Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Middle Grades Education (4-8)

Students planning to seek elementary (4 - 8) licensure must complete the Professional Core as outlined by the Department of Education, follow the course of study as outlined, and select an optional content focus in English, Science, Social Studies, or Math. The program includes rich, robust practicum experiences integrated in the professional core courses and one full semester of student teaching in public school settings. Students who acquire licensure in the middle grades will be certified to teach fourth through eighth grade.

Degree Requirements

B.S. Major in Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentration: Middle Grades Education (6-8)

Program Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Hartman

126-132 HOURS

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation

   

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:

  Listed in the catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display

34 hours

  Limit III. A.  Behavioral Sciences to SOC 241 General Sociology

  Limit III. B. BIO:  100, 105, 110, 111, 112, or 211

  Limit III. C. 1.  History to HIS 221 American History I OR
                             HIS 222 American History II

  Limit III. C. 2.  Critical and Creative Works to Literature
                             (ENG 225, 226, 235, 236, 245, or 246)

  Limit III. C. 3. Humanities Capstone to HUM 495 Values in Human Thought
               

 

II. Major Requirements in Arts and Humanities

42-43 hours

Choose one (1) Fine Arts Course:

3 hours

ART 110

Art Appreciation 

(3)

ART 234

Introduction to Creativity (W) 

(3)

MUS 110

Music Appreciation 

(3)

MUS 214

The Development of American Music 

(3) 

THE 160 

Introduction to Theatre 

(3) 

THE 265

Acting I 

(3) 

     

Choose one (1) of the following options:

3-4 hours 

PHS 111

Physical Science I 

(3)

PHS 112

Physical Science II 

(3) 

   OR:

   

CHE 121

General Chemistry I   WITH

(3)

CHE 121L 

General Chemistry II Lab 

(1) 

     

Required:

 

36 hours 

SPA 131

Elementary Spanish I

3

SPA 132

Elementary Spanish II

3

PSY 201

Child Development and Lab

3

MAT 206

The Real Number System

POL 231

American Government

3

PSY 306

Educational Psychology (W)

3

HUM 320

Diversity in America (W)

3


Humanities Electives (upper division)

9


Math & Natural Science Electives

6


 

 Students MUST choose one (1) of the following options:

(Some of the courses listed within each option are already Included in the Liberal Arts Core and/or the Major Requirements listing.)

6-12 hours

Option A:

ENG: 101, 102, 225, 235, and 305 

(6) 

Option B: 

BIO 111, BIO 112, PHS 111, PHS 112, and six (6) hours of upper-division BIO or PHS

(10) 

Option C:

HIS: 111, 112, 221, 222, 424, and POL 231

(12) 

Option D:

MAT: 100, 101, 206, 306, and 235 

(6) 

 

III. Professional Core Middle School (6-8):

39 hours

EDU 130

Introduction to Education (W)

3

SPE 240

Special Education Foundations (W)

3

 

Must be admitted to Teacher Education to take the following:


EDU 250

Professional Reflective Seminar I

1

EDU 320

Technology in the Classroom

3

EDU 327

Tests & Measurement

3

EDU 330 

Teaching Mathematics: Methods, Strategies, and Techniques 

3

EDU 350* 

Professional Reflective Seminar II 

1

EDU 428*

Classroom Management

2

EDU 430*

Educational Strategies

3

RDG 324

Teaching Literacy in the Elementary and Middle Schools and Practicum

4

 

Must be admitted to Student Teaching to take the following:


EDU 446

Student Teaching, Middle Grades

12

EDU 450

Professional Reflective Seminar III

1

 

IV. Additional Required Courses:

5 hours

HEA 216

Personal Health

 3

HEA 217

First Aid and CPR  OR 
Red Cross Training

 2

(2)



*These courses must be taken the semester prior to Student Teaching.