2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Middle School Teacher

This major leads to initial licensure as a teacher of General Science, Mathematics, English, History, or Political Science/Political Philosophy in grades 5–8. Students may qualify for positions involving work with middle school-aged children in a variety of middle school settings. The education of teachers for middle schools focuses on teaching the whole child — drawing on the psychology of early adolescence to develop teaching techniques, materials, and curricula particularly relevant to children at this stage of development.

The senior practicum will be a semester experience in one setting within the 5–8 grade range. Coursework within grades 5–8 gives the student experience with both children of different ages and a variety of curricula, organizational structures, and grouping strategies characteristic of the middle school.

Students must choose a liberal arts major to complement this major. Students may choose from six liberal arts fields:

  • English (Literature Track)
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science

Teacher of General Science (5–8) (42 credits)

Students must choose the liberal arts major in Earth and Environmental Science and the Education major.

I. Required Courses:

Required benchmark grades

CEDUC 1352Teaching, Learning and Social Responsibility

4

CEDUC 2353Middle and High School Education

4

CEDUC 2402Content Area Reading in Grades 5-12

3

EEDUC 5013Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in General Science

3

EEDUC 6215Effective Management of Secondary Inclusive Classrooms

3

CEDUC 4189Sheltered English Instruction: 5-12

4

CEDUC 4350Embracing Diversity in Classroom Communities

3

CEDUC 4732Senior Practicum & Seminar: Middle School Teacher Of Science

9

An additional elective at the 2000 level or above in the Earth and Environmental Science Major

3

CEDUC 1352: C or higher

CEDUC 2353 and CEDUC 2402: C+ or higher

II. Liberal Arts Support Courses:

CPSYC 2437Characteristics of Children and Youth with Special Needs

3

CPSYC 3409Psychology of Preadolescence and Adolescence

3

Teacher of English (5–8) (45 credits)

Students must choose the liberal arts major in English (Literature Track) and the Education Major.

I. Required Courses:

Required benchmark grades

CEDUC 1352Teaching, Learning and Social Responsibility

4

CEDUC 2353Middle and High School Education

4

CEDUC 2714Young Adult Literature in the Middle/Secondary Classroom

3

CEDUC 4189Sheltered English Instruction: 5-12

4

CEDUC 4350Embracing Diversity in Classroom Communities

3

CEDUC 4731Senior Practicum & Seminar: Middle School Teacher Of English

9

EEDUC 6001The Teaching of Writing (K-12)

3

EEDUC 6103Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in English

3

EEDUC 6215Effective Management of Secondary Inclusive Classrooms

3

CEDUC 1352: C or higher

CEDUC 2353: C+ or higher

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CEDUC 2402Content Area Reading in Grades 5-12

3

EEDUC 6170Middle and High School Content Literacy

3

CEDUC 2402 and EEDUC 6170: C+ or higher

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CPSYC 2437Characteristics of Children and Youth with Special Needs

3

ESPED 5100Contemporary Perspectives in Special Education

3

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CPSYC 3409Psychology of Preadolescence and Adolescence

3

EEDUC 6100Adolescent Development in the Context of Families, Communities, and Schools

3

With the approval of their advisor or the director of the undergraduate Education division, juniors and seniors may take graduate courses (EEDUC, ESPED, ECOMP) in the School of Education in those programs that lead to initial licensure. Once enrolled, they must meet all course requirements as outlined on the syllabus.

Teacher of History (5–8) / Teacher of Political Science/Political Philosophy (5–8) (45 credits)

Students preparing to teach History must choose the liberal arts major in History and the Education major.

Students preparing to teach Political Science/Political Philosophy must choose the liberal arts major in Political Science and the Education major.

I. Required Courses:

Required benchmark grades

CEDUC 1352Teaching, Learning and Social Responsibility

4

CEDUC 2353Middle and High School Education

4

CEDUC 4189Sheltered English Instruction: 5-12

4

CEDUC 4350Embracing Diversity in Classroom Communities

3

EEDUC 5147Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in History and Political Science

3

EEDUC 6215Effective Management of Secondary Inclusive Classrooms

3

CEDUC 1352: C or higher

CEDUC 2353: C+ or higher

Choose ONE (9 Credits):

CEDUC 4733Senior Practicum & Seminar: Middle School Teacher Of History

9

CEDUC 4735Senior Practicum & Seminar: Middle School Teacher Of Political Science

9

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CEDUC 2402Content Area Reading in Grades 5-12

3

EEDUC 6170Middle and High School Content Literacy

3

CEDUC 2402 and EEDUC 6170: C+ or higher

II. Support Courses:

An additional elective in the History Major or an additional elective at the 3000 level or above in the Political Science Major (3 Credits)

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CPSYC 2437Characteristics of Children and Youth with Special Needs

3

ESPED 5100Contemporary Perspectives in Special Education

3

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CPSYC 3409Psychology of Preadolescence and Adolescence

3

EEDUC 6100Adolescent Development in the Context of Families, Communities, and Schools

3

With the approval of their advisor or the director of the undergraduate Education division, juniors and seniors may take graduate courses (EEDUC, ESPED, ECOMP) in the School of Education in those programs that lead to initial licensure. Once enrolled, they must meet all course requirements as outlined on the syllabus.

Teacher of Mathematics (5–8) (45 credits)

Students must choose the liberal arts major in Mathematics and the Education Major.

I. Required Courses:

Required benchmark grades

CEDUC 1352Teaching, Learning and Social Responsibility

4

CEDUC 2353Middle and High School Education

4

CEDUC 3374Teaching Mathematics for the Elementary School Teachers

3

CEDUC 3379Teaching Geometry, Measurement, and Data

3

CEDUC 4189Sheltered English Instruction: 5-12

4

CEDUC 4734Senior Practicum & Seminar: Middle School Teacher Of Math

9

EEDUC 5110Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Mathematics

3

EEDUC 6154Meeting Diverse Needs in the Mathematics Classroom

3

EEDUC 6215Effective Management of Secondary Inclusive Classrooms

3

CEDUC 1352: C or higher

CEDUC 2353: C+ or higher

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CEDUC 2402Content Area Reading in Grades 5-12

3

EEDUC 6170Middle and High School Content Literacy

3

CEDUC 2402 and EEDUC 6170: C+ or higher

II. Support Courses:

An additional elective in the Mathematics Major (3 Credits).

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CPSYC 2437Characteristics of Children and Youth with Special Needs

3

ESPED 5100Contemporary Perspectives in Special Education

3

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CPSYC 3409Psychology of Preadolescence and Adolescence

3

EEDUC 6100Adolescent Development in the Context of Families, Communities, and Schools

3

With the approval of their advisor or the director of the undergraduate Education division, juniors and seniors may take graduate courses (EEDUC, ESPED, ECOMP) in the School of Education in those programs that lead to initial licensure. Once enrolled, they must meet all course requirements as outlined on the syllabus.