MaconCatalog : Tift College of Education : Middle Level Education : Program Objectives/Outcomes
Program Objectives/Outcomes
Upon completion of the Middle Level Education program, the candidate will demonstrate:
1. A knowledge base that blends knowledge of development of 10-14 year-olds with in-depth knowledge of content, pedagogy, and assessment in the two concentration areas. TO KNOW
2. Understanding of the middle school philosophy and concept and knowledge of the characteristics of an effective middle school. TO KNOW
3. Knowledge and understanding of middle school students and the uniqueness and diversity (age, ability, gender, special needs, etc.) exhibited by that group of students, and the ability and skills to meet the needs of the diversity exhibited in today's middle schools. TO KNOW
4. Knowledge and understanding of effective curricular models that meet the unique needs of middle level students. TO KNOW
5. Knowledge and understanding of "teaming" and the ability and skills to collaborate effectively in such a setting, which involves knowledge of content, pedagogy, and assessment across the four concentration areas and of integrated teaching and learning. TO KNOW, TO DO, TO BE
6. Knowledge of reading in the content areas and across the curriculum. TO KNOW
7. The ability and skills to effectively plan, organize, implement, and assess in a collaborative team setting and as an individual. TO DO
8. The ability and skills to provide an effective advisor-advisee component in the middle school curriculum. TO DO
9. The ability and skills to be an effective collaborator with families, community, and other partners. TO BE
10. The ability and skills to engage in meta-cognition and reflection for continued enhancement and effectiveness as a Transforming Practitioner. TO BE
To be highly qualified, the Middle Level Education teacher candidate must be prepared with the uniqueness of middle level schooling as a defining characteristic. In addition to strong preparation in the two content concentrations, the Middle Level Education curriculum includes an embedded emphasis on reading and a focus on integrated instruction. The reading emphasis (which does not result in a reading concentration or a reading endorsement) is a strand in five required courses and prepares teachers to address the literacy needs of middle level students. The focus on integration is highlighted in two integrated methods courses that address integrated, interdisciplinary planning, teaching, and assessment.
Middle Level Education
B.S.Ed. Degree
120 Semester Hours
General Studies
Minimum 34 hours
Professional and Pedagogical Studies
32 hours
EDUC 210. Instructional Technologies for Teaching and Learning
EDUC 220. Foundations of Education
EDUC 283. Fundamentals of Special Education
EDUC 356. Psychology & Development of the Adolescent Learner
EDUC 398. Fieldwork I
EDUC 399. Fieldwork II
EDUC 485. Professional Practicum
EDUC 406. Classroom Management for MLE and SEC
EDUC 492. Student Teaching
Content Studies
minimum 51 hours
EDUC 360. Introduction to Middle Level Schooling
Two Concentration Methods Courses, chosen from the following pairs:
EDUC 422. Teaching of Science for MLE
EDUC 455. Teaching of Mathematics for MLE
EDUC 429. Teaching of Social Studies for MLE
EDUC 466. Teaching of English/Language Arts for MLE
EDUC 460. Middle School Curriculum
EDUC 461. Middle Level Integrated Methods I: Processes
EDUC 462. Middle Level Integrated Methods II: Instruction & Assessment
EDUC 478. Teaching Literacy for MGE
Concentration I (5 courses)*
Concentration II (5 courses)*
*1 concentration courses will overlap with general studies
3 hours
0 hours
minimum 120 hours
Language Arts Concentration
Science Concentration
EDUC 466: Teaching English/Language Arts MGE
EDUC 422: Teaching Science MGE
EDUC 379: Young Adult Literature
Earth Science Courses:
English Language Course
ENB 150, PHY 115
(choose 1: ENG 323 or 325)
Life Science Course:
Any Cultural/Ethnic/Women's Literature
(choose 1: BIO 110; BIO 211; BIO 212;
Any British Literature
ENB 150)
Any American Literature
Chemical/Physical Science Course:
Mathematics Concentration
(choose 1: CHM 111; CHM 112; CHM
EDUC 455 Math Methods for MGE
PHY 141/121L; PHY 161/121L)
Choose one of two tracks
Choose one additional courses from any
Track 1:
course in BIO, CHM, ENB, or PHY.
MAT 133 Precalculus*
Social Studies Concentration
MAT 191 Calculus I
EDUC 429: Teaching Social Studies MGE
MAT 192 Calculus II
Western Civilization Survey
MAT 260 Intro to Abstract Mathematics
HIS 110
MAT 340 Linear Algebra
American History/Government Course
MAT 350 College Geometry
(choose 1: HIS 165; 352; 354; 355;
Track 2:
356; 361; 362; 363; 377; POL 101 or POL 305)
MAT 133 Precalculus*
HIS 365: History of Georgia
MAT 191 Calculus I
GEO 111: Principles of Human
MAT 225 Intro to Discrete Mathematics
Geography or
MAT 340 Linear Algebra
SOC 321: Globalization and Society
MAT 350 College Geometry
Social/Ethic/Non-Western World Studies
Choose 1:
Course (choose 1: SOC 210; 295;
STA 126 Elementary Statistical Methods
321, POL 253; 313; 314; INT 301)*
MAT 320 Intro to Probability and Mathematical Statistics
* Students placing into MAT 191, choose one additional course
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
1st Year
EDUC 220
EDUC 283
2nd Year
EDUC 210
EDUC 356
3rd Year
EDUC 360
EDUC 399
EDUC 398
EDUC 460
EDUC 461
Content and/or Concentration
4th Year
EDUC 485
EDUC 462
EDUC 492
Content and/or Concentration
EDUC 406
Methods (EDUC 422, 429, 455, and/or 466)