Middle School Endorsements

(optional to add on to elementary license, secondary biology, chemistry, physics)

Communication Arts (5-8)

  • ENL 220 – Intermediate Expository Writing
  • ENL 240 – Introduction to Literary Study
  • COM 254 – Interpersonal Communication
    • or COM 329 – Intercultural Communication
    • or COM 351 – Argumentation
    • or COM 355 – Small Group Communication
  • EED 331 – Middle School Methods Writing
  • ESE 300 – Reading/ Writing in the Content Area**
  • ESE 350 – 5-12 Methods: Literature and Reading**
  • Student Teaching—five weeks

Social Studies (5-8th grade)

  • POL 121 – American Government and Politics
  • HIS 120 – America to 1848
    • or HIS 121 – 19th-Century United States
    • or HIS 122 – 20th-Century United States
  • ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • HIS 103 – The Modern World
    • or HIS 104 – The Modern Non Western World
    • or PSY 105 – Principles of Psychology
    • or SOC 121 – Introduction to Human Society
    • or ANT 141 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ESE 220 – Introduction to Human Geography
  • ESE 300 – Reading/Writing in the Content Area**
  • ESE 311 – Middle School Methods: Social Studies**
  • Student Teaching—five weeks

Mathematics (5-8th grade)

  • MAT 114 – Precalculus (or MPG 4)
  • MAT 145 – Calculus I
  • MAT 163 – Introductory Statistics
    • or MAT 248 Biostatistics
  • MAT 252 – Exploring Geometry
  • MAT 271 – Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • MAT 287 – History of Mathematics
  • ESE 300 – Reading/Writing in the Content Area**
  • ESE 331 – Middle School Methods: Mathematics**
  • Student Teaching—five weeks

General Science (5-8th grade)

  • BIO 102 – The Biological World
  • BIO 121 – Human Biology
  • CHM 115 – General Chemistry I
  • CHM 116 – General Chemistry II
  • PHY 116 – Introduction to Physics
  • SCI 106 – Introductory Meteorology
  • Geology – (take elsewhere—see Education Department for suggestions)
  • ESE 300 – Reading/Writing in the Content Area**
  • ESE 341 – Middle School Methods: Natural Science**
  • Student Teaching—five weeks

Graduation and Licensure/ Endorsement Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall, 2.50 in the major, 2.00 in the specialty area, and grades of P in student teaching courses are required for licensure as well as 2.0 or better in all required core, specialty, and education major courses. The equivalent of two full courses graded P/N, plus student teaching, is the maximum allowed within the Elementary Education major requirements.

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the Course Description Search.