Curriculum in Middle School Education Grades 4-8

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

(see footnotes at bottom)


First Semester

ENGL 101G,H Freshman Composition 3 hours
††MATH 105 or
MATH 151/161G
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra with FundamentalsCollege Algebra
3 hours
GBIO 106G, and
BIOL 152
Introduction to Biological Principles I
General Biology Laboratory I
4 hours
††GEOG 103G Introduction to Geography 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 15 hours


Second Semester

††ENGL 102G,H Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
††MATH 177G Mathematics for Elementary Education I          3 hours
GBIO 107G. and
BIOL 154
Introduction to Biological Principles II
General Biology Laboratory II
4 hours
ART 105, or
THEA 131, or
MUS 151, or
DNC 302G,H
Survey of World Art History I
Introduction to the Theatre
Introduction to Music
History and Survey of Dance
3 hours
††COMM 210G Communicating in the Classroom 3 hours
POLI 201G American Politics 3 hours
  Total: 19 hours



First Semester

ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
††MATH 277 Mathematics for Elementary Education II 3 hours
PHYS 142 Physics for Elementary Education 4 hours
HIST 102G,H Western Civilization since 1500 3 hours
†††EDUC 2121 Diversity in the Classroom 1 hours
†††EDUC 2031 Foundations of Education 2 hours
††SPED 210 Characteristics of Individuals with Exceptionalities 2 hours
  Total: 18 hours


Second Semester

ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
††MATH 287 Mathematics for Elementary Education III 3 hours
ESSC 101G Earth and Space Science I 3 hours
HIST 202H American History since 1877 3 hours
††EPSY 301 Educational Psychology of Children and Adolescents 3 hours
  Total: # hours




First Semester

††Focus Area I   4 hours
††LSED 402 Books and Related Materials 3 hours
††EDUC 315 Classroom Management and Motivation for
Beginning Teachers
3 hours
††EDUC 307 Instructional Planning and Assessment                          3 hours
††EDUC 308 Teaching Reading in the Middle School 3 hours
  Total: 16 hours


Second Semester

††Focus Area I   3 hours
††EDUC 3202 Foundations of PK-8 Mathematics
3 hours
††EDUC 3282 Curriculum and Instruction in Grades 4-8                      6 hours
††Focus Area II   4 hours
  Total: # hours




First Semester

††Focus Area II   3 hours
††SPED 4953 The Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the
Regular Classroom
3 hours
††EDUC 4843 Upper Elementary Curriculum and Instruction                 6 hours
  Total: 12 hours



Second Semester

EDUC 427 Student Teaching in the Elementary or Middle School 9 hours
  Total: 9 hours


Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of electives.

GGeneral Education Courses
HHonors students to take Honors course option.
Math Focus majors must take MATH 151/161.

††A grade of "C" or better is required. Students must choose two focus areas from the following:
English Focus - ENGL 230/231/232 (3 hours) and ENGL 467 (3 hours) and English Elective (1 hour) for a total of 7 hours
Math Focus – MATH 367 (4 hours) and MATH 467 (3 hours) for a total of 7 hours
Social Studies Focus – HIST 101 or 201 (3 hours) and HIST 321 (3 hours) and HIST 322 (1 hour) for a total of 7 hours
Science Focus – CHEM 107 (4 hours) and ESSC 102 (3 hours) for a total of 7 hours
†††A grade of "B" or better is required
1Take EDUC 203 and 212 concurrently.
2Take EDUC 320 and EDUC 328 concurrently.
3Take EDUC 484 and SPED 495 concurrently.