Middle Grades Education Major (MDED) with 6–9 Teacher Licensure—B.S.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 124–128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U254

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

GLT—Literature (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GLT list.

GFA—Fine Arts (3.s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GFA list.

GPR—Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GPR list.

Humanities and Fine Arts (3 s.h.)

Student selects additional 3 s.h. from GLT, GFA, or GPR list.

GHP—Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GHP list.

GNS—Natural Sciences (6–7 s.h.)

Student selects 6–7 s.h. from GNS list. One must include a laboratory course. Each must have a different course prefix.

GMT—Mathematics (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GMT list.

GRD—Reasoning and Discourse (6 s.h.)

ENG 101College Writing I

3

or

FMS 115Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse I

3

or

RCO 101College Writing I

3

Student selects additional 3 s.h. from GRD list.

GSB—Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 s.h.)

HDF 303Adolescent Development: From Puberty to Young Adulthood

3

Student selects additional 3 s.h. from GSB list.

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/concentration.

GL/GN—Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives

four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers; at least one course must carry the GN marker

One SI (Speaking Intensive) Course

In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One WI (Writing Intensive) Course

In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

III Major Requirements (30 semester hours)

1. Prerequisite for admission to the major

TED 250Teaching as a Profession

3

2.

TED 350Internship I: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning

3

TED 375Internship II: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning

3

TED 400Internship III: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning

3

TED 442Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades

3

TED 462Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Grades

12

TED 535Literacy in the Content Area

3

IV Teacher Licensure Requirements (9 semester hours)

Courses

ELC 381The Institution of Education

3

TED 445Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning

3

TED 452Educational Psychology for the Middle Grades

3

V Second Academic Concentration Requirements (24, 25, or 27 semester hours)

Students must complete a coherent course of study of 24, 25, or 27 semester hours in two of five middle-level content fields:

English Language Arts (25)

Mathematics (25)

Science (27)

Social Studies (25)

TESOL (24)

a. English Language Arts (25 semester hours)

1. British Literature

One chosen from the following:

ENG 211Major British Authors: Medieval to Neoclassical

3

ENG 212Major British Authors: Romantic to Modern

3

ENG 213Transcultural Literatures: Medieval to Enlightenment

3

ENG 214Transcultural Literatures: Romantic to Postmodern

3

2. American Literature

ENG 251Major American Authors: Colonial to Romantic

3

or

ENG 252Major American Authors: Realist to Modern

3

3.

ENG 303Critical Approaches to the Study of Literature

3

4.

ENG 321Linguistics for Teachers

3

5.

ENG 324Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle Grades

3

6.

ENG 310Young Adult Literature

3

7. Multicultural Literature

One 200- or 300-level multicultural literature course

8.

TED 530Middle Grades Language Arts

3

9.

TED 495Middle Grades Teacher Education Capstone Seminar

1

b. Mathematics (25 semester hours)

1.

MAT 191Calculus I

3

2.

MAT 292Calculus II

3

3.

One chosen from the following:

STA 108Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3

STA 271Fundamental Concepts of Statistics

3

4.

One chosen from the following:

MAT 293Calculus III

3

MAT 310Elementary Linear Algebra

3

MAT 330Axiomatic Foundations of Geometry

3

MAT 390Ordinary Differential Equations

3

5.

MAT 303Topics in Mathematics

3

6.

TED 558Middle Grades Mathematics Education

3

7.

MAT 304Introduction to the Foundations of Geometry

3

8.

TED 222Mathematics for Teaching

3

9.

TED 495Middle Grades Teacher Education Capstone Seminar

1

c. Science (27 semester hours)

1.

CHE 111General Chemistry I

3

CHE 112General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

2.

BIO 111Principles of Biology I

4

3.

BIO 112Principles of Biology II

4

4.

GEO 106Geosystems Science

3

GEO 106LGeosystems Science Laboratory

1

5.

PHY 205Conceptual Physics

3

PHY 205LConceptual Physics Laboratory

1

6.

One chosen from the following:

AST 203Conceptual Astronomy

3

AST 209Astronomy: The Solar System

3

AST 235Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies

3

7.

TED 560Middle Grades Science Education

3

8.

TED 495Middle Grades Teacher Education Capstone Seminar

1

d. Social Studies (25 semester hours)

1.

HIS 316Interpreting American History

3

2.

HIS 308Navigating World History

3

3. European History

One chosen from the following:

HIS 221Medieval Legacy

3

HIS 222Europe 1400–1789

3

HIS 223Modern Europe

3

4. Non-Western History

One chosen from two of the following areas:

a. African History
HIS 203History of Africa to 1870

3

HIS 204History of Africa since 1870

3

HIS 306Islam and Popular Culture in Africa

3

HIS 389West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade

3

b. Asian History
HIS 215The Civilizations of Asia

3

HIS 216The Civilizations of Asia

3

HIS 384The Modern Transformation of China: 1800 to Present Day

3

HIS 386Creating Modern Japan, 1867 to the Present

3

HIS 387History of the Chinese Frontier

3

c. Latin American History
HIS 239Latin America: Colonial Period

3

HIS 240Latin America: National Period

3

HIS 320History of Mexico and Central America

3

HIS 321Latin America and the United States

3

5.

HIS 347History of North Carolina

3

6.

GEO 105Cultural Geography

3

7.

TED 554Middle Grades Social Studies Education

3

8.

TED 495Middle Grades Teacher Education Capstone Seminar

1

e. TESOL (24 semester hours)

Students who select TESOL as one of their two (2) concentrations will be required to pass the TESOL Praxis II in addition to completing other program requirements.

1.

ENG 321Linguistics for Teachers

3

2.

ENG 322The Teaching of Writing

3

3.

TED 535Literacy in the Content Area

3

4.

TED 523Legal, Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL

3

5. At least 6 s.h. chosen from the following:

CHI 101Elementary Chinese I

3

CHI 102Elementary Chinese II

3

CHI 203Intermediate Chinese I

3

CHI 204Intermediate Chinese II

3

FRE 101Beginning French I

3

FRE 102Beginning French II

3

FRE 203Intermediate French I

3

FRE 204Intermediate French II

3

FRE 301Advanced French

3

GER 101Beginning German I

3

GER 102Beginning German II

3

GER 203Intermediate German

3

GER 204Intermediate German Topics

3

GER 306German Culture: Advanced Intermediate Topics

3

GER 311German Conversation Topics

1

ITA 101Beginning Italian I

3

ITA 102Beginning Italian II

3

ITA 203Intermediate Italian I

3

ITA 204Intermediate Italian II

3

JNS 101Elementary Japanese

3

JNS 102Elementary Japanese

3

JNS 203Intermediate Japanese

3

JNS 204Intermediate Japanese

3

RUS 101Elementary Russian I

3

RUS 102Elementary Russian II

3

RUS 203Intermediate Russian

3

RUS 204Intermediate Russian

3

SES 101American Sign Language I

3

SES 102American Sign Language II

3

SES 203American Sign Language III

3

SES 204American Sign Language IV

3

SPA 101Beginning Spanish I

3

SPA 102Beginning Spanish II

3

SPA 203Intermediate Spanish I

3

SPA 204Intermediate Spanish II

3

SPA 301Advanced Spanish

3

SPA 311Spanish Conversation

3

SPA 313Conversation in a Spanish-Speaking Country

3

SPA 408Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

3

SPA 411Advanced Spanish Conversation

3

SPA 416Spanish Phonetics

3

SPA 516Introduction to Spanish Syntax

3

SPA 589Experimental Course

6. Six (6) additional s.h.

Selected from the list above or the courses below for a total of 18 s.h. No more than two (2) courses may be selected from one department. Up to six (6) s.h. applied to GEC requirements may be used toward the concentration.

ATY 100Contemporary Non-Western Cultures

3

ATY 212Introduction to Anthropology

3

ATY 325Caribbean Societies and Cultures

3

ATY 330Cultures of North American Indians

3

ATY 333Latin American Societies and Cultures

3

ATY 334Latin American Archaeology

3

CHI 220Modern China

3

CST 105Introduction to Communication Studies

3

CST 207Relational Communication

3

CST 337Intercultural Communication

3

CST 344Conflict Communication

3

CST 415Family Communication

3

CST 460Special Topics in Communication Research

3

ENG 374Early African American Writers

3

ENG 376African American Writers after the 1920s

3

FRE 332Introduction to French Civilization and Culture

3

GEO 104World Regional Geography

3

GEO 105Cultural Geography

3

GEO 340Geography of East Asia

3

GER 406Advanced Topics in German Culture

3

HDF 212Families and Close Relationships

3

HDF 390Families and Children in Global Perspective

3

HIS 240Latin America: National Period

3

HIS 301Race and Slavery

3

HIS 302Race and Segregation

3

HIS 320History of Mexico and Central America

3

HIS 347History of North Carolina

3

JNS 220Modern Japan

3

JNS 230Women in Japanese Literature and Film

3

JNS 301Advanced Grammar and Conversation

3

JNS 305Topics in Japanese Culture

3

PSC 290The Politics of the Non-Western World

3

REL 218Chinese Religion

3

REL 221Buddhism

3

SES 200People with Disabilities in American Society

3

SES 240Communication Development in Children

3

SES 460Home-School Partnerships for Students with Exceptional Needs

3

SES 540Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

3

SOC 201Social Problems

3

SOC 202Social Problems in Global Context

3

SOC 300Post Soviet Societies

3

SOC 311/ATY 311Reading Culture and Society

3

SOC 323Global Deviance

3

SOC 327Race and Ethnic Relations

3

SOC 328Social Movements

3

SOC 335Marriage and the Family

3

SOC 342Global Inequalities

3

SOC 344Global Society

3

SOC 371Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race in a Global Context

3

SOC 429Collective Violence and Nonviolence in Global Perspective

3

SOC 430Miscarriages of Justice

3

SPA 233Hispanic Cultures and Civilizations

3

SPA 332Introduction to Spanish Culture

3

The following courses from Community Colleges that do not have UNCG equivalents are accepted equivalents to these six (6) s.h.: English 261—World Literature ; English 262—World Literature II; Geography 112—Cultural Geography; History 227—Native American History; Humanities 120—Cultural Studies; Humanities 122—Southern Culture.

VI Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 124–128 semester hours required for the degree. Electives should increase students’ knowledge in general education and in a content field (such as psychology or multicultural education).

 

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