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Middle Grades Education

Shimada Resource Center

College of Education

150 Ritter Annex

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19122

215-204-8011 (phone)

215-204-4383 (fax)

 

The Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle Grades Education prepares undergraduate students for middle level teaching (fourth to eighth grades). Middle grades teachers, particularly in math and science education, are increasingly sought out and in high-demand in Pennsylvania as well as across the country.

The College of Education program in Middle Grades Education is designed to ensure not only that there are certified teachers to fill the growing vacancies, but that our students graduate highly knowledgeable about learning and teaching as well as committed to pre/adolescent learners from diverse ethnic, economic and geographic backgrounds. To that end, our program focuses on building deep content-specific pedagogical knowledge aligned to the breadth of academic standards and the wide-ranging developmental needs of middle grades students. To develop a strong link between learning theories and actual pedagogical practice, we also require that our students engage in early, often and strategic field/clinical education experiences in middle grades settings.

Our newly designed program stands out as cutting-edge because we prepare undergraduate students to teach in both the upper elementary and middle grades classrooms. In addition to becoming certified to teach all elementary subjects in 4-6th, all Middle Grades Education students will pursue dual certification for 7-8th grades in one of the following concentrations:

  • Math and Science
  • Math and Language Arts/English
  • Science and Language Arts/English

The total number of credit hours for the program is 126 credits for the Mathematics and Language Arts concentration, 126 for the Science and Language Arts concentration; and 127 credits for the Mathematics and Science concentration.


Bachelor of Science in Education Requirements

University Requirements

All new students starting in the academic year 2012-2013 and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum. 

All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University. Writing intensive course numbers end in 96, 97 and 98.

 

College Requirements

Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a recommendation for Pennsylvania teacher certification upon the successful completion of their program requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The required total credit hours may vary depending on the course of study. These credit hours are satisfied by taking courses in four categories:

(1) University General Education requirements (General Education)

(2) Education courses

(3) Teacher Education Certification Courses (i.e. methods and student teaching)

(4) elective courses as permitted by your program of study

All students seeking to graduate with the recommendation for Instructional I Certification from Pennsylvania must also meet the requirements for candidacy.

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plans

 

Mathematics and Language Arts Concentration:

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Biology 1011 General Biology I and Lab ** 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society (suggested: GUS 0867:
World Regions and Cultures: Diversity & Interconnections
)
3 GG
MATH 1022 Precalculus 4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
MATH 1041 Calculus I *** 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity
(suggested: SOC 0829: The History & Significance of Race in America)
3 GD
CSCD 1108 Introduction to Linguistics 3  
Physics 1021 Introduction to General Physics I ** 4  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MATH 1042 Calculus II 4  
Chemistry 1021 & 1023 Introduction to Chemistry and Introduction to Chemistry Lab 4  
English 2897 Literacy and Society 3 WI
Education 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States (field experience) 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society (suggested: History 0848: American Revolutions) 3 GU
MATH 1013 Elements of Statistics 3  
English 1197 Introduction to Literature 3 WI
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators (field experience)*  3  
SPED 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education (field experience) * 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
History 2111 Recent American History 3  
MATH 1015 Introduction to Numbers and Figures 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 4 GA
MGRE 3109 Cognitive Development in the Content Areas (field experience) FALL ONLY 3  
MGRE 3111 Applications of Learning Theory to Middle Grades Education
(field experience)    FALL ONLY
3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 2302 Survey of American Literature II 3  
MATH 3003 Theory of Numbers 3  
MAES 3145 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grades (field experience) 
SPRING ONLY
3  
MGRE 4108 Teaching and Learning Science in the Middle Grades (field experience)
SPRING ONLY
3  
SPED 4109 Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
(field experience)   SPRING ONLY
3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
MGRE 3196 Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades FALL ONLY 3 WI
SPED 3187 Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum (field experience)
FALL ONLY
3  
MGRE 3296 Cultures, Communities and Families (field experience) FALL ONLY 3 WI
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
ENES 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language
Learners in Grades 4 to 12 (field experience)*
3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
MGRE 4888 Student Teaching in the Middle Grades 9  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment 3  
Education 2306 Assessment and Evaluation 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for Mathematics & Language Arts Concentration: 126

* These three courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

** These two courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Science category when the GPA requirement is met.

*** This course constitutes the waiver for the GenEd Quantitative Literacy category when the GPA requirement is met.

Science and Language Arts Concentration:

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society (suggested: GUS 0867:
World Regions and Cultures: Diversity & Interconnections
)
3 GG
MATH 1021 College Algebra *** 4  
Biology 1011 General Biology I and Lab ** 4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity
(suggested: SOC 0829: The History & Significance of Race in America)
3 GD
MATH 1022 Precalculus *** 4  
Biology 1012 General Biology II ** 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology (suggested: GEOL 0837: Evolution and Extinction) 3 GS
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MATH 1015 Introduction to Numbers and Figures  *** 4  
CHEM 1021 & 1023 Introduction to Chemistry and Introduction to Chemistry Lab 4  
English 2897 Literacy and Society 3  
Education 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States (field experience)  3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
CSCD 1108 Introduction to Linguistics 3  
CHEM 1022 & 1024 Introduction to Chemistry II and Introduction to Chemistry II Lab 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society (suggested: History 0848: American Revolutions) 3 GU
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators (field experience) * 3  
SPED 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education (field experience) * 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 1197 Introduction to Literature 3 WI
History 2111 Recent American History 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3 GA
MGRE 3109 Cognitive Development in the Content Areas (field experience) 
FALL ONLY
3  
MGRE 3111 Applications of Learning Theory to Middle Grades Education (field experience)
FALL ONLY 
3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 2302 Survey of American Literature II 3  
Physics 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4  
MAES 3145 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grades (field experience)***
SPRING ONLY
3  
MGRE 4108 Teaching and Learning Science in the Middle Grades (field experience)
SPRING ONLY
3  
SPED 4109 Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings (field experience)
SPRING ONLY
3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
MGRE 3196 Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades  FALL ONLY 3 WI
SPED 3187 Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum (field experience) 
FALL ONLY
3  
MGRE 3296 Cultures, Communities & Families (field experience)  FALL ONLY 3 WI
ENES 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language
Learners in Grades 4 to 12 (field experience) *
3  
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
MGRE 4888 Student Teaching in the Middle Grades 9  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment 3  
Education 2306 Assessment and Evaluation 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for Science & Language Arts Concentration: 126

* These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

** These two courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Science category when the GPA requirement is met.

*** These four courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Quantitative Literacy category when the GPA requirement is met.

Mathematics and Science Concentration:

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Biology 1011 General Biology I ** 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society (suggested: GUS 0867:
World Regions and Cultures: Diversity & Interconnections
)
3 GG
MATH 1022 Precalculus 4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity
(suggested: SOC 0829: The History & Significance of Race in America)
3 GD
MATH 1041 Calculus I *** 4  
Biology 1012 General Biology II ** 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology (suggested: Geology 0837: Evolution and Extinction) 3 GS
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MATH 1042 Calculus II 4  
CHEM 1021 & 1023 Introduction to Chemistry and Introduction to Chemistry Lab 4  
English 2897 Literacy and Society 3  
Education 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States (field experience) 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society (suggested: History 0848: American Revolutions) 3 GU
MATH 1013 Elements of Statistics 3  
CHEM 1022 & 1024 Introduction to Chemistry II and Introduction to Chemistry II Lab 4  
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators (field experience)* 3  
SPED 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education (field experience)* 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
History 2111 Recent American History 3  
MATH 1015 Introduction to Numbers and Figures 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3 GA
MGRE 3109 Cognitive Development in the Content Areas (field experience)
FALL ONLY
3  
MGRE 3111 Applications of Learning Theory to Middle Grades Education (field experience)
FALL ONLY
3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
MATH 3003 Theory of Numbers 3  
Physics 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4  
MAES 3145 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grades (field experience)
SPRING ONLY
3  
MGRE 4108 Teaching and Learning Science in the Middle Grades (field experience)
SPRING ONLY
3  
SPED 4109 Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings (field experience)
SPRING ONLY
3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
MGRE 3196 Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades
FALL ONLY
3 WI
SPED 3187 Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum (field experience)
FALL ONLY
3  
MGRE 3296 Cultures, Communities & Families (field experience)
FALL ONLY
3 WI
ENES 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language
Learners in Grades 4 to 12 (field experience)*
3  
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
MGRE 4888 Student Teaching in the Middle Grades 9  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment 3  
Education 2306 Assessment and Evaluation 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for Mathematics & Science Concentration: 127

* These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

** These two courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Science category when the GPA requirement is met.

*** This course constitutes the waiver for the GenEd Quantitative Literacy category when the GPA requirement is met.

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