Here, we see heart as emotional intelligence; the kind needed to change the lives of students. We pair a strong foundation of knowledge with quality field experiences. From this, you'll leave with an understanding of effective classroom teaching and how to put ideas and research into practice.
Teachers have an impactful role in the life of a developing young adults through mentoring, advocating and fostering learning. And as the learner develops, the teacher continues to be a big influence in the classroom as a role model and support mechanism. Not only do you become an expert in your thematic content area, but you learn to adapt in an ever-changing classroom environment so you can make a difference in the educational, social, emotional and behavioral well-being of learners - from the first class you ever teach to your last.
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Our secondary education undergraduate program includes teacher education, educational studies, educational technology, student teacher supervision (7-12) and secondary education. Students are required to spend time observing and assisting in actual classroom settings through courses offered in the sophomore and junior years.
These courses prepare students for the actual student teaching experience. Students may select an internship which provides a work-study program in an education-related setting. The secondary education major leads to a bachelor's in education (B.S.Ed.) and certification to teach grades 7 through 12.
Some courses, which satisfy Bloomsburg University’s general education requirement, are included in the course listings for the individual areas of specialization under secondary education.
Requirements for the secondary education (7-12) major include 35 semester hours in required core courses, plus courses specified for various specializations. Students should consult their advisor to plan a course of study.
Bloomsburg University is approved to offer Education programs that lead to certification in Pennsylvania. While we regularly monitor licensure and certification laws in each state, state requirements are subject to change without notice. If you're interested in certification outside of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program and during your program of study. Please visit http://bloomu.edu/state-authorization and www2.ed.gov for more information. If you're planning to teach in New Jersey, please note you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance based assessment. It's strongly recommended you contact the school districts of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for details specific to New Jersey.
CAEP accreditation ensures we prepare new teachers to know their subjects, their students, and have the clinical training that allows them to enter the classroom ready to teach effectively.
Additionally, our education majors can substitute teach in local school districts after completing 60 credits while pursuing their undergraduate degree.
College of Distinction
Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction for its education programs, honored for its quality and high-impact teacher preparation.
The McDowell Institute is dedicated to supporting the facilitation of social, emotional, and behavioral wellness of children, youth, and young adults across school and community settings. This mission is accomplished through training, technical assistance, and information dissemination.