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2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FYG - Middle Grades, Language Arts & Sci (470L)

Middle Grades Education - Language Arts and Science Concentrations, BS (470L)

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Program Code: 470*/470L (Language Arts and Science)
CIP Code: 13.1203


General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

SPECIAL NOTE: Students are encouraged to select PSY 3010  as a Liberal Studies Experience Option

Twenty 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)

A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) must be earned in all Professional Education Courses by Teacher Education majors.


To be admitted to the Teacher Education, students must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, completed 45 semester hours, completed criminal background check and successfully completed testing requirements for Reading, Writing and Math areas of the PRAXIS I CORE (or exempt based on SAT or ACT scores). See Admission to Teacher Education . Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA required for admission to Teacher Education, Student Teaching and graduation.

Refer to the Initial Licensure Teacher Education Student Handbook for complete details related to Teacher Education admission, GPA, edTPA, Student Teaching and testing requirements.

Major Requirements (72 Hours)

(-20 Gen Ed)

Middle Grades Academic Concentrations

Language Arts, Science. All courses within the concentrations must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0).

  • Language Arts 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.


# Cannot be taken before being admitted to Teacher Education
* Should be taken before junior year (Pre-requisite to enter Teacher Education)
+ Must have a minimum grade of “C” (2.0).
** 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 the two middle grades content concentrations.

Electives (0-6 Hours)

Taken to total 120 hours

Total Required (120 Hours)


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:


Two four hour (4 Hours) science courses from the remaining four sciences for a total of 8 hours, and one three hour science course from the remaining options. The total additional science hours must equal at least 11 semester hours. Students must complete coursework in four of the five listed science disciplines. 

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics

For the three hour course, students should take one of the following courses:

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