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2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle School Education Grades 4-8, BS, Social Studies Education Concentration


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Degree Awarded: Total Credit Hours:
Bachelor of Science 129
Career Opportunities:
Teach middle school education 4-8 (see College of Education and Human Development 
Additional Requirements:
Students must earn at least an overall 2.5 GPA and an overall 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Students must take 18 hours of courses in two chosen Middle School Focus areas.

Praxis Exam Requirements: Prior to student teaching, students must pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics or submit an ACT composite score of 22 or higher. Students must also pass the Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5089), and the Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5-9 (5623).
Note(s):
1 Choose from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or Physics. Students cannot get credit for both GEOL 105  and GEOL 225 .
2 EDCI Methods must be completed in the selected Focus Area. EDCI 422  (fall); EDCI 423  (fall); EDCI 352  (spring)  

Freshman Year, Second Semester (15 credit hours)


Natural Sciences (3 credit hours)


Choose from the General Education Curriculum  list of Natural Science courses. 1

Focus Area Course (3 credit hours)


Choose 3 credit hours from 1 Middle School Focus area.

Focus Area Course (3 credit hours)


Choose 3 credit hours from 1 Middle School Focus area.

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)


Choose from the General Education Curriculum  list of Fine Arts courses in consultation with academic advisor.

Focus Area Course (3 credit hours)


Choose 3 credit hours from 1 Middle School Focus area.

EDCI Methods Focus Area Course (3 credit hours)


Students must complete an EDCI methods course in the second focus area of choice:

Senior Year, Second Semester (10 credit hours)


General Education Curriculum


English
(6 cr)
Mathematics
(6 cr)
Natural Sciences
(9 cr)
Social/Behavioral Sci
(6 cr)
ENGL 101 
ENGL 102  
MATH 105  
MATH 117  
BIOL 121 
CHEM 212 
and
Choose 3 cr from the Gen Ed Course List  
PSYC 312 
GEOG 103  
History
(3 cr)
Fine Arts
(3 cr)
Communication
(3 cr)
Literature
(3 cr)
HIST 221  or HIST 222   Choose from the
Gen Ed Course List  
CMCN 100  or CMCN 310   ENGL 201 , ENGL 202 , ENGL 205 , or ENGL 206  

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