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Elementary Education with Middle School Subject Endorsement

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  • Elementary Education majors who want to obtain additional certification to teach in Middle School (5th through 8th grades) must also meet the requirements to teach the specific subject. 

    The following subject specialization areas are currently available:

    Specializations

    Majors

    Credit Hours 

    Literacy / Language Arts

    English

    42

    Mathematics

    Mathematics

    36

    Science

    Biology (B.A.) or
    Chemistry (B.A.) or
    Chemistry (B.S.) or
    Geoscience (B.A.) or
    Physics (B.A.)

    55
    56
    67
    42
    69

    Social Studies

    Economics or
    History or
    Political Science 

    42
    36
    36

    World Languages / Spanish

    Spanish

    36

    Students will also choose either EDU 495 Rethinking Teaching or one of these Subject Matter Specialization Courses:

    Specialization 

    Subject Matter Specialization Courses* 

    Literacy /
    Language Arts

    EDU 1372 Middle & Secondary Methods of English or
    ENGL 313 Stories of Teaching & Learning or
    ENGL 318 Post Colonial Narratives or
    ENGL 329 World Literature

    Mathematics

    EDU 2372 Middle and Secondary Methods of Mathematics or
    MATH 511 Middle School Mathematics

    Science

    EDU 3372 Middle and Secondary Methods of Science

    Social Studies

    EDU 4372 Middle and Secondary Methods of Social Studies

    World Languages /
    Spanish

    LANG 510 Second Language Methods

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.

    Note:  Students must earn a B- or better in all of their education courses.