Middle Grades Education, B.S.

Overall Requirements

  • 120 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level.
  • Minimum grade of C required in all courses listed under Major Requirements.
  • Minimum grade of C required in all courses listed under Concentration Requirements.

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements - Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC)

Major Requirements

Select one of the concentrations as detailed following the major requirements.

  • Language Arts with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure
  • Math with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure
  • Science with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure
  • Social Studies with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 120 credits required for the degree. Electives should increase students’ knowledge in general education and in a content field (such as psychology or multicultural education).

Language Arts with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure Concentration Requirements

Prerequisite3
Teaching as a Profession
Required43
Internship I: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Internship II: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Internship III: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities
Reading Education in the Middle Grades
Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades
Student Teaching: Middle Grades
Student Teaching Seminar
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Educational Psychology for the Middle Grades
Cultural Foundations of Education
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings
English Language Arts33
Approach to Literature
Major British Authors: Medieval to Eighteenth Century
Major British Authors: Romantic to Modern
Colonial and U.S. Literature to 1865
U.S. Literature Civil War to the Present
Young Adult Literature
Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Grades
English Language Arts Concepts for Middle Grades Teachers
Language Foundations for Teachers
Middle Grades Language Arts
Select one of the following Non-Western Literature courses:
Nonwestern Literary Classics
Topics in Global Literature
Topics in Non-Western Literature

Second Academic Concentration Requirements

Students must complete a coherent course of study in a middle-level content field.

Math with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure Concentration Requirements

Prerequisite3
Teaching as a Profession
Required43
Internship I: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Internship II: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Internship III: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities
Reading Education in the Middle Grades
Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades
Student Teaching: Middle Grades
Student Teaching Seminar
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Educational Psychology for the Middle Grades
Cultural Foundations of Education
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings
Mathematics27
Precalculus I
Precalculus II
Calculus I
Discrete Mathematical Structures
Calculus II
Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Mathematics for Teaching
Mathematics for Teaching Middle Grades
Middle Grades Mathematics Education

Second Academic Concentration Requirements

Students must complete a coherent course of study in a middle-level content field.

Science with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure Concentration Requirements

Prerequisite3
Teaching as a Profession
Required43
Internship I: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Internship II: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Internship III: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities
Reading Education in the Middle Grades
Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Educational Psychology for the Middle Grades
Student Teaching: Middle Grades
Student Teaching Seminar
Cultural Foundations of Education
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings
Science32
Astronomy: The Solar System
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Laboratory
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
Introduction to Earth Science
Introduction to Environment
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Laboratory
Middle Grades Science Education

Second Academic Concentration Requirements

Students must complete a coherent course of study in a middle-level content field.

Social Studies with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure Concentration Requirements

Prerequisite3
Teaching as a Profession
Required43
Internship I: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Internship II: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Internship III: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities
Reading Education in the Middle Grades
Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades
Student Teaching: Middle Grades
Student Teaching Seminar
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Educational Psychology for the Middle Grades
Cultural Foundations of Education
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings
Social Studies33
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
The United States: A General Survey to 1865
The United States: A General Survey Since 1865
Navigating World History
Interpreting American History
History of North Carolina
Historical Methods for Social Studies Teachers
Principles and Practices for Teaching History
American Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Middle Grades Social Studies Education
Comparative Politics3
Select one course from the following:
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Human Geography
Our Dynamic Planet
Introduction to Geography
Global Perspectives3
Select one course from the following:
History of Africa to 1870
History of Africa since 1870
The Civilizations of Asia
The Civilizations of Asia
The First America: Latin America, 1492-1830
(Dis)order and Progress: Latin America since 1810
History of Mexico and Central America
Topics in the Near and Middle East
The Near and Middle East since World War I
West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade

Second Academic Concentration Requirements

Students must complete a coherent course of study in a middle-level content field.

Disciplinary Honors in Elementary and Middle Grades Education   

Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of Honors course work with grades of A or B as defined below.
  • UNC Greensboro cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions.
  • Maintain a “good standing” status in the Elementary and Middle Grades Education program, which means the student is not on a Professional Improvement Plan and is managing the extensive workload and internship.
Required3
Senior Honors Project
Select 6-9 credits of Honors course work in the major6-9
Select 0-3 credits of Honors course work in the major or another area0-3

Recognition

Students who complete the requirements for the Disciplinary Honors Program receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in Elementary and Middle Grades Education; have that accomplishment, along with the title of their Senior Honors Project, noted on their official transcript; and are recognized at a banquet held at the end of the academic year.

Honors Advisor

Contact Jennifer Mangrum at jrmangru@uncg.edu for further information and guidance about Honors in Elementary and Middle Grades Education. To apply: http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/forms/disc-application.pdf