Middle Grades Education

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Lacy Edwards

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Required Courses (120 Credits Total)

36 Credits

ENG111 – English Composition I (3 Credits)
ENG112 – English Composition II (3 Credits)
ENG280 – Foundations of Rhetoric (3 Credits)
ENG330 – Writing Professionally (3 Credits)
MAT121 – College Algebra (3 Credits)
Humanities Elective (3 Credits)
Social Science Elective (6 Credits)
Science Elective (3 Credits)
Mathematics OR Science Elective (3 Credits)
General Education Elective (6 Credits)

15 Credits

ENG105 – Critical Thinking and Reading (3 Credits)
ENG200 – Creative Writing (3 Credits)
ENG201 – Introduction to Literature (3 Credits)
ENG208 – Special Topics in Literature (3 Credits)
ENG215 – Critical Approaches to American Literature (3 Credits)

30 Credits (Required of all education majors)

EDU 220 – Child & Adolescent Development
EDU 232 – Integrating Movement in the Classroom
EDU 236 – Technology for Educators
EDU 240 – Math for Teaching & Learning
EDU 250 – Education, Culture & Diversity
EDU 310 – Curriculum and Instruction
EDU 311 – Digital Learning Applications
EDU 324 – Educational Psychology
EDU 352 – Teachers as Leaders
EDU 355 – The Exceptional Child ***

***GPA of 2.75 for program application, recommendations, interview, and passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests are required for formal admittance to the Teacher Education Program.

24 Credits (MG major specific)

EDU 302 – Research & Analysis for MG***
EDU 303 – Integrated Content Methods for Middle/Secondary Grades *** (6 credits)
EDU 319 – Literature for Children and Youth **
EDU 322 – Reading & Writing in Content Areas***
EDU 325 – Social Studies Standards & the State
EDU 365 – Fine Arts in the Classroom
SPD 314 – Differentiated Instruction***

**A grade of “3.0” or above is required for all Professional and Pedagogical Courses.

***Must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program

Passing scores on the PRAXIS II Middle Grades/Content Area Tests required.  

15 Credits

EDU 344 – Classroom Management*** (3 Credits)
EDU 423 – Student Teaching*** (10 Credits)
EDU 425 – Student Teaching Senior Seminar*** (2 Credits)

Passing scores on the national student teaching assessment, EdTPA, is required for student teaching completion.

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