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Teacher Education: Middle Level Mathematics Specialization-CCAC & Indiana University of Pennsylvania Collaborative, A.A./ B.S. (091.1)

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All CCAC Campuses
Associate of Arts (CCAC)
Bachelor of Science (IUP) Classes Taught at Allegheny Campus

This collaborative program offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree in Teacher Education: Middle Level and Secondary from CCAC and a Bachelor’s degree in Middle-Level Education (Mathematics Specialization) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The collaborative education program prepares undergraduate students to become effective, highly-qualified teachers. Students who complete the program will be certified to teach general subjects in grades 4–6 and mathematics in middle schools in grades 7 and 8.

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will:

  1. Meet the academic requirements for Pennsylvania certification in Middle Level Education Grades 4–8.
  2. Use principles of development, cognition and learning to design and implement a standards-based curriculum.
  3. Implement instructional resources, materials and technology for all learners in Grades 4–8, including, but not limited to, academic standards.
  4. Demonstrate, through words and actions, attitudes and behaviors appropriate to the profession.
  5. Utilize evaluation skills including interpretation of standardized tests and formal and informal assessments sufficient to be able to develop interventions that improve student learning.
  6. Analyze past and present issues in middle level education, including the use of research-based strategies.

CCAC classes may be taken at all campuses; IUP classes are offered only at CCAC’s Allegheny Campus. This is a cohort program; students must attend classes full-time during their final two years in the program.

Students interested in the CCAC/IUP Collaborative Middle Level Mathematics Teacher Certification Program should follow the CCAC coursework outline below. Students should apply to the CCAC/IUP collaborative during the fall of their freshman year. Application forms are available at campus admissions offices or by calling the CCAC/IUP Collaborative Teacher Certification Program office at 412.237.4501.

To maintain good standing and continue in the CCAC/IUP Collaborative Teacher Certification Program, students must successfully complete the prescribed six credits in mathematics and English, as well as EDSP 102 and EDU-202. Students must obtain health screenings and be eligible for clearances through the Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114), the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Check (Act 34), the Pennsylvania Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance Act (Act 151) and the Arrest or Conviction Report (Act 24).

Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, are required to pass the Preservice Academic Preparation Assessment (PAPA) or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators before their junior year and must pass PRAXIS 2 exams prior to student teaching.

Degree Requirements

Total: 16 credits

Total: 16 credits

Sophomore, First Semester

Total: 16 credits

Sophomore, Second Semester

Total: 18 credits

Junior, First Semester

  • EDUC 242 Pre-student Teaching Clinical Experience I Credits: 1
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4 1
  • MATH 456 Geometry for Elementary/Middle Level Teachers Credits: 3
  • MIDL 221 Literature for Middle Level Credits: 3
  • MIDL 222 Reading Instruction and Assessment in Grades 4-8 Credits: 3

Total: 17 credits

Junior, Second Semester

  • EDSP 477 Assessment of Student Learning: Design and Interpretation of Educational Measures Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 4 1
  • MATH 459 Technology in Elementary/Middle-Level Mathematics Instruction Credits: 3
  • MATH 471 Algebra for Elementary/Middle Level Teachers Credits: 3

Total: 17 credits

Senior, First Semester

  • EDUC 342 Pre-student Teaching Clinical Experience II Credits: 1
  • EDUC 442 School Law Credits: 1
  • MIDL 311 Social Studies Instruction and
  • MATH 413 Methods of Teaching Math at theMiddle Level Credits: 3
  • MIDL 312 Science Instruction and Assessment in Grades 4-8 Credits: 3
  • MIDL 425 Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Grades 4-8 Credits: 3

Total: 14 credits

Senior, Second Semester

  • EDUC 421 Student Teaching-General Education in Grades 4-6 Credits: 5
  • EDUC 440 Professional Seminar: Teacher As Leader and Researcher Grades 4-8 Credits: 2
  • EDUC 441 Student Teaching Math Education in grades 6, 7, or 8 Credits: 5

Total: 12 credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate (CCAC–AA): 75

Minimum Credits to Graduate (IUP–BS): 51

Minimum Credits to Graduate (Total): 126

1 MAT 108 , MAT 142  and MAT 165  transfer to IUP as 3 credits
2 3-Letter Alphacodes are CCAC classes; 4-letter Alphacodes are IUP classes

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