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Middle Grades Education Major (MEDU)
with 6–9 Teacher Licensure

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U254

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

Sem hrs

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: HDF 303 and PSY 121

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements (36 semester hours)

Note: students completing AULER rather than General Education Requirements are required to complete two writing intensive courses, one of which must be in the major.

  • CUI 250 (prerequisite for admission to the major)
  • CUI 335, 350, 375, 400, 442, 462
  • Two methods courses to match concentrations (CUI 518, 519, 520)

IV Licensure Requirements

  1. ELC 381  
  2. HDF 303  
  3. HEA 341 or 201

V Second Academic Concentration Requirements (27 semester hours)

Students must complete a coherent course of study (interdisciplinary) of 27 semester hours in one of four middle-level content fields: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. The 27 hours must follow the requirements designated in each field, as listed in the Middle Grades Second Academic Concentrations.

VI Additional Concentration (minimum 15 semester hours)

Students also must complete an additional concentration of 15 semester hours in one of four areas: Communication Skills, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. Specific courses will be approved by the student’s advisor to fulfill North Carolina Licensure requirements.

Dual certification in elementary and middle grades education is available under advisement.

VII Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 hours required for the degree. Electives should increase students’ knowledge in general education and in a content field (such as psychology or multicultural education).