Middle Grades Education - Science

Science Specialization Suggested Schedule

(Pass GK portion of the FTCE exam before sixth semester)

5th Semester (Fall Junior Year) Credit Hours
EDU 304 Human Exceptionalities 3
EDU 326 Reading Foundations 3
EDU 350 Middle School Curriculum & Philosophy 3
BIO 325/325L or ENV 201/201L Ecology and Lab or Environmental Science and Lab 4
BIO 225/225L or BIO 240/240L Human Anatomy & Physiology and Lab or Cell Biology and Lab 4
6th Semester (Spring Junior Year) Credit Hours
EDU 340 ESOL Strategies 3
EDU 336 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3
EDU 450 Practicum I in Teaching Middle School 1
EDU 455 Practicum I Seminar 1
EDU 453 Science Methods in Middle School 3
BIO 223/223L Botany and Lab 4
Take SAE Exam of FTCE
7th Semester (Summer Junior Year) Credit Hours
EDU 427 Educational Assessment 3
EDU 428 Educational Governance 3
- Any 300 or 400 level religion course 3
Take PED Exam of FTCE
8th Semester (Fall Senior Year) Credit Hours
EDU 333 Adolescent Literacy 3
EDU 425 Educational Management and Organization 3
EDU 436 Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum 3
EDU 470 Practicum II in Teaching Middle School 1
EDU 471 Practicum II Seminar 2
BIO 225/225L; BIO 226/226L; BIO 240/240L; PHY 221/221L Science Elective: Anatomy & Physiology I or II & Lab; or Cell Biology & Lab; or General Physics & Lab 4
(PASS ALL parts of the FTCE BEFORE Final Internship)
9th Semester (Spring Senior Year) Credit Hours
EDU 480 Final Internship 9-11
EDU 481 Final Internship Seminar 1
Total Credits 123