Education programs

Middle School Endorsement

Requirements for certification to teach all subjects in grades 5 through 8 with the exception of art, industrial arts, music, reading, kinesiology and special education. (Also requires completion of the elementary education major OR completion of an approved major in secondary education and the secondary education endorsement program.)

Requirements
EDU 203 - Early Field Experience-Middle School
EDU 221 - Growth and Development of the Middle School Aged Student
EDU 312 - Middle School Methods and Curriculum
EDU 347 - Reading in the Content Area
Cognate requirements:
ENG 184 - College Writing or an advanced writing course*
Holders of this endorsement must complete the course work in two of the following content areas:
Mathematics Sequence:
complete 12 credits
Math electives (MAT107 or above)
Choose one course:
MAT 109 - College Algebra
MAT 127 - Patterns, Functions and Algebra for Elementary Teachers
Science Sequence:
NSC 101 - Introduction to Earth Science
Choose one course:
BIO 110 - Introduction to Life Science
BIO 102 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 115 - General Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIO 116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology
BIO 205 - Ecology
Choose one course:
CHE 105 - Topics in Chemistry
PHY 107 - The Physics of Everyday Life
PHY 111 - General Physics I
Social Studies Sequence:
HIS 120HP - Historical Perspectives
PSC 101 - American National Government
PSC 260 - Human Geography
Choose one course:
HIS 201 - History of the United States to 1865
HIS 202 - History of the United States from 1865
Language Arts Sequence:
ENG 277 - Teaching Literature to Adolescents
ENG 283 - Grammar in the Classroom
ENG 225 - Literature of the Developing World
ENG 250LC - Literary Imaginations
ENG 280 - Shakespeare
ENG 352 - Reading and Writing Poetry
ENG 346 - American Literature I
ENG 347 - American Literature II
ENG 379 - English Twentieth-Century Literature
Total credits required: 40

Notes:

* Students with an English ACT score of 30 or above may substitute one advanced writing course (chosen from ENG288, 290, 294, 296, 297 or 380).

** Students must complete NSC101, Intro to Earth Science, or an approved AuSable course (AUS217, Field Geology of the Pacific NW; or AUS301, Land Resources, are acceptable options).