CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 22, 2018  
CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Middle Grades Education, BSEd


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 Total number of hours for program: 125

(This number depends 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 .  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. Students who score below a C twice on any course in the professional education sequence or within the major are withdrawn from teacher education. Students whose overall GPA falls below 2.75 will be removed from the program and must improve their GPA to reapply for admission. Students who receive an F in any course in the professional education sequence or major must retake the course when it is offered and earn a grade of C or better. Students who do not successfully complete internship may be withdrawn from the program and become ineligible for licensure.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 the teacher education requirements. EDCI 201 is the only course in the professional education sequence that may be taken before 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 . 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 (42 hours)


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

Concentrations


Students should take one concentration from those listed below.

Language Arts Concentration: 24 hours


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

They should also select one from the following:


Mathematics Concentration: 23-25 hours


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

Science Concentration: 26 hours


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

Social Studies Concentration: 24 hours


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

US History (9 hours)


They should select one of the following:

Additional requirements:


No course in program requirements or middle-grades area of licensure with a grade lower than C will be accepted for graduation. No course with prefix of: EDMG, ELMG, EDRD, or with a grade lower than a C will be accepted for graduation.

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

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