Bachelor of Science – Education – Subject Endorsement in Middle Level Education (Grades 5-9)

Students must complete the following program in addition to their Essential Studies and Middle Level Education Core Academic Area requirements.

Professional Education Courses

The following courses are prerequisites for entering into the Professional Year (Senior/Capstone Year). A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Education Course grade may be below a “C”:

Essential Studies
Professional Education Courses
EDUC 131INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING3
EDUC 201ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION QUALIFYING SEMINAR0
EDUC 224TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR LEARNING3
EDUC 300 OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION1-3
EDUC 325LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND LITERACY3
EDUC 329ASSESSMENT FOUNDATIONS2
EDUC 431 SPECIAL METHODS 33
EDUC 433THE MIDDLE SCHOOL 13
FCS 225ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT3
PSYC 231EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 254DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3
or FCS 139 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
SPED 230INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER3
SPED 334DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS3
Select the methods course below that corresponds with your content area:3
TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS
TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS
TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES
THEORY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-8
Middle Level Education Core Academic Area Requirements24
Professional Year (Two Semesters)
EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING5-9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE 23
Total Credits68-74

Admission to the Teacher Education Program must be completed before the end of the students academic Junior Year of study.

Students seeking the Middle Level Education endorsement must take EDUC 431 Specialized Instruction for each "core academic subject area"  he/she is pursuing. Individuals seeking an Added Endorsement program, or those enrolled in the CSC Post-Baccalaureate teaching program may instead take EDUC 431M INTERDISCIPLINARY SPECIAL METHODS. The appropriate EDUC 431 specialized instruction courses are outlined in the Secondary section of this catalog.

NOTE: Due to Nebraska certification requirements there are some courses that will work to satisfy the requirements for a students Education program and for their Essential Studies program.  Students are allowed to use up to nine (9) credit hours of this duplicate course work for both their Essential Studies and Middle Level Endorsement program requirements.  

NOTE: The EDUC 495: Education Capstone is required to be taken concurrently with EDUC 490: Teacher Internship-Student Teaching, and will account for three (3) of the nine (9) credit hours described above. 

Core Academic Subject Area Requirements

The Middle Level Education student must complete a minimum of 24 course credits in at least one Core Academic Subject Area from the list below: (You will find specific subject area courses under each department’s course listings for Middle Level Education.)

Additional content subject areas may be added (with a minimum of 24 course credits) in any of the Core Academic Subject Areas listed above, and/or in any of the following content subject areas: You will find specific subject area courses for Middle Level Education under each department’s course listings.

Professional Year Options

The Professional Year (Senior/Capstone Year) is comprised of two semesters. Students pursuing the Middle Level Education program may select to complete their Professional Year course work requirements by enrolling in either of the Professional Year options identified below.

A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year course grade may be below a “C”: refer to Application for Professional Year requirements.

OPTION 1 –  Year-long School-based Partnership Program (SBPP).  This program requires a year-long internship experience within a school setting. Course work is delivered concurrently either online or "at-a-distance" via Zoom technology after completion of the school work day.  

Summer Session (or sometime prior to academic year internship placement)

EDUC 415EHUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1
EDUC 423TEACHING PRIMARY READING AND WRITING3
Total Credits4

Semester #1 - Middle Level School-based Internship- Fall Semester

EDUC 413EELEM/MS CURRICULUM & COUNSELING1
EDUC 414ECLASSROOM MANAGEMENT1
EDUC 416EELEMENTARY/MS ASSESSMENT1
EDUC 417ETEACH READING DIAGNOSIS1
EDUC 422TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MS SCIENCE/HEALTH3
EDUC 480AFIELD EXPERIENCE1-8
SPED 412ESPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES1
Total Credits9-16

Semester #2 - Middle Level School-based Internship- Spring Semester

EDUC 424TEACHING INTERMEDIATE READING AND WRITING3
EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING5-9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE3
Total Credits11-15

EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING and EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE must be taken concurrently, and may be taken only upon successful completion of the Professional Semester #1. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year Course grade may be below a “C”.

NOTE: A candidate seeking a Middle Level Education Endorsement must take the Praxis II: Content Knowledge test designated by Nebraska Department of Education for all Middle level academic areas in which he/she is obtaining, as a requisite for CSC graduation.

OPTION 2 – Professional Year: Secondary Block Route

Semester #1 "Secondary Block" (Offered fall semesters only)

EDUC 411SREADING/WRITING IN CONTENT AREA1
EDUC 412SCURRICULUM AND STANDARDS1
EDUC 414SSECONDARY/MS CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT1
EDUC 415SHUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1
EDUC 418SSECONDARY/MS ASSESSMENT1
SPED 412SSPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES1
READ 430READING AND WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS3
or READ 431 IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN READING
Total Credits9

Semester #2 – Student Teacher Internship

EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING5-9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE3
Total Credits8-12

EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING and EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE must be taken concurrently, and may be taken only upon successful completion of the Professional Semester #1 (Block). A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year Course grade may be below a “C”.

NOTE: A candidate seeking a Middle Level Education Endorsement must take the Praxis II: Content Knowledge test designated by Nebraska Department of Education for all Middle level Academic Areas in which he/she is obtaining, as a requisite for CSC graduation.