Program of Study for Cooperative Certification (Co-op)

The prerequisite requirements for obtaining certification as a Cooperative Education Instructor at The Pennsylvania State University are as follow:

I. Non-Instructional Background

(Earning an Instructional I certificate in co-op. Most complete SPLED 400, or WFED 413.)
 

A: Verify graduation from baccalaureate degree program
B: Complete the all following courses:

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

 WF ED 001

3

 WF ED 413

3

 ECON 014

3

 WF ED 105

3

 WF ED 441

2

 EDPSY 014

3

 WF ED 207W

3

 WF ED 442

2

 EDTHP 115

3

 WF ED 323

3

 WF ED 445

3

 WF ED 595C

10

Course substitutions must be approved by WFED certification coordinator

C: Verify 4,000 hours of wage earning work experience outside of education
D: Complete PRAXIS examinations: PPST in reading, writing, and math; Principles of Leaming and Teaching 7-12; Cooperative Education specialty test
 

II. Instructional Background

(Co-op added to existing instructional certificate. Most complete SPLED 400, or WFED 413.)

A: Complete one the following courses:

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

WF ED 001

3

WF ED 546

3

WF ED 560

3

B: Complete one of the following courses:

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

WF ED 207W

3

WF ED 573

3

Substitution

3

C: Complete all of the following courses:

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

WF ED 445

3

WF ED 441

2

WF ED 442

2

WF ED 495A

2

 

 

 

  

Course substitutions must be approved by WFED certification coordinator

D: Verify 4,000 hours of wage earning work experience outside of education

E: Complete the PRAXIS II Cooperative Education specialty test


III. Vocational Instructional Background

(Co-op added to existing vocational certificate. Most complete SPLED 400, or WFED 413.)

A: Complete all the following courses

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

Course #

Credits

WF ED 445

3

WF ED 441

2

WF ED 442

2

WF ED 495A

2

 

 

 

 

Course substitutions must be approved by WFED certification coordinator


B: Verify 4,000 hours of wage earning work experience outside of education
C: Complete the PRAXIS II Cooperative Education specialty test