Requirements – Middle Ed

Bachelor of Science Degree
81-87 Hours
(Kentucky Certification in Middle Grades Education 5-9)
Core Requirements
Professional Education Courses: a ``C'' or better grade is required in each of these courses.
ED 1100Introduction to Education
ED 2302 Educational Technology (replaces CL 1101 in gen. ed.)
ED 2303Exceptional Children
ED 3302 Foundations Reading/Language Arts
ED 3308Educational Psychology
ED 3311 Methods and Materials Middle and High School
ED 3312 Subject Area Methods and Materials Middle and High School
ED 4203 Student Teaching Seminar
Student Teaching SeminarChild and Family
ED 4300 Discipline and Classroom Management Middle and High School
EDMG 2301Adolescent Development
EDMG 3301Philosophy and Organization of Middle School
EDMG 3303Teaching Reading/Language Arts
EDMG 4601Directed Teaching Middle Grades
PEH 2300Contemporary Health Topics
Supporting Requirements
These courses may be used to satisfy the general education requirements.
ED 2300Foundations of Education
Must take one of the following:
POLS 1301 American National Government
POLS 2302State and Local Government
Must complete at least six hours of the same foreign language or receive CLEP test credit. Spanish is recommended.

Emphasis Requirements

Each candidate will fulfill TWO areas of at least 21 hours each from the following options: English and communication, mathematics, science, social studies, or special education. Courses taken under the general education requirements and within the professional studies component may be counted toward the academic emphasis. (“C” or better is required in each course.)

English and Communication Emphasis
(27 hours, 12 of which may be general education requirements)
THEA 3324Children’s Theatre
ED 3307 Children’s and Adolescent Literature
ENGL 1301/1401Writing Workshop I
ENGL 1302Writing Workshop II
ENGL 2306American Literature Survey
ENGL 2310Grammar and Linguistics
Must take one of the following:
CART 1341Basic Public Speaking
CART 2343 Oral Interpretation of Literature
Must take one of the following:
ENGL 2300Approaching Literature
ENGL 2330Readings in World Literature
Must take three hours of an upper-level literature or creative writing course.
Mathematics Emphasis
MATH 1301 Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 1302 Math for Elementary Teachers II
MATH 1303Math Verticality for P-12 curriculum
MATH 1400 Probability and Statistics
MATH 3305 Problem Solving in Mathematics
MATH 3404Geometry
Must take one of the following:
MATH 1401College Algebra and Trigonometry
MATH 1402Calculus I
Science Emphasis
BIO 2105/2305General Biology I with Laboratory
BIO 2106/2306General Biology II with Laboratory
CHEM 1251General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1351General Chemistry I
PHSC 1400Concepts in Physical Science
PHYS 1401Introductory General Physics I
Must take one of the following:
CHEM 1252 & 1352General Chemistry Laboratory II and General Chemistry II
PHYS 1402Introductory Physics II
Social Studies Emphasis
GEOG 1301 Introduction to Human Geography
ECON 2331 Principles of Microeconomics
SOC 1300Principles of Sociology
Must take one of the following history sequences:
HIST 1301 & 1302 History of World Civilization I and History of World Civilization II
HIST 1311/1411 & 1312Survey of American History I and Survey of American History II
Must take one of the following:
POLS 1301 American National Government
POLS 2302 State and Local Government
Must take six hours from the following:
PSY 3303 Social Psychology
REL 3343Abrahamic Faiths
REL 3344Eastern Religious Traditions
SOC 2300 Social Problems
SOC 2310 Cultural Anthropology
SOC 3308 Minority Relations
SOC 3364 Juvenile Delinquency
Special Education Emphasis
EDEX 2301 Introduction to Mild Disabilities
EDEX 2303 Behavior Management: Basic Principles and Positive Behavior Supports
EDEX 2305Collaboration among Teachers and Professionals
EDEX 3302Educational Methods for Students with Disabilities at the Middle School Level
EDEX 3303Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures in Special Education
EDEX 3304 Transition Issues in Special Education
EDEX 4300 IEP Writing/Legal Issues in Special Education