ED-110 Foundations of Education
Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3 Credits; S; 
Discusses the historical and contemporary bases of major political, economic, legal, sociological, and psychological issues affecting public school systems. Students review current issues in education and write a personal philosophy statement. Corequisite: ED111.


ED-111 Foundations of Education Field Experience
Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1 Credit; S; 
Provides a classroom experience for freshmen and students who are interested in education to explore teaching as a career and observe the application of multiple philosophies, theories, and teaching strategies. Corequisite: ED-110

Field Experience*


ED-130 Adolescent Development
Fall & Spring; Yealy; 3 Credits; S; 
Examines human physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from preadolescence through emerging adulthood. Topics include: identity, sexuality, and gender issues; emotional and behavioral challenges of adolescence, the impact of culture, language, and disability on adolescents, and the role of family, schools, and peers on development. Enrollment priority in this course is given to Education POEs.


ED-201 Educational Technology
Either Semester; Yearly; 3 Credits; S; 
Introduces educational technology and computer systems and their current applications in the classroom. Topics to be covered include office programs, Web 2.0 programs, multimedia programs, course management systems and web-page construction; classroom presentation software; use of assistive technology and software evaluation. Prerequisites: ED110 and ED111 or ED101 and ED120 and ED121. ED130 may be taken as an alternate prerequisite for ED120/ED121 only.


ED-240 Introduction to Students With Exceptionalities
Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3 Credits; S; 
Introduces the culture of exceptionalities within the public special education system. Historical, philosophical, educational, and legal perspectives will be presented. Students will learn the categories of exceptionalities, general characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities eligibility criteria, and the referral process for special education services. Professional and community resources, inclusion and other current issues will be discussed. Prerequisites: ED110 and ED111 and ED120 and ED121 or ED130.


ED-341 Adaptations for Students With Exceptionalities
Spring; Yearly; 4 Credits; CW, S; 
The purpose of this course is to learn how to develop and manage effective inclusive learning environments for students with disabilities at the secondary level. Content will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to create an instructional environment that communicates challenging expectations to students while utilizing and modifying research based instructional strategies/resources/technologies. Students will learn the critical components of effective collaboration with parents and professionals. Successful completion of a field experience in an educational setting is also a requirement. Prerequisites: ED110, ED111 and ED240.

Field Experience*


ED-398 Methods for Foreign Language Education
Fall; Yearly; 4 Credits; S, CS; 
This course is for students interested in teaching foreign languages or English as a foreign language or second language (ESL). This course provides a thorough introduction to contemporary theories and methods of language pedagogy. Students seeking K-12 certification in foreign languages may take this course instead of ED420 after completing study abroad. It may also be taken by those students who have an interest in teaching English abroad. International students who are here for a semester or a year should also consider taking this course. Prerequisites: ED110 and ED111 and ED130 and ED240 and ED341.


ED-314 English Language Learners
Either Semester; Yearly; 1 Credit; S; 
Focuses on the historical, legal, and cultural issues pertaining to meeting the educational needs of English language learners. Students are be introduced to research based best practices in instruction and assessment strategies for working with English language learners in the general education classroom setting. Prerequisite: ED120 or ED130.

Fall only **


ED-315 ELL Field Experience
Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1 Credit; S; 
Provide students with 30 hours of field experience and participation in a variety of multi-cultural and multi-lingual environments in order to broadentheir own experiences, prepare to teach English learners, and work with diverse families. Students accumulate required hours throughout their program, but they formally register for course credit during student teaching or their final semester at Juniata College. Prerequisites: ED314. Graded S (satisfactory) or U(unsatisfactory).

Field Experience*


Foreign Language Education students take ED 398, Methods for Foreign Language Education instead of ED 420, Secondary Methods

ED-450 Student Teaching
Fall & Spring; Yearly; 14 Credits; S; 
Student teaching is the capstone experience for students preparing for certification to teach in their content area(s). Students synthesize and apply knowledge of developmental theory, content, and teaching methodology as they design, implement, and evaluate learning experiences in an intensive internship in the classroom. Corequisite: ED451 and completion of all clearances and requirements. Note: A special fee is assessed. Secondary level student teaching is in the fall semester; PreK-4th, and foreign language education student teaching is in the spring semester. Students must have access to reliable transportation.  


ED-451 Student Teaching Seminar
Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1 Credit; S; 
In conjunction with student teaching, students attend weekly seminars that are led by the college supervisors. These meetings focus on professional topics and allow students to reflect upon and share their student teaching experience. In addition, students develop interviewing techniques, become familiar with employment seeking strategies, and develop a portfolio that includes but is not limited to a resume, a philosophy of education statement, lesson plans, and documentation of professional experiences. Corequisite: ED450.


Total credit hours = 38 (25 upper level)

* There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.

** ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the FALL semester of the senior year. Secondary Foreign Language Education majors take ED 450 & 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students’ full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester without the education advisors' approval. Students must have reliable transportation.

NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.

FRENCH Requirements


Students must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of French beyond FR 210

  • 18 of those credit hours must be at the 300 level or above
  • At least 2 of the upper division French courses must be in literature
  • At least 2 of the French courses must be in Culture and Civilization
  • At least 1 of the Culture and Civilization courses must be at the 300 level or above
  • Courses taken at a Juniata study-abroad site may be included in the total

Total certification credit hours: 79
Upper level credit hours: 42
1 CW within the POE from FR 315, FR 331, FR 320, FR 345, FR 431, or FR 450
effective fall 2011: 1 CW within the POE - FR 331

Other POE Requirements: e.g internships, study abroad, certifications, etc.

  • One academic year of study abroad in a French speaking country
  • Students must enroll in FR 450, Research Project in French for 3 credit hours in the fall semester after returning from study abroad
  • Prior to the second semester of the senior year, the student will demonstrate advanced low oral proficiency in French as measured by an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
  • GPA of 3.0 for certification program and student teaching
  • Grade of C or higher in all courses required for certification
  • Satisfactory rating in all practica
  • Passing scores on all required PRAXIS exams