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BS Elementary Education, Middle level (Grades 4-8) Certification: English Language Arts-Reading Concentrations

Middle Level (Grades 4-8) Certification Concentrations:

Math/English-Language Arts-Reading

Science/English-Language Arts-Reading

 


 

Middle Level (Grades 4-8) Certification

Degree BS, Elementary Education

Department Chair: Kingsley Banya, PhD

The Middle Level (ML) meets the rigorous standards of various professional and accrediting groups. The program leads to a teaching certificate valid in Pennsylvania and transferable to many other states.

Pre-service teachers in ML must successfully complete the university's liberal arts core curriculum, a series of generic Teacher Education Department courses and field experiences, and the courses and experiences required by one of the Middle Level concentrations: Mathematics/English-Language Arts-Reading, Mathematics/Social Studies, Mathematics/Science, Science/English-Language Arts-Reading, Science/Social Studies.

ML majors must satisfactorily complete a series of field experiences that begin during the first year and continue every semester until graduation. By graduation, our pre-service teachers will have spent approximately 700 hours in community classrooms. During students' final semester, they must complete a 15-week student teaching assignment (two separate placements).

Students who successfully complete the ML program are eligible for recommendation by the university to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for state teacher certification. The University's recommendation and the successful completion of other requirements established by the state, including meeting the pass scores specified by the state on the PRAXIS Series, qualify graduates for an "Instructional I" certificate. Once certified in Pennsylvania, our graduates usually have no difficulty becoming certified in other states.

A master’s degree in Special Education (PreK-Grade 8 and Grades 7-12) can be completed in a fifth year of study.

 

 
Middle Level (Grades 4-8) Certification

Concentration:   Mathematics/English-Language Arts-Reading

Requirements for student completing degree requirements in May 2013 or later. Students completing their degrees no later than May 2012 follow program guidelines described in the 2009-2010 University Catalog, available on the Misericordia University website.

Sequence of Required Courses
 

First Year

First Semester

  Total Credits 15     

Second Semester

  Total Credits 16
 ENG 108 American Literature I 3   ENG 103 English Composition I 3
 PSY 123 Introduction to Psychology 3   BUS 207 Contemporary Economics 3
 HIS 103 US History I 3   HIS 104 US History II 3
 MTH 151 Analytical Geometry I 3   TED 131 Cultural Awareness(F) 1
 TED 121

Educational Technology

3   MTH 115 Basic Statistics 3
 TED 100 Education Seminar(F) 0   MTH 152 Analytical Geometry II 3
 TED 190 Education Seminar Field 0   TED 191 Field I 0

 

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  Total Credits 18     

Second Semester

  Total Credits 18
 PHL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3   ENG XXX Literature Core 3
 BIO 103 General Biology I 3   BIO 104 General Biology II 3
 BIO 703 General Biology I Lab 0   BIO 704 General Biology II Lab 0
 MTH 200 History of Math 3   SPE 111 Special Education and Exceptional Learners 3
 TED 231 Learning 3   SPE 211 Educational Assessment 3
 TED 243 Adolescent Development(F) 3   TED 271 Classroom Management(F) 2
 ENG 203 Advanced Expository Writing 3   TED 378 Classroom Management: Middle Level I 1
 TED 294 Field II 0   FA XXX Fine Arts Core I 3
        TED 293 Field III 0

 

Junior Year

First Semester

  Total Credits 17     

Second Semester

  Total Credits 15
TED 351 Introduction to Instructional Planning(F) 1   TED 357 Curriculum and Methods: Middle Level(F) 3
 MTH 244 Set Theory 3   ENG 300 English Elective 3
 ENG XXX 320 or 321 3   PHY 131 Physical Science and Lab 3
 MTH 390 Methods of Teaching Math 3   RLS XXX Religious Studies Core I 3
 PHY 141 Introduction to Astrology and Lab 3   TED 368 Reading: Middle Level 3
 POL 100 American National Government 3   TED 397 Practicum II 0
 TED XXX PA History Seminar 1        
 TED 396 Practicum I 0        

 

Senior Year

First Semester

  Total Credits 18     

Second Semester

  Total Credits 13
 ENG 386 Language Arts: Middle Level 3   TED 498 Student Teaching 3
 RLS XXX Religious Studies Core II 3   TED 412 English Language Learners 3
 SPE 411 Inclusive Practices 3   TED 411 Professional Practice 3
 MTH 351 Geometry 3        
 PHL XXX Philosophy Core II 3        
 FA XXX Fine Arts Core II 3        
 TED 495 Practicum II 0        

 


 

Middle Level (Grades 4-8) Certification

Concentration: Science/English-Language Arts-Reading

Requirements for student completing degree requirements in May 2013 or later. Students completing their degrees no later than May 2012 follow program guidelines described in the 2009-2010 University Catalog, available on the Misericordia University website.

Sequence of Required Courses
 

First Year

First Semester

  Total Credits 15     

Second Semester

  Total Credits 16
 ENG 108 American Literature I 3   ENG 103 English Composition I 3
 PSY 123 Introduction to Psychology 3   BUS 207 Contemporary Economics 3
 BIO 103 General Biology I 3   BIO 104 General Biology II 3
 BIO 703 General Biology I Lab 3   BIO 704 General Biology II Lab 0
 MTH 151

Analytical Geometry I

3   TED 131 Cultural Awareness(F) 1
 TED 121 Educational Technology 3   FA XXX Fine Arts Core I 3
 TED 100 Education Seminar(F) 0   MTH 152 Analytical Geometry II 3
 TED 190  Education Seminar Field 0   TED 191 Field I 0

 

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  Total Credits 19     

Second Semester

  Total Credits 19
 POL 100 American Government 3   ENG XXX Literature Core 3
 HIS 103 US History I 3   HIS 104 US History II 3
 CHM 104 General Chemistry and Lab 4   CHM 105 Organic Chemistry and lab 4
 MTH 115 Basic Statistics 3   SPE 111 Special Education and Exceptional Learners 3
 TED 231 Learning 3   SPE 211 Educational Assessment 3
 TED 243 Adolescent Development(F) 3   TED 271 Classroom Management(F) 2
 TED 294 Field II 0   TED 378 Classroom Management: Middle Level I 1

 

Junior Year

First Semester

  Total Credits 17     

Second Semester

  Total Credits 15
TED 351 Introduction to Instructional Planning(F) 1   TED 357 Curriculum and Methods: Middle Level(F) 3
 PHL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3   TED 368 Reading: Middle Level 3
 ENG XXX 320 or 321 3   PHY 131 Physical Science and Lab 3
 MTH 200 History of Math 3   PHL XXX Philosophy Core 3
 PHY 141 Introduction to Astrology and Lab 3   ENG 300 Level Elective 3
 TED 390 Methods of Teaching Math 3   RLS XXX Religious Studies Core 3
 TED XXX PA History Seminar 1    TED 397 Practicum II 0
 TED 396 Practicum I 0        

 

Senior Year

First Semester

  Total Credits 15     

Second Semester

  Total Credits 13
 FA XXX Fine Arts Core II 3   TED 498 Student Teaching 9
 TED 386 Language Arts: Middle Level 3   TED 412 English Language Learners 2
 SPE 411 Inclusive Practices(F) 3   TED 411 Professional Practices 2
 GEO 201 Earth Science 3        
 RLS Religious Studies Core 3        
 TED 495 Practicum III 0