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Bachelor of Science in Education (Middle Level)

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Candidates seeking grades 4 to 8 teaching certification may choose from the following concentrations:

Please Note:  This is a dual certification, not a dual degree.

Middle Level Grades 4 to 8

Major Code: 1620: Middle Level Grades 4-8 Education and Special Education

Candidates seeking grades 4 to 8 teaching certification may choose from the following concentrations:

  • English Language Arts and Reading/Special Education Pre-K to 8 (Concentration Code 1621)
  • Mathematics/Special Education Pre-K to 8 (Concentration Code 1622)
  • Science/Special Education Pre-K to 8 (Concentration Code 1623)
  • Social Studies/Special Education Pre-K to 8 (Concentration Code 1624)

Concentration Codes: 1621 through 1624

Freshman Year

First Semester - 16 credits
COURSE CREDITS

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

MAT 120 Elementary Topics in Math I 

3 crs.

GEO/POS/ECO 120 Social Sciences

3 crs. 

ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 

3 crs.

ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions

3 crs.

 

 

 

Second Semester - 18 credits
COURSE CREDITS

American/British Literature Course

3 crs.

MAT 130 Elementary Topics in Math II

3 crs.  

HSC 115 Current Health Issues

3 crs.

ESP 211 Special Education History, Theory and Exceptionality

3 crs.

ESP 312 Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Educators

3 crs.

ESP 339 Field Experience: High Incidence 

3 crs.

 

Sophomore Year

Third Semester - 18 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ELM 200 Introduction to 4 to 8 Middle Level Education

3 crs.

PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology

3 crs.

ESP 407 Early Intervention Special Education 

3 crs.

General Education or Concentration Courses

9 crs.

Fourth Semester - 15 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ELM 220 Instruction and Assessment in Grade 4-8 Classroom

3 crs.

EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning

3 crs.

General Education or Concentration Courses

9 crs.


 

Junior Year 

Fifth Semester - 18 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ELM 302 Language Arts Methods, Assessments and Interventions in Grades 4-8

3 crs.

ELM 331 Social Studies Methods, Assessments and Interventions in Grades 4-8

3 crs.

ESP 402 Life Skills Planning and Instruction

3 crs.

ESP 403 Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching

3 crs.

ESP 349 Field Experience:  Low Incidence

3 crs.

General Education or Concentration Course

3 crs.

 

  

Sixth Semester - 18 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ELM 311 Math Methods, Assessments and Interventions in Grades 4-8

3 crs.

ELM 301 Reading Methods, Assessments and Interventions

3 crs.

ELM 411 Field Experience Grades 4 - 6       

3 crs.

ESP 412 Evidence-based Practices for Elementary Inclusion

3 crs.

Any Approved Ethics/Multiculturalism Course 

3 crs.

General Education OR Concentration Course

3 crs.

 

Senior Year

Seventh Semester - 15 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ELM 321 Science Methods, Assessments and Interventions in Grades 4-8

3 crs.

EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom   

3 crs.

ESP 414 Advanced Evidence-based Practices for Elementary Inclusion

3 crs.

General Education, Elective or Concentration Courses

6 crs.

 

  

Eighth Semester - 12 credits
COURSE CREDITS

ESP 461 Student Teaching - Grades 4-8 with Special Education    

12 crs.

Notes:

  • Prerequisite for ESP 412 and ESP 461 is Admission to Teacher Education.
  • Courses in bold are scheduled together and must be taken at the same time.
  • Pennsylvania Act 34, 24, 151 and 114 clearances must be on file in the associate dean's office by July 15.
  • All courses required for certification with a grade of C- or lower must be repeated.
  • Must apply for Admission to Teacher Education after earning 48 credits and before earning 65 credits. Refer to the Student Handbook for details.