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Certificate in Middle/Secondary School

Middle/Secondary Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Raynold Lewis
Tel: 508-929-8883
email: rlewis1@worcester.edu


Certificate in Middle/Secondary School Courses

This program is designed for individuals seeking the Initial License. Candidates for this program must hold a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate instructional field: a major in the Arts & Sciences or an inter-disciplinary major and a Provisional License.

A baccalaureate degree in the areas of intended licensure usually indicates that the individual satisfies the subject-matter knowledge competency—one of the seven required competencies for teacher certification. Courses in this program prepare middle/secondary school teachers for the six pedagogic or educational practices competencies. The courses are thus competency related; each course addresses specific competencies while the entire program prepares middle/secondary school teachers for the challenges of responding to the needs and developmental characteristics of middle/secondary grade students. This program has a field-based experiences component: a seventy-five-hour pre-practicum field experience involving guided school observation, and a practicum (student teaching) experience of a minimum of one-hundred-and-fifty clock hours in the middle/secondary school grades. The seventy-five-hour pre-practicum field experience is done in three pre-practicum courses, while the student teaching experience is undertaken and supervised in the teaching practicum course. A teaching practicum seminar course is held concurrently with the teaching practicum to provide students the opportunities for reflection and shared experiences.

Admission Requirements:
1. Hold a Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited school.
2. Pass the MTEL communications and literacy and content area tests.
3. Have a 2.7 GPA in the major or a score at or above 240 on MTEL content area test.
4. Have either an undergraduate or graduate course in Adolescent Development/Psychology.

Secondary School Program Requirements:
Students may be required to take additional courses in their content area. The program coordinator after reviewing the student’s undergraduate transcript and MTEL scores will determine if the student must take additional content area courses.

Stage 1
ED 949 American Education Context or Influences (pre-practicum course) 3 credits
ED 901 Using Technology in the Classroom 3 credits
ED 973 Instructional Design and Evaluation (pre-practicum course) 3 credits

Stage 2
ED 976 Teaching to Diversity: Methods and Materials (pre-practicum course) 3 credits
ES 9xx Inclusive Settings: Learning Strategies and Management Techniques (5-12) 3 credits

Stage 3
ES 911 Teaching Practicum 5 credits
ES 908 Teaching Practicum Seminar 3 credits
Minimum Graduate GPA of 3.0
Total 23 credits

Middle School Program Requirements:
Students may be required to take additional courses in their content area. The program coordinator after reviewing the student’s undergraduate transcript and MTEL scores will determine if the student must take additional content area courses.

Stage 1
ED 949 American Education Context or Influences (pre-practicum course) 3 credits
ED 901 Using Technology in the Classroom 3 credits
ED 957 Instructional Design and Evaluation (pre-practicum course) 3 credits

Stage 2
ED 969 Teaching to Diversity: Methods and Materials (pre-practicum course) 3 credits
ES 9xx Inclusive Settings: Learning Strategies and Management Techniques (5-12) 3 credits

Stage 3
ES 911 Teaching Practicum 5 credits
ES 908 Teaching Practicum Seminar 3 credits
Minimum Graduate GPA of 3.0
Total 23 credits

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