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A bachelor's degree in middle grades education prepares teachers for classrooms in grades 6-9. SECU Partnership East (PE) students concentrate in language arts and social studies.

SECU Partnership East usually starts part-time cohorts of middle grades education majors each fall. The degree coursework from ECU is offered completely online. Students are placed in public school classrooms throughout the program to observe and practice teaching methods learned in the courses. A full-time internship in a public school classroom is required for all students in their senior year.

To join SECU Partnership East, students must meet the requirements listed on the general description webpage as well as submit a PE application to a PE Coordinator and a Freshman/Transfer application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at East Carolina University. Students must have access to the technology required as described in the Technology Requirements.

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Middle Grades Education, BS

1. Foundations curriculum requirements including those listed below - 42 s.h.
(For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see )
    2. Professional studies - 27-28 s.h.
    • EDTC 4001 - Technology in Education
    • EDUC 3200 - Foundations of American Education

    • EDUC 3002 - Introduction to Diversity OR
    • PSYC 2777 - Ethnocultural Psychology OR
    • SOCI 1010 - Race, Gender, Class

    • EDUC 4400 - Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment OR
    • PSYC 4305 - Educational Psychology

    • MIDG 2123 - Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher
    • MIDG 4324 - Internship in the Middle Grades
    • MIDG 4325 - Internship Seminar: Issues in Middle Grades Education

    • READ 3990 - Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School OR
    • READ 5317 - Reading in the Junior and Senior High School

    • SPED 4010 - Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
    3. Specialty area - 17 s.h.
    • MIDG 3005 - Curriculum I
    • MIDG 3010 - Curriculum II
    • MIDG 3011 - Instruction I
    • MIDG 3022 - Middle Grades Instruction II
    • MIDG 4001 - Organization, Management, and Motivation in the Middle Grades Classroom
    • MIDG 4010 - Instructional Evaluation in Middle Grades
    4. Academic concentration - 48 s.h.
    Middle grades majors are required to complete two academic concentrations appropriate for licensure. A methods course is required for certification in each of the two academic concentrations leading to middle grades licensure. No substitutions for methods classes may be made without special middle grades program approval.
      English (24 s.h.)
      • ENGL 2000 - Interpreting Literature

      • ENGL 2200 - Major American Writers OR
      • ENGL 3020 - History of American Literature to 1900

      • ENGL 3810 - Advanced Composition OR
      • ENED 3815 - Composition Instruction in Grades 9-12

      • ENGL 3950 - Literature for Children OR
      • LIBS 4950 - Literature for Children

      • ENED 4319 - Teaching English and Language Arts in the Middle Grades
      • ENED 4970 - Literature for the Younger Adolescent
      • LING 2710 - English Grammar ENGL OR LING ELECTIVE OVER 2999
      General Science (24 s.h.)
      • BIOL 1050 - General Biology
      • CHEM 1020 - General Descriptive Chemistry
      • GEOL 1500 - Dynamic Earth
      • PHYS 1250 - General Physics
      • SCIE 3602 - Investigations in Physical Science
      • SCIE 3604 - Investigations in Life and Environmental Science
      • SCIE 4319 - Teaching Science in the Middle Grades
      Mathematics (24 s.h.)
      • MATE 1267 - Functional Relationships
      • MATE 2067 - Data and Probability Explorations
      • MATE 3067 - Algebra and Number Foundations
      • MATE 3167 - Geometry and Measurement
      • MATE 3267 - Concepts in Discrete Mathematics
      • MATE 3367 - Mathematical Modeling
      • MATE 4319 - Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades
      • MATH 2119 - Elements of Calculus
      Social Studies (24 s.h.)
      • ECON 2113 - Principles of Microeconomics

      • GEOG 2100 - World Geography: Developed Regions OR
      • GEOG 2110 - World Geography: Less Developed Regions

      • HIED 4319 - Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades

      • HIST 1030 - World Civilizations to 1500 OR
      • HIST 1031 - World Civilizations Since 1500

        OR
      • HIST 1050 - American History to 1877
      • HIST 1051 - American History Since 1877

      • HIST 3100 - North Carolina History OR
      • MIDG 3200 - North Carolina History Standards Curriculum and Planning in the Middle Grades Classroom

      • POLS 1010 - National Government