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University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Grades Education, B.A.

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Dr. Nancy Reece-Durham, Coordinator of Middle Grade Education 
Phone: (919) 530-5181
Fax: (919) 530-7681
Main Office:  2092 H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building


Curriculum Requirements

1. 124 semester hours:

Successful candidates must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.

2. General Education Requirement:

Freshman and sophomore years complete the General Education Curriculum  (GEC) with at least a minimum GPA of 2.7 ENG 1110 , ENG 1210  and MSCM 1250  must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.

3. Complete successfully the Praxis I/Pre-Professional Skills Test:

(PPST paper-pencil or computer-based version) or SAT/ACT equivalent requirements.

6. Complete two academic concentrations (24-26 credit hours) in the four core areas of:


For students pursuing licensure in dual academic concentrations, EDU 3810  and EDU 3820  methods courses may only count for credit once. An elective must be substituted so that students achieve the required 24 hours of course work in each academic concentration.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Students should apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program, which involves completion of the General Education Program, a “C” or better in ENG 1110  and ENG 1210 , an overall GPA of at least 2.7, and passing scores on the Praxis I, and completion of the essay and interview process.

*Enrollment in restricted coursework requires formal admission to the Teacher Education Program (passing score on Praxis Core, a minimum 2.7 GPA, grades of “C” or better in GEC English requirements, and completion of the GEC requirements).

**In some situations the Pearson/Praxis II is waived based on academic concentration credits.

Four-Year Curriculum Plan - Middle Grades Education (6-9)

(Dual Concentration required.  Choose two areas:  Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science)

Freshman Year

Many courses listed in the first year of these plans are specific to this degree program and may not fulfill degree requirements for other programs at the University. Students are advised that changing their program of study from this major to another major, after the first year, can extend the time until graduation by a semester or more.

Fall Semester

Total: 17-18

Spring Semester

Total: 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Total: 15-16

Total: 18

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Total: 15

Spring Semester

Total: 18

Senior Year

Total Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation = 124-127

Credit hours vary according to concentration.  Foliotek Required

Distribution of Hours

An approved academic concentration is required. See the attached list. Some concentrations will require early admission to TEP.

Distribution of Hours
* General Education Curriculum (GEC) - 41-43
+ Middle Grades Education Required Courses - 43-46
# Academic Concentration Courses - 48 NOTE:  Some GEC Requirements fulfill Academic Concentration requirements, however, credit hours are only calculated once.
= Enrollment in this course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).
§ This course is a prerequisite for EDU 3150 , EDU 3170 , or both.  Check the NCCU Course Catalog.
- This is a graduate-level course.  Registration requires departmental assistance.  Graduate level fees apply.
T Transfer credit approved.  (Advisors, please provide course and institution.)
Formal admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) requires passing scores on Praxis Core (or a Praxis Core equivalent), a minimum 2.7 GPA, C’s or better in the three GEC English requirements, completion of GEC requirements, a writing sample and an interview.

Middle Grades Concentration

Total Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours: 26

Total Credit Hours: 24

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