Middle Grades Education, B.S.

Overall Requirements

  • 124–128 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.

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

Major Requirements

Language Arts with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure Concentration Requirements

Prerequisite6
Essentials of Professional and Business Writing
Teaching as a Profession
Required37
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Audition Development of Deaf Children
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 and Seminar: Middle Grades
Literacy in the Content Area
Teacher Licensure Requirements9
Cultural Foundations of Education
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Educational Psychology for the Middle Grades

Second Academic Concentration Requirements

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

English Language Arts
Approach to Literature
Major British Authors: Medieval to Eighteenth Century
Major British Authors: Romantic to Modern
Select one of the following:
Nonwestern Literary Classics
Topics in Global Literature
Topics in Non-Western Literature
Writing Opinion Essays
Major American Authors: Colonial to Romantic
Major American Authors: Realist to Modern
Young Adult Literature
Linguistics for Teachers
Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Grades

Math with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure Concentration Requirements

Prerequisite6
Essentials of Professional and Business Writing
Teaching as a Profession
Required37
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Intro to Special Education
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 and Seminar: Middle Grades
Literacy in the Content Area
Teacher Licensure Requirements9
Cultural Foundations of Education
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Educational Psychology for the Middle Grades

Second Academic Concentration Requirements

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

Mathematics
College Algebra
Precalculus I
Precalculus II
Calculus I
Discrete Mathematical Structures
Calculus II
Topics in Mathematics
Introduction to the Foundations of Geometry
Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Mathematics for Teaching

Science with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure Concentration Requirements

Prerequisite6
Essentials of Professional and Business Writing
Teaching as a Profession
Required37
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Intro to Special Education
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 and Seminar: Middle Grades
Literacy in the Content Area
Teacher Licensure Requirements9
Cultural Foundations of Education
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Educational Psychology for the Middle Grades

Second Academic Concentration Requirements

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

Science
Astronomy: The Solar System
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Human Physiology
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Laboratory
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Introduction to Earth Science
Introductory Nutrition
Conceptual Physics
Conceptual Physics Laboratory

Social Studies with Grade 6–9 Teacher Licensure Concentration Requirements

Prerequisite6
Essentials of Professional and Business Writing
Teaching as a Profession
Required37
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Intro to Special Education
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 and Seminar: Middle Grades
Literacy in the Content Area
Teacher Licensure Requirements9
Cultural Foundations of Education
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Educational Psychology for the Middle Grades

Second Academic Concentration Requirements

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

Social Studies
Base Courses
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
Comparative Politics
Select two of the following:
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Human Geography
Geosystems Science
GEO 110
Global Perspectives
Select one of 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
Gender, Family, and Wealth in African History
HIS 306
History of Mexico and Central America
Latin America and the United States
Topics in the Near and Middle East
The Near and Middle East since World War I
Chinese History to 1800
The Modern Transformation of China: 1800 to Present Day
HIS 385
Creating Modern Japan, 1867 to the Present
History of the Chinese Frontier
West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 124–128 credits required for the degree. Electives should increase students’ knowledge in general education and in a content field (such as psychology or multicultural education).