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Accelerated Education Programs

Individuals who have a BS degree in education (without certification) or in any other field of study,  and who want to teach in Pennsylvania schools, may engage in an approved program of study, as a post baccalaureate student,  to attain eligibility for Pennsylvania Department of Education certification. The approved program of study (a configuration of courses based on the transcript review) must meet Pennsylvania’s competency requirements for teachers. Keystone does not issue a certificate; however, students who meet the requirements can be recommended for PDE certification.

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Five accelerated concentrations to chose from.

Accelerated Program: Art Education

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for the Accelerated Program: Art Education

First Semester

  •  Field Observation / Participation
  • Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Learners
  • Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • Seminar: Contemporary Issues, Research and Ethics in Education
  • Art Education Media and Methods / Elementary

Second Semester

  • Field Observation / Participation
  • Teaching in Secondary School
  • Developmental Assessment II
  • Art Education Media and Methods / Secondary
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Classroom Management

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Accelerated Program: Early Childhood Education

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Accelerated Certification Program: Early Childhood

First Year

First Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Early Literacy Foundations
  • Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Learners
  • Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • Child Development I or
  • Child Development II or
  • Play, Cognition, Learning
  • Developmental Assessment I or Developmental Assessment II

Second Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Current Methods:  Math
  • Current Methods:  Social Studies
  • Current Methods:  Science
  • Teaching Reading Grades 2-4 or Teaching Reading
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Classroom Management

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Accelerated Program: Early Childhood /Special Education

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Accelerated Certification Program: Early Childhood / Special Education

First Year

First Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Learners
  • Low Incidence Disabilities:  Assessment & Instruction
  • Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • Learning Disabilities: Identification & Instruction
  • Family Partnerships

Second Semester

  • Observation / Participation
  • Special Education Processes and Procedures
  • Early Intervention and Transitions
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Classroom Management
  • Evidence Based Instruction

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Accelerated Program: Math Education

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Accelerated Certification Program: Mathematics Education

MATHEMATICS CONTENT PREREQUISITES

First Year

First Semester (prerequisite)

  • College Mathematics
  • Calculus I
  • Mathematics Through History
  • Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics

Second Semester (prerequisite)

  • Calculus II
  • Communications in Math
  • Linear Algebra
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Statistics and Research

EDUCATION CORE + Student Teaching

First Semester

  • Field Observation / Participation
  • Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Learners
  • Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • Seminar: Contemporary Issues, Research and Ethics in Education
  • Classroom Management

Second Semester

  • Field Observation / Participation
  • Teaching in the Secondary School
  • Developmental Assessment II
  • Mathematics Education and Methods: Secondary Schools
  • Teaching English Language Learners

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Accelerated Program: Social Studies Education

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Accelerated Certification Program: Social Studies Education

Social Studies CONTENT PREREQUISITES

First Year

First Semester (prerequisite)

  • U.S. History I
  • The Making of the Modern World or Western Civilization
  • American Government or State / Local Government
  • Principles of Economics I or Principles of Economics II

Second Semester (prerequisite)

  • U.S. History II
  • Introduction to Geography or Cultural Geography
  • History Elective
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology

EDUCATION CORE + Student Teaching

First Semester

  • Field Observation / Participation
  • Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Learners
  • Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • Instructional Strategies for Content Area Reading
  • Seminar: Contemporary Issues, Research and Ethics in Education

Second Semester

  • Field Observation / Participation
  • Teaching in the Secondary School
  • Developmental Assessment II
  • Secondary Curriculum and Methods: Social Studies
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Classroom Management

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.