The Middle Childhood–Early Adolescence/English as a Second Language option prepares teachers to work in intermediate and middle school settings (approximately ages 6 through 12–13). Students are also certified in English as a Second Language at the Middle Childhood–Early Adolescence levels. Admitted students begin the four-semester professional sequence in the fall after admission.

The option coursework listed here is one component of the Elementary Education, BSE degree requirements.

Environmental Education Requirement

Select one Environmental Studies course or from the following list. If appropriate, this course may also be applied toward the liberal studies requirements.

Environmental Education courses

ATM OCN/​ENVIR ST/​GEOG  121 Atmospheric Environment and Society2
ATM OCN/​SOIL SCI  132 Earth's Water: Natural Science and Human Use3
BOTANY 100 Survey of Botany3
BOTANY/​BIOLOGY/​ZOOLOGY  152 Introductory Biology5
BOTANY 240 Plants and Humans3
BOTANY/​ENVIR ST/​ZOOLOGY  260 Introductory Ecology3
ECON/​A A E/​ENVIR ST  343 Environmental Economics3-4
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  120 Introduction to the Earth System3
GEOG/​ATM OCN/​ENVIR ST  121 Atmospheric Environment and Society2
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  127 Physical Systems of the Environment5
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  139 Living in the Global Environment: An Introduction to People-Environment Geography3-4
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  309 People, Land and Food: Comparative Study of Agriculture Systems3
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  339 Environmental Conservation4
LAND ARC/​ENVIR ST  361 Wetlands Ecology3
MED HIST/​ENVIR ST/​HIST SCI  513 Environment and Health in Global Perspective3
PHYSICS 115 Energy3
POP HLTH/​ENVIR ST  502 Air Pollution and Human Health3
SOC/​C&E SOC  140 Introduction to Community and Environmental Sociology3
SOC/​C&E SOC/​F&W ECOL  248 Environment, Natural Resources, and Society3
SOIL SCI 301 General Soil Science4
SOIL SCI/​ENVIR ST  324 Soils and Environmental Quality3

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

MATH 130 Mathematics for Teaching: Numbers and Operations3
MATH 131 Mathematics for Teaching: Geometry and Measurement3
MATH 132 Problem Solving in Algebra, Probability and Statistics3

Students with college-level calculus coursework or advanced placement credit should see the exemption rules for this coursework. More detailed information about these courses is available on the math department website.

Educational Arts or Educational Technology

Select one of the following. Additional courses can be considered; consult with an advisor in Education Academic Services.

Educational Arts or Educational Technology courses

AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  267 Artistic/Cultural Images of Black Women3
ART 448 Special Topics (Topic requires permission)1-4
ART ED/​CURRIC  322 Information Design for Visual Learning3
COM ARTS 155 Introduction to Digital Media Production4
COM ARTS 200 Introduction to Digital Communication3
COM ARTS 325 Media and Human Behavior3
COM ARTS 346 Critical Internet Studies3
COM ARTS/​CHICLA  347 Race, Ethnicity, and Media3
COMP SCI 250 Digital Society: The Impact of Computers and Computer Technology3
CURRIC 209 Digital Media and Literacy3
CURRIC 277 Videogames & Learning3
L I S 201 The Information Society4
L I S 202 Informational Divides and Differences in a Multicultural Society3
MUSIC 151 Basic Concepts of Music Theory3
MUSIC/​CURRIC  354 Teaching Music3
THEATRE/​CURRIC/​SLAVIC  362 Drama for Teaching and Learning3

MC-EA Minor Requirement

Students will complete a minor in English as a Second Language through their professional sequence coursework.

Professional Sequence

Each semester of the sequence must be followed sequentially and taken in consecutive semesters. Effective fall, 2018, admitted students will begin the four-semester professional sequence in the fall after admission instead of the spring semester. Professional sequence coursework listed here may be reordered slightly as part of this transition.

Semester 1
CURRIC 311 Language Acquisition and Use In and Out of Schools, Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence3
CURRIC 312 ESL/Bilingual Issues3
CURRIC 317 Dimensions of Literacy3
CURRIC 339 Cultural Foundations of Learning and Development3
CURRIC 340 Elementary Education Practicum One3
Semester 2
CURRIC/​RP & SE  506 Strategies for Inclusive Schooling3
CURRIC 338 The Language of Schooling3
CURRIC 371 Teaching Social Studies3
CURRIC 372 Teaching Science3
CURRIC 367 Elementary Teaching Practicum II3
Semester 3
ED POL 300 School and Society3
CURRIC 316 ESL/Bilingual Methods3
CURRIC 370 Teaching Mathematics3
CURRIC 373 Elementary Teaching Practicum III3
CURRIC 318 Teaching Reading and Writing3
Semester 4
CURRIC 463 Seminar in Pre-Kindergarten Through Middle School Teaching2
CURRIC 464 Student Teaching in the Elementary School10
or CURRIC 454 Student Teaching in the Middle School