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Teacher Certification Roadmap

The Teacher Certification Roadmap outlines the steps students should take each year for effective time management in the education track. Please choose from elementary or secondary education to see recommendations, but be sure to talk to your advisor and / or the Education Department before registering for courses each semester.
  • Secondary Teacher Certification

     

    Please note: Students interested in teaching History/Social Studies or English have additional courses required by the state of Maryland.

    First Year (Fall or Spring)

    • EDU 216 Clinical Field Experience (1 credit)

    Sophomore Year (Fall or Spring)

    • EDU 301 Principles of Education 
    • EDU 217 Clinical Field Experience (1 credit) 

    (EDU 330 Diversity & Inclusion should be taken this fall if student plans to study abroad during fall of junior year)

     

    (EDU 302 Educational Psychology and EDU 307 Reading in the Content Area should be taken in the spring if the student plans to study abroad during spring of junior year)

    Junior Year

    Fall

    • EDU 217 (if not taken already or by recommendation) 
    • EDU 330 Diversity & Inclusion

    Spring

    • EDU 302 Educational Psychology
    • EDU 307 Reading in the Content Area
    • EDU 404 Secondary Teaching Internship (1 credit)

    Senior Year

    Fall

    Ed Block:

    • EDU 401 Principles of Teaching I: Secondary
    • EDU 402 Principles of Teaching II: Secondary
    • EDU 403 Special Methods in the Teaching Area
      Sections:
      • 10-Art
      • 11-Biology
      • 12-Business Ed.
      • 13-Chemistry
      • 14-English
      • 15-French
      • 16-German
      • 17-Math
      • 18-Physics
      • 19-Social Studies
      • 20-Spanish
      • 21-Theater
    • EDU 405 Secondary Teaching Internship (8 credits)

    Spring

    • Take Praxis II exams required for certification area(s)
    • Begin application process for state certification
  • Elementary Teacher Certification

     

    Please use the following schedule of courses as a guideline; some education courses are not offered every semester.

    Freshman Year

    Fall

    • EDU 211 Clinical Field Experience (1 credit) (or spring)

    Spring

    • EDU 211 Clinical Field Experience (if not taken in the fall)

    Sophomore Year

    Fall

    • EDU 212 Clinical Field Experience (1 credit)(or spring)
    • EDU 301 Principles of Education (or spring)

    Spring

    • EDU 212 Clinical Field Experience (if not taken in the fall)
    • EDU 301 Principles of Education (if not taken in the fall)
    • EDU 302 Educational Psychology

    Junior Year

    Fall

    • EDU 213 Clinical Field Experience (1 credit)
    • EDU 351 Processes & Acquisitions of Reading
    • PSY 202 Life-Span Development (or spring)

    Spring

    • EDU 214 Clinical Field Experience (1 credit)
    • EDU 352 Reading Instruc. & Assessment
    • EDU 394 Qualitative Inquiry & Action Research
    • EDU 354 Literature for Children K-8
    • PSY 202 Life-Span Development (if not taken in the fall)

    Senior Year

    Fall

    • EDU 330 Diversity & Inclusion
    • EDU 411 Curriculum & Instruc. Math & Science
    • EDU 412 Curriculum & Instruc. Language Arts & Social Studies
    • EDU 413 Elementary Teaching Internship

    Spring

    • EDU 414 Elem. Teaching Internship (12 credits)
    • EDU SCE Senior Capstone Experience

    Please Note: All freshmen considering elementary teacher certification should consult with Elementary Program Coordinator, Dr. Bridget Bunten, (bbunten2@washcoll.edu) or Ms. Michelle Johnson, (mjohnson2@washcoll.edu) in the first semester of the freshman year.