Education

Bachelor of Science

Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8)

THIS IS A LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION PROGRAM WITH ADMISSION RESTRICTIONS.

Admission into this program requires students to submit 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.

Students who have not taken the Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educator should apply to the appropriate parallel Education Studies 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 students will be automatically transitioned into the appropriate parallel licensure/certification program.

This program is nationally recognized by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and is accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) under NCATE Standards (the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).

Admission

In addition to satisfying general requirements for admission to Wilmington University, effective July 1, 2014, applicants for admission to this degree program are required by state regulation to demonstrate mastery of general knowledge. This program-entry requirement can be met by providing an official score report showing scores (including all sub-scores) on the ETS Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educators (ETS # 5712, 5722, and 5732). For complete information about Delaware tests and score requirements for educators, go to this website: regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/1510.shtml#TopOfPage Test codes and minimum score requirements for the ETS Core Series are:

Test Score
ETS 5712 Reading 156
ETS 5722 Writing 162
ETS 5732 Mathematics 150

For more information about ETS exams (including how to register), go to: http://www.ets.org/praxis/

Program Requirements

Teacher candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Middle Level Education, including both course work and clinical experiences. Teacher candidates are required to register for EDU 102, E-folio as the initial course in the program as this course will allow them to document various course requirements needed to satisfy individual program competencies. . In that course, teacher candidates will learn how to use the E-folio to record their program data. The first course that is required as a pre-requisite for all other education courses is EDU 203 Available Online Instructional Technology. In this course, teacher candidates will learn to use a variety of technological applications and venues to enhance instruction. The College of Education sets a minimum grade of “C” for all Education core courses (ECE, EDU, RDG, and EPY).

Field and Clinical Experience Requirements

Practicum Courses

These courses require 50 hours of field experience in an approved school/clinical placement in addition to the required seminar classes. The 50 hours of field experience will usually take place in the specific county where the student attends the seminars. A sealed Federal and Delaware CBC (Criminal Background Check) Report, a recent TB/PPD (less than a year old) and a completed CPR (Child Protection Registry Form) are required. For students entering the program as of Fall 2013, passing PRAXIS (core) scores are required.

Student Internship/Teaching

Internship placements are determined by the Office of Clinical studies in conjunction with school district partnerships. Registration for Internship/Student Teaching requires prior approval from the Office of Clinical Studies and includes the following minimum requirements: 3.00 cumulative GPA, passing PRAXIS (core) and PRAXIS II scores, a sealed Federal and Delaware CBC (Criminal Background Check) Report, a recent TB/PPD (less than a year old), a completed CPR (Child Protection Registry Form) and a completed health form.

Praxis Testing Requirements

Teacher candidates starting their program in Fall 2013 or after must pass (using Delaware minimum score requirements) all sections of PRAXIS (core): Reading, Mathematics and Writing (or relevant exemption test) prior to registration for the first clinical experience, Practicum I (EDU 390 Available Online) and the appropriate PRAXIS II test(s) prior to registration for the methods courses (EDU 407, EDU 408, EDU 409 and/or EDU 410. Teacher candidates should designate Wilmington University as a score recipient at the time the tests are taken, and also provide a paper copy of the ETS score report that includes all scores and subscores. COMPLETE score reports must be received in the College of Education main office (Peoples Building, New Castle).

Major Concentration Required PRAXIS II Test

English 5047
Middle School English/Language Arts

Mathematics 5169
Middle School Mathematics

Science 5440
Middle School Science

Social Science 5089
Middle School Social Studies

Each teacher candidate who wishes to teach at this level must declare one area (math, science, English, or social science) as his or her major concentration. In addition, an area of minor concentration must also be chosen from one of the three remaining disciplines noted above in parentheses. For example, a teacher candidate can choose to have a math major concentration and a science, social science, or English minor concentration. The required courses for the 12 possible combinations are listed below.

Curriculum

Courses required of all Middle Level Education Candidates:

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

BCS 206 Available Online Computer Applications for Business
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

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 Elective

Choose one from the following:
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 Available Online, DRA 307, DRA 330; DSN 110 Available Online; MUS 101 Available Online, MUS 201; TEC 215

Education Core/Clinical Components (48 credits)

EDU 102 E-folio

EDU 202 Available Online School Involvement with Families and Communities

EDU 203 Available Online (formerly EDU 401) 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

EDU 390 Available Online Practicum I

EDU 391 Practicum II

EDU 392 Practicum III

EDU 451 Student Teaching

EDU 499 Clinical Assessment in the Classroom

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

PSY 332 Available Online Adolescent Development

PSY 333 Available Online Psychology of the Exceptional Child

RDG 305 Available Online Reading in the Content Area

Courses required for Concentration/Minor

Courses required for the Math concentration

EDU 410 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Math

MAT 121 Available Online College Math I

MAT 200 Pre-Calculus

MAT 308 Available Online Inferential Statistics

MAT 310 Calculus I

MAT 311 Calculus II

MAT 320 Finite Math

MAT 330 Discrete Math

MAT 331 Geometry

MAT 332 History of Math

Courses required for Math concentrations
with specific minor concentrations:

Math/Science

EDU 409 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Science

MAT 201 Math for Teachers

SCI 305 Available Online Earth and Space Science (with Lab)

SCI 312 Available Online Physics (4 credits)

SCI 315 Available Online Applied Chemistry

 

Math/Social Science

EDU 408 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Social Science

HIS 300 Available Online World and Regional Geography

HIS 316 Available Online American History

POL 300 Available Online American Politics

POL 326 Available Online Public Policy and Social Issues

SOC 101 Available Online Introduction to Sociology

 

Math/English

COM 300 Available Online Communication Theory

EDU 407 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Language Arts/Reading

ENG 200 English Grammar

LIT 332 Available Online Major American Writers
or LIT 333 Available Online African American Literature

RDG 300 Available Online Language Development and Early Literacy

RDG 302 Available Online Literature for Children

Courses required for the Science concentration:

EDU 396 Environmental Education Practicum

EDU 409 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Science

MAT 121 Available Online College Math I

MAT 200 Pre-Calculus

SCI 305 Available Online Earth and Space Science w/lab

SCI 308 Statistics for the Sciences

SCI 312 Available Online Physics w/ lab (4 credits)

SCI 315 Available Online Applied Chemistry w/lab

SCI 321 Available Online Technology in the Sciences

Courses required for Science concentrations
with specific minor concentrations:

Science/Math

EDU 410 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Math

MAT 201 Math for Teachers

MAT 310 Calculus I

MAT 311 Calculus II

MAT 320 Finite Math

MAT 331 Geometry

 

Science/Social Science

EDU 408 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Social Science

HIS 300 Available Online World and Regional Geography

HIS 316 Available Online American History

POL 300 Available Online American Politics

POL 326 Available Online Public Policy and Social Issues

SOC 101 Available Online Introduction to Sociology

 

Science/English

COM 300 Available Online Communication Theory

EDU 407 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Language Arts/Reading

ENG 200 Eng Gram

LIT 332 Available Online Major American Writers
or LIT 333 Available Online African American Literature

RDG 300 Available Online Language Development and Early Literacy

RDG 302 Available Online Literature for Children

 

Courses required for the English concentration

COM 300 Available Online Communication Theory

COM 431 Available Online Media and Society

EDU 407 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Language Arts and Reading

ENG 200 English Grammar

ENG 205 Available Online History of the English Language

ENG 320 Available Online Advanced Composition

LIT 205 Available Online World/Non-Western Literature

LIT 332 Available Online Major American Writers
or LIT 333 Available Online African American Literature

RDG 300 Available Online Language Development and Early Literature

RDG 302 Available Online Literature for Children

Courses required for English concentrations
with specific minor concentrations:

English/Math

EDU 410 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Math

MAT 121 Available Online College Math I

MAT 200 Pre-Calculus

MAT 201 Math for Teachers

MAT 308 Available Online Inferential Statistics

MAT 320 Finite Math

 

English/Social Science

EDU 408 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Social Sciences

HIS 316 Available Online American History

MAT 205 Available Online Introductory Survey of Mathematics

POL 300 Available Online American Politics

POL 326 Available Online Public Policy and Social Issues

SOC 101 Available Online Introduction to Sociology

 

English/Science

EDU 409 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Math

MAT 205 Available Online Introductory Survey of Mathematics

SCI 305 Available Online Earth and Space

SCI 312 Available Online Physics (4 credits)

SCI 315 Available Online Applied Chemistry

 

Courses required for the Social Sciences concentration:

EDU 408 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Social Studies

HIS 300 Available Online World and Regional Geography

HIS 316 Available Online American History

HIS 317 Available Online Military History

POL 300 Available Online American Politics

POL 326 Available Online Public Policy and Social Change

SOC 101 Available Online Introduction to Sociology

SOC 201 Cultural Anthropology

SOC 320 Available Online Society and Technology

Courses required for Social Sciences concentrations
with specific minor concentrations:

Social Science/Math

EDU 410 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Math

MAT 121 Available Online College Math I

MAT 200 Pre-Calculus

MAT 201 Math for Teachers

MAT 308 Available Online Inferential Statistics

MAT 320 Finite Mathematics

PSY 101 Available Online Introduction to Psychology

 

Social Science/English

COM 300 Available Online Communication Theory

EDU 407 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Language Arts/Reading

ENG 200 English Grammar

LIT 332 Available Online Major American Writers
or LIT 333 Available Online African American Literature

MAT 205 Available Online Introductory Survey of Mathematics

RDG 300 Available Online Language Development and Early Literacy

RDG 302 Available Online Literature for Children

MAT 205 Available Online Introductory Survey of Mathematics

 

Social Science/Science

EDU 409 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Middle Level Science

MAT 121 Available Online College Math I

MAT 200 Pre-Calculus

SCI 305 Available Online Earth and Space Science with Lab

SCI 312 Available Online Physics (4 credits)

SCI 315 Available Online Applied Chemistry with Lab


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.