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    This program track prepares students for careers teaching English in secondary schools. Requirements for the Major in Secondary Education (7-12) include a combination courses and student teaching experiences that lead to certification for a state-approved teaching license.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Rolling basis Tuition fee Not specified Start date August 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Major Requirements - Credits: 94

    Some courses within the major requirements can also be used as Liberal Studies requirements. See Major Curriculum Guide.

    Professional Education - 46 credits

    SPED315 and SEFE455 are taken together in the student teaching semester.

    • CDEV 248 - Human Development and Education Credits: 3
    • SEFE 230 - Production and Utilization of Instructional Technology Credits: 3
    • SEFE 270 - Educational Measurements, Assessment and Evaluation Credits: 3
    • SEFE 320 - Teaching of Language Arts in Secondary Schools Credits: 3
    • SEFE 326 - ELL Strategies and Practice Credits: 3
    • SEFE 329 - Methods of Instruction in Secondary Content Areas Credits: 3
    • SEFE 338 - Standards-Based Instruction & Assessment in the Inclusionary Classroom Credits: 3
    • SEFE 342 - Educational Psychology for Diverse Learners Credits: 3
    • SEFE 380 - History and Philosophy of Education Credits: 3
    • SEFE 426 - Practicum in Secondary Education Credits: 1
    • SEFE 455 - Student Teaching - Secondary Education Credits: 12
    • SPED 121 - High Incidence Disabilities Credits: 3
    • SPED 315 - Special Education Issues in Diverse Secondary Classrooms Credits: 3

    Specialization (Major Certification Area) - Credits: 42

    Writing Specialization: Required - 9 credits

    • ENGL 204 - Composition and Rhetoric Credits: 3
    • ENGL 235 - Writing for Non-Print Media Credits: 3
    • ENGL 305 - Practicum: Teaching Writing Credits: 3

    Language Requirement - 9 credits

    • ENGL 230 - Introduction to Linguistics and Grammar Credits: 3
    • ENGL 331 - Historical Development of the English Language Credits: 3
    • ENGL 332 - Modern English Grammar and Syntax Credits: 3

    Required English Courses - 24 credits

    • ENGL 217 - Introduction to Shakespeare Credits: 3


    • ENGL 389 - Stratford Shakespeare Tour Credits: 3
    • ENGL 263 - World Literature Credits: 3
    • ENGL 317 - British Literature I Credits: 3
    • ENGL 318 - British Literature II Credits: 3
    • ENGL 319 - American Literature I Credits: 3
    • ENGL 320 - American Literature II Credits: 3
    • ENGL 328 - Young Adult Literature Credits: 3
    • ENGL 403 - Literary and Cultural Theory Credits: 3
    Communication Courses - 6 credits

    Some courses may be used in liberal studies and major.

    • COMM 215 - Small Group Communication Credits: 3


    • COMM 217 - Intercultural Communication Credits: 3
    • COMM 362 - Mass Media and Society Credits: 3

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    Slippery Rock University has a strong commitment to student success, and we thoroughly research the academic background of the students who tend to succeed at SRU. We use this information to establish admission guidelines for first year students (new freshmen). We are seeking students who have attained at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of admission, have demonstrated proficiency in college preparatory coursework, and who have average to above average scores on the SAT or ACT. We will accept either test and use the best scores available. Offers of admission for new freshmen from high school may be made as soon as August following their junior year in high school. High school admitted students are required to submit proof of high school graduation in the form of Official Transcripts upon high school graduation.

    In order to apply for admission, the following credentials are required:

    • Official High School Transcripts, including a 12th Grade class schedule if applicable

    • SAT or ACT Scores

    • $30.00 application fee

    WAIT LIST: Applicants who do not meet the admission guidelines are still encouraged to apply for admission if they are close to our admission guidelines. Such applicants may be placed on a wait list for admission consideration. Students who are placed on a wait list need to understand it is not the same as being denied admission. Wait list status simply means that an applicant's credentials may require a closer review beyond just the quantitative numbers. Offers of admission will be made to wait listed applicants on regular intervals.
    Wait listed applicants should strive to improve their grades and/or test scores and re-submit them to the Office of Admissions as soon as is practical after the next marking period or re-test. Periodic review of the wait list will likely begin in November and offers of admission made on a rolling basis. Our goal is to have most of the wait list offers of admission made in March or April. A final round of wait list offers may be made in mid-May on a space available basis. We encourage students to submit additional information if it improves the academic record.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Slippery Rock University.

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