Secondary Education

Shimada Resource Center
College of Education and Human Development
150 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-8011

The Secondary Education program offers specializations that prepare students to earn an Instructional I Certificate that will authorize them to teach in one of the following content areas:

Specializations offering grades 7-12 certification

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Specialization offering K-12 certification

  • World Languages
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish

Students in Secondary Education must complete course work in both education and in their content areas.

(Science and mathematics certifications are also available in the TUteach program, a joint program offered through the College of Science and Technology and the College of Education and Human Development.)

For specific details on each specialization, including suggested four-year academic plans, click on one the following links: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, World Languages.

GPA requirements:

  • In order to maintain good standing in Secondary Education, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade point average in the course work in their content areas.