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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Middle Grades Education (5-9) Teaching

For more information contact
CPEP Office or 
Dr. Stacey Korson, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Combs 103)

Upon completion of a degree in Middle Grade Education, chandidates will: (1) demonstrate the broad general background knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to function as a literate, informed, active citizen, and to serve as a model for middle level students; (2) demonstrate the pedagogical skills and content knowledge necessary to meet Kentucky's Teacher Standards in middle level classrooms; (3) demonstrate the appropriate dispositions to effectively meet the diverse needs of middle level students found in public schools.

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education.............................................................................................36 hours

Middle Grade majors must meet General Knowledge for Professional Education requirements for math, arts, literature, history and science.

Student Success Seminar (EDO 100; waived for transfers with 30+ hrs)..............1 hour

Writing Intensive Course (Hrs. incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives category)

Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categiories)

ACCT - Middle Grade Education majors will fulfill ACCT with CED 499. (Credit hours included in Professional Education requirements.)

Total Hours University Graduation Requirements ........................37 hours

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Courses............................................................................................................12 hours

EMG 445 or 445W; EMG 447, and six hours from 491, 492, 493, 494, or 494W

Professional Education Requirements ...............32 hours

14 hrs of Applied Field Experiences: CED 100 (0), 200 (0), 300 (0.5), 400 (0.5), and CED 450 (1); CED 499(12); EDC 300; EDF
203; EDF 219 or 219W; EDF 413, EMS 300W, and 490.

Supporting Course Emphasis Requirements...................... 5 hours

EDF 204, SED 104 (ᴳElement 6), EDC 106

Concentrations (Areas of Emphasis):  

Students seeking middle grade (5-9) certification must select two areas of emphasis from English and Communications, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Supporting courses which are also general education courses will have their credit hours count above in the 36 hr. Gen Ed area.

English and Communications..........................................................................18 hours

ENG 210, 210W, or HON 308W (ᴳElement 3B); ENG 211, 211W, 212, or 212W; ENG 303; ENG 350 or 351; EME 452, and LIB 401; CMS 100 or HON 102/103 (ᴳElement 1C); three hours selected from ENG 405, 510, 520, or EME 551

Mathematics.....................................................................................................21-22 hours

EME 301 or MAE 302; MAE 305; MAE 201 and 202; MAT211 or 234(4) (ᴳElement 2); MAT203 and 303, and STA230.

Science....................................................................................................18 hours

AST 135; BIO 102(ᴳElement 4), and BIO 590; CHE 100 (ᴳElement 4), and GLY 102; GEO 115 or 315; PHY 102, and, EDC/TEC 314.

Social Studies..............................................................................................18 hours

ECO 120, 130, 230, or 231 (ᴳElement 5B); GEO 100 or 220; HIS 102 (ᴳElement 5A); HIS 103, 303, 304, 305, 308, 401,
402, 405, 406, or 424; HIS 100; HIS 101, 321, 336, 339, 343,345, 363, 374, or 385; POL 100 or 101; and 3 hours selected
from ANT 120, 325, EME 313, SOC 131, or SOC 345. Must take at least one HIS course at the 300 or 400 level.

(G = Course also satisfies a General Education element.  Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above. Note that a max of 6 credit hours will count toward Element 4 or 5.)

TOTAL HOURS TO COMPLETE DEGREE................................122-126 hours

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation.  Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year (www.kyepsb.net/ and www.ets.org/praxis ).  Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements.  Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams. For additional information, candidates may also contact the EPSB Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at (859) 564-5778 or (888) 598-7667 (toll free).

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