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.

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

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
Required37
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
Major American Authors: Colonial to Romantic
Major American Authors: Realist to Modern
Young Adult Literature
Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Grades
Select one of the following Non-Western Literature courses:
Nonwestern Literary Classics
Topics in Global Literature
Topics in Non-Western Literature
English Language Arts Concepts for Middle Grades Teachers
Language Foundations for Teachers
Middle Grades Language Arts

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
Calculus II
Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MAT 304 (COURSE INACTIVE)
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
Required37
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
Science32
AST 209
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 Environment
Introduction to Earth Science
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 Studies39
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
Integrating the Social Studies in Elementary Grades
Comparative Politics3
Select one course from the following:
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Human Geography
Geosystems Science
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.