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College of Education


Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education


Ann Adams Bullock, Interim Chair, 116 Speight Building

The mission of the Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education is to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers in the areas of elementary and middle grades education. The department faculty is committed to providing comprehensive programs, rich clinical experiences, and is designed to produce teachers who are reflective practitioners who provide professional service to the community, the state, and the nation.

The programs are committed to the preparation of teachers who are knowledgeable, reflective, technologically proficient, and skilled in meeting the needs of a diverse student population. The programs place an emphasis on service through faculty participation in the improvement of the public schools and assistance in the development and creation of educational policy for North Carolina, as well as support for scholarship and research/creative activity.

The elementary education program, in partnership with public schools, offers two degree programs in education. The undergraduate elementary program leads to a bachelor of science (BS) in elementary education and a North Carolina A-level elementary licensure, if all requirements are met; the graduate elementary program leads to a master of arts in education (MAEd) and M-level elementary education licensure, if all requirements are met.

The middle grades education program, in partnership with the public schools, provides comprehensive middle grades education experiences that involve clinical settings. It offers the opportunity for students to pursue a bachelor of science (BS) in middle grades education and a North Carolina A-level middle grades licensure, if all requirements are met and the master of arts in education (MAEd) and a M-level middle grades education licensure, if all requirements are met.

The add-on AIG licensure option is offered. This add-on licensure sequence leads to a North Carolina AIG add-on license, if all requirements are met. The master of arts in teaching (MAT) program offers individuals with appropriate degrees and coursework opportunities to pursue an initial license through this one-year graduate degree program.

BS in Elementary Education (K-6)


Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h
    ANTH 1000. Introduction to Anthropology (3) (FC:SO) or ANTH 2005. Environmental Anthropology (3) (S) (FC:SO) or ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (FC:SO) or ETHN 2002. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Social Science (3) (FC:SO) or SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or POLS 1010. National Government (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    ART 3850. Art in the Elementary School (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: Junior standing)
    ENGL 1100. Composition (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:EN)
    ENGL 1200. Composition (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:EN) (P: ENGL 1100)
    EXSS 1000. Lifetime Physical Activity and Fitness Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:EX)
    GEOG 1000. People, Places, and Environments (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or GEOG 2100. World Geography: Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 3100. North Carolina History (3) (FC:SO) or HIST 3110. History of African Americans (3) (FC:SO) or HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 3611. History of the Far East Since 1600 (3) (FC:SO) or HIST 3711. Introduction to Latin-American History: Since 1808 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO) or HIST 3810. History of Africa (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HLTH 1000. Health in Modern Society (2) (F,S,SS) (FC:HL)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT or MATH 2127. Basic Concepts of Mathematics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test)
    MUSC 3018. Introduction to Basic Music Skills for Elementary School Teachers (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Choose 4 s.h. BIOL (FC:SC)
    Choose 4 s.h. CHEM, PHYS, or GEOL (FC:SC)
    Choose 1 s.h. humanities and/or fine arts
    Choose 3 s.h. literature, except children's literature (FC:HU)
    Choose 1 s.h. science lab
  2. Professional studies - 25 s.h.
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (2) (F,S,SS) (P: BITE 2000 or BITE 2000 bypass exam or BITE 2112 or MIS 2223 or other Council for Teacher Education approved technology course)
    EDUC 3002. Introduction to Diversity (3)
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    ELEM 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S)
    ELEM 4324. Internship in the Elementary School (10) (F,S) (P: Upper division standing; EDTC 4001; EDUC 4400 or PSYC 4305; ELEM 3000, 3100, 3200, 3300, 3500, 3600, 4300; MATE 3223; READ 3302; SCIE 3216; C: ELEM 4325, 4500)
    ELEM 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Elementary Education (1) (F,S) (P: Upper division standing; EDTC 4001; EDUC 4400 or PSYC 4305; ELEM 3000, 3100, 3200, 3300, 3500, 3600, 4300; MATE 3223; READ 3302; SCIE 3216; C: ELEM 4324, 4500)
    READ 3301. Reading Instruction in the Primary Grades (3) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4020. Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in Elementary Classrooms (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)
  3. Academic concentration (See Academic Concentration. A maximum of 6 s.h. may be counted in foundations curriculum requirements.) - 18 s.h.
  4. Specialty area - 43 s.h.
    ELEM 3000. Curriculum and Standards in Elementary School (3) (F,S,SS) (Formerly ELEM 3275) (P: Sophomore standing; P/C: ELEM 2123)
    ELEM 3100. Learning and Instruction in Elementary School (3) (F,S,SS) (Formerly ELEM 3235) (P: ELEM 2123; P/C: 3000)
    ELEM 3200. Language Arts in Elementary School (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (Formerly ELEM 3250) (P: ELEM 2123, 3000)
    ELEM 3300. K-2 Practicum (3) (F,S) (Formerly ELEM 3236) (P/C: ELEM 2123, 3100, 3200)
    ELEM 3500. Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School (3) (WI) (F,S) (Formerly ELEM 4550) (P: Upper division standing; ELEM 3100, 3200, 3300)
    ELEM 3600. Grades 3-5 Practicum (2) (F,S) (Formerly ELEM 4551) (P: Upper division standing; ELEM 3100, 3200, 3300; P/C: ELEM 3500)
    ELEM 4300. Classroom Organization and Management in Elementary School (3) (F,S) (Formerly ELEM 4525) (P: Upper division standing; ELEM 3500, 3600)
    ELEM 4500. Practicum in Classroom Organization and Management (1) (F,S) (Formerly ELEM 4526) (P: Upper division standing; ELEM 4300; C: ELEM 4324, 4325)
    EXSS 3545. Practices and Procedures in Physical Education for Elementary Schools (2) (F,S,SS) (P: ELEM major or consent of instructor)
    HLTH 3244. Practices and Procedures in Health for Elementary School (2) (F,S,SS) (P: HLTH 1000 or 1050 and any 2123 course, or consent of the instructor)
    MATE 3050. Mathematics and Methods for Grades Pre-K-2 (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Foundations Curriculum mathematics course. C: MATE 3051)
    MATE 3051. Field Experience in Mathematics Grades K-2 (1) (F, S,SS) (P: Foundations Curriculum mathematics course. C: MATE 3050)
    MATE 3060. Mathematics and Methods for Grades 3-6 (4) (F,S,SS) (P: Admission to upper division; MATE 3050)
    READ 3302. Reading Instruction in the Intermediate Grades (3) (F,S,SS)
    SCIE 3216. Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3) (F,S,SS)
  5. Cognate - 3 s.h.
    ENGL 4950. Literature for Children (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200) or LIBS 4950. Literature for Children (3) (WI) (S)
    Electives to complete requirements for graduation
  6. Elective - 3 s.h.

BS in Middle Grades Education


A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the program. Middle Grades education majors must have a minimum grade of C (2.0) in EDTC 4001; EDUC 4400 or PSYC 4305; MIDG 2123, 3001, 3010, 3022, 4001, 4010; READ 5317; and SPED 4010.

Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (FC:SO) or GEOG 2100. World Geography: Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or SOCI 2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or ECON 2113. Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    ART 1910. Art Appreciation (2) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) or DNCE 1000. Introduction to Dance (2) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) or MUSC 2208. Music Appreciation (2) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) or THEA 1000. Introduction to Theatre (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1550 (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1031. World Civilizations since 1550 (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT)
    POLS 1010. National Government (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    A literature course (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1100)
    Choose 4 s.h. BIOL (FC:SC)
    Choose 4 s.h. CHEM, PHYS, or GEOL (FC:SC)
    Choose 5 s.h. humanities and/or fine arts
  2. Professional studies - 25-26 s.h.
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (2) (F,S,SS) (P: Admission to upper division)
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    MIDG 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S) (P: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor)
    MIDG 4324. Internship in the Middle Grades (10) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; EDTC 4001; EDUC 3200; EDUC 4400 or PSYC 4305; MIDG 4001, 4010; READ 5317; 2 methods courses from the following: MIDG, HIED, MATE, SCIE 4319; C: MIDG 4325)
    MIDG 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Middle Grades Education (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: MIDG 4324)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS) or READ 5317. Reading in the Junior and Senior High School (3) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
    A methods course (4319) is required for certification in each of the 2 academic concentrations leading to middle grades licensure. No substitutions for methods classes may be made without special MIDG program approval.
  3. Specialty area - 22 s.h.
    MIDG 3001. The Middle Grades (3) (WI) (F,SS) (P/C: MIDG 2123)
    MIDG 3010. Middle Grades Curriculum and Planning (3) (S,SS) (P: Junior standing; MIDG 3001; C: MIDG 3022)
    MIDG 3022. Instructional Models and Strategies for Middle Grades (4) (S,SS) (P: MIDG 3001; C: MIDG 3010)
    MIDG 4001. Organization, Management, and Motivation in the Middle Grades Classroom (3) (S,SS) (P: MIDG 2123, 3001 or approval by area coordinator; upper division standing)
    MIDG 4010. Instructional Evaluation in Middle Grades (3) (WI) (F) (P: Upper division standing; MIDG 3010, 3022; C: Choose 2 from ENED or MIDG; or HIED or MATE or SCIE 4319)
    Choose two of the following four methods courses (total of 6 hours):
    ENED 4319. Teaching English/Language Arts in the Middle Grades (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; EDUC 3200; MIDG 3001, 3010, 3022; 10 s.h. in ENGL; C: MIDG 4010; HIED or MATE or SCIE 4319)
    HIED 4319. Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; EDUC 3200; MIDG 3001, 3010, 3022; 18 s.h. in social sciences; or consent of instructor; C: MIDG 4010; MIDG 4319 or SCIE 4319 or MATE 4319)
    MATE 4319. Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; EDUC 3200; MIDG 3010, 3022; C: MIDG 4010; HIED or MIDG or SCIE 4319 or consent of instructor)
    SCIE 4319. Teaching Science in the Middle Grades (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division; EDUC 3200; MIDG 3010, 3022; SCIE 3602, 3604; or consent of instructor; C: MIDG 4010; HIED or MATE or MIDG 4319)
  4. Academic concentration: Middle grades majors are required to complete two academic concentrations appropriate for licensure - 36-42 s.h.
    Middle grades education majors must select 2 of the following academic concentrations. A total of 6 credit hours in each concentration may be double counted in foundations curriculum or specialty area.
    English (24 s.h.)
    CLAS 1500. Classical Mythology (3) (FC:HU) (Formerly CLAS 3460)
    ENGL 2000. Interpreting Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1100)
    ENGL 2100. Major British Writers (3) (F,S) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200) or ENGL 2200. Major American Writers (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 2700. Introduction to Language Studies (3) (WI) (F,S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3810. Advanced Composition (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: ENGL 1200) or ENED 3815. Composition Instruction in Grades 9-12 (3) (WI) (S) (P: ENED 2123 or department consent)
    Choose one from:
    ENGL 3260. African American Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3300. Women and Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3450. Northern European Mythology (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3460. Literature and Classical Mythology (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3570. American Folklore (3) (WI) (F,S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3600. Classics from Homer to Dante (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3630. The Bible as Literature (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4360. World Literature in English (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    Choose 9 s.h. ENGL electives of which 6 s.h. must be above 2999
    General Science (24 s.h.)
    BIOL 1050. General Biology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    CHEM 1020. General Descriptive Chemistry (4) (S) (FC:SC)
    GEOL 1500. Dynamic Earth (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    PHYS 1250. General Physics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066)
    SCIE 3602. Investigations in Physical and Earth Science for Elementary Majors (4) (F,S,SS)
    SCIE 3604. Investigations in Life and Environmental Science for Elementary Education Majors (4) (F,S,SS)
    Choose one of the following:
    SCIE 3350, 3351. Descriptive Astronomy (4,0) (F)
    SCIE 3360, 3361. Physical Meteorology (4,0) (S)
    Social Studies (24 s.h.)
    ANTH 3002. Cultures of East Asia (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor) or GEOG 3049. South America (3) (WI) (F) (FC:SO) or GEOG 3051. Far East (3) (S) (FC:SO) or HIST 3611. History of the Far East Since 1600 (3) (FC:SO) or ANTH 3003. Cultures of Africa (3) (OY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor) or GEOG 3050. Africa (3) (S) (FC:SO) or HIST 3710. Introduction to Latin-American History: Colonial Period (3) (WI*) (FC:SO) or HIST 3711. Introduction to Latin-American History: Since 1808 (3) (FC:SO) or HIST 3810. History of Africa (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    GEOG 2100. World Geography: Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3100. North Carolina History (3) (FC:SO)
    POLS 1010. National Government (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or POLS 3265. African Political Systems (3) (S) (FC:SO)
    Mathematics (24 s.h.)
    MATE 1267. Functional Relationships (3) (S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent)
    MATE 2067. Data and Probability Explorations (3) (F, S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent)
    MATE 3067. Algebra and Number Foundations (3) (F, S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent)
    MATE 3167. Geometry and Measurement (3) (F, S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent)
    MATE 3267. Concepts in Discrete Mathematics (3) (S) (P: MATE 3067)
    MATE 3367. Mathematical Modeling (3) (S) (P: MATE 1267, 2267, 3067, and 3167)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT)
    MATH 2119. Elements of Calculus (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Minimum grade of C in MATH 1065 or MATH 1066)
  5. Cognate - 3 s.h.
    Mathematics concentration students: MATE 2067. Data and Probability Explorations (3) (F, S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent) or MATE 3167. Geometry and Measurement (3) (F, S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent).
    Non-mathematics concentration students: EDUC 3002. Introduction to diversity (3)
  6. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.