Middle Level Education SS ED Teaching Option

Effective May 2015

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at https://advising.psu.edu/entrance-major-requirements

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015: Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015 (GWS)

ENGL 015 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030: Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030 (GWS)

ENGL 030 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 200Notes for: MATH 200 (GQ)

MATH 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Biological Science SelectionNotes for: Biological Science Selection

Biological Science Selection

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDPSY 014: Learning and InstructionNotes for: EDPSY 014

EDPSY 014

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDTHP 115: Education in American SocietyNotes for: EDTHP 115

EDTHP 115

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDUC 100S: First-Year Seminar in EducationNotes for: EDUC 100S (FYS)

EDUC 100S (FYS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
GEOG 020: Human Geography: An IntroductionNotes for: GEOG 020 (GS)

GEOG 020 (GS)

Petition 3/6/9 for GA selection
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
STAT 100: Statistical Concepts and ReasoningNotes for: STAT 100 (GQ)

STAT 100 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200: Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or EDPSY 101: Analysis and Interpretation of Statistical Data in EducationNotes for: EDPSY 101 (GQ)

EDPSY 101 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
Physical Science SelectionNotes for: Physical Science Selection (GN)

Physical Science Selection (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
HIST 020: American Civilization to 1877Notes for: HIST 020 (GH) (US)

HIST 020 (GH) (US)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Literature SelectionNotes for: Literature Selection (GH)

Literature Selection (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 18-19

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
GEOG 010: Introduction to Physical GeographyNotes for: GEOG 010 (GN)

GEOG 010 (GN)

Earth Science requirement
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Math SelectionNotes for: Math Selection (GQ)

Math Selection (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Civics and Society SelectionNotes for: Civics and Society Selection

Civics and Society Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts Selection (GA)Notes for: Art Selection (GA)

Art Selection (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
History and Geographical Perspective SelectionNotes for: History and Geographical Perspective Selection

History and Geographical Perspective Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
C I 280: Introduction to Teaching English to English Language Learners Notes for: C I 280

C I 280

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
HD FS 239: Adolescent DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 239 (GS)

HD FS 239 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
C I 295B: Introductory Field Experience for Middle Level EducationNotes for: C I 295B

C I 295B

Only offered in the spring
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PL SC 001: Introduction to American National GovernmentNotes for: PL SC 001 (GS)

PL SC 001 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Economics Policy SelectionNotes for: Economics Policy Selection

Economics Policy Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical ActivityNotes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
LL ED 400: Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (4-8 only offered in the fall)Notes for: LL ED 400

LL ED 400

4-8 only offered in the fall
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
LL ED 401: Teaching Language Arts in Elementary School (4-8 only offered in the fall)Notes for: LL ED 401

LL ED 401

4-8 only offered in the fall
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
LL ED 402: Teaching Children's Literature (4-8 only offered in the fall)Notes for: LL ED 402

LL ED 402

4-8 only offered in the fall
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
SPLED 400:Teaching Exceptional Students in General Education SettingsNotes for: SPLED 400

SPLED 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
History and Geographical Perspective SelectionNotes for: History and Geographical Perspective Selection

History and Geographical Perspective Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A: Effective Writing: Writing in the Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A (GWS)

ENGL 202A (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202B: Effective Writing: Writing in the HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B (GWS)

ENGL 202B (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 100A: Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100 (GSW)

CAS 100 (GSW)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
SSED 412W: Teaching Secondary Social Studies II Notes for: SSED 412W

SSED 412W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
SPLED 403A: Evidence-Based Instruction for Elementary Students with Disabilities in Reading, Math, and WritingNotes for: SPLED 403A

SPLED 403A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Civics and Society SelectionNotes for: Civics and Society Selection

Civics and Society Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical ActivityNotes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
MTHED 420: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Schools (4-8 only offered in the fall)Notes for: MTHED 420

MTHED 420

4-8 offered only in the fall
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
SCIED 458: Natural Science Selection (4-8 only offered in the fall)Notes for: SCIED 458 (GN)

SCIED 458 (GN)

4-8 only offered in the fall
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
SS ED 430W: Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary Grades (4-8 only offered in the fall)Notes for: SS ED 430W

SS ED 430W

4-8 only offered in the fall
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
C I 495B:Clinical Application of Instruction--Elementary and Kindergarten EducationNotes for: C I 495B

C I 495B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CI 405: Strategies in Classroom ManagementNotes for: CI 405

CI 405

4-8 only offered in the fall
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
C I 495D: Practicum in Student Teaching--Childhood and Early Adolescent EducationNotes for: C I 495D

C I 495D

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
12
C I 495F: Professional Development PracticumNotes for: C I 495F

C I 495F

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • Must complete at least 3 cr. of United States (US) and 3 cr. of International Cultures (IL).
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • ETM notes a course is required for entrance to major/certification program.
  • All students must complete one lab course as indicated on the Natural Sciences (GN) Course Selection List.
  • Summer study could reduce some of the credit loads above.
  • Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
  • Academic Advising Notes: The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum.   Please be sure to also use the curriculum checksheets and degree audits, as well as consult with an adviser about appropriate scheduling sequences, clearances for field experiences and Testing requirements. Advisers also can assist students in identifying coursework offered at Penn State in the SUMMER.

 

*MATH 200 and any 3 credits of GQ are accepted for ETM.

**Using KINES 126 and/or 127 for the GHA requirement will require 1.5-3 credits of additional electives.



 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 015 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
ENGL 030 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
GEOG 020 (GS)
Petition 3/6/9 for GA selection
GEOG 010 (GN)
Earth Science requirement
C I 295B
Only offered in the spring
LL ED 400
4-8 only offered in the fall
LL ED 401
4-8 only offered in the fall
LL ED 402
4-8 only offered in the fall
CAS 100 (GSW)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
MTHED 420
4-8 offered only in the fall
SCIED 458 (GN)
4-8 only offered in the fall
SS ED 430W
4-8 only offered in the fall
CI 405
4-8 only offered in the fall