The Middle Grades Education Major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and prepares students for a teaching career in grades four through eight. The Middle Grades Program is designed to develop knowing, sharing, caring teachers with a Christian philosophy who are specialists in at least two content areas.
Students majoring in Middle Grades Education are required to take 15-20 semester hours in two concentrations in addition to the professional education courses. These concentrations are chosen from the areas of language arts, mathematics, science or social studies.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
LIBERAL ARTS CORE
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition) 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Intro to Communication) 3 hrs.
EN 200 (Intro to Literature) 3 hrs.
Language/Literature 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science
History 3 hrs.
PY 220 (Human Growth/Development) 3 hrs.
Natural Science/Mathematical Reasoning
*Science (Lab course) 4 hrs.
**Mathematics (MA 122 or a higher math) 3 hrs.
BI 111 (Biblical Literature & History) 3 hrs.
BI 112 (Interpreting Biblical Literature) 3 hrs.
BI 300 (Gospel of John) 3 hrs.
TH 237 (Christian Ethics) 3 hrs.
PE 105 (Total Fitness) 1 hr.
FS 101 (Freshman Seminar) 2 hrs.
SS 400 (Senior Seminar) 1 hr.
Total 44 hrs.
ED 101 (Orientation to Teaching) 1 hr.
ED 200 (American Education) 3 hrs.
ED 310 (Assessment for Learning) 3 hrs.
ED 305 (Multicultural Society) 3 hrs.
***EM 350 (Media and Technology) 3 hrs.
ED 403 (Exceptional Children) 3 hrs.
EM 300 (Curriculum) 3 hrs.
EM 300P (Curriculum Practicum) 3 hrs.
EM 315 (Reading/Writing Content Area) 3 hrs.
EM 400P (August Experience) 1 hr.
EM 401P (Methods Practicum) 3 hrs.
Methods Courses: Choose 2 6 hrs.
EM 412 (Language Arts Methods)
EM 420 (Math Methods)
EM 421 (Science Methods)
EM 430 (Social Studies Methods)
EM 451 (Classroom/Behavior Mgmt) 3 hrs.
EM 475 (Student Teaching) 12 hrs.
Concentration I 15-20 hrs.
Concentration II 15-18 hrs.
TOTAL 124-133 hrs.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION CHOICES
Choose two concentrations from the four listed below:
EN 260 (Advanced Grammar) 3 hrs.
EN 311 (Adolescent Literature) 3 hrs.
EN 370 (Advanced Composition) 3 hrs.
Upper Level American Literature 3 hrs.
Upper Level Literature 3 hrs.
Total 15 hrs.
MA 125 (Trigonometry) 3 hrs.
MA 175 (Pre-Calculus) 4 hrs.
MA 220 (Linear Algebra I) 3 hrs.
MA 240 (Differential Calculus ) 4 hrs.
MA 300 (Geometry) 3 hrs.
MA 321 (Discrete Mathematics) 3 hrs.
Total 20 hrs.
SC 125 (Physical Science) 4 hrs.
SC 112 (Biology II) 4 hrs.
Chemistry/Physics/Environmental Science 7-8 hrs.
SC 210 (Earth Science) 3 hrs.
Total 18-19 hrs.
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
GY 101 (Human Geography) 3 hrs.
HY 301 (Georgia History) 3 hrs.
HY 305 (Non-Western World History) 3 hrs.
Upper Level History 3 hrs.
Social Science Electives 3 hrs.
Total 15 hrs.
*For those with a science concentration, the core science course must be SC 111 (Biology I) with SC 101 (Scientific Reasoning) as a co-requisite.
**For those with a mathematics concentration, the mathematics core requirement is MA 200 (Statistics).
***For those with a mathematics concentration, MA 367 (Mathematical Solution Technology) is required.
NOTE: When students’ MPE (Mathematics Placement Exam) score places them above a required math course, they may substitute a course which has the required one as a prerequisite.