Middle-Level Education (Grades 4-8)
Concentration in English / Language Arts / Reading
Major in Middle-Level Education (Grades 4 -8) - 113 credits
Courses are 3 credits unless indicated.
Required in the Major:
EDML-201: Development/Middle Years
EDML-202: Educational Psychology/Middle Years (WOK: Behavioral)
EDML-203: The Emerging Middle School
EDML-310: Reading Methods I
EDML-311: Writing Methods
EDML-312: Reading Methods II
EDML-315: Math Methods and Assessment
EDML-316: Social Studies Methods and Assessment
EDML-317: Science Methods and Assessment
EDML-320: Assessing Student Learning
EDML-321: Classroom Management and Instruction
EDML-420: Professionalism in Student Teaching (6 credits)
EDML-421: Professional Student Teaching Seminar *
EDML-498: Senior Seminar in Education
ARTH-101: Western Art-Prehistoric to Gothic (WOK: Artistic)
BIOL-101: Inquiry Into Life I (3.5 credits) (WOK: Scientific)
BIOL-102: Inquiry Into Life II (3.5 credits) (WOK: Scientific)
BIOL-106: Physical Science (4 credits)
EDSP-312: Reading Intervention for Diverse Learn
EDSP-340: Introduction to Special Education
EDSP-345: Assessments and Adaptations
EDSP-355: Instruction in Inclusive Environment
EDSP-390: ESL Foundations and Methods
One ENGL-200-level Writing Intensive Literature course (3 credits) chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:
- ENGL-203: Approaches to Literature (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
- ENGL-241: Gender and Literature (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
- ENGL-280: American Literature of the 1920s: The Lost Generation (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
- ENGL-301: American Novel (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
- ENGL-308: British Novel (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
- ENGL-201: Shakespeare's Heroes and Heroines (WOK: Literary)
- ENGL-202: Shakespeare in Love and War (WOK: Literary)
ENGL-260: Ethnic Voices (WOK: Literary)
ENGL-205: American Poetry (WOK: Literary)
ENGL-300: James Joyce and Ulysses (WOK: Literary)
HIST-101: West Civilization: Antiquity-Renaissance (WOK: Historical)
HIST-141: American Survey: Colonial - Civil War (WOK: Historical)
HIST-250: The Pennsylvania Experience (WOK: Historical)
GLST-205: Economic Geography: Humanity/Environments (Pending approval)
MATH-231: Basic Mathematical Theory and Applications I (WOK: Problem Solving) **
MATH-232: Basic Mathematical Theory and Applications II (WOK: Problem Solving) **
MATH-233: Basic Mathematical Theory and Applications III (WOK: Problem Solving) ** %
Foreign Language at the 103-level or higher
* Student Teaching courses cannot be repeated at the undergraduate level, and a “passing” grade does not guarantee recommendation for certification. Check with an Academic Advisor in the Education Department before registering for a Student Teaching course to discuss the unique requirements.
**Grade of C or better is required.
% Discuss options with Advisor.
Sample Bachelor of Science in Middle-Level Education (4-8)/ English, Reading and Language Arts concentration with Special Education Minor:
Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only; it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.
Year One Fall
Year Two Fall
Year Three Fall
Year Four Fall
|BIOL-101 (3.5 cr)
Language-103 or above
|BIOL-106 (4 cr)
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
ENGL-201 or 202
|Student takes PRAXIS I PPST series (reading, writing and math.)
||Student begins Stage I Portfolio
||Student begins Stage II Portfolio; acceptance at middle or end of junior year.
||Student meets Benchmark 2.
Year One Spring
Year Two Spring
Year Three Spring
Year Four Spring
|BIOL-102 (3.5 cr)
PHED #1*/Swim Test
EDML-420 (6 cr)
|Student takes all three Subtests of PRAXIS I exam.
||Student meets Benchmark 1; successfully completes Stage I Portfolio; applies and can be accepted into the Education Dept.
||Successfully completes Stage III Portfolio. Student meets Benchmark. Student meets all Exit Criteria and Exit Competencies.
*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.
**Grade of C or better required.
Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 132