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M.S.Ed. in Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education:

ENGLISH (Grades 5-12)

For English 30 credits or a major in English

Program Code: 27331

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Before moving on to Tier II or after completion of the first 12 credits, students must:

  • Maintain GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)
  • Pass the Content Specialty Test (CST)
  • Demonstrate competency in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (19 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 575 Lives of Adolescents 3
TED 550 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 5-12 3
TED 560 Teaching Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence - General 3
TED 566 Teaching Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence - English 3
TED 555 Foundations of Middle Childhood Education 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1
TED 615
OR
TED 610
OR
TED 600
OR
TED 625
Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings
OR
Assessing Students with Literacy and Learning Problems
OR
Introduction to Students with Learning Problems
OR
Interventions in Reading (or other appropriate elective)
3

Before moving on to Tier III, students must:

  • Pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 745 Field Experience in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education 2
TED 750
or
TED 751
Seminar and Student Teaching in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education
or
Seminar and Supervised Teaching in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education
4

37 Credits

Portfolio Requirements

Initial portfolios should be submitted after 12-15 credits. A student must have a passing first portfolio submission in order to apply for student teaching.

Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines


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MATHEMATICS (Grades 5-12)

Prerequisite A major or its equivalent in math, including 6 credits in calculus.

Program Code: 27160

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Before moving on to Tier II or after completion of the first 12 credits, students must:

  • Maintain GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) and the Content Specialty Test (CST)
  • Demonstrate competency in writing.

Tier II: Methods Courses (19 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 575 Lives of Adolescents 3
TED 550 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 5-12 3
TED 560 Teaching Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence – General 3
TED 567 Teaching Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence – Mathematics 3
TED 555 Foundations of Middle Childhood Education 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom
TED 615
OR
TED 610
OR
TED 600
OR
TED 630
Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings
OR
Assessing Students with Literacy and Learning Problems
OR
Introduction to Students with Learning Problems
OR
Math/Technology for Students with Learning Problems
3

Before moving on to Tier III, students must:

  • Pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 745 Field Experience in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education 2
TED 750
or
TED 751
Seminar and Student Teaching in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education
or

Seminar and Supervised Teaching in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education

4

37 Credits

Portfolio Requirements

Initial portfolios should be submitted after 12-15 credits. A student must have a passing first portfolio submission in order to apply for student teaching.

Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines


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Science (Grades 5-12)

Prerequisites: Major or its equivalent in the area of certification. (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics)

Program Code: 27161

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Before moving on to Tier II or after completion of the first 12 credits, students must:

  • Maintain GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) and the Content Specialty Test (CST)
  • Demonstrate competence in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (19 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 575 Lives of Adolescents 3
TED 550 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 5-12 3
TED 560 Teaching Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence – General 3
TED 567 Teaching Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence – Science 3
TED 555 Foundations of Middle Childhood Education
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1
TED 615
OR
TED 610
OR
TED 600
OR
TED 630
Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings
OR
Assessing Students with Literacy and Learning Problems
OR
Introduction to Students with Learning Problems
OR
Math/Technology for Students with Learning Problems
3

Before moving on to Tier III, students must:

  • Pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W) and the Contents Specialty Test (CST) in Social Studies

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 745 Field Experience in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education 2
TED 750
or
TED 751
Seminar and Student Teaching in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education
or
Seminar and Supervised Teaching in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education
4

37 Credits

Portfolio Requirements

Initial portfolios should be submitted after 12-15 credits. A student must have a passing first portfolio submission in order to apply for student teaching.

Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines


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SOCIAL STUDIES (Grades 5-12)

Prerequisites: Coursework in a language other than English major or its equivalent, including coursework in economics and Government and at least 21 semester hours in the history and Geography of the U.S. and the world.

Program Code: 27330

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Before moving on to Tier II or after completion of the first 12 credits, students must:

  • Maintain GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) and the Content Specialty Test (CST)
  • Demonstrate competence in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (19 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 575 Lives of Adolescents 3
TED 550 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 5-12 3
TED 560 Teaching Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence – General 3
TED 567 Teaching Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence – Social Studies 3
TED 555 Foundations of Middle Childhood Education 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1
TED 615
OR
TED 610
OR
TED 600
OR
TED 625
Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings
OR
Assessing Students with Literacy and Learning Problems
OR
Introduction to Students with Learning Problems
OR
Interventions in Reading (or other appropriate elective)
3

Before moving on to Tier III, students must:

  • Pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W) and the Contents Specialty Test (CST)

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 745

Field Experience in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education

2
TED 750
or
TED 751
Seminar and Student Teaching in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education
or
Seminar and Supervised Teaching in Middle Childhood/Adolescence Education
4

37 Credits

Portfolio Requirements

Initial portfolios should be submitted after 12-15 credits. A student must have a passing first portfolio submission in order to apply for student teaching.

Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines


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