The Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Level Education is available to students preparing to teach Language Arts and Social Studies or Mathematics and Science on the middle school level (grades 5-8). The teaching field should be selected as early as possible so appropriate freshman and sophomore courses may be taken. Each curriculum may lead to a double certification. Specific courses and sequences have been designated to satisfy requirements that meet teaching certification requirements. The professional education courses should be completed in sequence. To be recommended for licensure, students must earn a C or higher in all required content and education courses.
1 Select from or any 3000- or 4000-level MATH course.
2 See General Education Requirements .
3 Selection based on primary teaching content area.
4 Selection based on secondary teaching content area.
5 Select any ED, EDEL, EDML or EDSC course.
6 Any ASTR, BIOL, CH, GEOL, MATH or PHYS course at the 2000 level or higher.
7 To be taken the semester prior to EDML 4460 and EDML 4560 or EDML 4470 and EDML 4570 . EDLT 4980 and EDML 4260 or EDML 4270 must be taken concurrently. Offered fall semester only.
8 Completion of one of the following emphasis areas is required:
(1) Teacher Certification Emphasis Area - Students completing the coursework for the Teacher Certification Emphasis Area must complete the following coursework and meet all requirements for enrollment in professional courses, apply for directed teaching/teaching internship, and meet all requirements for recommendation for initial licensure as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog under Teacher Education Programs. The following courses must be taken the spring semester of the senior year.
(2) Non-Certification Emphasis Area - Individual students who have a minimum of 90 semester credit hours, have senior status in the degree program, and do not complete student teaching/internship and capstone requirements may be recommended by the faculty for the Non-Certification option. Students in the Non-Certification Emphasis Area will not meet the South Carolina Department of Education requirements for initial teacher certification. The Non-Certification option allows 12 credits of elective coursework to be substituted in lieu of the nine credits of student teaching/internship and three-credit capstone course. In consultation with and based on the recommendation of their faculty advisor, students may initiate the formal change for the Non-Certification Emphasis Area through the Change of Academic Program Form approved by the faculty advisor and department chair. It is recommended that students consult with their faculty advisor to select courses to meet the 12-credit elective requirement.