Jun 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Grades Education - Science and Social Studies Concentrations, BS

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


General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

Twenty-three hours may be double counted with General Education.

Six hours may be double counted between the major and the concentration.

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 (73 Hours)

(-23 Gen Ed)

Middle Grades Academic Concentrations

Science Social Studies. All courses within the concentrations must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better.

  • 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

Block I

(Second Semester Junior year. Please note that this block is offered only during the spring term.)


# 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
** Must be taken before student teaching
@ May double count with Gen Ed.
^ Course meets requirements for Major and Academic Concentration

Second Academic Concentration

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

Electives (0-8 Hours)

Total Required (120 Hours)


Science Concentrations (25 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:


Two four hour (4 Hours) science courses from the remaining three sciences for a total of 8 hours, and one three hour (3 Hours) science course from the final science area. The total additional science hours must equal at least 11 semester hours.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics

For the three hour course, you might alternatively take one of the following:

Courses not listed may be taken with permission from your advisor.

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, Program Director