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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Middle Grades Education (5-9) Teaching

For more information contact
CPEP Office or 
Dr. Krista Althauser, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Combs 110)

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

Wellness.............................................................................................................3 hours

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 EMG 499. (Credit hours included in Professional Education requirements.)

Total Hours University Graduation Requirements ........................40 hours

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Courses............................................................................................................15 hours

EMG 430, 445  or 445W (prerequisite to 491, 492, 493, or 494), 447, and six hours from 491, 492, 493, or 494, or 494W.

Professional Education Requirements...............................................28 hours

EDF 103 (1 hr), 203, 319 or 319W, 413, EMG 499 (12 hr); 3 hrs of Applied Learning: EDF 349Q (.5 hr); EDF 349R (.5 hr); EMS 349Q (.5 hr); EMS 349R (.5); EMG 349 (1 hr); SED 401 or 401S

Supporting Course Emphasis Requirements:

EDF 204, CMS 104, or CIS 212............................................................................3 hours

Area of Emphasis:  Students seeking middle grade (5-9) certification must select two (2) areas of emphasis from: English and Communicaitons, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Supporting courses which are also general educaiton courses will have their credit hours count above in the 36 hr. Gen Ed. area.

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

ENG 210 OR 210W (GElement 3B) and 211 or 211W or 212 or 212W; ENG 303, 350 or 351, 410; LIB 401; CMS 100 (GElement 1C); three (3) hours selected from ENG 405, 510, 520, or EME 551.

Mathematics.....................................................................................................21 hours

MAT 106 (GElement 2), 201, 202, 203, 211 or 261, 303; MAE 305; STA 270.

  • Candidates are advised to take CSC 104 prior to enrolling in MAE 305 unless they already possess skills comparable to those acquired in CSC 104.
  • An entrance exam is required by the Mathematics department for MAT 201 and 202.  Candidates may take this exam a maximum of two times.  After two failed attemps, the students must meet the PPST mathematics score (174) for entrance to MAT 201 and 202.  Candidates with a PPST math socre of 174 do not have to take the entrace exam.
  • Candidates must have a MATH ACT of 23 or higher or complete MAT 107 prior to enrolling in MAT 211, 261, 303, or STA 270.

Science....................................................................................................18-20 hours

BIO 102 (GElement 4A); CHE 100 (GElement 4B); PHY 102; GLY 102; CNM 599; AST 130 or 135; GEO 315 or 115; 3 to 5 hours selected from: AST 330, BIO 111(4 hr), 112 (4 hr), 303, 317, 318, 319, GLY 109, 304, 307, or PHY 131 (5 hr).

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

ECO 120, 130, 230, or 231 (GElement 5B); GEO 220; HIS 202 (GElement 5A); HIS 203, 303, 304, 305, 308, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, or 424; HIS 246; HIS 247, 320, 336, 339, 343, 344, 345, 363, 374, 383, or 385; POL 100 or 101; and 3 hours selected from ANT 120, 325, 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................................122-127 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.

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