Dec 07, 2023
Program Code: 470*/470B (Language Arts), 470*/470D (Science)
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.
Core Academic Skills for Educators(CASE):
- CASE Reading *
- CASE Writing *
- CASE Mathematics *
- Middle school English Language Arts
- Middle School Science
Major Requirements (69 Hours)
(-17 Gen Ed)
Middle Grades Academic Concentrations
Language Arts, 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.)
- 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. (See following page [p.2] for additional information.)
Second Semester Junior year. Please note that this block is offered only during the spring term.
First Semester Senior Year. Please note that this block is offered only in the fall term.
Taken During the Student Teaching Semester
#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 the two middle grades content concentrations.
Total Required (128 Hours)
Language Arts Concentration (24 Hours)
Science Concentration (26 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:
Chemistry Connections to Our Changing World*
The Physics of Our Technological World*
Physics of Self Expression
Restless Planet: Earth, Environment and Evolution
One four hour (4 Hours) science course from each of the remaining three sciences for a total of 12 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