Middle School Education

Offered as a major
Related Department(s)
Division Level
Undergraduate

Required Courses for a Middle Grades Education Major

Pre-professional Courses for students preparing

to teach in the Middle Grades (5-9). 

A grade Minimum GPA of 2.75 required

  
PSYH 200 Introduction to Psychology 3 hours 
COMP 151 Introduction to Technology Applications 2 hours 
Professional Preparation   
NOVICE  
EDUC 231 Schooling in American Culture 3 hours 
EDUC 211 Early Involvement Seminar 2 hours 
EDUC 210 Early Involvement Practicum 1 hour 

Total Hours Required for Novice Block:

The Novice Block is offered in the fall and spring

semesters of each academic year. 

 6 hours 
INTERMEDIATE   
PSYH 225 Adolescent Psychology 3 hours 
EDUC 310 Intermediate Involvement Practicum 1 hour 
SPED 321 Survey of Exceptionalities 3 hours 
EDUC 375 Instructional Design & Delivery in the Middle School 3 hours 
PSYH 470 Theories of Learning 3 hours 

Total Hours Required for Intermediate Block:

The Intermediate Block is offered in the fall and spring

semesters of each academic year. 

 13 hours 
ADVANCED   
   
EDUC 338 Teaching Reading in the Content Subjects 3 hours 
EDUC 388 Literacy in the Elementary School 3 hours 
EDUC 437 Methods and Mat. in the Middle Grades 3 hours 
EDUC 410 Advanced Involvement Practicum 1 hour 

Total Hours Required for Advanced Block:

The Advanced Block for middle school majors is offered

mainly during the spring semester of each academic year.

All classes are restricted to those students who have been

admitted to the Teacher Education Program 

 10 hours 

FINAL 

  
EDUC 478 Student Teaching in the Middle Grades 12 hours 
EDUC 488 Professional Interactions 3 hours 

Totla Hours Required for Final Block:

The Final Block is offered during fall and spring semesters. 

 15 hours 

Teaching Fields 

  
English/Communication:   
COMM 221 Introduction to Mass Communications 3 hours 
ENCO 222 Introduction to Critical Studies 3 hours 
ENGL 311 Intermediate Composition 3 hours 
ENCO 261 Writing & Speaking for the Media 3 hours 
ENGL 362 Literature for Adolescents & Young Adults 3 hours 
ENGL 341 Literary Types 3 hours 
ENGL 342 Texts in History After 1800 3 hours 
ENGL 421 History of the English Language 3 hours 
  Total Hours: 24 
Mathematics Studies   
MATH 110 Topics in Contemporary Mathematics 3 hours 
MATH 131 College Algebra 3 hours 
MATH 203 Math for Elementary School Teachers I 3 hours 
MATH 204 Math for Elementary School Teachers II 3 hours 
MATH 241 Introduction to Calculus & Analytic Geometry 4 hours 
MATH 301 Principles of Geometry 3 hours 
BHSC 245 Basic Statistics 3 hours 
MATH Elective (300 level or above)  3 hours 
  Total Hours: 25 
Science   
BIOL 111 General Biology 4 hours 
BIOL 232 General Zoology 4 hours 
BIOL 233 General Botany 4 hours 
ENVS 110 Physical Systems of the Environment 3 hours 
PHYS 111 & 113 College Physics & Lab 4 hours 
Select one of the following groups:   
PHYS 112-114 College Physics & Lab 4 hours 
CHEM 121 or 122 General Chemistry I or II 4 hours 
  Total Hours: 23 
Social Studies   
INSS 103 Cultural Geography 3 hours 
HIST 311 U.S. History to 1840 3 hours 
HIST 312 U.S. History Since 1840-1919 3 hours 

ANTH 221 OR

SOCI 131

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology OR

Introduction to Sociology 

3 hours 

PLSC 101 OR

PLSC 231 

American National Government OR

International Politics 

3 hours 

ECON 203 OR

ECON 204 

Macroeconomics OR

Microeconomics 

3 hours 
One non-U.S. History course  3 hours 

Select one 300+ level elective from history, Political Science

or Sociology 

 3 hours 
  Total Hours: 24 
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