Secondary Certification Course Requirements

Candidates admitted to the Secondary School Certification Program must complete the courses listed below. Each course in the program is identified by its undergraduate course number (UG No.)* and its graduate course number (GR No.). The courses are grouped in sequentially-ordered blocks and reflect the competencies of the Connecticut Common Core of Teaching (CCCT) as well as specialized national standards in the curriculum, methods, and student teaching courses. It is recommended that candidates progress sequentially through the program, completing the courses and field experiences in a block before enrolling in courses scheduled in the next block.

*Undergraduate courses are only offered to Sacred Heart University students enrolled in the 5 Year program

UG No.

GR No.


 Block I    (9 Credits)

ED 101

ED 553

Educational Psychology

ED 152

ED 552

Education in the United States

ED 271

ED 578

Educational Technology (or an advanced computer technology course)




ED 207

ED 566

Classroom Management

 Block II    (12 Credits)

ED 205

ED 569

Education of Special Needs Students

ED 229

ED 523

Multicultural Education

ED 272 

ED 627

Societal Issues in Adolescence

ED 271

ED 578

Educational Technology (or an advanced computer technology course)




ED 207

ED 566

Classroom Management

 Block III    (9 Credits)


ED 451-458

Secondary Curriculum in the Content Areas *


ED 461-468

Secondary Methods in the Content Areas *


EDR 510

Content Area Reading Instruction 7-12 *

Student Teaching   (6 Credits)


ED 471-478

Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary School *

General and Course Requirements along with College of Education policies and interpretations of certification regulations are subject to change.

*Credits not applicable to MAT degree

Candidates must complete the courses in their program with an average grade of “B” or better.