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Academic Program
Middle Grades Education (4 - 9)

*Program information applies to students entering program in Fall 2011 and beyond

Description:

The middle grades education program is designed to prepare candidates to meet Nebraska certification requirements for a middle grades education (4-9) level teaching certificate, with endorsement options in mathematics, natural science, world language, social science, and language arts.

A minimum of 125 credit hours and a mimimum GPA of 2.75 is required to graduate from the College of Education. The required coursework for a middle grades major is divided into four areas:  General Education, Professional Core, Related Content Courses, Middle Grades Core, and Endorsement Areas.

Advising:

Information on the website is provided for your convenience; however it does not replace meeting with an academic advisor. To schedule an academic advising appointment for initial teacher certification programs contact Donna Shearer at dshearer@unomaha.edu.

Field Experience:

All middle grades candidates must meet the state licensure standard of a minimum of 100 hours of classroom experience prior to student teaching. Field experiences are embedded in identified professional courses.

Student Teaching:

The student teaching experience is an all day all semester experience in metropolitan area schools. Student teaching is the capstone experience.

Click here for Middle Grades Education Program Worksheet

General Education Requirements - 45 hours

Fundamental Academic Skills (15 hours)

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

ENGL 1150

English Composition I

3

   

ENGL 1160

English Composition II

3

   

MATH 1310

Algebra

3

   

SPCH 1110 or 2120

Public Speaking Fund or Oral Communication

3

   


Distribution Requirements (30 hours)

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

Social Science (9 hours minimum)

Natural Science (8 hours minimum / must include Lab)

Humanities and Fine Arts (9 hours minimum)

Cultural Diversity - Global (courses may also count for Social Science or Humanities)

Cultural Diversity - US (courses may also count for Social Science or Humanities)


Professional Core Requirements - PPST Required

 
Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) is required for formal admission to teacher preparation.

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

EDUC 2020

Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 2030

Human Relations

3

EDUC 2010

Human Growth and Learning

3

EDUC 2510

Applied Special Education

3

EDUC 2520

Instructional Systems

3

EDUC 2524

Intermediate Field Experiences

0

Related Content Course Requirements for the Middle Grades endorsement

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

Literature Course - may also count for Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Health and Wellness (HED 2310 or PE 1800)



Middle Grades Education Requirements


 

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

TED 3350

Teaching & Assessing Reading in the Elementary Schools

6

   

TED 3690

Applying Reading & Writing / Sec Sch

3

   

TED 4370

Introduction to Middle School

3

   

TED 4390

Teaching in Middle School

3

   
TED 4660 Young Adult Literature 3    

TED 4604

Student Teaching Orientation

0

   

TED 4600

Student Teaching

12

   

Select two based on academic areas:

TED 4000

Methods in Teaching Social Science

3

   

TED 4000

Methods in Teaching Language Arts

3

   

TED 4000

Methods in Teaching Mathematics

3

   

TED 4000

Methods in Teaching Science

3

   

TED 4000

Methods in Teaching Foreign Language

3

   


Endorsement Areas (2)

Select two Academic areas
(One must be Natural Science, Mathematics, or World Language)


Natural Science (32 hours) (7-8 hours can be used in general education)

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

CHEM 1140

Fundamentals of College Chemistry

4

   

CHEM 1144

Lab

1

  

HED 2310

Healthful Living

3

  

BIOL 1330

Environmental Biology

3

  

BIOL 1450

Biology I

5

  

GEOL 1170

Introduction to Physical Geology

4

  

GEOL 1180

Introduction to Historical Geology

4

  
MATH 1320 College Algebra 3    

Select one of the following:

PHYS 1050/1054

Introduction to Physics + Lab

5

  

OR

 

   

PHYS 1110/1154

General Physics I + Lab

5

  


Mathematics (26 hours) ( 3 hours can be used in general education)

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

MATH 1310

Intermediate Algebra

3

   

MATH 1320

College Algebra

3

   

MATH 1330

Trigonometry

3

   

MATH 1950

Calculus I

5

   

MATH 2020

Number Sense, Algebra, Geometry for Middle Level Education

3

   

MATH 2230

Intro to Abstract Math

3

   
MATH 3100 Applied Combinatorics 3    

STAT 3000

Statistical Methods

3

   


World Language (18 hours) (French, German, or Spanish)

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

2110

Intermediate I

3

   

2120

Intermediate II

3

   

3030

Conversation

3

   

3040

Grammar and Composition

3

   

Select

Literature

3

   

Select

Civilization

3

   


Language Arts (18 hours - 6 hours can be used in general education)

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

Required:

ENGL 2230

Ethnic Literature

3

   

TED 3750

Teaching English Linguistically

3

   

TED 4610

Teaching Writing throughout the Curriculum

3

   

Select One:

ENGL 2280

Intro to Language

3

   

ENGL 3610

Intro to Linguistics

3

   

ENGL 4670

Sociolinguistics

3

   

Select One:

ENGL 2400

Advanced Composition

3

   

ENGL 2410

Critical Approaches to Literature

3

   

ENGL 2420

Critical Theory and Writing

3

   

ENGL 3980

Technical Writing Across Disciplines

3

   

Select One:

ENGL 2450

American Literature I

3

   

ENGL 2460

American Literature II

3

   

ENGL 4820

Autobiography

3

   


Social Science (27 hours - 9 hours can be used in general education)

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

HIST 1000

World Civilization I

3

   

HIST 1010

World Civilization II

3

   

HIST 1110

American History Before 1865

3

   

HIST 1120

American History After 1865

3

   

PSCI 1100

American National Government

3

   

PSCI 3040

Government and Politics in Nebraska

3

   

ECON 1200

Introduction to US Economy

3

   

GEOG 1020

Introduction to Human Geography

3

   

GEOG 1000

Fundamentals of World Geography

3