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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Grades Education, B.S. (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Reading, and Social Studies Concentrations)


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Bachelor of Science Degree
Leading to Certification for Grades 4 - 8
Bagwell College of Education, Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education
(770) 423-6314

https://education.kennesaw.edu/middleed/

The B.S. in Middle Grades Education is designed to prepare effective teachers for learners in the middle grades (grades 4 through 8). It leads to 4-8 teacher certification in Georgia. Candidates prepare in two of the five middle grades curriculum (mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, or reading). Preparation in the two teaching fields selected is more in-depth than the content requirements of the program for early childhood educators, but less extensive and less specialized than the requirements of programs for secondary educators. The integrated nature of the curriculum and the importance of team teaching strategies are emphasized. Please see the Bagwell College of Education and PTEU pages for policies relevant to all education programs.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)


see listing of requirements 

Specific General Education recommendations for this major


Students whose content concentration area is Math or Science should take MATH 1112, College Trigonometry or MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus as part of their General Education requirement. All middle grades majors should take MATH 1107.

Students should take:

University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)


Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)


(Must complete at least three hours of study in one of your chosen teaching field area and six hours of study in the other. Please see required courses under Teaching Field Requirements)

Teaching Field Requirements (24-27 Credit Hours)


Must complete at least 15-18 hours of coursework in two of the following five teaching field concentrations with 9 hours of study at the 3000-level or above. Those majoring in science must take 18 hours of science courses due to labs.

1. Mathematics (15-18 Credit Hours)


Candidates should take MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry or MATH 1113 - Precalculus and MATH 1107 - Statistics as part of their General Education requirements.

2. Science (18 Credit Hours)


Candidates should take MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry or MATH 1113 - Precalculus and MATH 1107 - Statistics as part of their General Education requirements. All science classes listed below are required.

5. Reading (15-18 hours)


Reading Option


The following elective course is recommended for all middle grades majors and has been developed in response to identified needs of schools and teacher candidates. This reading course introduces reading assessment techniques to strengthen teacher candidates’ understanding of the learning and teaching of reading.

Program Total (123-128 Credit Hours)


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