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

 

Also required:  

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)

Choice of:

  • ENGL-201: Shakespeare's Heroes and Heroines (WOK: Literary)
    OR
  • 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 

15.5/16.5* 

Year Two Fall 

17 

Year Three Fall 

18 

Year Four Fall 

18 

BIOL-101 (3.5 cr)
ENGL-101**
MATH-231**
RLST-104
Language-103 or above
FYIN-100*
BIOL-106 (4 cr)
EDML-203
ENGL-2XX (WI)
HIST-101
MATH-233
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
EDML-311
EDML-312
ENGL-201 or 202
GLST-205
HIST-250
RLST-2XX
EDML-345
EDML-355
EDML-312
EDML-316
EDML-498
EDML-317
       
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 

15.5/16.5* 

Year Two Spring 

15/16* 

Year Three Spring 

18 

Year Four Spring 

15/16* 

BIOL-102 (3.5 cr)
EDML-201
HIST-101
ILAR-101
MATH-232 **
PHED #1*/Swim Test
EDML-202
EDML-310
ENGL-260
ETHS-201
HIST-141
PHED #2*
EDML-321
EDML-315
EDML-340
EDML-320
ENGL-205
ENGL-300
ARTH-101
EDML-420 (6 cr)
EDML-421
EDML-390
FYIN-101*
       
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