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Adolescence/Middle Childhood Education

Students working toward a certification in Adolescence Education may qualify for a second certification in one area: Middle Childhood Specialist (Grades 5-9). Students must complete all requirements for the Adolescence Education certification as well as specific additional course and field work requirements for the second certification.

Education Requirements – 38-41 Credits

  • EDU 118 - Orientation to Teaching 3 cr. * (2nd year)
  • EDU 120 - Education of Students with Diverse Needs 3 cr. * (2nd year)
  • EDU 211 - Educational Psychology 3 cr. * - for non-psychology majors (2nd or 3rd year) OR PSY 140 - Child Psychology 3 cr. AND PSY 224 - Psychological Theories of Learning and Motivation 3 cr. for psychology majors
  • EDU 239Z - Theory and Practice of Instruction 3 cr. * (2nd year)
  • EDU 337Z – Methods of Teaching Secondary School 3 cr.
  • EDU 348Z – The Middle School 3 cr.
  • EDU 351 - Integrated Uses of Multimedia Technology 3 cr. (3rd or 4th year)
  • EDU 364Z - Reading II: Integrated Language Arts, Gr. 4-8 3 cr. (3rd year)
  • EDU 378Z - Field Work: Adolescence Education 1 - 3 cr. (if needed)
  • EDU 492Z - Observation and Student Teaching: Adolescence 5 cr. (4th year)
  • EDU 497Z – Observation and Student Teaching: Middle School 5 cr. (4th year)

Liberal Arts Requirements – 15 credits

  • ENG 118 – Survey of Adolescent Literature 3 cr.
  • HIS 101 - Introduction to America 3 cr. OR HIS 102 - American History II 3 cr.
  • PHE 169 - Health, Physical Education and Safety for the School-Age Child
  • PHL 267 - Philosophy of Education 3 cr.
  • PSY 242 – Adolescent Psychology 3 cr.
  • SOW 226 - Working with Families: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 cr. OR EDU 326 - Bridging Cultures 3 cr.

History majors take six additional credits in Economics and Political Science.

For course descriptions, visit the catalog.