Education, Secondary Education, Certification in Social Studies, B.A. UG
The Social Studies certification in the Secondary Education major helps students prepare to be middle- and high-school teachers who are qualified to teach all of the following subjects, grades 7-12: History, Geography, Civics & Government (Political Science), Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology.
What Can I Do with this Degree?
This program is designed to prepare students for a teaching career at the middle or high school level. Upon graduation from this program, students will qualify for the Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate, which enables them to teach Grades 7 through 12.
We strongly believe in placing students into the field and into as many different classroom environments as possible. Our comprehensive field placement program, unmatched in its amount and variety of field experiences, starts with freshman year and continues until graduation. Our field experiences include the following features:
- Field placements arranged for you by our Field Experience Office in a wide variety of settings, including public, private, urban, and suburban schools
- Experienced cooperating teachers and supervisors for junior-level practicum and student teaching
- University supervisors who provide regular feedback, coaching, and mentoring
- Class field trips to apply coursework in school settings
- Degree Awarded
- Bachelor of Arts
- Program Type
- Program Location
- Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
Holy Family provides students with many opportunities to gain classroom and teaching experience. Our comprehensive field placement program connects students with a variety of field experiences from freshman through senior year.
Freshman and Sophomore Year—Observations
Holy Family’s “Observation” experiences let students visit a wide variety of teaching environments. You will have the opportunity to visit public, parochial, private and charter schools. Through your own reflective journaling, you will relate what you are learning to the classes you’re taking in your first and/or second years.
Junior Year—The Practicum
Junior year Practicum deepens your classroom experience. You’ll be placed one full day a week in a school working in a classroom under the supervision of a master teacher. You’ll do assignments, write lesson plans, teach several classes, and work with technology in the classroom.
Senior Year—Student Teaching
In your final year, as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, you’ll do your “Student Teaching”—a full-time supervised semester in which you will gradually assume the full classroom responsibilities of your student teaching placement.
Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work
School districts working with our students and employing our graduates include:
- Archdiocese of Philadelphia
- Bristol Borough
- Bristol Township
- Central Bucks
- Council Rock
- Independence Mission
- MaST Community Charter
- Mount Laurel
- New Hope-Solebury
- School District of Philadelphia
Our faculty are at the heart of student success.
Education, Pre K-12 Education, Certification in Art, B.A. UG
The Bachelor of Art in Pre K-12 Education with a Certification in Art combines theory and practice as students gain knowledge as future educators as well as preparation as art teacher. Holy Family graduates are well-prepared to practice in this specialty which fulfills the educational requirements for teacher certification in Pennsylvania.
Education, Secondary Education, Certification in Biology, B.A. UG
The Secondary Education with a Biology certification prepares students to teach biological/life science courses in Grades 7 through 12.
Education, Secondary Education, Certification in English, B.A. UG
The Secondary Education degree with an English certification means you will be qualified to teach English courses and programs in Grades 7 through 12 in areas such as language arts, fiction and non-fiction, grammar and usage, phonics, spelling, composition, linguistics, creative writing, playwriting and speechwriting, poetry, speech and presentations, listening skills, and debate.
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