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The English/Communication degree program at Robert Morris University gives students an education that is both well-rounded and focused . This fully-accredited program is designed for students seeking Pennsylvania state certification as a teacher at the secondary level (grades 7-12).
Built upon a broad foundation in the liberal arts, the English and Communications curriculum, taught by a range of faculty that includes published poets and professionals, is integrated through sustained attention to linguistics, rhetoric, the study of literature and literary theory, creative and professional writing and editing, as well as technology integration and mass communications, journalism, and theatre.
Courses in the teacher certification program are taught by full-time faculty members and experienced professionals. Faculty members follow the teacher-scholar model and are active in research and publishing. Students gain a solid foundation in secondary education theory and practice through interdisciplinary study, including coursework in pedagogy, assessment, classroom management, and instructional design.
The last year of studies is a professional year and includes three credits of teaching methods and pre-student teaching earned during the first semester, followed by 15 weeks of student teaching in a secondary school setting in the second semester.
To view the degree requirement for Communication and English Education, click here. For more information about the teacher education program, please visit RMU's Office of Teacher Education web site.