisite: SED335 and SED432. Pass/Fail only. Fall and spring semesters. 1 credit. Repeatable for credit.

1 Credit.

Practicum:Secondary Methods (SED 304)

This is a companion course for all secondary methods courses. In this early field experience, pre-service students work with secondary content specialist teachers in area schools for one day per week per term. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Formal admission into the Education Program required. Corequisite: SED222, SED314, SED319, SED320, or SED323. Pass/Fail only. Fall semester, even-numbered years. 1 credit. Repeatable for credit. Fee.

1 Credit.

Practicum:Multiculturalism (SED 305)

A pre-service 15 hour practicum experience for students in districts that have a diverse (ethnically, racially, and economically) student body. Students observe, tutor, and co-teach in a diverse environment. This course is required for candidates in all certification areas. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Formal admission into the Education Program required or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: SED201 or SED202. Pass/Fail only. Repeatable for credit. Fall and spring semesters, J-term and M-term travel abroad. 1 credit. Fee.

1 Credit.

Reading in Secondary Content Area (SED 327)

This course prepares students to adapt secondary content area reading course materials to accommodate students with diverse disabilities and learning difficulties in order to facilitate their learning of the content area curriculum based on Pennsylvania Core Standards. Application of current methods and materials for assisting these students as they read, study, and learn in the secondary school content area are presented. Field experiences required. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Formal admission into the Education Program required. Prerequisite: SED201. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Meth. of Teaching Bus.,Comp, & I.T. (SED 334)

Students study methods of instruction, skill-building techniques, selection and preparation of instructional materials, standards of achievement, and the evaluation and measurement of student progress in business, computers, and information technology. Students construct and present teaching units, enrichment materials, and lesson plans for effective teaching. Provisions are made for observation and participation in demonstrative teaching. Formal admission into the Education Program required. Corequisite: SED304. Prerequisite: SED201. Fall semester, even-numbered years. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Assessment (SED 335)

Designed to prepare prospective teachers to actively participate in the assessment process. All methods of assessment are examined. Students are given instruction in the effective construction and proper use of tests and the legal issues surrounding assessment. Formal admission into the Education Program required. Prerequisite: SED205. Corequisite: SED432 or permission of instructor. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Classroom Management (SED 340)

Techniques and strategies for managing student behavior in the classroom. Special emphasis on the techniques and strategies most effective with students who are behaviorally disordered. Effective parent conferencing techniques are emphasized. Field component required. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Formal admission into the Education Program required. Prerequisite: SED205. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Pre Student Teaching Clinical Lab (SED 432)

The purpose of this course, which pairs fieldwork with independent study, is to assist students in the transition from being a full-time college student to becoming a full-time student teacher. Throughout this experience, which bridges the gap between theory and practice, students will have opportunities not only to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that they have acquired from content-area and methods courses, but also to reflect on the dispositions that they have developed toward teaching throughout the teaching certification program. Field experience with clearances required. Transportation is students’ responsibility. Prerequisite: Admission into the Education Program with evidence of passing scores for the Basic Skills Assessment. Corequisite: SED335, and ED300/301. Permission required. Fall and spring semesters, J-term. 1 credit.

1 Credit.

Student Teaching (SED 434)

This is a 14-week student teaching experience for students who are earning a single area of certification. Students are expected to plan and employ lesson designs based on Pennsylvania Core Standards under the guidance of a cooperating teacher in an area school. Transportation is the student’s responsibility. Students are assigned to schools within a 20-mile radius of the University. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses required for certification; “B-” or better in SED201 or SED202, and SED432; cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better; passing scores on Basic Skills Assessment; and approval of Education faculty. Corequisite: SED435 for all; SED436 is also a corequisite for PreK-4 majors. Permission required. Fall and spring semesters. 12 credits. Fee.

12 Credits.

Student Teaching Seminar (SED 435)

This is a seminar that emphasizes the professional responsibilities found in the companion course, the student teaching experience SED433 or SED434. The Pennsylvania Code of Ethical Behavior is examined in depth. Additionally, issues such as mandated reporting for child abuse, first aid issues and other classroom health care concerns, job search strategies, professional portfolio development, and classroom management comprise the topics for discussion in this course. Prerequisites: Completion of all courses required for certification; “B-” or better in SED201 or SED202, and SED432; cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better; and approval of Education faculty. Corequisite: SED433 or SED434. Permission required. Fall and spring semesters. 1 credit.

1 Credit.

American Lit Survey, 1776 to Pres (SEL 266)

Surveys a broad expanse of American literature, including fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction, written in different regions of the United States, by men and women of various cultural groups. Canonical works and movements are studied along with writing from marginalized or emerging viewpoints, such as Native American oral tradition, African American narrative, women's private and public writing, and multimodal storytelling. Prerequisite: SEL106 or SEL107. Fall semester. Satisfies the U.S. Cultures requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. 3 credits.

Cont American Lit for Children (SEL 269)

Introduction to novels and picture books for elementary school-aged children, with emphasis on presenting such books in the classroom, encouraging a love of reading, and addressing geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic differences through books. Fulfills literature requirement for teaching certification candidates. Fall semester. Satisfies the U.S. Cultures requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. 3 credits.

Structure of the Number System 1 (SMA 100)

Topics include problem-solving, set theory, number theory, numeration systems, and algebra review. Particular emphasis is placed on the successive development of real numbers and the employment of electronic resources. The first course in a sequence of two mathematics courses designed for students who are pursuing teacher certification in areas other than secondary mathematics. Prerequisite knowledge: This course requires a working knowledge of elementary algebra. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.

Structure of the Number System 2 (SMA 102)

Topics include geometry, counting methods, probability, statistics, logic, and consumer mathematics. Particular emphasis is placed on problem-solving strategies and the employment of electronic resources. The second course in a sequence of two mathematics courses designed for students who are pursuing teacher certification in areas other than secondary mathematics. Prerequisite: SMA100. Satisfies the Mathematics requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.

Infancy,Childhood,Adolescence & Lab (SPY 225)

The study of human physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development from conception through adolescence. Includes observation and analysis of children’s behavior at the campus Child Development Center. Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP session 4 in even-numbered years. 3 credits.

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