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
EDT 190Introduction to Education3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to American Cultures
Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Asian American Literature
Latino/a Literature and the Americas
Geography of Urban Diversity
Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-25
Strength Through Cultural Diversity
Introduction to Women's Studies
Take the following three courses in the Early Field Block9
Foundations of Language and Literacy
Early Field Experience: Middle Childhood
Teacher Leadership and School Organization
Methods Block: Take the following three courses plus two methods courses (one for each concentration) the fall semester following the Early Field Block9
Reading Instruction for Middle Grades
Assessment and Evaluation in Educational Settings
Classroom Management
Select two of the following (depending on content areas chosen):6
Middle Childhood Language Arts
Middle Childhood Mathematics
Middle Childhood Social Studies
Middle Childhood Science
Take the following two courses together spring semester following methods block6
Phonics and Reading Improvement for Middle Childhood
Reading Practicum for Middle Childhood
EDT 419MTeaching Internship-Middle Childhood15
Select two concentrations37-45
Total Credit Hours97-105


Language Arts Concentration

ENG 262Children's Literature3
ENG 301History of the English Language3
ENG 304Backgrounds to Composition Theory and Research3
EDT 423Literature and Other Media for Adolescents3
Select one of the following:3
Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds
Advanced Composition
Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
Writing for Educators
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Classical Mythology
Folk and Literary Fairy Tales
Russian Folklore
Total Credit Hours18

Math Concentration

MTH 151Calculus I5
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
EDT 265Mathematics: History and Technology3
Total Credit Hours22-23

Science Concentration

EDT 181Physical Science and Society4
EDT 182Earth Science and Society4
EDT 415Inquiry Into Life Science3
Select a science elective course 13
Select two of the following:6-8
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 Hours20-22

Social Studies Concentration

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