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:
Applicants 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 is required
for admission to Moravian's teacher certification
programs. Applicants with an undergraduate or post-graduate
grade point average in the major of less than 3.0
may, at the discretion of the major department,
be asked to repeat courses sufficient to obtain
a 3.0 average.
Moravian College's teacher certification programs
are field-based to provide as much pre-student
teaching experience as possible. Students who are
unable to participate in field experiences in the
schools because of work commitments will be required
to complete a minimum three week , full day experience
in a May term semester prior to being approved
for student teaching.
All applicants will be required to obtain a passing
score (as determined by the Pennsylvania Department
of Education) on the Pre-Professional Skills and
Listening subtests of the Praxis Exam before registering
for the student teaching sequence.
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
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.
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 based
on the students' prior classroom experiences and
the quality of the documentation provided. In general,
students who are already certified, or who have
had substantial and ongoing teaching experience,
may be exempted from student teaching with the
proper documentation. Students who have had substantial
and documented teaching experience in a relatively
unrelated area may be asked to complete a partial
student teaching assignment. Students who have
had no formal teaching experience will be required
to complete the entire student teaching semester.
Education Department Moravian College /
1200 Main Street, Bethlehem PA, 18081
Dr. Joseph Shosh, Department Chair – phone: (610) 861-1482 / fax: (610) 861-1696
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