Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Grades 4-8 Education: Science

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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
HIS 101  OR  HIS 102  American History 3
MAT 181  College Algebra 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Fines Arts Elective 3
   
Second Semester 15
CHD 250  Teaching Health and Physical Education 3
ESP 210  Special Education Foundation and Collaboration 3
MAT 130  Elementary Topics in Math II 3
PHS 120  Basic Physical Science with Lab 3
American/British Literature Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ELM 200  Intro to Middle Level Education 3
CHD 350  Family and Community Collaborations 3
GEO/POS/ECO 102  Social Sciences Courses 3
MAT 215  Statistics 3
Physical Science Course from Approved List 3
   
Fourth Semester 17
BIO 125  General Botany  OR  BIO 120  General Zoology 4
ELM 220  Instruction and Assessment in 4-8 Class 3
ESP 311  Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions* 3
PSY 208  Educational Psychology  3
Earth Science Course from Approved List 4
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 14 or 15 
ELM 302  Language Arts Methods Assessment* 3
ELM 321  Science Methods Assessment* 3
ELM 331  Social Studies Methods Assessment* 3
Free Elective 1 or 3
Science Concentration Course from Approved List 3 or 4
   
Sixth Semester 15 or 16
CHD 413  Content Area Literacy Field Experience*
3
ELM 301  Reading Methods Assessment* 3
ELM 311  Math Methods Assessment* 3
EDU 333  Technology for Teaching and Learning 3
Science Concentration Course from Approved List 3 or 4
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
CHD 450  Assessment and Data Literacy* 3
EDU 350  Supporting ELL in the Classroom 3
ELM 360  Environ., Eco., and Nature Study Education 3
ELM 415  Middle Level Field Experience* 3
ESP 412  Evidence Based Practices 3
   
Eighth Semester 6 or 12
ELM 461  Student Teaching 6 or 12
Total 121

Program Notes:

  • Course titles in bold are scheduled together and must be taken at the same time.
  • ALL ELM, CHD and ESP courses require current clearances and minimum 2.5 GPA to register for course, except ELM 200 and 220, which require a 2.0 GPA to register.
  • All courses required for certification with a grade of C- or lower must be repeated.
  • Candidates must follow policies for Admission to Teacher Education as stated in the Teacher Education Handbook. 
  • Courses marked with an asterisk are restricted to candidates admitted to Teacher Education. 
  • Prerequisite for ELM 220 and all 300-level ELM and CHD courses is ELM 200. 
  • State licensure for exams must be passed before student teaching. 

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)

Please consult the science education adviser before selecting from the following concentration courses: 

  • CHE 101  General Chemistry
  • CHE 103  Chemistry for Every Day World
  • EAS 105  Extreme Weather
  • EAS 142  Climatology
  • EAS 150  Intro to Geology
  • EAS 163  Introduction to Oceans
  • EAS 210  Soils
  • EAS 240  Intro to Meteorology
  • EDU 375  Intro to Integrated STEM Education
  • ENS 101  Intro to Environmental Science
  • PHS 137  Intro to Environmental Chemistry
  • PHS 145  Astronomy
  • PHY 121  General Physics I
  • PHY 122  General Physics II