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Middle School (Grades 5 - 9) Requirements

Students should meet with an advisor in the Education Department as soon as possible. The degree requirements listed below are subject to change based on changing certification requirements. Please consult with the Education Department for current curriculum contracts.

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202B, 210, 301B, 302B, 303B, 304B, 305, 310, 317, 336, 360, 407B, 422, 425
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department
    1. Supporting Courses:
    2. Fine Arts (6 hours): ART 221 and one of the following: COM 208, THR 205, THR 255, THR 401
    3. Mathematics (3 hours): Any MAT course numbered 121 or higher
    4. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    5. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102; PSY 105; ECO 105
    6. English (6 hours): ENG 150, 320
  • Teaching Specialties: Choose two from the following:
    1. Language Arts: ENG 150, 212, 320, 420; two literature courses from among 229, 244, 255, 344, 345, 346, 449; one creative writing course from among 255CW, 321, 322CW, 323CW, 362CW; EDU 325B; COM 105
    2. Social Studies: HIS 101, 102, 114, 115; ECO 105; GEO 201; POS 105; SOC 105; EDU 326B
    3. Mathematics: MAT 121, 122, 125, 143, 205; Electives, 5 credit hours above MAT 121; CIS111; EDU 328B
    4. Science: Includes biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and EDU 327B
      1. Biology:
        1. option 1: BIO 101/101L, 102/102L
        2. option 2: NSC 267/267L, and 4 hours of BIO/NSC electives
      2. Choose Chemistry or Physics emphasis:
        1. Chemistry emphasis: CHE 103/103L, NSC 206/206L; PHY 236/236L or 237/237L
        2. Physics emphasis: NSC/PHY 225 (lab recommended), 238; PHY 236/236L; NSC 206/206L or CHE 103/103L
      3. Earth Science 200-level consortium program (with permission of advisor)