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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Grades Education B.S.


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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

The middle grades program is designed to prepare teachers of children and young adolescents in the middle grades (grades 4 through 8). It leads to 4-8 teacher certification in Georgia. Candidates prepare in two of the four teaching fields of the middle grades curriculum (mathematics, science, social studies, or language arts). Preparation in these two teaching fields 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 for the different teaching field programs with 4-8 certification are emphasized.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)


see listing of requirements 

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


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 2207 Statistics.

Students should take:

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 four 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 2207 - 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 2207 - Statistics as part of their General Education requirements. All science classes listed below are required.

Professional Education (4-8) Requirements (36 Credit Hours)


(Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program before taking these courses)

Note:


*MGE majors with one concentration in math or science, and the other concentration in Language Arts or social studies may choose eitherEDRD 3330 or EDRD 4409.

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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