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  Oct 06, 2022
 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Middle Level Education, B.S.


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Learning Outcomes Department of Instruction and Teacher Education 
Curriculum College of Education 

Learning Outcomes


Students who graduate with a B.A. in Middle Level Education should be able to …

  • understand the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to young adolescent development, and they provide opportunities that support student development and learning.
  • understand the major concepts, principles, theories, and research underlying the philosophical foundations of developmentally responsive middle level programs and schools, and they work successfully within these organizational components.
  • understand the major concepts, principles, theories, standards, and research related to middle level curriculum and assessment, and they use this knowledge in their practice.
  • understand and use the central concepts, tools of inquiry, standards, and structures of content in their chosen teaching fields, and they create meaningful learning experiences that develop all young adolescents’ competence in subject matter and skills.
  • understand and use the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to effective instruction and assessment, and they employ a variety of strategies for a developmentally appropriate climate to meet the varying abilities and learning styles of all young adolescents.
  • understand the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to working collaboratively with family and community members, and they use that knowledge to maximize the learning of all young adolescents.
  • understand the complexity of teaching young adolescents, and they engage in practices and behaviors that develop their competence as professionals.

Degree Requirements (129-135 Hours)

See College of Education  for professional program admissions requirements, certification requirements, and other academic opportunities.

1. General Education (40-43 hours)


Students pursuing a B.S. degree will complete 24 hours in liberal arts and 19 hours in science and mathematics and complete concentrations in science and mathematics. Students completing English/mathematics, English/science, social studies/mathematics, or social studies/science concentrations can choose between pursuing a B.A. or B.S. degree.

A. Liberal Arts (24-27 hours)


Foreign Languages:


Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of 2 or better on a USC foreign language test. Those failing to do so must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of a foreign language at USC.

B. Science and Mathematics (18-19 hours)


3. Elective (6 hours)


4. Content Area Specialization (36-41 hours)


Specialization is required in two different content areas chosen from:

English
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Students pursuing the B.A. degree cannot choose the Math / Science combination.

Students pursuing the B.S. degree cannot choose the English / Social Studies combination.

Specialization A (18-23 hours)


To be completed with courses listed below and approved by College of Education advisor in English, mathematics, science, or social studies

Specialization B (18-23 hours)


To be completed with courses listed below and approved by College of Education advisor in English, mathematics, science, or social studies and different from Specialization A.

Courses for Specializations A and B


Social Studies Specialization (18 hours)


Mathematics Specialization (18-20 hours)


Two Additional Courses:


Select two courses from the following OR three courses if STAT 201 was used for meeting the General Education requirement:

Science Specialization (18-23 hours)


Notes:


*If GEOL 103 was used to meet the General Education requirement, BIOL 270 or GEOL 205 cannot be used.

**Only CHEM courses not used to meet the General Education requirement can be used for the science specialization.

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