Middle Grades Education A.B.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Middle Grades (6-9) licensure meets the coursework requirements for middle grades (6-9) licensure in North Carolina. Other licensure components (testing, edTPA) are required for licensure referral.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Middle Grades Education requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Required courses: 41 sh

EDU 305LEARNING & TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGIES

2 sh

PSY 321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

SOC 243SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

4 sh

EDU 315EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

4 sh

EDU 325MIDDLE GRADES LITERACY

4 sh

EDU 346CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION MAJORS

2 sh

EDU 441FOUNDATIONS OF MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION

4 sh

EDU 450TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

4 sh

EDU 402EXPLORATIONS CAPSTONE SEMINAR I FOR MIDDLE, K-12, AND SECONDARY MAJORS

1 sh

EDU 403EXPLORATIONS CAPSTONE SEMINAR II

2 sh

EDU 481STUDENT TEACHING

10 sh

Concentrations

In addition to the core courses, a student majoring in middle grades education must select one subject area concentration from the following:

English Language Arts concentration: 28 sh

ENG 205GRAMMAR

4 sh

ENG 224AMERICAN LITERATURE AFTER 1865

4 sh

ENG 319WRITING CENTER WORKSHOP

4 sh

ENG 399YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

4 sh

EDU 421METHODS OF TEACHING MIDDLE GRADES AND SECONDARY ENGLISH

4 sh

Choose one course from the following: 4 sh
ENG 238AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1945

4 sh

ENG 239AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1945

4 sh

ENG 359AFRICAN-AMERICAN NOVELS

4 sh

Social Studies concentration: 28 sh

ECO 111PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

4 sh

GEO 131THE WORLD'S REGIONS

4 sh

HST 112SEARCH FOR ORDER IN MODERN EUROPE

4 sh

HST 122CONTESTED DEMOCRACY: US FROM 1865

4 sh

HST 221/IGS 221THE WORLD IN THE 20TH CENTURY

4 sh

POL 111AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

4 sh

EDU 425METHODS OF TEACHING MIDDLE GRADES AND SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES

4 sh

Mathematics concentration: 28 sh

STS 110INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING

4 sh

MTH 151CALCULUS I

4 sh

MTH 208NUMBER AND ALGEBRA FOR K-8 TEACHERS

4 sh

MTH 209GEOMETRY AND DATA FOR K-8 TEACHERS

4 sh

MTH 308MATHEMATICS FOR MIDDLE GRADES AND SECONDARY TEACHERS

4 sh

EDU 422METHODS OF TEACHING MIDDLE GRADES AND SECONDARY MATHEMATICS

4 sh

Choose one of the following courses: 4 sh
STS 212STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

MTH 251CALCULUS II

4 sh

Science concentration: 28 sh

BIO 101TOPICS IN GENERAL BIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 102GENERAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 sh

SCI 121SCIENCE WITHOUT BORDERS

4 sh

CHM 111GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4 sh

PHY 102INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY

4 sh

PHY 110ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

4 sh

EDU 424METHODS OF TEACHING MIDDLE GRADES AND SECONDARY SCIENCE

4 sh

Total Credit Hours: 70

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