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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Middle Grades Education - Mathematics and Science Concentrations, BS


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Program Code: 470*/470C (Mathematics), 470*/470D (Science)
CIP Code: 13.1203

Teaching

General Education Requirements (44 Hours)


SPECIAL NOTE: Middle Grades Education majors should refer to page 3 of this Program of Study for important information for recommended General Education courses that can be taken and count in the major. Courses identified for Middle Grades Education majors on page 3 also meet the requirements for General Education. Students should contact their advisor or the Middle Grades Coordinator (identified above) for questions relating to General Education recommendations and requirements.

Professional Education Requirements (24 Hours)


All courses must be completed with “C” (2.0) or better.

Praxis Exams


Praxis I


Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE):

  • CASE Reading *
  • CASE Writing *
  • CASE Mathematics *

Praxis II


Subject Tests:

  • Middle school Mathematics
    or
  • Middle School Science

Major Requirements (69 Hours)


(-12 Gen Ed)

Middle Grades Academic Concentrations


Mathematics, Science. All courses within the concentrations must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better. (See listing of required courses on page 2 of this POS and meet with advisor.)

  • Mathematics Concentration
  • Science Concentration

The Following Courses Must Be Taken Using the Cohort Model


The following courses must be taken using the cohort model. Please note that all cohort internships and student teaching can be done only in schools that have been identified by ASU as professional development schools. (See following page for additional information)

Taken During the Student Teaching Semester


Note


#Cannot be taken before being admitted to Teacher Education
*Should be taken before junior year (Pre-requisite to enter Teacher Education)
+Must have “C” (2.0) or higher for COE
**Must be taken before student teaching

Second Academic Concentration


Second academic concentration requirements are met upon successful completion of middle grades content concentrations.

Electives (3 Hours)


Total Required (128 Hours)


Concentrations


Science Inquiry Perspective


The Science Inquiry Perspective requires 8 semester hours from one theme (underlined). Courses in themes marked with an * must be taken sequentially. Check the course descriptions for any pre and corequisites.

Eight semester hours ( 8 Hours) from one of the General Education Science Inquiry themes listed below:

Required

One four hour (4 Hours) science course from each of the remaining three sciences for a total of 12 hours:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics

Note


A student must have at least a 2.70 grade-point average to be admitted to the teacher education program and must maintain a 2.70 grade-point average overall through student teaching.

Dr. Laurie Ramirez, Coordinator
ramirezla@appstate.edu

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