CSPG 42 - English (7-12)
Modified: April 1, 2018
A person holding a certificate for English is qualified to teach English courses and programs in areas such as language arts, fiction and non-fiction, grammar and usage, phonics, spelling, composition, linguistics, creative writing, playwriting and speechwriting, poetry, speech and presentations, listening skills, and debate.
Grade Level Scope of Certificate
A person holding a valid certificate for English is qualified to teach English courses to students in grades 7 through 12.
A person holding a certificate for English is qualified to teach communication courses and any course where at least 50 percent of the content is contained in the English Language Arts (ELA) academic standards.
The English certified educator may teach courses in other media when the studies involve speech, dramatics, and creative writing. The English certified educator may also teach students to locate resources for research available through libraries, archives, interviews, and mass media, and use appropriate techniques for gathering, organizing, and assimilating information from such sources.
The English certified educator may teach Business English for English credit; a Business, Computer and Information Technology certified educator may teach Business English (courses in technical and business writing/English) for business credit.
An educator certified in English may:
- Provide professional development;
- Serve in the role of mentor/advisor; and
- Assist students in understanding how to read content area materials.
Program Specific Standards and Guidelines for English
PA Public School Code: §1202, §1212, §1511, §1604
22 PA Code: Chapter 4: §4.22(1), §4.23(1)
Chapter 49 §49.11, §49.81
This revision supersedes all earlier CSPGs carrying this number and/or addressing this subject. Previous printing dates on this subject: 7/73, 10/76, 1/87, 12/90, 7/95, 7/04, 6/17
Summary of Changes
- Clarified Special Considerations.
- Updated formatting.
|6/1/2017||Removed developmental reading as a certification|