Middle Level Teaching Field Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education

Offered by Department of Teacher Education

(Selection of Special Areas in Academic Concentration determines whether degree awarded is BAE or BSE; see Middle Level Academic Concentration, below.)

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 12
Including:
Academic Writing and Research
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Portal
Select one course numbered 188 3
Distribution
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
Including:
Introduction to American Politics
Natural Sciences 8
Including:
General Biology
Physical Science
and Physical Science Laboratory
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 0
Wellness 3
Including:
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution1
Capstone
Select one course numbered 388 3
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 124
Including:
Inclusive Practices for Students with Exceptionalities in PreK-8 Classrooms
Management and Assessment in Middle Level Classrooms
Endorsement
Complete all required courses45-47
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach minimum 120 credit hours4-6
Total Credit Hours118-122

Endorsement

Middle Level Core Requirements
TESE 323Partnerships with Families1
TE 331Intermediate Literacy3
TE 333Reading in the Content Area in Middle Level Classrooms3
TE 471History and Philosophy of Middle School3
TE 473Field Experience in Middle Level Classrooms2
CSP 417Counseling Skills3
TESE 330Collaboration, Consultation, and Co-Teaching3
Select one method course that matches selected concentration area: 3
Teaching Secondary School English
Teaching of Secondary Mathematics
Social Science of the High School
Methods in Secondary Science Teaching
Methods in Secondary Science Teaching
Middle Level Academic Concentration
Students must have 24 distinct credit hours in one specialization area:24
English Language Arts (24 hours required)
Take all of the following:
Reading and Writing about Literature
Grammar I
Advanced Writing I
Children's Literature
Literature for Adolescents
Electronic Literacy
Select one of the following American Literature courses:
Survey of US Literature I
Survey of US Literature II
Literature of the American West
Select one of the following British Literature courses:
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature I
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature II
Seminar in Shakespeare
Mathematics (24-26 hours required)
Math for Elementary Teachers I
Math for Elementary Teachers II
Middle School Mathematics
Elementary Statistics
Take one of the following:
Plane Trigonometry
Finite Mathematics
Take one of the following options:
Take all of the following:
Mathematics for Liberal Arts
Applied Calculus I
Applied Statistics I
OR
Take the following:
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
and TWO of the following:
Mathematics for Liberal Arts
History of Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Applied Statistics I
Science (24-25)
Human Physiology
Advanced Physical Science
Select one of the following options:
Introductory Chemistry
OR
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Take a minimum of 8 hours from the following:
Physical Geography I: The Atmosphere
Physical Geography II: The Lithosphere
The Dynamic Planet: Hazards in the Environment
Physical Geology
Meteorology
Earth Science
Astronomy
and General Astronomy Laboratory
Take one of the following:
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Social Science (24 hours required)
Take all of the following:
GEOG 103The Dynamic Planet: Hazards in the Environment3
HIST 210Western Civilization3
HIST 211Western Civilization3
HIST 250American History3
HIST 251American History3
HIST 479Nebraska and the Great Plains History3
Take one of the following:
Contemporary Economic Issues
Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
Take one of the following:
World Regional Geography
Human Geography
Total Credit Hours63
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Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.