Middle Grades Education Courses

Language Arts Concentration: (9 hours)

  • ENGL 3343 Contemporary American Literature OR
  • ENGL 2153 The Grammar of Literary Criticism;
  • ENGL 3500 Grammar for Teachers and Writers; and
  • ENGL 4520 Literature for Middle Grades

Mathematics Concentration:

  • MATH 3400 Geometry for K-8 Teachers;
  • MATH 3510 Algebraic Concepts; and
  • MATH 4000 Calculus Concepts OR
  • MATH 3100 Discrete Math and Statistics

Reading Concentration:

  • READ 3623 Differentiated Instruction for Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades;
  • READ 3723 Classroom Literacy Assessment and Instruction; and
  • READ 3924 Teaching Reading to Culturally Diverse and Special Needs Students

Science Concentration:

  • SCIE 3103 Principles of Environmental Science
  • SCIE 3102 Principles of Physical Science; and
  • SCIE 3121 Principles of Geology

Social Sciences Concentration:

  • HIST 3309 Survey of West Africa OR
  • GEOG 4405 Geography of Africa
  • HIST 3311 Georgia in American History
  • GEOG 4407 Geography of Asiav

Pedagogy for Professional Educators:

  • EDMG 3131 Nature and Curriculum Needs of the Middle Grades Learner (60 clock hours)
  • EDMG 3132 Classroom Management Strategies
  • EDMG 3332 Methods of Teaching Language Arts/Reading in the Middle Grades
  • EDMG 3432 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades
  • EDMG 3731 Middle School Practicum I (160 clock hours)
  • EDMG 3232 Methods of Teaching Science
  • EDMG 3532 Methods of Teaching Math
  • EDMG 3732 Middle School Practicum II (160 clock hours)
  • EDMG 4895 Teaching/Seminar (Capstone clinical experience of 600 clock hours).