B.A. in Middle School Education (5-9) with Learning and Behavior disorders Certification

Degree Guide Key:
Traditional Day ProgramsWC
Evening & Weekend ProgramsSCD
Online ProgramsON
Graduate ProgramsGRAD

 

Available through: WCSCDON

  Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 37
Education Major Requirements* 35
Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDU 100) 2
Introduction to Education (EDU 103) 2
Diversity in the Classroom (EDU 104) 1
Technology in the Educational Setting (EDU/CS 201) 3
Societal Issues in Today's Schools (EDU 206) 3
Teaching and Learning I and II (EDU 210 and EDU 360) 6
The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education (EDU 315) 3
Human Growth and Development (PSY 260) 3
Practicum in Regular Education (EDU 495) 6
Practicum in Special Education (EDU 498) 6
 
Middle School Requirements* 19
Introduction to Middle School Education (EDU 106) 1
Children’s Literature and Related Materials (EDU 240) 3
Mathematics for Teachers I (MA 201) 3
Mathematics for Teachers II (MA 302) 3
Integrating Culture and Diversity into the Classroom (EDU 314) 3
Language Arts Teaching Methods (EDU 316) 3
Reading Teaching Methods (EDU 317) 3
 
Learning and Behavior Disorders* 21
Characteristics of Learning and Behavior Disorders (EDU 321) 3
Educational Programming for Secondary Students with LBD (EDU 329) 3
Classroom and Behavior Management for Children/Youth with LBD (EDU 340) 3
Instructional Technology, Materials, and Community Resources for Children/Youth with Learning Behavior Disorders (EDU 350) 3
Educational Programming for Elementary Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders (EDU 380) 3
Teaching and Learning I and II (EDU 210 and EDU 360) 6
Children/Youth with Exceptionalities in Regular Education (EDU 390) 3
 
5-9 Area of Academic Emphasis (See Below) 24
 
Total 136-145

A minimum grade of “C” in each course required for graduation.

Area of Academic Emphasis

A minimum of 24 semester hours must be earned in academic areas of emphasis as described below. Courses may be used to meet general education requirements and areas of academic emphasis, but student must satisfy upper level course requirement for graduation. Specific courses are required to help prepare students for the Praxis II specialized subject tests.

The areas of academic emphasis are met in the following:

Requirements for Area of Academic Emphasis

 
*English/Communication 24
English Composition I (ENG 101) 3
English Composition II (ENG 102) 3
Introduction to Literature (ENG 210) 3
Children's Literature (EDU 240) 3
Linguistics (ENG 300) 3
American Literature (ENG 313) 3
British Literature (ENG 327) 3
Adolescent Literature (ENG 341) 3
 
*Mathematics 29-30
College Algebra (MA 140) 3
Finite Mathematics (MA 145) 3
Math for Teachers I (MA 201) 3
Calculus and Trigonometry I (MA 220) 5
Calculus II (MA 222) or approved Math course 3-4
Geometry (MA 230) 3
Probability and Statistics (MA 245) 3
Math for Teachers II (MA 302) 3
Science and Math Teaching Methods (EDU 318) 3
 
*Sciences 30
General Biology I (BIO 103) 3
General Biology I Lab (BIO 104) 1
General Biology II (BIO 105) 3
General Biology II Lab (BIO 106) 1
Principles of Environmental Science (ENV 201) 3
General Chemistry I (CHEM 170) 3
General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 171) 1
General Chemistry II (CHEM 175) 3
General Chemistry II Lab (CHEM 176) 1
Earth Science (PSC 101) 3
Earth Science Lab (PSC 102) 1
Principles of Physics (PSC 103) 3
Principles of Physics Lab (PSC 104) 1
Science and Math Teaching Methods (EDU 318) 3
 
*Social Studies 24
U.S. History I (HIS 140) 3
U.S. History II (HIS 141) 3
Geography (SS 110) 3
American Government (GOVT 201) 3
Economics (BA 220) 3
The Ancient World (HUM 201) 3
The Modern World (HUM 202) 3
Sociology (SOC 120) 3
Social Studies Teaching Methods (EDU 319) 3

*A minimum grade of “C” in each course required for graduation.
**Hours included within the Education major requirements.

PLUS - Learning and Behavior Disorders (completion of all Learning and Behavior Disorders Requirements) for those candidates working towards dual middle school/LBD certification.

In addition to the requirements above, you must also achieve each of the following:
• Admission into the Program – Portfolio Review
• 200 hours of Field Placement
• Multicultural Field Placement (6 diversity hours)
• Acceptance for Student Teaching – Portfolio Review
• Completion of Personal Portfolio
• TB Test
• Liability Insurance
• Praxis scores as established by the Kentucky Department of Education