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Middle Grades Education, B.S.


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Program Description

The B.S. with a major in Middle Grades Education is designed to prepare effective teachers for learners in the middle school (grades 4 through 8). It leads to grades 4-8 teacher certification in Georgia. Candidates prepare in two of the five middle grades curriculum areas (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 EPP pages for policies relevant to all education programs.

 

This program is a part of the Clarice C. and Leland H. Bagwell College of Education .

 

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

Admission to teacher education is separate from Admissions  to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the admission, retention and graduation requirements outlined in the Teacher Education Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Requirements  catalog page to pursue this degree program. 

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies: 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION .

 

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Program Course Requirements

Core IMPACTS Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)


General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum  

*Math and Science Teaching Field Concentrations


It is recommended that students who choose the Mathematics or Science Teaching Field Concentrations take MATH 1113  and STAT 1401  in their general education core requirements.

Core Field of Study (18 Credit Hours)


Students must earn a “C” or better in these courses.

Teaching Field Courses (9 Credit Hours)


From the following content areas, choose one as a primary teaching field concentration and another as a secondary teaching field concentration.  Be advised that the Yearlong Clinical Experience placement will be in the primary field.

Primary Field (6 Credit Hours)


Select 6 credit hours in the primary field from the following list of courses:

Secondary Field (3 Credit Hours)


Select 3 credit hours in the secondary field from the following list of courses:

Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)


Students must earn a “C” or better in these courses.

Major Concentrations - Teaching Field Requirements (21 Credit Hours)


Students must earn a “C” or better in these courses. Candidates must complete an additional 9 credit hours of coursework in their primary teaching field and 12 credit hours in their secondary teaching field beyond courses taken in the Core Field of Study for at total of 15 credit hours in each content area.

Language Arts Teaching Field


Mathematics Teaching Field


Teaching Field Courses (9-12 Credit Hours)


It is recommended that candidates take MATH 1113  and STAT 1401  as part of their General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum requirements.

Science Teaching Field


Teaching Field Courses (9-12 Credit Hours)


It is recommended that candidates take MATH 1113  and STAT 1401  as part of their General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum requirements. 

Social Studies Teaching Field


Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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