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Education, Middle Grades: 5-9 Certification

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Middle Grades Education (5-9 Certification) Major 

NOTE: To be eligible for any type of certification in the state of Kentucky in education, students must meet the GPA requirement and meet the required scores for a test of basic skills in math, reading, and writing.  Transylvania University has not determined whether the Education program curriculum meets the educational requirements for certification or licensure in other states.

First Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
PSY 1004 General Psychology* PSY 1004 General Psychology* General Education Courses OR
EDU 1004 Foundations of Education EDU 1004 Foundations of Education Education Elective
General Education Courses (See Notes Below) General Education Courses  

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
EDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. Culture AND/OR EDU 2094 Standards Based Instruction AND/OR General Education Courses
EDU 2164 Learning Theory and Pedagogy EDU 3054 Instructional Strategies Emphasis Area Courses
General Education Courses General Education Courses Other Electives
Emphasis Area Courses Other Electives  
Other Electives    
     
NOTES:
  • Students should have 2000-level Education courses completed by the end of their sophomore year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.
  • Students should apply for admission to the program by their sophomore year.

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
EDU 3124 Young Adolescents: Preparing to Teach in the Middle-Level 2000-level Education courses not yet completed AND EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences
2000-level Education courses not yet completed AND General Education Courses  
General Education Courses Emphasis Area Courses  
Emphasis Area Courses Other Electives  
Other Electives    
     
NOTE:
Students should have 3000-level Education courses completed by the end of their junior year if possible and should work closely with an education advisor.

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
EDU 3134 Creating Middle-Level Learning Experiences EDU 4414 Student Teaching in Middle Grades OR EDU 4514 Senior Seminar
EDU 4414 Student Teaching in Middle Grades OR Remaining Education Courses   
Remaining Education Courses General Education Courses  
General Education Courses Emphasis Area Courses  
Emphasis Area Courses Other Electives  
Other Electives    

NOTE:
Middle Grades Education majors are required to take PSY 1004 General Psychology, which can be used in the GE requirement for Social Sciences and must also complete allied courses related to the disciplines in which they intend to teach (Emphasis Area Courses).  These allied courses can sometimes be used for GE Distribution requirements.  See an Education Program Advisor for a list of appropriate courses.  For an emphasis in Middle Grades Mathematics, students must take EDU 3104 as part of their math concentration.
 
*Satisfies a GE Distribution requirement