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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Science Education Certificate

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The Secondary Science Education Certificate is available for students interested in teaching Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science or Physics. Completion of the Secondary Science Education Certificate requirements as part of their BS program prepares students to become certified middle- and high-school teachers in Pennsylvania and other states. Science teachers in grades 7 to 12 teach subjects that require a broad and solid foundation in their chosen discipline, as other sciences and mathematics. Courses in the foundations of education and pedagogy complement the subject matter studies. Students create and present lessons, first in their courses and then in school classrooms, culminating in the student teaching experience in the final semester. For additional information on requirements leading to teacher certification, see “3-Step Process for Teacher Education” in the College of Education and Communications  section of this catalog.

Preprofessional Education Sequence: 6


Total Certificate Requirements: 31

(1) Students should work with the teacher education coordinator in their department to apply for PA teaching certification. Only students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience or Physics or who have received approval from the education coordinator responsible for the desired area of certification will qualify for this certificate

(2) These courses are a part of the Three Step Process for teacher education at IUP. This process must be completed, including the non-coursework components, to earn the Secondary Science Education certificate. Information on the Three Step Process can be found in the undergraduate catalog under College of Education and Communications , or on the web at: https://www.iup.edu/teachereducation/students/three-step-process/

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