Education Studies

Bachelor of Science

Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8)


A student wishing to become licensed/certified in the state of Delaware will be transitioned into a parallel teacher preparation program upon submitting qualifying SAT scores and Delaware Department of Education minimal qualifying passing Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educator scores including all sub-scores. All courses successfully completed as part of their Education Studies degree will seamlessly transfer to their licensure/certificate program.

Program Requirements

Candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Bachelor of Science in Education Studies with a concentration in Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8). Candidates must register for and complete EDU 102 E-folio and EDU 203 Available Online Instructional Technology as initial courses in the program. These courses are pre-requisites for all other education courses. In EDU 203 Available Online, candidates will learn more about the importance and usefulness of E-folio and will also learn to use a variety of technology applications designed to enhance teaching and learning. The grade of C- is the minimum grade accepted for all College of Education core courses (ECE, EDU, RDG, and EPY).

Parallel Curriculum

The curriculum for the B.S. in Education Studies, Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8) is the same as for the B.S. in Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8) EXCEPT that no clinical courses are included.


General Education Requirements (31 credits)

CTA 206 Available Online Computer Applications

or FYE 101 Available Online First Year Experience

ECO 105 Available Online Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 Available Online English Composition I

ENG 122 Available Online English Composition II

ENG 131 Available Online Public Speaking

HIS 204 Available Online World History

HIS 320 Available Online Global Civilizations

HUM 360 Available Online Human World Views (3500 BCE – 1650 AD)

or HUM 361 Available Online Human World Views (1650 AD – present)

PHI 100 Available Online Introduction to Critical Thinking

SCI 232 Available Online Life and Environmental Science


Fine Arts Electives (3 credits):

Select 1 course from: ART 101 Available Online, ART 202, ART 210, ART 245, ART 301, ART 302, ART 304, ART 310, ART 315; DRA 105,DRA 110, DRA 140, DRA 200, DRA 307, DRA 330; DSN 110 Available Online; MUS 101 Available Online, MUS 201; TEC 215

Social and Behavioral Science Core (6 credits)

PSY 332 Available Online Adolescent Development

PSY 333 Available Online Psychology of the Exceptional Child

Required Education Courses(27 credits)

EDU 102 E-folio (0 credit)

EDU 202 Available Online School Involvement with Families and Community (2 credits)

EDU 203 Available Online Instructional Technology

EDU 303 Available Online Contemporary Theories and Practices in Middle Level Education

EDU 306 Available Online Effective Teaching Strategies

EDU 312 Available Online Integrated Curriculum in Schools

EDU 313 Available Online Classroom Culture and Student Behavior

EPY 302 Available Online Educational Assessment

EPY 303 Available Online Advising, Mentoring and Counseling Techniques

EPY 401 Available Online Teaching Diverse Populations and Exceptional Children

RDG 305 Available Online Reading in the Content Areas

Content Area Courses (39 - 42 credits)

See catalog under B.S. in Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8) for possible major/minor combinations in mathematics, English, science and social studies, and lists of approved courses.

Electives: To meet the 120 credits requirement, to be determined in consultation with the Program Chair or Academic Advisor


Education Studies majors may NOT register for the following courses:

EDU 390 Available Online Practicum I (PRAXIS (core) and TB certificate required)

EDU 391 Practicum II (PRAXIS (core) and TB certificate required)

EDU 392 Practicum III (PRAXIS (core) and TB certificate required)

EDU 451 Student Teaching (3.0 GPA, background checks, health certificates, and PRAXIS (core)/ PRAXIS II required)

EDU 499 Clinical Assessment in the Classroom (taken concurrently with ECE 450 or EDU 451)

Enrollment in the above courses requires admission to a teacher licensure/certification program and some or all of the following: health and/or TB certificates, passing scores on Praxis exams, State of Delaware and F.B.I. criminal background checks, clearance by the Delaware Child Protection Registry, and approval from the Office of Clinical Studies.

Suggested Program Sequence


Semester 1 Semester 2
CTA 206 Available Online or FYE 101 Available Online EDU 303 Available Online
EDU 102 ENG 122 Available Online
EDU 203 Available Online HIS 204 Available Online
ENG 121 Available Online PHI 100 Available Online
MAT 121 Available Online or MAT 205 Available Online Minor


Semester 1 Semester 2
ECO 105 Available Online EPY 303 Available Online
ENG 131 Available Online PSY 332 Available Online
Concentration Concentration
Concentration Concentration
Minor Minor


Semester 1 Semester 2
EPY 302 Available Online EDU 312 Available Online
PSY 333 Available Online EDU 313 Available Online
RDG 305 Available Online HUM 360 Available Online or HUM 361 Available Online
Concentration Concentration
Concentration Concentration


Semester 1 Semester 2
EDU 202 Available Online HIS 320 Available Online
EDU 306 Available Online Concentration/Minor
EPY 401 Available Online ELECTIVE

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.