Middle Grades Education (MGED 4-8), Bachelor of Science

Core Curriculum for Non-STEM Majors (Areas A-E)42
Area F: Courses Related to Major
EDUC 2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education 13
EDUC 2120Exploring Socio-Cult Perspective3
EDUC 2130Exploring Teaching and Learning3
Must take TWO courses from a MAJOR concentration and ONE course from a minor concentration9
Science Concentration
Life/Earth Science
Physical Science 4
Math Concentration
Foundation of Numbers and Operations 4
Social Studies Concentration
Select one history course 4
Survey of American History I
Survey of American History II
African American History
American Military History
Select one economics course
Survey of Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
English-Language Arts Concentration
Literary Forms 4
Survey/American Literature I
African-American Literature I
EDUC 4451Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 3315Curriculum Needs & Characteristics of Adolescents3
MGED 4439Reading in the Middle Grades3
SPED 3231Contemporary Perspectives of Students with Disabilities 53
Select Two Concentrations (30 hours total)30
Science Concentration (15 hours)
Science in Middle Grades
Integrated Concept in Biol Sci
Integrated Concepts in Phy Sci
Integrated Earth and Space Sci
Mathematics Concentration (15 hours)
Mathematics in the Middle Grades
Numbers and Their Applications
Advanced Topics in Elementary Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics
Geometry & Applications
Social Studies Concentration (15 hours)
Social Studies in the Middle Grades
Principles of Geography
History of Georgia
Diplomatic History of the United States
Comparative Government
Language Arts Concentration (15 hours)
Language Arts in the Middle Grades
Preadolescent Literature
Rhetoric and Adv Writing
Modern Grammar
Young Adult Literature
EDUC 2199Orientation to Education0
EDUC 3401Practicum I2
EDUC 3402Practicum II2
EDUC 3403Practicum III2
MGED 4461Student Teaching in Middle Grades12
First-Year and Wellness Course Requirements Outside the Core
ASU 1101First Year Experience: Pathways to Success1
HEDP, WELLHealth & Wellness Requirement 32
Total Semester Hours123

Prerequisite is ENGL 1101


Prerequisite is ENGL 2111


The health & wellness requirement may be fulfilled by taking one - two (2) credit hour health or wellness course OR two one (1) credit hour health or wellness activity courses.


All students must have a major and minor concentration. In Area F, for your minor concentration, you are required to take the option noted by this footnote.


SPED 3231 requires a grade of “B or better” in compliance with PSC rules.

Substitute Courses

With APPROVAL from your academic advisor, middle grades education students may enroll course substitutions for any course under Area G related to their selected concentrations. See your academic advisor for guidance regarding course substitution options.