71 credit hours
INTRODUCE THE WORLD OF SCIENCE TO MIDDLE SCHOOLERS. Science teachers are in high demand, especially at the middle school level. Our Middle Grades Science Education degree will equip you with a fundamental understanding of the world around you, the ability to think in a critical and scientific way, and the skills to pass on this knowledge to students in grades 5-8.
Knowledge of anatomy, molecular structure, and classroom management is of little value without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local middle schools.
Most Middle Grades Science Education majors finish their degrees in 4 years. This degree is a great option for transfer students, as it can be completed in two years after your transfer to Trinity. Major requirements total 71 hours. This includes 44 hours of required Professional Education Courses and 27 hours of other required courses.
You can earn an Illinois Professional Educator License through this program, which allows you to teach at the middle grades level (grades 5-8).
The Middle Grades Science Education major will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and direction to teach middle level (grades 5 – 8) students, and to model Christian values in your personal and professional life. The professional education courses offered will provide the academic foundation necessary to make you successful in the classroom.
Major requirements total 71 hours. This includes 44 hours of required Professional Education Courses and 27 hours of other required courses. You’ll take interesting courses such as:
|PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
(44 credit hours)
|ED 101||Introduction to Teaching||2 hours|
|ED 103||Professional Skills for Teachers||1 hour|
|ED 240||Foundations of Education||2 hours|
|ED 260x||Educational Psychology/Human Development||3 hours|
|ED 306||Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum||3 hours|
|ED 310||General Teaching Methods||2 hours|
|ED 311||General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience||1 hour|
|ED 330||Introduction to Special Education||3 hours|
|ED 364||Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools||3 hours|
|ED 368||Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience||2 hours|
|ED 380||Diversity in Education||1 hour|
|ED 381||Diversity in Pre-clinical Experience||1 hour|
|ED 413||Clinical Practice in the Secondary School||12 hours|
|ED 421||Classroom Management||1 hour|
|ED 422||Advanced Seminar in Education||2 hours|
|ED 430||Educational Research and Assessments||2 hours|
|PSY 337||Psychology of Adolescence||3 hours|
|BIO 111||General Biology||4 hours|
|BIO 112||Biology: Plant and Animal Kingdoms||4 hours|
|CH 103||Introduction to Chemistry||4 hours|
|MA 121||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I||4 hours|
|PHY 111||General Physics I||4 hours|
|PS 110||Introduction to the Physical World||3 hours|
|300 or 400-level General Science Elective||4 hours|
|Elective in one of the areas of science described in the Common Core of Science Standards (biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, and/or physics)|
|Total Hours||71 hours|
|Middle grades science teacher|
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