The Undergraduate Education teaching curriculum begins with a comprehensive liberal arts education, supported by a foundation of educational history and philosophy, teaching and testing methods, and child development and psychology.
The Saint Francis University Education curriculum offers unique field experience observations embedded within each Education course. Students connect theory to practice while engaging in authentic classroom experiences. As pre-service teachers near graduation, they have completed observation and teaching opportunities at various levels which will enhance their ability to secure a teaching position.
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An applicant for a teaching certificate must complete, in addition to all legal requirements, a program of teacher preparation approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Certification programs offered by Saint Francis University have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The PAPA, PECT, and Praxis Series provide tests and other services for Pennsylvania and other states to use as part of the teacher licensing and certification process.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires that you pass basic skills testing to assess your ability in reading, writing, and mathematics by the end of your third semester.
You must then pass the PECT or Praxis II exams, which consists of multiple tests that measure your knowledge of your respective teaching discipline, before you may student teach. Current certification testing requirements can be found on the PDE website.
PAPA (Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment)
PECT (Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests)
Title II Required Reporting
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