Middle School Education: Liberal Arts and Technology

Description

Stevenson University offers a bachelor’s degree program in middle school education: liberal arts and technology (grades 4-9). Candidates complete an area of concentration in either mathematics and science or English language arts and social studies. Courses in both areas of concentration provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful teachers. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in liberal arts, math and science, technological competency, and a thorough understanding of child and young adolescent development and its impact on educational practices. The sequence of courses is based on an integration of theory and practice, and includes field experiences from the third semester in the program. Candidates complete an internship in a Professional Development School that extends for two consecutive semesters. Candidates who successfully complete either area of concentration, including achieving passing scores on Core Academic Skills for Educators (or meeting the requirements for the SAT/ACT options) and Praxis II, are eligible for teacher certification in Maryland and in states with reciprocal agreements with the Maryland State Department of Education. The middle school education program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Objectives

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education: Liberal Arts and Technology, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of discipline content and content-related pedagogy to design and implement effective instruction for all learners.
  2. Use knowledge of diverse students to design instruction and create a culturally responsive, equitable environment to support achievement for all learners.
  3. Design and implement instruction that engages students, encourages student participation, promotes higher-level thinking, and supports instructional outcomes.
  4. Design and implement assessment that monitors student learning, provides purposeful feedback on progress, and furnishes evidence to inform instruction.
  5. Reflect on teaching, collaborate in a professional learning community, seek professional development opportunities, engage in inquiry, persist toward goals, and exhibit integrity and professionalism.

Policies

Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 to progress to the sophomore year and a 3.00 to remain in the program, and the lowest acceptable grade is a "C" in all major courses.

Admission into the School of Education. Candidates in the middle school education: liberal arts and technology program apply for admission into the School of Education at the end of their second year and must successfully complete specific requirements in order to progress in the programs. Criteria for admission into the School include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) achieve passing scores on Core Academic Skills for Educators or meet the requirements for the SAT/ACT options, 2) earn an overall GPA of 3.00 or above, 3) earn grades of "C" or above in all major courses; and 4) satisfactorily complete all field experiences.

Admission into an Education Internship. Criteria for acceptance into the internship include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) achieve passing scores on Core Academic Skills for Educators or meet the requirements for the SAT/ACT options, 2) attain an overall GPA of 3.00 or above, 3) earn grades of “C“ or better in all major courses, 4) obtain the recommendation of the faculty in the School of Education; and 5) satisfactorily complete all education field placements prior to internship. Candidates must also complete a criminal background check. Please see the Unit Assessment Plan: Performance of Candidates on the School of Education website for additional requirements.

Requirements

English Language Arts and Social Studies Area of Concentration

Major Requirements:

FYS 100First Year Seminar

1 credit

EC 201Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits

or

EC 202Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits

ED 202FYear 2 Field Placement

0 credits

ED 203F Year 2 Field Placement

0 credits

ED 205 Year 2 Seminar

0 credits

ED 266Reading in the Content Areas I: Middle School

3 credits

ED 270Curriculum Principles and Practices

3 credits

ED 271Principles of Assessment

3 credits

ED 272Principles of Special Education

3 credits

ED 302Year Three Seminar I

0 credits

ED 303Year Three Seminar II

1 credit

ED 305FYear 3 Field Placement

0 credits

ED 306F Year 3 Field Placement

0 credits

ED 310Year Three Transfer Seminar

0 credits

ED 362Methods of Teaching English Language Arts: Middle School

3 credits

ED 363Methods of Teaching Social Studies: Middle School

3 credits

ED 367Reading in the Content Areas II: Middle School

3 credits

ED 435Internship Seminar I

1 credit

ED 436Internship Seminar II

3 credits

ED 444Internship I: Middle School

4 credits

ED 445Internship II: Middle School

12 credits

ENG 282Literary Genres: Youth Literature

3 credits

Three ENG electives: One must be SEE certified: WI

GEO electiveGeography elective

HIST 105World History I

3 credits

HIST 106World History II

3 credits

HIST 109The United States: Colonial America to 1877

3 credits

HIST 110The United States: 1877 to Present

3 credits

IS 302Integrating Technology and Digital Learning in the Classroom

3 credits

PHIL 420Philosophy of Education

3 credits

POSCI electivePolitical Science elective

PSY 206Child Development

3 credits

PSY 330Educational Psychology

3 credits

Mathematics and Science Area of Concentration

Major Requirements:

BIO 113LGeneral Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics

1 credit

CHEM 115General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 115LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 115SGeneral Chemistry I SoLVE

0 credits

ED 202FYear 2 Field Placement

0 credits

ED 203F Year 2 Field Placement

0 credits

ED 205 Year 2 Seminar

0 credits

ED 266Reading in the Content Areas I: Middle School

3 credits

ED 270Curriculum Principles and Practices

3 credits

ED 271Principles of Assessment

3 credits

ED 272Principles of Special Education

3 credits

ED 302Year Three Seminar I

0 credits

ED 303Year Three Seminar II

1 credit

ED 305FYear 3 Field Placement

0 credits

ED 306F Year 3 Field Placement

0 credits

ED 310Year Three Transfer Seminar

0 credits

ED 360Methods of Teaching Science: Middle School

3 credits

ED 361Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Middle School

4 credits

ED 367Reading in the Content Areas II: Middle School

3 credits

ED 435Internship Seminar I

1 credit

ED 436Internship Seminar II

3 credits

ED 444Internship I: Middle School

4 credits

ED 445Internship II: Middle School

12 credits

ENG 282Literary Genres: Youth Literature

3 credits

HIST elective:History elective, must be SEE certified HUM

IS 302Integrating Technology and Digital Learning in the Classroom

3 credits

MATH 135 (recommended)

MATH 136 (recommended)

MATH electivesThree additional MATH electives: Math electives

PHIL 420Philosophy of Education

3 credits

PSY 206Child Development

3 credits

PSY 330Educational Psychology

3 credits

Two science electives Science electives (8 credits)

ED 205: under development

Suggested Course Sequence

Suggested Course Sequence Middle School Eng/LA/SS

Suggested Course Sequence Middle School Mathematics/Science

Minor in Middle School Education: Liberal Arts and Technology

A minor in middle school education: liberal arts and technology is not available.

Course Descriptions

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