Curriculum for Middle Level Education

 

Graduates will be prepared to demonstrate competencies in planning and implementing instruction; utilize effective interpersonal skills and multicultural understandings; describe specific professional expectancies of a teacher's role in school; incorporate prevailing theories of teaching and learning into their practice; balance the developmental characteristics of early adolescents with the characteristics and expectations of society; develop and implement interdisciplinary curricular themes; use a variety of instructional approaches; differentiate assignments reflecting students' interests and abilities; provide exploratory opportunities to develop critical and creative thinking; and, foster students' self-esteem and respect for learning.
Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Middle Level Education
First Year
First Semester    
01-101 English Composition I
3
05-101 OR 06-101 Introduction to Art OR Introduction to Music
3
12-191 University Seminar I
1
16-100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
2
25-121 College Algebra
3
xx-xxx Elementary Foreign Language I
3
   
15
Second Semester    
01-102 English Composition II
3
12-192 University Seminar II
1
23-110 Essential Topics in Biology
4
25-241 Elementary Statistics
3
36-201 Introduction to General Psychology 3
xx-xxx Elementary Foreign Language II
3
  Required to take PRAXIS I
17
Second Year
First Semester    
01-201 OR 01- 205 World Literature I OR African-American Literature I
3
12-204 Philo. Foundation of Education
3
27-201 Physical Science Survey
3
34-201 American Civilization to 1865
3
01-200 Speech
3
   
15
Second Semester    
01-202 OR 01- 206 World Literature II OR African-American Literature II
3
12-207 Life Span Development
3
12-208 The Middle School Years
3
12-313 Introduction to the Education of Children with Except. Needs
3
XX-XXX Content Area Elective
3
  Required To Pass PRAXIS I and
Apply for TEP Admission
15
Third Year
First Semester    
xx-xxx Content Area Elective 3
xx-xxx Content Area Elective 3
12-318/31-395 Multicultural Education with Global Societies
3
36-413 Psychology of Learning
3
25-403 OR Methods of Teaching Math OR
 
01-404 OR Methods of Teaching English OR
 
34-445 OR Methods of Teaching Social Studies OR
 
12-210 Methods of Teaching Science 3
   
15
  Must Take 1 of 2 Required Method Courses  
Second Semester    
xx-xxx Content Area Elective 3
xx-xxx Content Area Elective 3
12-332 Curriculum and Instruction Strategies for Middle Level Education
3
12-344 Instructional Teaching in Education
3
25-403 OR Methods of Teaching Math OR
 
01-404 OR Methods of Teaching English OR
 
34-445 OR Methods of Teaching Social Studies OR  
12-210 Methods of Teaching Science 3
   
15
  Must Take 1 of 2 Required Method Courses  
  Apply for Student Teaching and Complete Senior Audit by October 15th - Fall of Senior Year  
Fourth Year
First Semester    
xx-xxx Content Area Elective 3
12-302 Reading in the Content Areas
3
12-357 Effective Teaching Skills and Classroom Management 4
36-411 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling 3
12-416 Analysis of Student Teaching
1
12-423 Assessment Strategies (1-8)
3
   
17
  Required To Pass Praxis II before Student Teaching  
Second Semester    
12-400 Preservice / Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (Senior Capstone)
12
   
12
  Total credits:  121  
   
  NOTE: See Advisor for Curriculum Updating