Middle Level 5-9 Teaching Subject Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education

Offered by Department of Teacher Education

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

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)10
LOPER 7: Social Science
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 8: Natural Science
General Biology
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 26
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 10: Respect for Human Diversity
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional3
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Program Specified Requirements7
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Physical Science
and Physical Science Laboratory
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 124
Inclusive Practices for Students with Exceptionalities in PreK-8 Classrooms
Management and Assessment in Middle Level Classrooms
Complete all required courses50
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach minimum 120 credit hours8
Total Credit Hours120


Middle Level Core Requirements
TESE 323Partnerships with Families1
TE 328Content Methods in English as a Second Language3
TE 331Intermediate Literacy3
TE 333Reading in the Content Area in Middle Level Classrooms3
TE 471History and Philosophy of Middle School3
TE 473Practicum in Middle Level Classrooms2
CSP 404Counseling & Mental Disorders2
CSP 417Counseling Skills3
TESE 330Collaboration, Consultation, and Co-Teaching3
Select one method course that matches selected concentration area: 3
Teaching Secondary School English
Social Science of the High School
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
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
Social Science (24 hours required)
Take all of the following:
The Dynamic Planet: Hazards in the Environment
Western Civilization
Western Civilization
American History
American History
Nebraska and the Great Plains History
Take one of the following:
Contemporary Economic Issues
Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
Take one of the following:
World Regional Geography
Human Geography
Total Credit Hours50

Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.