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Bachelor of Arts in Middle School Education Grades 5-9

Program Coordinators: Dr. Steve Herr and Dr. Norm Bishop

Alice Lloyd College Department of Education

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2016-17 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2017-18 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2018-19 Curriculum Guide Sheet

Course Descriptions

The major in Middle School Education prepares students to teach the Core Content/Program of Studies for grades five through nine. The student must select an academic emphasis in one or two of the following: English/Communications, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. In addition to the curriculum requirements listed below, students must meet the criteria for admission to the Teacher Education Program, Student Teaching, and the Kentucky and Alice Lloyd Teacher Standards. Upon completion of this program, students must meet other specific Education Professional Standards Board requirements in order to secure certification.

Students in education must earn a 2.75 overall GPA in all course work in order to graduate. Note also that in each of the following areas a 2.75 overall GPA is required as well as no grade lower than “C”: 1) professional education and collateral courses, and 2) subject matter courses.

Middle School Education Degree Requirements


Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Middle School Education Grades 5-9 can access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Sciences: 12 hours

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 12 hours

Professional Education Requirements / 46 hours

EDUC 200, 220, 309, 311, 312, 313, 320, 321, 322, 333, 353, 370, 409, and 411

Professional Education Collateral Requirements / 9 hours

Required: HLTH 210, EDUC 211
Choose 3 hours from HIST 101, 102, 203, and 204.

Subject Matter Emphasis Requirements / 30-31 hours (choose ONE OR TWO emphasis areas from A, B, C, and D):

  • A) English/Communications – 30 hours

    Required: EDUC 343; ENG 310, 315, and 311 or 312
    Choose 6 hours from ENG 302, 303, 304, 305.
    Choose 12 hours from ENG 201, 202, 211, 212, 215, 216, and 415 with at least 3 hours (but no more than 6 hours) from American Literature.

  • B) Mathematics – 30 hours

    Required: MATH 112, 113, 114, 125, 201, 202, 250, and 330.

  • C) Science – 30-31 hours

    Required: 16 hours – AST 101, BIOL 101, 205, 206, and 14-15 hours chosen from option 1 or 2:
    1) CHEM 115 and 116 with either PHYS 211 or 231; or
    2) CHEM 115, and PHYS 211 or 212 and/or PHYS 231 or 232.

  • D) Social Studies – 30 hours

    Required: ECON 209; HIST 101, 102, 203, 204, 261; SSCI 110
    Choose 3 hours from HIST 310, HIST/POLS 311, 460, 464.
    Choose 3 hours from POLS 111, 112.
    Choose 3 hours from SOC 101 and SSCI 310.

General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation

Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or a minor.
See guidesheet to find courses required to add LBD endorsement. 

Suggested Course Sequence (Single or Double Emphasis)

Freshman Year First Semester:

ENG 101
PE 103
BIOL 101
LE 101
Social Science Elective

Freshman Year Second Semester:

ENG 102
EDUC 200
A Physical Science
Social Science Elective
MATH 110, 112, or 113

Sophomore Year First Semester:

Subject Matter Emphasis
COMM 126
CIS 110
General Elective
Humanities Elective

Sophomore Year Second Semester:

Social Science Elective
Social Science Elective
Humanities Elective
Subject Matter Emphasis
Humanities Elective

Junior Year First Semester:

EDUC 211
EDUC 309
EDUC 321
EDUC 330
Subject Matter Emphasis
Subject Matter Emphasis
Humanities Elective

Junior Year Second Semester:

EDUC 370
EDUC 322
EDUC 353
Subject Matter Emphasis
Subject Matter Emphasis
Subject Matter Emphasis

Senior Year First Semester:

Social Science Elective (EDUC 211)
EDUC 320
EDUC 409
General Elective
General Elective or Subject Matter Emphasis
General Elective

Senior Year Second Semester:

EDUC 411

This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2016-18. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.