Middle Grades Education

Middle Grades Education with Teacher Licensure

The Major in Middle Grades Education is designed for those students who plan to teach at the middle grades level (Grades 5–8). The major has four different content tracks for students to choose from: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Students are required to complete one content area endorsement, but may choose to complete additional endorsements if they so desire. Students should speak with their Education advisor for more information on the benefits and requirements of adding additional endorsements.

Middle Grades Education

Ms. Lisa Cheek
lcheek@eureka.edu
(309) 467-6329
Burklund Education Center
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530

81.5 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

Language Arts Content Area:

All of the Following
ENG120 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG125 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
ENG290 Grammar and Structure of English 3
ENG301W Advanced Academic Writing and Research 3
One of the Following
ENG221 American Literature I 3
ENG222 American Literature II 3
One of the Following
ENG231 British Literature I 3
ENG233 British Literature II 3
One of the Following
ENG272 Non-Western Literature 3
ENG274 American Nature Writers 3
One of the following
ENG261 Creative Writing: Poetry 3
ENG262 Creative Writing: Fiction 3
ENG264 Nature Writing: A Field Course 3
ENG363W Creative Non-Fiction Workshop 3
TOTAL: 24

 

Professional Education Requirements:

All of the Following
EDU170 Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDU185 Foundations of American Education 3
EDU220 Middle Grades Methods in English I 1
EDU227W Educational Psychology 3
EDU228L Educational Psychology Field Experience 0.5
EDU229 Educating the Exceptional Child 3
EDU259 Middle Grades Literacy Methods 2
EDU280 Introduction to Middle Grades 2
EDU320 Middle Grades Methods in English II 1
EDU350 Language and Literacy in Adolescence 1
EDU368A Middle Grades Diversity Practicum 1
EDU368B Middle Grades Content Practicum 1
EDU390 Educational Technology 2
EDU412 Middle Grades Classroom Management 2
EDU420 Middle Grades Methods in English III 3
EDU431W Educational Assessment 2
EDU455 Education Seminar 1
EDU459 Reading and Writing Strategies in the Content Areas 2
EDU468 Middle Grades Student Teaching 14
TOTAL: 47.5
Plus all of the Following
HED179 First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention 1
MAT260 Statistics 3
PSY207 Middle Childhood & Adolescent Development 3
THA130 Acting I 3
TOTAL: 10

81.5 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

Mathematics Content Area:

All of the Following
MAT121 Precalculus 4
MAT171 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MAT260 Statistics 3
MAT271 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
MED101 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 3
MED102 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3
MED151 Mathematics for Middle Grades Teachers 3
TOTAL: 24

 

Professional Education Requirements:

All of the Following
EDU170 Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDU185 Foundations of American Education 3
EDU222 Middle Grades Methods in Mathematics I 1
EDU227W Educational Psychology 3
EDU228L Educational Psychology Field Experience 0.5
EDU229 Educating the Exceptional Child 3
EDU259 Middle Grades Literacy Methods 2
EDU280 Introduction to Middle Grades 2
EDU322 Middle Grades Methods in Mathematics II 1
EDU350 Language and Literacy in Adolescence 1
EDU368A Middle Grades Diversity Practicum 1
EDU368B Middle Grades Content Practicum 1
EDU390 Educational Technology 2
EDU412 Middle Grades Classroom Management 2
EDU422 Middle Grades Methods in Mathematics III 3
EDU431W Educational Assessment 2
EDU455 Education Seminar 1
EDU459 Reading and Writing Strategies in the Content Areas 2
EDU468 Middle Grades Student Teaching 14
TOTAL: 47.5
Plus all of the following
HED179 First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention 1
MAT260 Statistics 3
PSY207 Middle Childhood & Adolescent Development 3
THA130 Acting I 3
TOTAL: 10

81.5 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

Science Content Area:

All of the Following
BIO130 General Biology 4
BIO136 Evolution for Everyone 4
PHS111 Introduction to Earth Science 4
PHS112 Introduction to Astronomy 4
One of the Following
CHM121 Survey of Chemistry 4
PHS110 Introduction to Physical Science 4
One of the Following
BIO121 Environmental Biology 4
EVS151 Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy 4
TOTAL: 24

 

Professional Education Requirements:

All of the Following
EDU170 Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDU185 Foundations of American Education 3
EDU224 Middle Grades Methods in Science I 1
EDU227W Educational Psychology 3
EDU228L Educational Psychology Field Experience 0.5
EDU229 Educating the Exceptional Child 3
EDU259 Middle Grades Literacy Methods 2
EDU280 Introduction to Middle Grades 2
EDU324 Middle Grades Methods in Science II 1
EDU350 Language and Literacy in Adolescence 1
EDU368A Middle Grades Diversity Practicum 1
EDU368B Middle Grades Content Practicum 1
EDU390 Educational Technology 2
EDU412 Middle Grades Classroom Management 2
EDU424 Middle Grades Methods in Science III 3
EDU431W Educational Assessment 2
EDU455 Education Seminar 1
EDU459 Reading and Writing Strategies in the Content Areas 2
EDU468 Middle Grades Student Teaching 14
TOTAL: 47.5
Plus all of the following
HED179 First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention 1
MAT260 Statistics 3
PSY207 Middle Childhood & Adolescent Development 3
THA130 Acting I 3
TOTAL: 10

84.5 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

Social Science Content Area:

All of the Following
GEO105 World Geography 3
GEO110 Cultural Geography 3
HIS250 History of the US to 1865 3
HIS251 History of the US since 1865 3
PSC150 American National Government 3
One of the Following
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3
One of the Following
HIS113 Survey of European History to 1660 3
HIS123 World History I 3
One of the Following
HIS114 Survey of European History since 1660 3
HIS124 World History II 3
One of the Following
SOC102 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC105 Cultural Anthropology 3
TOTAL: 27

 

Professional Education Requirements:

All of the Following
EDU170 Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDU185 Foundations of American Education 3
EDU221 Middle Grades Methods in Social Science I 1
EDU227W Educational Psychology 3
EDU228L Educational Psychology Field Experience 0.5
EDU229 Educating the Exceptional Child 3
EDU259 Middle Grades Literacy Methods 2
EDU280 Introduction to Middle Grades 2
EDU321 Middle Grades Methods in Social Science II 1
EDU350 Language and Literacy in Adolescence 1
EDU368A Middle Grades Diversity Practicum 1
EDU368B Middle Grades Content Practicum 1
EDU390 Educational Technology 2
EDU412 Middle Grades Classroom Management 2
EDU421 Middle Grades Methods in Social Science III 3
EDU431W Educational Assessment 2
EDU455 Education Seminar 1
EDU459 Reading and Writing Strategies in the Content Areas 2
EDU468 Middle Grades Student Teaching 14
TOTAL: 47.5
Plus all of the following
HED179 First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention 1
MAT260 Statistics 3
PSY207 Middle Childhood & Adolescent Development 3
THA130 Acting I 3
TOTAL: 10