B.S.E. in Middle Level Education

Program Information

The B.S.E. major in Middle Level Education, an initial teacher preparation program, prepares outstanding middle level educators who can meet the needs of young adolescents in today’s diverse, highly technological, and changing society. Graduates have a well-developed content knowledge in two fields (language arts, mathematics, reading, science, or social studies), and they are able to construct and implement interdisciplinary instruction creatively.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years. Courses listed below are for students who are not pursuing the Special Education concentration.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1113 or Higher

3

Lab Science “A”

4

GSU 1010

1

Area B Course

2

Area C Course

3
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

Area B Course

3

Lab Science “B”

4

POLS 1101

3

Area B Course

2
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Complete all Area A requirements with grade of C or higher
  • Attend the major fair and declare a major
  • Take math placement test before registering for first term

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

EDUC 2110

3

EDUC 2120

3

HIST 2110

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

Area F Concentration Course

3
Total Hours 18

Term 2

Course Hours

Area C Course

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

EDUC 2130

3

Area F Concentration Course

3

Area F Concentration Course

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department
  • Complete Areas A through F, courses in Areas A and F must be completed with grade of C or higher
  • After completion of Year 2, Term 2, apply to MLE TEA program online
  • Overall GPA of 2.50 or higher is required for MLE program
  • Pass GACE Program Admission Assessment
  • Complete Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment
  • Submit proof of tort liability

 


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

Concentration 1 Course (3-4 credits)

3

Concentration 1 Course (3-4 credits)

3

Concentration 2 Course (3-4 credits)

3

Concentration 2 Course (3-4 credits)

3

EDCI 3200

3

EDCI 3200

3
Total Hours 18

Term 2

Course Hours

Concentration 1 Course (3-4 credits)

3

Concentration 1 Course (3-4 credits)

3

Concentration 2 Course (3-4 credits)

3

Concentration 2 Course (3-4 credits)

3

EXC 4020

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department

Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

EDCI 4600

3

EDRD 4600

3

Pedigogical Knowledge Courses (2)

6

LT 3210

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

EDCI 4640

3

EDRD 4650

0

EDCI 4700

9
Total Hours 12

Milestones

  • Apply for graduation two semesters in advance
  • Meet with academic advisor in Office of Academic Assistance
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department
  • Students pursuing certification must pass the GACE Content Assessments, Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment, and edTPA in order to be recommended by Georgia State University for clear, renewable certification