Middle School

(all four programs)

1. Professional Education Core Courses and Fieldwork (27 credits)

  • *ED 110 Teaching for Learning (3 credits)
  • *ED 201 Teachers as Researchers and Writers (3 credits)
  • *ED 212 Youth and Child Development (3 credits)
  • ED 306 Strategies for Emergent and Content Literacy (3 credits)
  • *ED 324 Elementary/Middle Science Methods (3 credits)
  • **ED444 Young Adult Literature (3 credits)
  • ED412/527G Mathematics in the Middle School
  • ED 412/562A Social Studies Methods K-8 (3 credits)
  • ED 412/569A Designing Internet Activities for Today’s Classroom (3 credits)
  • ED 412/605 Writing to improve Literacy (3 credits)
  • Complete a pre-student teaching fieldwork experience the semester before student teaching

2. Special Education And English Language Learners Requirements (13 credits)

  • *ED 214 Introduction to Inclusive Education (3 credits)
  • ED 315 Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (3 credits)
  • ED 375 Managing an Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)
  • *US 324 Understanding Language Learning (4 credits)

3. Student Teaching (15 credits)

  • **ED 418a Pre-Student Teaching (3 credits)
  • *ED 418b Middle School Student Teaching (12 credits)
  • Content area courses required under PA Code, Chapter 354 (16-28 credits)

Middle School English

  • EN101: Thought and Expression 1
  • ED201: Teachers as Researchers and Writers
  • EN229: Voices of America
  • EN320: Classical and Medieval Literature
  • EN321: Renaissance Literature
  • EN322: Modern British Literature
  • ED444: Young Adult Literature: Writing workshop in poetry, fiction, and/or playwriting

Middle School Mathematics

  • MA141: Elementary Statistics
  • MA201: Calculus I
  • MA202: Calculus II
  • MA221: Linear Algebra
  • MA230: Discrete Structures
  • PH201: Physics
  • MA331: Modern Geography

Middle School Science

  • BI 101: General Biology
  • PH201: Physics
  • CH 101: Modern Chemical Concepts I
  • PH224: Astronomy
  • ES503: Meteorology
  • ES505: Earth Science

Middle School Social Studies

  • HS 104 European Civilization, 1789-Present
  • PS 101, 110 or 120 Political Science Course
  • PS 150 or 225: International Relations
  • HS 103 European Civilization: 1347-1789
  • AN 120: Cultural Anthropology
  • EC 210 or 211: Microeconomics
  • ED561 Geography

Required for ALL Middle School Programs

(20 credits)

At least one course in Written Communication

  • *EN 101 Thought and Expression I (4 credits; meets Writing requirement)
  • Two courses in Mathematics
  • *MA 117 Mathematical Concepts I (4 credits; meets Quantitative Reasoning requirement)
  • *MA 118 Mathematical Concepts II (4 credits; meets Quantitative Reasoning requirement)

 Two course in American history

  • *HS 117 American History to 1865
  • *HS118 American History since 1865

 * Courses that also meet another Undergraduate Curriculum requirement

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