College of Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Course Requirements

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

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 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 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 1125/ITDS 1779/ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105 / LEAD 1705 / LIBR 1105 / POLS 2401 / HIST 1111/HIST 1112 /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/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ITDS 2125/PHIL 2010
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 1215K (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225K (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (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; GEOG 2215; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2500; 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 2030 / 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
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
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
CHEM 1211/1211L or CHEM 1151/1151L
GEOL 1121/1121L 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 2156 Introduction to Literary Studies: Poetics
Select one of the following:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ENGL 2135

Social Studies Specialization Required Hours: (3-6)
GEOG 1101 World Regional Geography If not taken Area E.
Otherwise, students may use one of the following courses not taken in Area E:
HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 World History

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 63
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
Select same two certification specialization as in Area F

Mathematics Specialization [16]
EDMG 4222 Teaching Math in the MG 2
MAED 3137 Investigating Geometry and Measurement
MAED 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 1215K 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 3117 Literature for Adolescents
ENGL 2157 Writing for the English Major
ENGL 5167 Structure of English Grammar

Select one of the following:
ENGL 2155/3145/3146/3147/3148/3149

Social Studies [16]
EDMG 4245 Social Studies in the MG
GEOG 3556 Selected Topics in Human Geography or GEOG 5128 Selected Topics in Geography
HIST 3105 History of Georgia
HIST 3125 Historical Methods

Select one of the following courses:
Any 5000 level non-US history approved by the History Department

Total Hours Required: 123-128