Education Studies

Bachelor of Science

Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8)

EDUCATION STUDIES DEGREES DO NOT QUALIFY RECIPIENTS FOR STATE LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION.

Student wishing to become licensed/certified in the state of Delaware will automatically be transitioned into the appropriate parallel licensure/certification program upon submitting a complete and official Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educator score report that meets the passing scores set by the Delaware Department of Education. All courses successfully completed as part of your Education Studies degree will seamlessly transfer to your 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. Passing grades are required 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/methods courses are included.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements (51 credits)

BCS 206 Available Online Computer Applications for Business

or BCS 205 Personal Computer Operations I)

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

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

HIS 320 Global Civilizations

 

Fine Arts Electives (6 credits):

Select 2 courses from: ART 101 Available Online, ART 202 Available Online, ART 210, ART 245, ART 301, ART 302, ART 304, ART 310, ART 315; DRA 105, DRA 110, DRA 140, DRA 200; DSN 110; HUM 307, HUM 330; MUS 101 Available Online, MUS 201; TEC 215

Social & Behavioral Science Core (6 credits)

PSY 332 Available Online Adolescent Development

PSY 333 Available Online Psychology of the Exceptional Child

Education Core (29 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 (36 credits)

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

Electives (19 credits) to be determined in consultation with the Program Chair or Academic Advisor

Additional Requirements for Teacher License/Certification

Education Studies majors may NOT register for any of the following courses:

ECE 203 Available Online Methods of Teaching Art, Music, and Movement (Praxis I/II required)

ECE 204 Available Online Integrated Methods for Language Arts, Social Studies, English, and Math (Praxis I/II required)

ECE 450 Student Teaching (3.0 GPA, background checks, health certificates, and Praxis I/II required)

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

EDU 391 Practicum II (Praxis I and TB certificate required)

EDU 392 Practicum III (Praxis I and TB certificate required)

EDU 402 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Elementary Language Arts/Reading (Praxis I/II required)

EDU 403 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Elementary Social Sciences (Praxis I/II required)

EDU 404 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Elementary Science (Praxis I/II required)

EDU 405 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Elementary Math (Praxis I/II required)

EDU 407 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Middle Level Language Arts/Reading (Praxis I/II required)

EDU 408 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Middle Level Social Studies (Praxis I/II required)

EDU 409 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Middle Level Science (Praxis I/II required)

EDU 410 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Middle Level Mathematics (Praxis I/II required)

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

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

RDG 401 Available Online Methods of Teaching Language/Literacy (Praxis I, II required)

 

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.

Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.