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 177 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 277G 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:
ENGL 101 or 121H or 123H
ENGL 102 or 122H or 124H
ENGL 230 or 231 or 232 or 210H or 291H or 292H
HIST 101 or 102 or 201 or 202 or 101H or 102H or 201H or 202H
COMM 211 or 211H
GBIO 106 or 151H
GBIO 151 or 151H
Art Elective or HONR 191 

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.