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 100Introduction to Education
ED 202 Educational Technology (replaces CL 1101 in gen. ed.)
ED 203Exceptional Children
ED 302 Foundations Reading/Language Arts
ED 308Educational Psychology
ED 311 Methods and Materials Middle and High School
ED 312 Subject Area Methods and Materials Middle and High School
ED 400 Discipline and Classroom Management Middle and High School
ED 410Student Teaching Seminar
EDMG 201Adolescent Development
EDMG 301Philosophy and Organization of Middle School
EDMG 303Teaching Reading/Language Arts
EDMG 401Directed Teaching Middle Grades
EDMG 402 Directed Teaching Middle Grades
PEH 200Contemporary Health Topics
Supporting Requirements
These courses may be used to satisfy the general education requirements.
ED 200Foundations of Education
Must take one of the following:
POLS 101 American National Government
POLS 202State 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 (2) 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)
ED 307 Children’s and Adolescent Literature
ENGL 100/101 Writing Workshop I
ENGL 102 Writing Workshop II
ENGL 206 American Literature Survey
ENGL 210 Grammar and Linguistics
THEA 324 Children’s Theatre
Must take one of the following:
CART 141Basic Public Speaking
THEA 343 Oral Interpretation of Literature
Must take one of the following:
ENGL 200 Approaching Literature
ENGL 230Readings in World Literature
Must take three hours of an upper-level literature or creative writing course.
Mathematics Emphasis
MATH 111Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 112Math for Elementary Teachers II
MATH 113Math Verticality for P-12 curriculum
MATH 104Probability and Statistics
MATH 305 Problem Solving in Mathematics
MATH 304Geometry
Must take one of the following:
MATH 103College Algebra and Trigonometry
MATH 121Calculus I
Science Emphasis
BIO 215General Biology I Laboratory
BIO 216General Biology II Laboratory
BIO 225General Biology I
BIO 226General Biology II
CHEM 121 General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I
PHSC 100 Concepts in Physical Science
PHYS 141 Introductory General Physics I
Must take one (1) of the following.
CHEM 122 and
CHEM 132
General Chemistry Laboratory II and
General Chemistry II
PHYS 142Introductory General Physics II
Social Studies Emphasis
ECON 231 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 101 Introduction to Human Geography
SOC 100Principles of Sociology
Must take one of the following history sequences:
HIST 101 & 102 History of World Civilization I and History of World Civilization II
HIST 111 & 112Survey of American History I and Survey of American History II
HIST 112 and
HIST 113
Survey of American History II and
Survey of American History I with Lab
Must take one of the following:
POLS 101 American National Government
POLS 202 State and Local Government
Must take six hours from the following:
PSY 303 Social Psychology
REL 343Abrahamic Faiths
REL 344Eastern Religious Traditions
SOC 200 Social Problems
SOC 210 Cultural Anthropology
SOC 308 Minority Relations
SOC 364 Juvenile Delinquency
Special Education Emphasis
EDEX 201 Introduction to Mild Disabilities
EDEX 203 Behavior Management: Basic Principles and Positive Behavior Supports
EDEX 205Collaboration among Teachers and Professionals
EDEX 302Educational Methods for Students with Disabilities at the Middle School Level
EDEX 303Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures in Special Education
EDEX 304 Transition Issues in Special Education
EDEX 400 IEP Writing/Legal Issues in Special Education