Middle Level Education Post-Baccalaureate (4-8) Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Middle Level Education (4-8) certificate program provides students the opportunity to prepare for a career in content area teaching at the middle school level. Students in the program learn the content and pedagogical knowledge required to become transformative classroom teachers and to support their future students’ academic achievement. Students may choose to single or double concentrate in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and/or Social Studies. Concentration area courses help students develop knowledge and skills in their chosen content, while Education courses help students learn the instructional techniques, assessment methods, and technological knowledge to succeed in today’s dynamic classrooms.
Post-Baccalaureate certification programs are designed for students who have already completed a Bachelor’s of Science or Bachelor’s of Arts degree from an accredited college or university and wish to become eligible to obtain a teaching certification in the state of Pennsylvania. Because these students have previously completed an undergraduate degree program, each candidate’s application is individually evaluated to determine the coursework necessary to complete their teaching certification program.