Admissions to the Elementary Education: Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence/English as a Second Language, BSE have been suspended as of summer 2023 and will be discontinued as of fall 2024. If you have any questions, please contact the department.

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/​SOIL SCI  132 Earth's Water: Natural Science and Human Use3
BOTANY 100 Survey of Botany3
BOTANY/​PL PATH  123 Plants, Parasites, and People3
BOTANY/​BIOLOGY/​ZOOLOGY  152 Introductory Biology5
BOTANY 240 Plants and Humans3
BOTANY/​ENVIR ST/​ZOOLOGY  260 Introductory Ecology3
CURRIC/​C&E SOC/​ENVIR ST  405 Education for Sustainable Communities3
ECON/​A A E/​ENVIR ST  343 Environmental Economics3-4
F&W ECOL 110 Living with Wildlife - Animals, Habitats, and Human Interactions3
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  120 Introduction to the Earth System3
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  127 Physical Systems of the Environment5
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  139 Global Environmental Issues3
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
PHYSICS 115 Energy and Climate3
POP HLTH/​ENVIR ST  502 Air Pollution and Human Health3
SOC/​C&E SOC  140 Introduction to Community and Environmental Sociology4
SOC/​C&E SOC/​F&W ECOL  248 Environment, Natural Resources, and Society3
SOIL SCI 301 General Soil Science3
SOIL SCI/​ENVIR ST  324 Soils and Environmental Quality3

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

CURRIC 319 Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary Mathematics 13
CURRIC 320 Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary Mathematics 23

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 338 Service Learning in Art2
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
CURRIC 209 Digital Media and Literacy3
CURRIC 277 Videogames & Learning3
JOURN/​COM ARTS/​HDFS  616 Mass Media and Youth3
L I S 201 The Information Society4
L I S 202 Informational Divides and Differences in a Multicultural Society3
LSC 440 Digital Media and Science Communication3
MUSIC 151 Basic Concepts of Music Theory3
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 Schools3
CURRIC 312 ESL/Bilingual Issues3
CURRIC 317 Dimensions of Literacy3
CURRIC 339 Cultural Foundations of Learning and Development3
CURRIC 340 Elementary Education Practicum I3
Semester 2
CURRIC/​RP & SE  506 Strategies for Inclusive Schooling3
CURRIC 338 Linguistics for Teachers3
CURRIC 371 Teaching Social Studies3
CURRIC 372 Teaching Science3
CURRIC 367 Elementary Education 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 Elementary Education2
CURRIC 464 Student Teaching in the Elementary School10
or CURRIC 454 Student Teaching in the Middle School

 Elementary Education: Sample Four-Year Plan

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence/English as a Second Language Option

This four-year sample graduation plan is designed to guide your course selection throughout your academic career; it does not establish a contractual agreement. Use it along with your DARS report and Course Search and Enroll to create a four-year plan reflecting your placement scores, incoming credits, and individual interests. Consult with an academic advisor to develop a personalized plan of study and refer to the Guide for a complete list of requirements. You will likely revise your plan several times during your academic career here, based on your activities and changing academic interests.

Communication A (fall or spring semester)3Communication A (fall or spring semester)3
Liberal Studies course work12-15Ethnic Studies3
 Liberal Studies course work9-12
 15 15
Environmental Education3-5Educational Arts or Educational Technology2-4
Liberal Studies course work7-9Additional Liberal Studies or General Elective course work8-10
 15 15
CURRIC 3393CURRIC/​RP & SE  5063
 15 15
ED POL 3003CURRIC 464 or 45410
CURRIC 318 (also meets Communication B)3 
CURRIC 3703 
CURRIC 3733 
 15 12
Total Credits 117