Sep 25, 2023  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Post-Graduate Teacher Certification: Secondary Education

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Graduate students are assessed through a series of state sanctioned achievement tests. All students are required to pass all tests prior to student teaching.

All students are assessed by PDE form 430. This document has been prepared by PDE and is required of all students seeking initial certification. The form mandates the attainment of specific standards in order for a student to be recommended by Neumann University to PDE for certification.

In addition, each student prepares a Portfolio that demonstrates how the student met the competencies established by PDE for Grades 7-12 certification as well as how the student met the 10 Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) Principles

Students who have successfully completed a Master of Science degree in Education can also pursue a Teacher Certification option at Neumann University. For those students seeking Secondary Teacher Certification in either English, Social Studies, or Biology/General Science, the following additional graduate courses must be taken and successfully completed:


* These courses may be taken as electives in the initial Master of Science in Education Program with written permission of the student’s graduate advisor.

EDU 560  can only be taken at the main campus of Neumann University. Prior to registering for both EDU 560  and EDU 575 , the student must have taken and passed all required PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II examinations.

Students who wish to pursue Secondary Teacher Certification in either English, Social Studies, or Biology/General Science must also demonstrate course work in these specified areas that is sufficient to meet the most current Pennsylvania Department of Education standards.

Students pursuing this Teacher Certification option are also required to obtain proof of a current  FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance in order to begin this course. No student may begin EDU 575  without all current clearances. For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 610-558-5613.

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