• Middle School Education: Mathematics/Science

    The Middle School Mathematics/Science Education program is designed to prepare teachers to teach middle school students in two content areas. The track is intended for undergraduate students who wish to teach middle level mathematics and science. This model of two certification areas conforms to the certification patterns recommended by the National Middle School Association. The Middle School program provides preservice teachers with an appropriate knowledge base and needed experiences in curriculum, instruction, and evaluation of ten- to fourteen-year-old students. The program is particularly aimed at helping provide qualified entry-level teachers for area middle/junior high schools. Those who take the Mathematics/Science track will be prepared to teach mathematics/science in the middle grades. Studying many of the college-level mathematics courses will not only strengthen these future teachers understanding and ability to do mathematics but will also improve their knowledge of science. Much of what these future teachers study in college-level science courses will also broaden their knowledge of concepts and applications of mathematics.

    Admission to the Program

    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria.


  • Major: Middle School Education
    Concentration: Math/Science Option
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    Prerequisites (30 credits)
    EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005
    EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX085, EDG 2701
    EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EMEX040
    MAC1105 (GM) College Algebra (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitutes: MACX105, MACX147, or MACX114 and MAC X140
    MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitutes: MACX311
    STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitutes: STAX023, STAX122, STAX014
    ESC2000 Earth Science (3 Credits)
    ESC2000L Earth Science Lab (1 Credit)
    BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)
    CHM2045C General Chemistry I (4 Credits)
    Additional Diversity (6 credits)
    Select six semesters hours with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may be satisified by the completion of the general education or free elective requirements during the first sixty semester hours. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement. See an academic advisor prior to enrolling in these courses.
    • CPO 3123 (FC) Pol/Soc of Britain & Ireland
    • CPO 4034 Third World Politics
    • ECO 3703 International Trade
    • ECO 4504 Public Finance
    • ECO 4723 International Monetary System
    • FIN 4604 International Finance
    • GEO 2420 CD-Cultural Geography
    • HSC 4141 Etiology: Addiction
    • HSC 4160 Human Dev Health Beh Adc
    • HSC 4563 Dimens: Hlth Older Adu
    • MAR 4156 International Marketing
    • MUH 2018 Evolution of Jazz
    • MUH 3055 (FC) Afr Am Mus Heritage
    • PET 4640 Adapted Phys Educ
    • PHH 3100 Ancient Philosophy
    • PHH 3120 (FC) Greek Experience
    • PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy
    • PHH 3500 19th Century Philosophy
    • PHH 3811 Philosophy/Zen Buddhism
    • PHH 4601 20th Century Cont Philosophy
    • PHH 3860 (FC) Japanese Mind
    • REL 2300 CD-Comparative Religion
    • REL 3145 Woman Relg Wst Exper
    • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
    • REL 3310 Asian Religions
    • REL 3330 Religions of India
    • REL 3443 Liberation Theology
    • SOP 3742 CD-Pysch of Women
    • SYD 3700 CD-Race/Cult Minority or ANT/ASH/EUH/LAH/CLT/ENL/LIT/INR/CLP/EED/EEX/EHD/ ELD/EMR/SPA/ARH/FOL/FRE/FRT/FRW/JPN/LAS/SPN/SPT/SPW except ARH 3423, ARH 3470, ARH 3930, ARH 4710, ARH 4724, ARH 4800 and INR 4334.
    Core Requirements (16 credits)
    EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)
    EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)
    EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)
    EDG3323 The Learning Process (3 Credits)
    EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior (3 Credits)
    EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun (3 Credits)
    Major Requirements (35 credits)
    AST2002 Basic Astronomy (3 Credits)
    • AST2002L must be taken with AST2002
    BSC1011C General Biology II (4 Credits)
    BSC3057 Intro to Environmental Studies (3 Credits)
    EEX4484 Math Sci Except Lrnrs (3 Credits)
    MAE4320 Spec Method: Middle Grade Math (3 Credits)
    MTG3203 (GM)Gtry Middle School Teacher (3 Credits)
    PHY1020 Introduction to Physics (2 Credits)
    • PHY 1020L must also be taken with PHY 1020
    RED3333 Content Area Reading (3 Credits)
    SCE4320 Special Methods: Mid Science (3 Credits)
    SELECT Additional Math
    • Select from one of the following prefixes: MAA/MAC/MAD/MAP/MAS/MAT/MGF/MHF/MTG
    TSL4324 TESOL for Content Area Teacher (3 Credits)
    Internships (12 credits)
    All degree course work must be completed satisfactorily prior to enrolling into Internship. Applications for fall internship are due the 4th Friday of the previous spring term. Applications for spring internship are due the 4th Friday of the previous fall term.
    ESE4943 Student Internship (1-12 Credits)
    48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)
    To graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Education and Human Services, you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of a minimum 120 degree applicable required credit hours.
    48HOURS 48 upper level hours