Students graduating from Moravian College
must have met the following requirements to be recommended
to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for a
Completion of program of studies
outlined in Learning
in Common (LinC) or Guidelines for Liberal
6 credits of college level mathematics.
in English composition and 3 credits in English
An overall grade point average of
A full academic major with a minimum grade
point average of 3.0.
education sequence with a minimum grade point
average of 3.0.
The passing of all Pennsylvania
required PRAXIS exams.
The final approval of the
Teacher Education Committee, based on the
of the College supervisor
and the cooperating teachers.
Certification candidates who have completed
an undergraduate degree at Moravian College or at
should arrange to meet with Dr. Dilendik in the Education
Department and with a counselor in the Division of
Continuing Studies for an explanation of the program
and an evaluation of their undergraduate transcripts.
The following guidelines will be used when developing
programs for post baccalaureate students:
must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited
college or university, as evidenced
by an official transcript.
A minimum undergraduate
grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in
the academic major
for admission to Moravian's teacher certification
programs. Post-baccalaurate students are
expected to have earned a grade point average of
in their academic program. Candidates who did
not earn a grade
point average of 3.0 in their major in undergraduate
school will be asked to complete additional
in that major at Moravian.
teacher certification programs are field-based
to provide as much
teaching experience as possible. All students
to complete a minimum of one early field
experience and a pre-student teaching experience
being approved for student teaching.
applicants are required to obtain a passing score
(as determined by the Pennsylvania
of Education) on all the Pennsylvania
the Praxis Exam before registering for the
All courses required for certification
must be completed at Moravian College
unless prior approval
is obtained from the Education Department
advisor or from the major department.
When an applicant is seeking a secondary (7-12),
art (K-12), music (K-12), or
foreign language (K-12)
certificate, the determination of
the completion of the major will be made
by the appropriate
academic department. Applicants may
be required to complete
any courses included in Moravian's
major which are not on their undergraduate
or post-graduate transcripts.
An academic department may also require
minimum number of courses in the
major be taken at Moravian,
regardless of the applicant's undergraduate
or post-graduate record, and may
require that the
in the teaching or laboratory activities
of the department.
provide a minimum of two letters of recommendation
from former instructors, or from
others qualified to speak to the
The Teacher Education Committee will determine the
length and nature of the student teaching experience
to be required of post-baccalaureate students who
already hold a valid PA Instructional I certificate
and who wish to acquire an additional certificate.
Education Department Moravian College /
1200 Main Street, Bethlehem PA, 18081
Dr. Joseph Shosh, Department Chair – phone: (610) 861-1482 / fax: (610) 861-1696
/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org