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Bachelor of Science in Education
Middle Grades Education

Area A Essential Skills                                                Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1101/1111/1113/1125/1131
Note: MATH 1113 is required for Math and Science Concentration

Area B Institutional Options                                       Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/LEAD 1705/LIBR 1105/POLS 2401/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts                                      Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ PHIL 1105
Select one of the following fine arts courses: ARTH 1100/ITDS 1145*/MUSC 1100/THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology                            Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215 (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225 (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105 (no lab); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); ITDS 1215 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105; CPSC 1301/1301L; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2115; STAT 1127
Note: MATH 1125 is recommended for Math Concentration

Area E Social Sciences                                               Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/PHIL 2135/PSYC 1101/SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ENGL 2136/GEOG 1101/HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement                                               Required Hours: 3
PELM 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major                             Required Hours: 18 hrs
EDUC 2110 Critical Issues in Education
EDUC 2120 Diversity in Educational Contexts
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching

Area F Guided Electives by Specialization:
Select 6 hours from one area and 3 hours from a second content specialization
*Based upon area of specialization.  Advisor must approve these electives to insure prerequisites are met for Area H Coursework.

Mathematics Specialization                                    Required Hours: 3-6
MATH 1125 if not taken in Area D. Otherwise students may use MATH 1165, STAT 1127, MATH 1131, MATH 1132, MATH 2125.

Science Specialization
Required Hours: 6 hrs
CHEM 1211/1211L or CHEM 1151/1151L   
GEOL 1121 Intro to Geo-Sciences: Physical Geology
If the courses above are taken in Area D, students may select up to two of the following courses as guided electives or reduce total program hours to 12 4 with one elective.
ASTR 1105/1305 Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
BIOL 1225 Contemporary Issues in Biology w/Lab  
BIOL 2221 Human Anatomy and Physiology
ENVS 1105 Environmental Studies
GEOL 2225 The Fossil Record
PHYS 1125 Physics of Color and Sound
*Note: Any extra hours are applied to Area H.

Language Art Specialization                                  Required Hours: (3-6)
ENGL 2145 Introduction to Poetry
Select one of the following:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ENGL 2135

Social Studies Specialization                                  Required Hours: (3-6)

Select one to two of the following, not taken in Area E
GEOG 1101 Intro to Human Geography
HIST 2111/HIST 2112 US History
HIST 1111/HIST 1112 World History

Area G Program Requirements                               Required Hours: 63 hrs
SPED 2256 Intro to Except. Lrnr in General Ed.
EDMG 2257 Instructional Practices in MG
EDRG 3116 Read/Learn Strategies in the MG
EDMG 4121 Teaching Math in the MG 1
EDUF 4205 Integrating Technology
Student Teaching Experience
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management

Area H Program Electives                                       Required Hours: 32-37 hrs
Select same two certification specialization as in Area F
Mathematics Specialization [16]
EDMG 4222 Teaching Math in the MG 2
MATH 3137 Investigating Geometry and Measurement
MATH 3138 Exploring Statistics
MAED 5131U Algebra & Proportional Reasoning
Select one of the following:
STAT 1127, MATH 1165, MATH 2125 
Science Specialization [19-21]
EDMG 4235 Teaching Science in the MG
Extra Hours from Area F Science Lab courses
PHYS 1111/1131 Introductory Physics I w/Lab
BIOL 1215 Principles of Biology (includes lab)
ASTR 3105 Physics, Chem & Geol of the Solar System
Selected one of the following:
GEOL 3266 Mineralogy
GEOL 5116 Meteorology: Intro to Weather and Climate
GEOL 5135 Oceanography
GEOL 5175 Physical Anthropology and Archeology
GEOL 5255 Environmental Geology
Language Arts [16]
EDMG 3115 Teaching Writing in Grades 4-8
EDCI 3455 Practicum 1 for MG/Secondary Ed
EDSE 4117 Literature for Adolescents
ENGL 3157 Advanced Exposition
ENGL 5167 Structure of English Grammar
Select one of the following:
ENGL 3111/ENGL 3112/ENGL 2146
Social Studies [16]
EDMG 4245 Social Studies in the MG
GEOG 3556 Select Topics Regional Geography
HIST 3105 History of Georgia
HIST 3125 Historical Methods
Select one of the following courses:
HIST 3115/HIST 3116/HIST 5555/HIST 5558

Total Hours Required: 123-128


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