Post-Bachelor's Teaching Certificates: Secondary Education

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 33.0
Instructional Delivery: Online, Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible

These certificate programs are designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and who seek to qualify for Pennsylvania teacher certification at the secondary level. 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 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 program will prepares students for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate. Students also have the option of earning the Graduate Intern Teaching Certificate during the course of the program. The PA Graduate Intern Teaching Certificate feature is only available to students who want to teach in Pennsylvania.

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 recommends prospective students contact their state’s Department of Education to find out these transfer procedures before proceeding.

Certification Areas

Drexel University’s Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved programs certify students who already hold Bachelor's degrees to be teachers in Secondary Education (7-12):

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • earth and space science
  • general science
  • environmental education
  • English
  • social studies
  • mathematics

Additional undergraduate content courses may be required. Learn more about undergraduate content course requirements for  secondary certification in each subject.  

Secondary Biology Certification
Core Pedagogy Courses
EDUC 514Science Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 566Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-123.0
EDUC 558Reading in the Content Areas3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
Total Credits33.0

 

Secondary Chemistry Certification
Core Pedagogy Courses
EDUC 514Science Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 566Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-123.0
EDUC 558Reading in the Content Areas3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
Total Credits33.0

 

Secondary Earth and Space Science Certification
Core Pedagogy Courses
EDUC 514Science Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 566Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-123.0
EDUC 558Reading in the Content Areas3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
Total Credits33.0

 

Secondary English Certification
Core Pedagogy Courses
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 538English Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 566Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-123.0
EDUC 558Reading in the Content Areas3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
Total Credits33.0

 

Environmental Education (K-12) Certification
Core Pedagogy Courses
EDUC 514Science Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 566Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-123.0
EDUC 558Reading in the Content Areas3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
Total Credits33.0

  

Secondary General Science Certification
Core Pedagogy Courses
EDUC 514Science Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 566Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-123.0
EDUC 558Reading in the Content Areas3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
Total Credits33.0

 

Secondary Mathematics Certification
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 566Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-123.0
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
EDUC 558Reading in the Content Areas3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
MTED 519Teaching Secondary Mathematics3.0
Total Credits33.0

 

Secondary Physics Certification
Core Pedagogy Courses
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 566Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-123.0
EDUC 514Science Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
EDUC 558Reading in the Content Areas3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
Total Credits33.0

 

Secondary Social Studies Certification
Core Pedagogy Courses
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 566Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-123.0
EDUC 515Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
EDUC 556Secondary Social Studies Methods (7-12)3.0
EDUC 558Reading in the Content Areas3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
Total Credits33.0


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