Middle School Education General Science (5-8) Initial Teacher Licensure Concentration, Education, BSE

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Middle School Education General Science combines core courses in general science, 5-12 education, and licensure specific coursework with multiple field-based experiences in middle school settings.

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Program Overview

Students within the Middle School Education concentration may pursue initial teacher licensure as a science (grades 5-8) teacher by completing a Middle School Education major and a second major in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIE). In this concentration students will learn the theory, research, and pedagogy necessary to teach middle school students through the Middle School Education major and develop Interdisciplinary Studies content knowledge through the IDIE major.

Throughout the program of study, students will complete several field-based experiences in middle school settings, which will be supervised by university supervising practitioners and/or university faculty supervisors. These field-based experiences will provide students with opportunities to observe and participate in middle school instruction that incorporates what students are learning in their educational pedagogy classes as well as what they are learning in their IDIE content courses. Students will complete a formal practicum for their Middle School Education major as required for initial teacher licensure. This program meets the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Experiential Opportunities

Practicum

The purpose of the student teaching practicum/internship is to provide candidates who have reached the teacher candidacy stage of their academic programs with hands-on experience in an approved school setting.
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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