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Middle School (Grades 5 - 9) Requirements

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After selecting two areas of subject specialty, those wishing to work with students in the 5-9 setting as a certified teacher should meet with the Middle School Education advisor to discuss the curricular requirements.
  • 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)