ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 21, 2018  
ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Grades Education, B.S.ED.


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 Total number of hours for program: 125

(Depending on the concentrations selected as well as the hours taken in the major that also count for Liberal Studies).

Admission to the Middle Grades Education Program

Students seeking admission to the Middle Grades Education Program must declare their major, declare their academic concentrations and meet the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program Teacher Education Program .  In addition to these requirements, Middle Grades education majors must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses (including SAC courses). This C or better requirement includes EDCI 201, ENGL 101, 202 and MATH 321. If a student scores below a C on any course in the professional education sequence or within the major twice, the student is withdrawn from teacher education. If a student’s overall GPA falls below 2.75 the student will be removed from the program and must improve their GPA and reapply for admission. If a student receives an F in any course in the professional education sequence or major, the student must retake the course when it is offered and earn a grade of C or better. If a student does not successfully complete internship they may be withdrawn from the program and will be ineligible for licensure.

Admission to the Professional Education Sequence in Middle Grades Education

Students in the Professional Education must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and are subject to all of the teacher education requirements. EDCI 201 is the only course in the professional education sequence that may be taken prior to admission to teacher education.

Continuation in the Middle Grades Education Program

To continue in the program, students must meet the continuation requirements of the Teacher Education Program Teacher Education Program . Any dismissal from a field experience or internship will automatically result in a grade lower than a C and will make the teacher candidate ineligible for licensure.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42


Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Major in Middle Grades Education BSED Degree


  • Liberal Studies (42 hours including 3 hours of Freshman Seminar)
  • Middle Grades Concentration: Must complete an academic concentrations consisting of 23 to 27 hours from the four concentrations of  Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts

One concentration from the options below:


Language Arts: 24 hours


Students with an academic concentration for Middle Grades Language Arts must take the following courses:

Select one from:


Mathematics: 23-25 hours


Students with an academic concentration for Middle Grades Math must take the following courses.

Science: 26 hours


Students with an academic concentration for Middle Grade Science must take the following courses:

Social Studies: 24 hours


Students with an academic concentration for Middle Grade Social Studies must take the following courses:

Additional requirements:


No grade lower than C on all program requirements, including all courses with prefix of: EDMG, ELMG, EDRD, and courses in the middle grades areas of licensure will be accepted for graduation.

Visit the program’s website at http://middlegrades.wcu.edu to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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