Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Grades 4-8 Education: Language Arts/Reading

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
GEO/POS/ECO 120  Social Sciences 3
HSC 115  Current Health Issues 3
MAT 120  Elementary Topics in Math I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education OR Concentration Course 3
   
Second Semester 15
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
MAT 130  Elementary Topics in Math II 3
General Education OR Concentration Courses 9
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ELE 200  Intro to Middle Level Education 3
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
Brit/American Lit Course 3
General Education OR Concentration Course 3
   
Fourth Semester 15
ELM 220  Instruction and Assessment in 4-8 Class 3
PSY 208  Educational Psychology  3
General Education OR Concentration Coures 9
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
ELM 302  Language Arts Methods Assessment 3
ELM 331  Social Studies Methods Assessment 3
ENG 337  Survey of American Literature 3
ESP 311  Assessing Positive Behavior Inter. 3
General Education OR Concentration Coures 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
ELM 301  Reading Methods Assessment 3
ELM 311  Math Methods Assessment 3
ELM 411  Field Experience Grades 4-6 3
EDU 333  Technology for Teaching and Learning 3
General Education OR Concentration Course 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 18
EDU 350  Supporting ELL in the Classroom 3
ELM 321  Science Methods Assessment 3
ELM 412  Field Experience Grades 7-8 3
ESP 412  Evidence Based Practices 3
Ethics/Multiculturalism Course 3
General Education OR Concentration Course 3
   
Eighth Semester 12
ELM 461  Student Teaching 12
Total 121

Program Notes:

  • Bolded course titles indicate a block of courses that must be taken together.
  • ALL ELM courses require current clearance and minimum 2.5 GPA to register for course. 
  • 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 Student Handbook for details.
  • Prerequisite for all ELM 300 level courses is ELM 220.
  • Prerequisite for ESP 412, ELM 411, ELM 412 & ELM 461 is Admit to Teacher Education.

Approved British or American Literature Courses 

  • ENG 107  Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG 125  The American West
  • ENG 127  Woman as Hero
  • ENG 148  Horror in Literature
  • ENG 150  Baseball in Literature
  • ENG 155  Black Literature                                         
  • ENG 160  Introduction to British & American Literature
  • ENG 203  Great Books
  • ENG 301  English Literature I (prerequisite ENG 101, 102)
  • ENG 302  English Literature II (prerequisite ENG 101, 102)                  
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I (prerequisite ENG 101, 102)
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II (prerequisite ENG 101, 102)
  • HON 250  Honors Comp II (prerequisite HON 150)

Approved English Concentration Courses 

  • ENG 106  Introduction to Poetry
  • ENG 107  Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG 108  Introduction to Drama
  • ENG 125  The American West
  • ENG 127  Women as Hero
  • ENG 148  Horror in Literature
  • ENG 150  Baseball in Literature 
  • ENG 155  Black Literature 
  • ENG 203  Great Books 
  • ENG 376  Creat Writ Fiction 
  • ENG 377  Creat Writ Poetry 
  • ENG 378  Creat Writ Drama