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Program Structure

Baccalaureate Students

Students graduating from Moravian College must have met the following requirements to be recommended to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for a teaching certificate:

  • Completion of program of studies outlined in Learning in Common (LinC) or Guidelines for Liberal Education.
  • 6 credits of college level mathematics.
  • 3 credits in English composition and 3 credits in English literature.
  • An overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • A full academic major with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • The professional 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 recommendations of the College supervisor and the cooperating teachers.

Post-Baccalaureate Students

Certification candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree at Moravian College or at another institution 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:

  1. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, as evidenced by an official transcript.
  2. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the academic major is required for admission to Moravian's teacher certification programs. Post-baccalaurate students are expected to have earned a grade point average of 3.0 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 courses in that major at Moravian.
  3. Moravian College's teacher certification programs are field-based to provide as much pre-student teaching experience as possible. All students are required to complete a minimum of one early field experience and a pre-student teaching experience prior to being approved for student teaching.
  4. All applicants are required to obtain a passing score (as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education) on all the Pennsylvania the Praxis Exam before registering for the student teaching sequence.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 that a 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 applicant participate in the teaching or laboratory activities of the department.
  7. Applicants must provide a minimum of two letters of recommendation from current or past employers, from former instructors, or from others qualified to speak to the candidate's suitability for teaching.

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.

 

 

 

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Education Department Moravian College / 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem PA, 18081
Dr. Joseph Shosh, Department Chair – phone: (610) 861-1482 / fax: (610) 861-1696 / email: jshosh@moravian.edu