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Secondary Education Degree

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biology, English, Math or Social Studies

Offered on campus

Prepare for a Fulfilling Career in a Subject Area of Your Choice

In Point Park University's secondary education degree program, you have the opportunity to integrate academic content courses in your chosen subject area — biological sciences, English, mathematics or social studies — with courses in education. Ultimately, you’ll combine your academic programs with certification courses, so you’re ready to teach grades seven through 12. 

You will explore subjects like assessment and adaptations, technological literacy for teaching, literacy and learning in secondary school, in-depth content area exploration and have a student teaching practicum. And you will benefit from state-of-the-art resources and a variety of choices for student teaching placements, which will prepare you to teach most anywhere.

Students are eligible to apply for the Instructional I Certificate issued by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania if they have:

  • Successfully completed the program leading to certification;
  • Passed the required PRAXIS exams; and
  • Demonstrated competence in student teaching.

Degree Requirements by Subject

Our secondary education program offers areas of study in biology, English, math and social studies. Follow the links below to view the required coursework for each area. 

View our course descriptions.

Special Education Dual Certification

In addition to the initial certification program, some education students can choose to simultaneously complete the Pennsylvania Department of Education's requirements for special education certification. Follow the links below to view the courses required for dual certification.

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