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Program Requirements

All Education majors are required to complete 48 hours of Thomas University Core Curriculum

The Middle Grades Program has been carefully designed to give our teacher candidates a firm foundation in the middle grades concept, so that they will be prepared to teach collaboratively in diverse settings.  Middle grades teacher candidates must complete two 15 hour content specializations from the following four areas:  Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. A faculty advisor will assist the teacher candidate in selecting appropriate courses that meet graduation and certification requirements.

  • Language Arts — 15 hours 
  • Mathematics — 15 hours 
  • Science — 15 hours 
  • Social Studies — 15 hours

The progression sheet lists required courses and electives. This allows the teacher candidate and advisor to track the progress toward the BS degree in Middle Grades Education.

To begin your plan you can click on the appropriate progression sheet.

 

Contact a Middle Grades Education Coordinator for more information about the Middle Grades Education progression.

For additional Information on our program refer to the Thomas University Catalog.

Specific Requirements:

EDU 200 Introduction to Education

3

Content Concentration area

3/4

Content Concentration area

3/4

Content Concentration area

3/4

*Note: SPE 311 Community Dialects may be required if needed for a Professional Development Plan.

 

Upper Division Professional Core Courses

MGE 327 Methods and Strategies for Teaching Early Adolescent Learners

3

MGE 429 Student Teaching

10

MGE 430 Student Teaching Seminar

2

EDU 301 Teacher Candidate Orientation

0

EDU 310 Educational Psychology

3

EDU 316 Teaching Methods & Strategies

3

EDU 320 Teaching Diverse Learners

3

EDU 340 Assessment Strategies to Improve PK-12 Learning

3

EDU 350 Instructional Technologies in the PK-12 Classroom

3

EDU 360 Models of Teaching

3

EDU 468 Educating Exceptional Learners

3

MGE 428 Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Middle Grade Learners

3

RDE 450 Reading in the Content Area

3

RDE 455 Diagnosing & Remediation Reading Difficulties

3

 

 

Total Hours for Degree

123-124

 

Content Concentration Requirements:

Middle Grades Language Arts 15 Hours Required

ENG 102 Composition II

3

ENG 303 Argumentative and Persuasive Writing

3

ENG 341 Adolescent Literature

3

ENG 361 Advanced Grammar & Syntax

3

 

Choose one of the following:

ENG 311 American Literature Survey I

3

ENG 313 American Literature Survey II

3

ENG 412 British Literature Survey I

3

ENG 414 British Literature Survey II

3

 

Middle Grades Mathematics (15 Hours) Required:

MTH 250 Introduction to Statistics

3

MTH 340 Set Theory

3

MTH 350 Intro to Probability Theory

3

MTH 360 Geometry

3

MTH 374 Developing Algebraic Concepts

3

Recommended electives:

 

MTH 270 Calculus I

3

MTH 370 Discrete Mathematics

3

 

Middle Grades Science: (16 Hours) Required:

BIO 101 General Biology I

4

BIO 102 General Biology II

4

PHS 220 Physical Science I

4

PHS 221 Physical Science II

4

Recommended electives:

 

BIO 311 Conservation Science

4

BIO 401 Evolution

4

 

Middle Grades Social Studies (15 Hours) Required:

HIS 451 Georgia History

3

HIS 321 Latin American History

3

HIS 421 History of the Middle East

3

HIS 434 African Nationalism

3

HIS 444 Contemporary Asia

3

Recommended elective:

 

HIS 314 History of Contemporary Europe

3

 

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