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College of Education
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Education and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Specialist in Education
Middle Grades Education


Area 1 Professional Studies                           Required Hours: 6 
EDUF 7115 Psychology of Teaching
EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research

Area 2 Specialist Studies                              Required Hours: 13
EDCI 7158 Leadership in the Curriculum Change Process
EDCI 7359 Specialist Project
9 hours from among the following with program coordinator approval
EDCI 7115 K-12 Curriculum Studies: English Language Arts
ENGL 7150 Professional Writing
EDMG 7125 Issues in Mathematics Education in Middle Grades
EDEC 7126 Issues in Mathematics Education in Early Childhood
EDSE 7125 Issues in Mathematics Education in Secondary Education
EDSE 7135 Curriculum Studies in Secondary Science Education
EDSE 7145 Curriculum Studies in Social Science Education
HIST 7505/7506/7507/7509 Selected Topics in History

Area 3 Content Studies                                Required Hours: 6
Select concentration studies from the following:
ENGL/EDSE/EDRG (6000 level or above)
MATH (5000 level or above)
EDMG science courses
BIOL/CHEM/GEOL/PHYS (5000 level or above)
HIST/POLS/ECON (5000 level or above)
EDRG 6148 Psychology of Reading
EDRG 6245 Assessment and Classroom Instruction
EDRG 6756 Classroom Literacy Seminar
EDRG 6116 Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Middle Grades
(Completion of these courses satisfies requirements for PSC Reading Endorsement.)

For other possible concentration areas (ESOL, Instructional Technology, Gifted Endorsement, NBPTS) see coordinator of program of interest.

Area 4 Electives                                          Required Hours: 5

Total Hours Required: 30*

*If an individual does not hold a Middle Grades Certificate, EDRG 6116 and EDMG 6155 must be completed as part of the program of study and evidence presented of field experience in grades 4-8. More than 30 total program hours may be required in order to fulfill this and certain special education concentration area/endorsement requirements.



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