2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Middle School Education, BS-Mathematics, Science or Social Studies

Middle school education (grades 4 - 8) is designed for students who want to teach in a specific content area (mathematics, science, or social studies) in elementary and middle school settings.

Total Semester Hours Required for Degree: 124

TCU Core Curriculum: 39 hours

Prior to Entry into College of Education: 9 hours

EDUC 20003Critical Investigation: Teaching and Learning

3

EDMS 30013Professional Roles and Responsibilities

3

EDMS 30103Developmental Psychology of Adolescence

3

Junior Year: 17-20 hours

EDMS 30113Digital Literacy, Learning, and Citizenship in Education

3

EDMS 30123Educational Psychology

3

EDMS 30603Study of Exceptional Students

3

EDMS 41151Field Experience in Education

1

EDMS 40213Promoting Literacy in the Content Areas

3

Content Methods Courses

EDMS 41151 is required two semesters

Content Methods Courses refer to content area course requirements

Senior Year/Semester 1: 8 hours

EDMS 30001Professional Practice Seminar

1

EDMS 50663Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom

3

OR

EDMS 55663Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom

3

EDMS 41151Field Experience in Education

1

EDMS 51103Assessment

3

OR

EDUC 55313Educational Assessment

3

Senior Year/Semester 2: 6 hours

EDMS 40986Student Teaching in the Middle School

6

OR

EDUC 55980Advanced Clinical Teaching

1.00-6.00

Content Area Course Requirements

Mathematics (38-40 Hours)

EDMS 40443Methods for Teaching Middle School Mathematics I

3

EDMS 40473Methods for Teaching Middle School Mathematics II

3

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

MATH 20524Calculus II

4

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 20123Discrete Mathematics I

3

MATH 20053Mathematics for Middle School Teachers I

3

MATH 20063Mathematics for Middle School Teachers II

3

MATH 40403Higher Geometry

3

MATH 50073History of Mathematics

3

 

MATH 10033Topics in Mathematics

3

OR

MATH 30803Probability

3

OR

MATH 30123Discrete Mathematics II

3

OR

MATH 30224Linear Algebra

4

OR

MATH Upper level 30000 and above math

 

PHYS 10154General Physics I with Laboratory

4

OR

PHYS 20053Physics of Music and Sound

3

Science (46 Hours)

BIOL 10003Contemporary Issues in Biology

3

BIOL 10501Introductory Biology Lab I

1

BIOL 10503Introductory Biology I

3

BIOL 10511Introductory Biology Lab II

1

BIOL 10513Introductory Biology II

3

BIOL 30613Natural History

3

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

EDMS 50553Methods forTeaching Middle School Science

3

ENSC 10143Contemporary Environmental Issues

3

GEOL 10113Understanding the Earth

3

GEOL 30113Weather and Climate

3

 

MATH 10054Precalculus with Trigonometry

4

OR

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

 

PHYS 10154General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHYS 10273Introductory Astronomy: Earth and Planets

3

PHYS 10283Introductory Astronomy:Stars and Galaxies

3

PHYS 20053Physics of Music and Sound

3

Social Studies (42 Hours)

HIST 10203Origins of Western Civilization: Europe to 1348

3

HIST 10213The World Expanded: Europe 1348-1789

3

HIST 10223Modernization and its Discontents: Europe 1789 to the Present

3

 

HIST 10923Latin American History: Colonial Period

3

OR

HIST 10933Latin American History: National Period

3

OR

HIST 30993History of Mexico

3

 

HIST 10953Asian Civilization Since 1700

3

OR

HIST 10813Introduction to the Modern Middle East

3

 

HIST 40743History of Texas

3

POSC 35XX3Any course in Comparative Politics

ECON 10223Introductory Microeconomics

3

ECON 10233Introductory Macroeconomics

3

ECON, HIST or POSC Upper Division Elective

GEOG 10003World Regional Geography

3

 

GEOG 20013Human Geography

3

OR

GEOG 30723Cultural Geography

3

OR

GEOG 30713Urban Geography

3

OR

GEOG 30513Geography of the United States

3

 

SOCI 20213Introductory Sociology

3

 

SOCI 30343American Minority Groups

3

OR

EDUC 50003Diversity in American Education

3

 

EDMS 40463Methods for Teaching Middle School Social Studies

3