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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Middle School-Junior High School, BSE (41-840)


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Major, Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

Certification to teach grades 5-9, in a subject area.

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Middle School/Junior High School will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Understand, use, and reflect on the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to young adolescent development and use that knowledge in their practice. They demonstrate their ability to apply this knowledge when making curricular decisions, planning and implementing instruction, participating in middle level programs and practices, and providing healthy and effective learning environments for all young adolescents.
  • Understand and use the central concepts, standards, research, and structures of content to plan and implement curriculum that develops all young adolescents’ competence in subject matter. They use their knowledge and available resources to design, implement, and evaluate challenging, developmentally responsive curriculum that results in meaningful learning outcomes. Middle level teacher candidates demonstrate their ability to assist all young adolescents in understanding the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge. They design and teach curriculum that is responsive to all young adolescents’ local, national, and international histories, language/dialects, and individual identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, culture, age, appearance, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, family composition).
  • Understand the major concepts, principles, theories, and research underlying the philosophical foundations of developmentally responsive middle level programs and schools, and they work successfully within middle level organizational components.
  • Understand, use, and reflect on the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to data-informed instruction and assessment. They employ a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, information literacy skills, and technologies to meet the learning needs of all young adolescents (e.g., race, ethnicity, culture, age, appearance, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, family composition).
  • Understand their complex roles as teachers of young adolescents. They engage in practices and behaviors that develop their competence as middle level professionals. They are informed advocates for young adolescents and middle level education, and work successfully with colleagues, families, community agencies, and community members. Middle level teacher candidates demonstrate positive dispositions and engage in ethical professional behaviors.

Middle School Education Major - Business Education Subject Area, BSE (41-840) (4 Year Guide)  

Middle School Education Major - Engineering & Technology Subject Area, BSE (41-840) (4 Year Guide)  

Middle School Education Major - General Science Subject Area, BSE (41-840) (4 Year Guide)  

Middle School Education Major - Language Arts Subject Area, BSE (41-840) (4 Year Guide)  

Middle School Education Major - Math Subject Area, BSE (41-840) (4 Year Guide)  

Middle School Education Major - Social Science Subject Area, BSE (41-840) (4 Year Guide)  

Middle School Education Major - Speech/Theatre Subject Area, BSE (41-840) (4 Year Guide)  

Major Requirements: 74-75 Sem. Hours


Subject Areas: 27-28 Sem. Hours


All Middle School-Junior High majors must choose one subject area from the following seven:

Business Education: 27 Sem. Hours


Note:


All Middle School- Junior high majors are encouraged to choose an additional content area by taking additional hours or with a minor. However, in order to be certified in an additional content area, a Missouri Content Assessment must be passed after initial MS/JH Certification.

General Education Requirement: 30-37 Sem. Hours


All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Free Electives: 9-16 Sem. Hours


(or Complementary Content Hours)

Minimum Total: 120 Sem. Hours


10Competency 10 course

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