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Middle Grades Education - Science and Social Studies Concentrations, BS

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Program Code: 470*/470D (Science), 470*/470E (Social Studies)
CIP Code: 13.1203


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 Science
  • Middle School Social Studies

Major Requirements (69 Hours)

(-17 Gen Ed)

Middle Grades Academic Concentrations

Science Social Studies. 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.)

  • Science Concentration
  • Social Studies Concentration

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


#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 (8 Hours)

Total Required (128 Hours)


Science Concentrations (26 Hours)

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:

Social Studies Concentration (24 Hours)


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

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