Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Middle Grades Education, B.S.Ed.

Location(s): Statesboro


Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours


Additional admission requirements must be met to enter the Middle Grades Education B.S.Ed. (Certification Track) program. (See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements).Students seeking teacher certification are first admitted to the Middle Grades Education B.S.Ed. Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track). Upon meeting B.S.Ed. teacher education admission requirements at the completion of Area F, students will be admitted to the certification track. Successful completion of all program requirements and all Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification requirements will prepare an individual to gain teacher certification in Georgia.

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A-E): 42 Credit Hours


(Area D1 and D2) Students should select courses based upon chosen emphasis area course prerequisites.  Consult with academic advisor prior to registration. 

Additional Requirements: 4 Credit Hours


Area F-Courses Appropriate to Major: 18 Credit Hours


Other Courses for the Major


Each student must select two emphasis areas. The first emphasis area should be Science or Social Studies. The second emphasis area should be Language Arts or Math. (Students who select other combinations of emphasis areas may have extended time to graduation.) Students who select Science as an emphasis area must take ISCI 2001 and ISCI 2002, and three hours in their other selected emphasis area. Other students should take three hours in the first emphasis area, three hours in the second emphasis area, and an additional three hours in one of their selected emphasis areas.

Certification or Non-Certification Track: 60 Hours


For specific requirement hours, please refer to the chosen certification or non-certification track. 

Professional Education (12-27 Credit Hours)


For specific Professional Education hours, please refer to the chosen certification or non-certification track. 

Major Requirements (15-30 Credit Hours)


For specific Major Requirement hours, please refer to the chosen certification or non-certification track. 

Areas of Emphasis (18 Credit Hours)


Students will choose two areas of emphasis from the following:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

See below for specific requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 124


Program Concentrations


Please select one of the Program Tracks below

Certification Track


This concentration leads to initial teacher certification in Georgia. 

Program Admission Criteria

See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements  

  • Must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate

Other Program Requirements

  • Must meet all requirements for retention in the Teacher Education Program and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate.
  • Must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F of the Core, the teaching field, and professional education; and maintainan overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Must earn a minimum grade of “B’” or higher in Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades (SPED 3332).
  • Must successfully complete all field experiences.
  • Must take courses in proper sequence.
  • Must meet requirements for admission to Student Teaching (See catalog section, Admission to Student Teaching).
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.

Major Requirements/ Methods Requirements: 15 Credit Hours


Methods requirements are specific to the certification track concentration. 

Emphasis Areas: 18 Credit Hours


Nine Credit hours are required for each emphasis area. Choose two of the following areas:

Total Credit Hours: 60


Professional Studies Non-Certification Track


This concentration does NOT lead to initial teacher certification in Georgia. 

Program Admission Criteria

  • Must meet all University Admission Requirements.
  • This program does NOT lead to teacher certification.  Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certifcation will move into the Middle Grades Education B.S.Ed. (Certification Track) program. 

Other Program Requirements

  • Must identify a career path with their academic advisor.

To graduate with Middle Grades Education B.S.Ed. Professional Studies (Non-Certification), a student must: 

  • successfully complete the program of study as outlined in the catalog;
  • be in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

Major Requirements: 30 Credit Hours


Must include at least 21 credit hours of upper-division courses.  

Complete 3-30 credit hours from the Middle Grades Education B.S.Ed. (Certification track) program or from the following content areas:  ENGL;GEOG; HIST; ISCI; PSYC; READ; SOCI (advisor approval required). 

Emphasis Areas: 18 Credit Hours


Nine credit hours are required for each emphasis area. Choose two of the following areas:

Total Credit Hours: 60


Advisement


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.