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Secondary Education Certification

Students seeking certification to teach at the secondary level (grades 7-12) major in an academic content area: Biology, Chemistry, English, History, or Mathematics. At Waynesburg University, the following secondary certification areas are possible: Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science (dual certification with Chemistry), Mathematics and Social Studies (major in history). Students pursuing secondary certification begin their education-related course work and field experiences during the freshman year. Secondary content area majors must formally apply for admission to the Education Department during the spring semester of their sophomore year.

In addition to completing the following required courses, students must fulfill the General Education requirements for Waynesburg University as listed in this catalog. In the ECE, ECE/SPE, and MLE major programs, general education requirements are embedded within the curriculum requirements. Major requirements and/or General Education requirements may be changed by the official action of the faculty and/or the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Under “Recommended Sequence” below, a number indicates the year during which it is recommended that the course be taken (i.e., 1-first year; 2-second year, etc.); a letter indicates that the course should be taken during a particular semester (i.e., F-Fall; S-Spring). This is a recommended sequence which will be individualized based on the course rotation schedule and in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Required courses for secondary education certification

Biology, Chemistry, General Science Certification

English Certification

Mathematics Certification

Social Studies Certification (Major in History)