Curriculum in Middle School Education Grades 4-8

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Science Focus Area

(see footnotes at bottom)


First Semester

ENGL 101G Freshman Composition 3 hours
††MATH 105 or
MATH 151/161G
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra with Fundamentals / College Algebra
3 hours
ART 105, or
MUS 151, or
Survey of World Art History I
Introduction to Music
Introduction to the Theatre
3 hours
GBIO 106G  Introduction to Biological Principles I 3 hours
††GEOG 103G Introduction to Geography 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 17 hours


Second Semester

††ENGL 102G Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
††MATH 241G Elementary Statistics      3 hours
GBIO 107G Introduction to Biological Principles II 3 hours
POLI 201G American Politics 3 hours
††COMM 210G Communicating in the Classroom 3 hours
HIST 202G American History since 1877 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours



First Semester

††EDUC 202 Introduction to Education 3 hours
††SPED 200 Characteristics of Individuals with Exceptionalities 3 hours
††CHEM 101G General Chemistry I 3 hours
ENGL 230, 
or ENGL 231,
or ENGL 232G
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
††ESSC 101 Earth and Space Science I 3 hours
††EPSY 301 Educational Psychology of Children and Adolescents 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours


Second Semester

††EDUC 307 Instructional Planning and Assessment 3 hours
††EDUC 308 Teaching Reading in the Middle School 3 hours
††EDUC 315 Classroom Management and Motivation for Beginning Teachers  3 hours
††MATH 177 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Education I 3 hours
††CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 3 hours
††PHSC 101 Physical Science I 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours




First Semester

††EDUC 3201* Foundations of PK-8 Mathematics Education 3 hours
††ESSC 102 Earth and Space Science II 3 hours
††EDUC 3221* Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading 3 hours
††LSED 402 Books and Related Materials for Young People 3 hours
††EDUC 4721 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours


Second Semester

††EDUC 3242 Struggling Readers and Writers  3 hours
††EDUC 4942 Methods in Middle School Subjects 6 hours
††PHYS 142
or CHEM 107
Physics for Elementary Education
Survey of Chemistry
4 hours
  Total: 13 hours




First Semester

††EDUC 4533** Student Teaching I in the PK-12 SChools  6 hours
††EDUC 3323 Current Topics in Technology for Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education 1 hour
††EDUC 4683 Teaching Science and Mathematics in Middle School 3 hours
††ETEC 306 Integrating Technology into the K-12 Classroom 2 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

††A grade of “C” or better is required in all focus area courses, include general education courses.

†††A grade of “B” or better is required.

1Take EDUC 320, 322, and 472 concurrently.

2Take EDUC 324 and EDUC 494 concurrently.

3Take EDUC 453, EDUC 468, and EDUC 332 concurrently.

*Completion of an approved Introductory Portfolio is a prerequisite for EDUC 320 and EDUC 322.

**Completion of an approve Developing Portfolio is a prerequisite for EDUC 453.