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Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education

Total credit hours: 120

The Middle Childhood Program prepares teachers to work with learners from ages nine through fourteen and grades four through nine.

The exact number of credit hours needed for graduation is dependent upon the two areas of concentration selected.

Required Curriculum

Core Course Requirements

Lourdes University Connections  (3 credit hours)    
LUC 101  College Connections
LUC 102  Career Connections – Fulfilled by EDU 100
LUC 201  Concept Connections – Fulfilled by EDU 216
LUC 202  Communication Connections Fulfilled by EDU 251

English  (6 credit hours)
ENG 101  College Composition
ENG 313  Theoretical Approaches to the Teaching of Writing

Mathematics  (3 credit hours)
MTH 114 if ACT score < 22 or SAT score < 520, OR any Math course above MTH 114

Ethics    (3 credit hours)
Education students meet the Core Curriculum Requirement for Ethics through an Integrated Approach of studying ethics for educators in five courses (EDU 100/101, EDU 230, EDU 216, EDU 317/319, EDU 329).

Enduring Question Seminar     (2-3 credit hours)   

Capstone in the major   (12 credit hours) 
EDM 490  Capstone: Middle Childhood Student Teaching

Service Learning   (20 hours)

Cultural Diversity course or experience (3 credit hours)  
EDU 216 Multicultural & Social Issues in Education

General Education

History     (3 credit hours) 
HST 121  Survey of United States History I or
HST 219  Ohio History

Literature    (3 credit hours) 
ENG 200  Introduction to Literature

Philosophy   (3 credit hours)   
Any PHL course

Theology   (6 credit hours)
First course – one of the following:
THS 125   Foundation of Theology
THS 218   Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 220   Introduction to the Old Testament
THS 221   Introduction to the New Testament
THS 235   Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 265   Christian Ethics
THS 299   Topics in THS: Faith and Science
THS 312   Jesus, the Christ
THS 316   The Shape and Mission of the Church
Second course – Any Theology course (Note that if THS 101 was taken as a first course, THS 105 cannot be taken to fulfill the second course requirement.)

Art/Music    (3 credit hours)
Any approved Art or Music course

Natural Science   (3-4 credit hours) 
Any approved Natural Science course

Social Science     (3 credit hours) 
EDU 250**    Educational Psychology and Human Development

Professional Education Foundation Courses
EDU 100*   Foundations of Education or
EDU 101    Foundations of Education Bridge Course
EDU 151    Technology in Learning
EDU 251    Technology & Pedagogy for Learning
EDU 351    Technology, Pedagogy & Content Knowledge for Learning
EDU 230**  Survey of Special Needs Education
EDU 250**  Educational Psychology and Human Development
EDU 216     Multicultural & Social Issues in Education
EDU 319     Classroom Management for Middle Childhood and Adolescence to Young Adult
EDU 329     Differentiated Instruction & Assessment

Middle Childhood Strand
EDM 235**   Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School
EDM 250*    Middle Childhood Methods and Field Experience I
EDM 351-356*  Concentration Area – Methods and Field Experience II
EDM490     Student Teaching
EDM 490 requires a 75-day (Approx. 15-week) field placement

Reading Strand
EDU 220   Reading Comprehension Skills and Strategies
EDU 221   Content Area Reading
EDU 324   The Role of Phonics and the Foundations of Reading
EDU 335   Reading Diagnosis, Assessment & Instructional Implications

Curriculum Content/Areas of Concentration
(Choose 2 of the 4 areas listed)

Language Arts
COM 100  Oral Communications
ENG 101  College Composition
ENG 200  Introduction to Literature
ENG 220  Structures of the English Language
ENG 300  Foundations of Western Literature
ENG 313  Theoretical Approaches to the Teaching of Writing
EDU 312

MTH 114  Mathematical Principles for Educators II if ACT score < or equal to 22 or SAT score < or equal to 520 OR any additional math course higher than MTH 114
MTH 116  Math Pedagogy for Middle Childhood and AYA Teachers
MTH 122  College Algebra
MTH 130  Elementary Analysis
MTH 132  Calculus for the Managerial Sciences
MTH 204  Geometry
MTH 212  Statistics

BIO 201   Principles of Biology
BIO 215   Basic Ecology
CHM/CHL 130  Intro to General Chemistry
SCI 370   Integrated Science for Teachers
PHS 112  Introduction to Earth Science
PHS 113  Principles of Physical Science
BIO 254   Health Science for Teachers of Young Adolescent to Young Adults

Social Studies
HST 103  History of World Civilization
HST 121  Survey of United States History I
HST 122  Survey of United States History II
HST 219  Ohio History
PLS 122   American National Government
GEO 260  World Regional Geography
BUS 200  Introduction to Economics


* Field experience required
** Clinical experience required