Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.)

College of Education and Social Work
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement 3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Professional Education Requirements
As a result of new certification requirements, individual programs have unique professional education requirements. Please consult individual department listings in this catalog for specific information regarding professional education requirements33-36
Students are required to have up-to-date clearances (criminal record, child abuse, FBI, and TB) to participate in field experience courses.
The teaching certification is given in specific subject areas. Therefore, specialization in one of the teaching fields listed below is required for graduation in secondary or K-12 education. The minimum number of semester hours required for each field is listed in this catalog under the appropriate academic department. These hours will satisfy the Instructional I Certification requirements in Pennsylvania.
Total Minimum Credits Required120
Other Degree Completion Requirements
Formal admission to Teacher Education and Teacher Certification.

Secondary Areas of Certification

 K-12 Areas of Certification

Students in the secondary or K–12 education programs must confer regularly with their professional studies advisor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies, as well as with the academic advisor assigned by their respective academic department. Prospective students may obtain information on these secondary or K–12 education programs from the Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies and the academic major department.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.