Spring 2012

[News]

Secondary Ed Credential Program Expands Online

HSUs Secondary Education Credential Program now lets students earn their credentials online. HSU’s Secondary Education Credential Program now lets students earn their credentials online.

Humboldt State’s program for future middle school and high school teachers is now being offered online. The new format means that anyone who meets eligibility requirements can earn a California single subject preliminary teaching credential through HSU.

“We’re particularly excited for the opportunity this provides,” Fieldwork Coordinator Anna Thaler Petersen said. “It’s going to increase the diversity of our applicant pool and the diversity of our school site placements, allowing students to teach in urban as well as rural communities around the state.”

Through a combination of online instruction and experience in school classrooms, the one-year program prepares students to teach a single subject in grades seven through 12. Humboldt offers eight areas of specialization: art, English, social science, music, math, physical education, science and world languages.

It’s the latest program at HSU to go online. This fall, HSU launched an online certificate in faculty preparation for graduate students, faculty members and working professionals interested in teaching in higher education. And the university offers several certificates and other courses either partially or fully online.

HSU’s Secondary Education Credential Program currently enrolls about 50 candidates annually. Over 90 percent of graduates report positive career placement.

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