Bachelor of Science in Education
Middle Grades Education
College of Education and Health Professions
Department of Teacher Education
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
- 4 Year Course Schedule
Educator Preparation at Columbus State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
All educator preparation programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
- Demonstrate knowledge of specific area content
- Demonstrate proficiency in planning instruction based on standards and knowledge of students
- Demonstrate proficiency in using a wide range of instructional strategies and differentiating instruction to help all students learn
- Demonstrate the ability to create positive learning environments by successfully implementing classroom management plans and fostering effective communication
- Demonstrate proficiencies related to selecting and using curricula, technology, and other materials to enhance teaching and learning
- Demonstrate proficiency in assessing student learning and using assessment data to improve teaching and learning
- Display values, commitments, dispositions, and habits associated with effective and professional teaching
Additional Program Requirements
- Maintain a CSU and Overall 2.50 GPA. If the grade point average falls below the requirement, the student has one semester to raise his/her GPA. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements after that semester must take additional courses other than the ones required for admission to teacher education.
- Students must earn not less than a C in field and professional courses. Only 10 percent of the professional and field courses may be repeated at CSU or another accredited college. Correspondence courses will not be accepted in field or professional courses.
- Students who fail to complete a degree program after three years from date of admission to Teacher Education will be excluded from the program and required to re-apply under current admission policies.
To be eligible for CSU's recommendation for a Georgia professional teaching certificate, students must complete a rigorous program of coursework. They also must meet certain other criteria required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Please contact the COEHP Student Advising & Field Experiences office at 706-568-2191 or 706-568-2194 for further information.
Program Of Study
Note:MATH 1113 is required for Math and Science Concentration (1hour applied to Area H)
Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
Select two of the following courses:
Select one of the following courses: 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:
Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
BIOL 1225K (lab included)
GEOL 1110 (no lab)
GEOL 1121 (lab included)
GEOL 2225 (lab included)
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
Take the following course:
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
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.
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.
BIOL 1225 Contemporary Issues in Biology w/Lab
BIOL 2221 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Language Art Specialization Required Hours: (3-6)
ENGL 2156 Introduction to Literary Studies: Poetics
Select one of the following:
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: 28
EDMG 4121 Teaching Math in the MG 1
EDRG 3116 Read/Learn Strategies in the MG
Student Teaching Experience
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management
Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 32-38
Select same two certification specialization as in Area F
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus (1 hour from Area A or D for math or science concentration)
Mathematics Specialization: 16
EDMG 4222 Teaching Math in the MG 2
MAED 3137 Investigating Geometry and Measurement
MAED 5131U Algebra & Proportional Reasoning
MATH 3138 Exploring Statistics
Select one of the following:
Science Specialization: 19-21
EDMG 4235 Teaching Science in the MG
Extra Hours from Area F Science Lab courses
ASTR 3105 Physics, Chem & Geol of the Solar System
BIOL 1215K Principles of Biology (includes lab)
PHYS 1111/1311 Introductory Physics I w/Lab
Selected one of the following:
Language Arts: 16
EDMG 3115 Teaching Writing in Grades 4-8
EDSE 3117 Literature for Adolescents
Select one of the following:
ENGL 2155 /3145 /3146 /3147 /3148 /3149
Social Studies: 16
GEOG 3556 Selected Topics in Human Geography
or GEOG 5128 Selected Topics in Geography
Select one of the following courses:
Any 5000 level non-US history approved by the History Department
Total Hours Required: 123-129
4 Year Course Schedule
Suggested four year course schedule for Math/Social Science or Social Science/Math concentration.
Suggested four year course schedule for Social Science/Language Arts and Language Arts/Social Science concentrations.
Suggested four year course schedule for Science/Language Arts concentrations.
Suggested four year course schedule for Science/Math concentrations.
Suggested four year course schedule for Science/Social Science concentrations.