Education Department Certificate Sequence

The Education program follows the sequence of courses listed below.

  • EDUC 121 Social Foundations of Education, 1 credit
  • EDUC 221 Educational Psychology, 1 credit

This course requires a twenty clock-hour field experience in a local educational setting. Upon registering for this course, students must apply for PPD Tine Test, criminal background, child abuse, and FBI clearances. Clearance results must be on file in Education Department by end of semester or a grade of Incomplete will be given for the course.

Please Note:  While in EDUC 221, or upon completion of the course, if you are planning to continue in the program, you should take the PAPA tests and meet with your Education minor advisor to further plan and update your progress in the program.

  • EDUC 350 Teaching English Language Learners in an Inclusive Classroom, .5 credit
    (Fifteen clock-hour field experience required)

Students enrolling in EDUC 350 must submit the Education Minor Declaration form to the Education Department BEFORE registering for the course. The Education department Chair will approve the form and forward to the Registrar's office for final processing. You will be assigned an Education Department faculty advisor for the Education minor.

  • EDUC 352 Issues and Trends in Teaching English, 1 credit
    (Twenty clock-hour field experience required)

*Offered Fall semester only

OR

  • EDUC 353 Issues and Trends in Teaching Foreign Languages, 1 credit
    (Twenty clock-hour field experience required)

*Offered Fall semester only        

OR

  • EDUC 354 Issues and Trends in Teaching Social Sciences, 1 credit
    (Twenty clock-hour field experience required)

*Offered Fall semester only

OR

  • EDUC 355 Issues and Trends in Teaching Science, 1 credit
    (Twenty clock-hour field experience required)

*Offered Fall semester only

OR

  • EDUC 356 Issues and Trends in Teaching Mathematics, 1 credit
    (Twenty clock-hour field experience required)

*Offered Fall semester only

AND

Application for Admission to the Professional Semester must be submitted one year prior to enrolling in the Professional Semester.  Please see 'Steps for Admission' section on our web page for application deadlines.

Courses to be Taken During Professional Semester

Transportation essential. Up-to-date PPD Tine test and clearances must be on file in the Education Department PRIOR to first day of class or you will be required to withdraw from the professional semester.

  • EDUC 459 Teaching Special Needs Students in an Inclusive Classroom, 1 credit


AND

  • EDUC 460 Managing the Inclusive Classroom, .5 credit


AND

The Ninth Semester 

Students may choose to complete their majors, graduate with their class, then return to Dickinson for the Professional Semester. This option allows more flexibility for a double major, for spending a year abroad, or as a viable way to complete certification for those who do not declare early enough to complete requirements along with degree completion. 

NOTE: All Education courses beginning with EDUC 350 require a means of transportation and some combination of additional fees, health screening, and certificate applications.

To ensure a well-planned program, students are encouraged to meet with the Director of Teacher Certification during their first semester on campus.