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Middle Grades Education Certification Program


Please note:

This information applies only to the classes of 2011, 2012, and 2013 and to those students who were registered in the Records Office prior to July 1, 2010 and designated as Middle Grades.

 

All other students who desire teacher certification at the middle grades level should pursue a B.A. degree in Education Studies along with the Education Minor, then enroll in the one-year Master of Arts in Teaching program following undergraduate graduation. (See Dr. Drexler, Dean of Education; pending approval of the Education Studies major by the Board of Trustees.)

Elementary Education Major, Middle Grades (4-8) Certification

BIB 111. Old Testament Introduction
3
BIB 142. New Testament Introduction
3
BIB 277-278. Christian Doctrine I, II
6
COR 100. The Christian Mind
2
COR 225-226. Cultural Heritage of the West I, II
6
COR 325. Global Trends for the Twenty-First Century
3
COR 337. Intercultural Experience
1
COR 340. Christ and Culture Seminar
1
ENG 111. English Composition
3
HIS 325. Twentieth-Century World History
3
MAT 111. Mathematics for Educators I
3
PE 151. Concepts in Physical Education
2
PE 152. Personal Aerobics and General Fitness
1
Fine Arts Distribution Requirement
3
Foreign Language
8
NSC 115. Science in Perspective
4
-- OR --NSC 105. Problems of Physical Science
4
Social Science Distribution Requirement
3

 

General education core subtotal
55

 

Teaching Field (General)

EDU 318. Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
3
EDU 415. Content and Skills in the Middle Grades
3
EDU 445. Essentials of Instruction
3
EDU 480. Senior Integration Paper
2

 

Teaching Field (Concentrations)

Students must complete at least 15 hours in each of two of the following concentrations.

Language Arts

ENG 201. Introduction to Literary Studies
3
ENG 236. English Syntax
3
EDU 318. Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
3
EDU 367. Literature for Children in the Middle Grades
3
ENG Literature Elective
3

Social Studies

HIS 111D. U.S. History to 1877 and Georgia History
3
HIS 112. U.S. History since 1877
3
HIS 213. Formation of Europe
3
HIS 325. Twentieth Century World History
3
HIS Elective
3

Mathematics

MAT 111. Mathematics for Educators I
3
MAT 112. Mathematics for Educators II
4
MAT 141. College Algebra
4
MAT 142. Precalculus Mathematics
4

Science

BIO 111. General Biology
4
NSC 105. Problems of Physical Science
4
NSC 115. Science in Perspective
4
NSC 108. Problems in Geological Science
4
- OR -- NSC 110. Problems of Physical Geography
4

 

Minimum Teaching Field subtotal
41

 

Professional Education

EDU 121. Introduction to Teaching
3
EDU 215. Technology for Educators
3
EDU 222. Educational Psychology
3
EDU 234. Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
3
EDU 322. Nature & Needs of the Early Adol. Learner
3
EDU 361. Education of Exceptional Children
3
EDU 370. History & Philosophy of Amer. Education ‘W’
3
EDU 411. Educ. Assessment: Middle and Secondary
1
EDU 495. Practicum I ‘S’
7 1/2
EDU 496. Practicum II ‘S’
7 1/2
EDU 490. Student Teaching Seminar
1

 

Professional Education subtotal
38
Total degree hours
127-128

 

(Total degree hours doesn’t equal the three subtotals because some teaching field concentration courses count towards general education requirements or general teaching field requirements.)

 

Note: COR 337. Intercultural Experience may be taken for 0-3 credit hours. It is also possible to be exempt from taking foreign language and/or math based on high school grades or placement scores. If either of these adjustment occur, one or more elective hours may need to be taken in order earn a minimum of 126 hours required for graduation.