Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Sample 4-Year Plan: Middle Grades Education B.A.

Northern Kentucky University

This is one way a student can complete this program in four years if the student requires no remedial courses.

MAJOR: Middle Grades Education (5-9)

TRACK/OPTION: English and Communication, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Special Education – must select 2.

FIRST YEAR

Earn and maintain overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

 

Earn a B or better in CMST 101 (B- or below not accepted).

 

Contact advisor about requirements for admission to a teacher education program.

 

Plan to take the CASE (PRAXIS) tests in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Gen Ed: Communication; Written; ENG 101 College Writing

3

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Natural Sciences with lab

4

Gen Ed: Self and Society; Individual and Society;

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology

3

Gen Ed: Global Viewpoints

3

Gen Ed: Communication; Oral;

CMST 101 Public Speaking

3

Gen Ed: Culture and Creativity

3

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Mathematics and Statistics

3

Content

3

Gen Ed: Self and Society; Individual and Society

3

Content

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

16

SECOND YEAR

Earn a B or better in ENG 291 (B- or below not accepted).

 

Join a professional club/organization.

 

Check with advisor about FBI background check for admission practicum.

 

Contact advisor about admission to a teacher education program.

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Gen Ed: Communication; Written; ENG 291 Advanced College Writing

3

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Natural Sciences without lab

3

Gen Ed: Culture and Creativity

3

Content

3

Content

3

Content

3

Content

3

Content

3

Content

3

Content

3

EDU 104 Orientation: Education Profession/Program

1

 

 

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

15

THIRD YEAR

Apply to the teacher education program.

 

Earn a C or better in all education (EDU/EDS) courses (C- or below not accepted).

 

Explore international student teaching options.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDU 300 Human Growth and Development

3

EDU 343 Educational Assessment Middle Schools

2

EDU 305 Introduction to Education

2

EDS 323 Instructional Planning for Inclusive Middle Level Classrooms

3

EDU 309 Admission Field Experience Middle Grades

2

EDU 344 Fundamentals of Middle Grades Education

2

EDU 313 Instructional Technology

2

EDU 391 Middle Grades Field Experience I

2

EDS 360 Students with Exceptionalities in School

3

Methods Course (EDU 345 Teaching Language Arts in Middle Grades, EDU 346 Teaching Science in Middle Grades, EDU 347 Teaching Math in Middle Grades, or EDU 348 Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades)

3

Gen Ed: Self and Society; Cultural Pluralism; EDU 316 Racism and Sexism in Educational Institutions recommended

3

Content

3

Content

3

 

 

TOTAL

18

TOTAL

15

FOURTH YEAR

Complete all coursework prior to student teaching.

 

Apply for student teaching and graduation.

 

Register for and pass appropriate PRAXIS tests (PLT and content).

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDU 304 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: Middle Grades

3

EDU 495 Clinical Experience Middle Grades

12

EDU 318 Classroom Climate Management: Middle School

2

 

 

Methods Course (EDU 345 Teaching Language Arts in Middle Grades, EDU 346 Teaching Science in Middle Grades, EDU 347 Teaching Math in Middle Grades, or EDU 348 Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades)

3

 

 

EDU 394 Middle Grades Field Experience II

2

 

 

Content

3

 

 

Content

3

 

 

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

12

GRAND TOTAL OF CREDITS

123

Notes: Students are required to complete 24 credit hours of content in each area of specialization. Students are strongly encouraged to communicate with their advisor in the College of Education and Human Services on a regular basis to select general education courses that will also meet the content requirements for their selected content specializations.

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

Employment and Earnings of Kentucky College Graduates

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index