Middle Childhood Education- Bachelor of Science in Education

Program Requirements

Required for all Middle Childhood Concentrations
EDL 204Sociocultural Studies in Education3
EDP 201Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts3
EDP 256Psychology of the Exceptional Learner3
TCE 191Threshold Concepts of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to American Cultures
Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Asian American Literature
Caribbean, Latin American and Latinx Literatures
Geography of Urban Diversity
Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-25
Strength Through Cultural Diversity
Introduction to Women's Studies
Early Field Block: Take the following three courses concurrently:9
Foundations of Language and Literacy
Early Field Experience: Middle Childhood
Phonics and Reading Improvement for Middle Childhood
Methods Block: Take the following three courses plus two methods courses (one for each concentration) the fall semester following the Early Field Block9
Assessment and Evaluation in Educational Settings
Reading Instruction for Middle Grades
Classroom Cultures, Community, and Climate
Select two of the following (depending on content areas chosen):6
Middle Childhood Mathematics
Middle Childhood Language Arts
Middle Childhood Social Studies
Middle Childhood Science
Practicum Block: Take the following two courses together spring semester following Methods Block:6
Teacher Leadership and School Organization
Reading Practicum for Middle Childhood
TCE 419MTeaching Internship-Middle Childhood15
Select two concentrations37-45
Total Credit Hours97-105


Language Arts Concentration

ENG 262Children's Literature3
ENG 304Backgrounds to Composition Theory and Research3
LIN 301History of the English Language3
TCE 423Literature and Other Media for Adolescents3
Select one of the following:3
Professional Communication & Digital Rhetoric
Advanced Composition
Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
Writing for Educators
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Classical Mythology
Enchanted Worlds: Folk and Literary Fairy Tales
Magic and Power in Russian Folklore
Total Credit Hours18

Math Concentration

MTH 151Calculus I4
MTH 217Mathematics for Middle Childhood Teachers: Structure of Arithmetic and Algebra4
MTH 218Geometry for Middle Childhood Teachers4
MTH 407Mathematical Structures Through Inquiry3
STA 301Applied Statistics3-4
or STA 261 Statistics
TCE 265Mathematics: History and Technology3
Total Credit Hours21-22

Science Concentration

TCE 181Physical Science and Society4-5
or CHM 111
Chemistry in Modern Society
and Chemistry in Modern Society Laboratory
or CHM 131 Chemistry of Life Processes
or CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
or PHY 161 Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
or PHY 191 General Physics with Laboratory I
TCE 182Earth Science and Society4
or GLG 111
GLG 115L
The Dynamic Earth
and Understanding the Earth
or GLG 121
GLG 115L
Environmental Geology
and Understanding the Earth
or GLG 141
GLG 115L
Geology Of U.S. National Parks
and Understanding the Earth
TCE 415Inquiry Into Life Science3
Select a science elective course 13
Select two of the following:6-8
Biotechnology: Coming of Age in the 21st Century
Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology
Plants, Humanity, and Environment
Field Botany
Principles of Human Physiology
Ecology of North America
Plant Biology
Microorganisms and Human Disease
The Microbial World
Total Credit Hours20-23

Choose any BIO, CHM, GLG, IES, MBI, and PHY 100-499; GEO 121, GEO 211, GEO 221.

Social Studies Concentration

HST 111
HST 112
Survey of American History to 1877
and Survey of American History: From 1877 to the Present
GEO 101Global Forces, Local Diversity3
TCE 362U.S. Political/Economic Experience for Teachers4
Select one of the following:3
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Anthropology
Global Cultural Diversity
Social Relations in the U.S.
Sociology in a Global Context
Total Credit Hours19-20