Post-Bachelor's Teaching Certificate: Elementary Education
Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 42.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 3 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.1202
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-2021
Gainful Employment Disclosure
This certificate program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and who seek to qualify for Pennsylvania teacher certification at the elementary level (PreK - 4th grade). The curriculum is designed for those changing careers as well as those who already serve as temporary, emergency, or substitute teachers and wish to earn a formal teaching credential. Students completing the certification program have the option to continue coursework to earn their MS in Teaching, Learning & Curriculum degree. All graduate credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the Master’s degree in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum. The coursework in this program will prepare students for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate.
For students intending to teach outside of Pennsylvania, through operation of interstate reciprocity agreements, a Pennsylvania teaching certificate may be converted to the analogous teaching certificate in another state. The School of Education recommends prospective students contact their state’s Department of Education to find out these transfer procedures before proceeding.
Successful completion of Drexel University’s Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved programs will allow candidates to pursue Pennsylvania Instructional I certification in the area of Elementary Education (PreK-4).
Additional content area coursework (or equivalent) may be required and is determined by departmental review at the time of application.
|Early Childhood/Elementary (PreK-4) Certification|
|EDEX 542||Fundamentals of Special Education||3.0|
|EDEX 544||The Inclusive Classroom||3.0|
|EDEX 546||Literacy and Content Skill Development PreK-8||3.0|
|EDUC 506||Assessment of Young Learners||3.0|
|EDUC 513||Elementary Science Teaching Methods||3.0|
|EDUC 520||Professional Studies in Instruction||3.0|
|EDUC 521||Typical and Atypical Development in Early Childhood Education||3.0|
|EDUC 525||Multi-Media Instructional Design||3.0|
|EDUC 529||Early Literacy||3.0|
|EDUC 539||Expressive Arts||3.0|
|EDUC 540||Field Experience (Graduate Student Teaching with Seminar)||3.0|
|EDUC 555||Social Studies Teaching Methods||3.0|
|EDUC 565||Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners||3.0|
|MTED 517||Mathematics Methods and Content (PreK-4)||3.0|