Apr 05, 2020
The middle level program prepares students to work in grades 4-8. Middle level candidates select two teaching field concentrations (Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Reading). All middle level cohorts begin in the fall semester. During the fall placement of the senior year, candidates are assigned to selected area schools and expected to attend preplanning along with the classroom teachers.
To be eligible for admission to the Middle Grades Education Program, a student must:
- Complete 40 semester hours of credit applicable to the degree program with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
- Completed EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, EDUC 2130 and Area F courses with a grade of C or higher, and successfully complete the field experience hours and display the professional dispositions required to work with students.
- Complete Area A with a grade of C or higher.
- Post a passing score on the GACE Program Admissions Test or its equivalent (see the Teacher Education Department exemption information).
- Complete an application for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Application deadlines are posted on the department web page.
- Provide an updated Fingerprint/criminal background check through a professional agency identified by UNG.
- Provide proof of professional liability insurance that is valid through projected graduation date. This insurance can be purchased through either of the professional educational organizations listed on the application form.
Core Curriculum Requirements 60 hours
Refer to Semester Core Curriculum Areas A-E
Area A1: No exceptions
Area A2: No exceptions
Area B: No exceptions
Area C: No exceptions (World Literature recommended)
Area D: No exceptions
Area E: No exceptions
Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major - 18 hours
Major Requirements - 60 hours
Upper Division Content Courses - 18 hours
- 12 hours in main teaching area and 6 hours in secondary teaching area: Reading, Math, English, Social Studies and/or Science
Upper Division Education Courses - 42 hours
Middle Level Schools & Learning - 8 hours
Literacy & Exceptionalities - 11 hours
Professional Development Community - 8 hours
Teaching Field #1
- 12-16 hours with 3-4 hours at the 2000-level