Education Studies Concentration in Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8) 122 credits (121 credits for science concentration)

Bachelor of Science

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 Instructional Technology as initial courses in the program. These courses are pre-requisites for all other education courses. In EDU 203, 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 and Liberal Arts 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. See notes below.

General Education Requirements

(Math, English, Social Studies 31 credits) (Science 35 credits)

CTA 206 Computer Applications


FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

HIS 204 World History

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

BIO 251 Biology I (with Lab)

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 320 Advanced Composition

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics


Science Majors must also take ENV 305 as part of their General Education Requirements:

ENV 305 Earth Science (with Lab)

Fine Arts Requirements (6 credits)

Select 2 courses from:

ART 101 Art Appreciation 1

ART 203 Non-Western Art

ART 210 Basic Design

ART 301 Drawing and Painting

ART 302 Drawing

ART 304 Painting

ART 315 Watercolor Painting

COM 431 Media and Society

DRA 105 Introduction to the Theater

DRA 110 Acting

DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing

DSN 210 Basic Photoshop

HIS 230 History of Art and Design

MUS 101 Music Appreciation

SPA 301 Practical Spanish I

TEC 215 Basic Photography

Social and Behavioral Science Courses (9 credits)

PSY 332 Adolescent Development

PSY 333 Psychology of the Exceptional Child

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

Education Courses (33 credits)

EDU 102 E-Folio

EDU 203 Instructional Technology

EDU 204 Leadership and Collaboration

EDU 307 Instructional Strategies in Middle Level Education

EDU 308 Teaching in the Middle School

EDU 310 Applied Behavior Analysis and Classroom Culture

EDU 311 Assistive Technology

EDU 313 Classroom Culture and Student Behavior

RDG 308 Diagnosis and Correction of Learning Differences in Reading

EPY 201 Development and Implementation of IEPs

EPY 304 Advising and Mentoring in the Middle School

EPY 402 Learning Differences and Assessment of Exceptional Children

Content Area Courses

English/LA Content (27 credits)

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

COM 300 Communication Theory

COM 431 Media and Society

ENG 200 English Grammar

LIT 205 World/Non-Western Literature

LIT 302 Adolescent Literature

LIT 400 Multicultural Literature

LIT 410 Non-Fiction Literature

Mathematics Content (27 credits)

EDU 410 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Middle Math

MAT 200 Pre-Calculus

MAT 308 Inferential Statistics

MAT 310 Calculus I

MAT 311 Calculus II

MAT 320 Finite Mathematics

MAT 330 Discrete Math

MAT 331 Geometry

MAT 332 History of Mathematics

Science Content (24 credits)

EDU 409 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Middle School Science

MAT 200 Pre-Calculus

MAT 308 Inferential Statistics

BIO 252 Biology II (with Lab)

ENV 303 Climate Dynamics

SCI 312 Physics (with Lab)

SCI 315 Applied Chemistry (with Lab)

Social Studies Content (27 credits)

EDU 408 Integrated Approaches to Teaching Middle Level Social Science

HIS 300 World and Regional Geography

HIS 316 American History

HIS 324 Delaware History

POL 300 American Politics

POL 326 Public Policy and Social Issues

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

SOC 306 Cultural Anthropology

SOC 320 Society and Technology

Electives: To meet the requirement of 122 credits (121 credits for the science concentration), as approved by the Program Chair, Assistant Chair, or Academic Advisor.

Transfer Credits: Accreditation requires our program to collect data on student performance in a variety of courses. For that reason, students will not be able to transfer in courses to cover the following coursework.

EDU 203, EDU 204, EDU 308, EDU 310, EDU 311 EDU 315, EDU 390, EDU 391, EDU 392, EDU 402, EDU 403, EDU 404, EDU 405, EDU 407, EDU 408, EDU 409, EDU 410, EDU 451, EDU 452, EPY 402, RDG 308

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.