B.S.Ed. in Middle Level Education

Program Information

The B.S.Ed. 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. Students have the option to add a third concentration in Special Education or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

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 or ESOL concentrations.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

PERS 2001 “Teaching in Today’s Society”

2

Area C Humanities Course

3

Area C Fine Arts Course

3

HIST 2110

3

GSU 1010

1
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

MATH 1101

3

Area D Science Sequence “A”

4

POLS 1101

3

EDUC 2110

3
Total Hours 16

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

Area B Course

2

Area D Science Sequence “B”

4

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

EDUC 2120***

3

Area F Concentration Course

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area D Math/Science Elective

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 or exempt with minimum required SAT or ACT scores
  • Complete Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment
  • Submit proof of tort liability

 

Notes

*** This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV, or resume. For more information about other courses which may include a Signature Experience component that you can use to fulfill elective requirements, go to myexperience.gsu.edu and click on “Find an Experience.”


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

Area GH Concentration 1 Course

3

Area GH Concentration 1 Course

3

Area GH Concentration 2 Course

3

Area GH Concentration 2 Course

3

EDCI 3200

3

EDCI 3220

3
Total Hours 18

Term 2

Course Hours

Area GH Concentration 1 Course

3

Area GH Concentration 1 Course

3

Area GH Concentration 2 Course

3

Area GH Concentration 2 Course

3

LT 3210

3

EXC 4020

3
Total Hours 18

Milestones

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

Year 4

Term 2

Course Hours

EDCI 4640***

3

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

Notes

*** This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV, or resume. For more information about other courses which may include a Signature Experience component that you can use to fulfill elective requirements, go to myexperience.gsu.edu and click on “Find an Experience.”