College of Education

Entrance to College

The requirements to enter the college in general, premajor status are:

  • 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA)

ETM Procedures

To discuss how to enter this college/major, contact the appropriate Academic Advising Center.

Major CGPA Credits/Courses/Grades Criteria Additional Criteria
Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (CEAED), Early Education PK-4 Option (PK ED) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 200
  • C I 295A
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • HD FS 229
  • 3 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature
  • 3 credits of GN

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience* (requirement does not apply to students admitted to Penn State SU14 or later)

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (CEAED), English Education Teaching Option (4-8) (ENGED) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 200
  • C I 295B
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • HD FS 239
  • 3 credits of GQ
  • 6 credits of Literature
  • 3 credits of GN

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience* (requirement does not apply to students admitted to Penn State SU14 or later)

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (CEAED), Social Studies Education Teaching Option (4-8) (SOCST) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 200
  • C I 295B
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • HD FS 239
  • PL SC 001
  • GEOG 010
  • HIST 020
  • 3 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature
  • 3 credits of GN

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience* (requirement does not apply to students admitted to Penn State SU14 or later)

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Education and Public Policy (EPP) 2.00 27.1 credits  
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) 2.00 27.1 credits  
Secondary Education (SECED), Biological Sciences Teaching Option (BI SC) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 140
  • PSYCH 100
  • C I 295
  • EDPSY 014
  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • CHEM 113
  • BIOL 110
  • BIOL 220W
  • PHYS 211 or 250
  • Additional GQ selection
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Secondary Education (SECED), Chemistry Teaching Option (CHEM) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • PSYCH 100
  • C I 295
  • EDPSY 014
  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • CHEM 113
  • BIOL 110
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Secondary Education (SECED), Earth and Space Science Teaching Option (E SP) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 140
  • PSYCH 100
  • C I 295
  • EDPSY 014
  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • CHEM 113
  • BIOL 110
  • PHYS 211 or 250
  • Additional GQ selection
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Secondary Education (SECED), English/Communication Teaching Option (ENGCO) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • PSYCH 100
  • C I 295
  • EDPSY 014
  • ENGL 202A or 202B or 200-level writing course
  • CAS 100A
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Secondary Education (SECED), Mathematics Teaching Option (MATH) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 220
  • MATH 230 (or 231 and 232)
  • PSYCH 100
  • C I 295
  • EDPSY 014
  • CMPSC 101 or 121
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Secondary Education (SECED), Physics Teaching Option (PHYS) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • PSYCH 100
  • C I 295
  • EDPSY 014
  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 111
  • CHEM 112
  • CHEM 113
  • BIOL 110
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Secondary Education (SECED), Social Studies Teaching Option (SOCST) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • EDPSY 014
  • PSYCH 100
  • C I 295
  • HIST 020
  • HIST 021
  • PL SC 001
  • ECON 104
  • GEOG 010
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Special Education (SPLED) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MATH 200
  • EDPSY 010
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDPSY 101
  • EDTHP 115
  • PSYCH 100
  • PSYCH 212
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Workforce Education and Development (WF ED), Health Occupations Education Option (HO ED), Instructional Education Option (I ED), Occupational Home Economics Education Option (OHEED), Industrial Training Option (INDTR), Non-Certificate Option 3.00*; INDTR option requires a 2.00

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • WF ED 101
  • ECON 102 or 104
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PRAXIS reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

World Languages (K-12) Education (WL ED), Bilingual Education Teaching Option 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required: See student's chosen world language

This major must be pursued in conjunction with a World Languages Education degree in a specific language. See the entrance-to-major requirements for options in French, German, Latin, Russian, or Spanish.

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

World Languages (K-12) Education (WL ED), English as a Second Language Teaching Option (ESL) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required: See student's chosen world language

This major must be pursued in conjunction with a World Languages Education degree in a specific language. See the entrance-to-major requirements for options in French, German, Latin, Russian, or Spanish.

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

World Languages (K-12) Education (WL ED), French Teaching Option (FR) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • C I 295
  • WL ED 300
  • HD FS 229
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • FR 001-003 (or proficiency)
  • FR 201
  • FR 202
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature or FR 351 or 352

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

World Languages (K-12) Education (WL ED), German Teaching Option (GER) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • C I 295
  • WL ED 300
  • HD FS 229
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • GER 001-003 (or proficiency)
  • GER 201
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature or GER 310

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

World Languages (K-12) Education (WL ED), Latin Teaching Option (LATIN) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • C I 295
  • WL ED 300
  • HD FS 229
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • LATIN 001-003 (or proficiency)
  • LATIN 404
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature (e.g., CAMS 045)

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

World Languages (K-12) Education (WL ED), Russian Teaching Option (RUS) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • C I 295
  • WL ED 300
  • HD FS 229
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • RUS 001-003 (or proficiency)
  • RUS 204
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature or RUS 304

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

World Languages (K-12) Education (WL ED), Spanish Teaching Option (SPAN) 3.00*

48 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • C I 295
  • WL ED 300
  • HD FS 229
  • EDPSY 014
  • EDTHP 115
  • SPAN 001-003 and 100 (or proficiency)
  • SPAN 110 and 215
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature or SPAN 253

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests*

80 hours of education work experience*

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Notes

Courses in bold require a grade of C or better.

* CGPA, PECT-PAPA (qualifying SAT or ACT scores may be used instead, except in the case of WF ED, which requires PRAXIS scores), and 80-hours requirement must all be met by end of third semester; course requirements must be met by end of fourth semester.