Middle Childhood Education - B.S.E. Program Requirements

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (66 credits)*

Type Course Title Credits
DD  CHDS 20092 Field Experience I: Middle Childhood 1

CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society 3
KHU
ENG 22071

22072
Great Books I (3)
or
Great Books II (3)
3

EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3
HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence
3
HED 42575 Health and Learning: Strategies for Students and Teachers
3
ITEC 19525 Educational Technology 3
KMC
MATH 14001 Basic Mathematical Concepts I
4
KMC   14002 Basic Mathematical Concepts II
4
MCED 30001 Teaching Mathematics in Middle Childhood I 3
30002 Integrated Social Studies and Science in Middle Childhood 3
31000 Teaching and Learning in Middle Childhood 3
40005 Effective Use of Phonics in Reading 3
WIC

40006 Reading and Writing in Middle Childhood** 6
40007 Teaching Reading with Literature in Middle Childhood 3
41000 Curriculum and Organization in Middle Childhood 3
42358 Student Teaching Middle Childhood 9
49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice 3
DD 
SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (25 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10001 Human Biology *** 3
KSS GEOG 17063 World Geography 3
KSS
DD PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3

Choose from the following:
Students in the social studies concentration must take HIST 12070 3
KHU HIST 11050 History of Civilization I (3)

KHU
12070 History of the United States: The Formative Period (3)

KHU PAS 23001 Black Experience I: Beginning to 1865 (3)

Kent Core Basic Science (must include a laboratory)***
4
Kent Core Composition 6-8
Kent Core Fine Arts
3
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (36-49 credits)
Students must choose two concentrations
Mathematics (25)
Reading/Language Arts (15)

Science (21) 

Social Studies (24)

MINIMUM TOTAL 
128-141

*All courses within the Major Program Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.0) grade.

**A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned with to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

***Students in the science concentration should take the following two courses:

BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations (4)

CHEM 10030 Chemistry in Our World (3)

Mathematics Concentration

  • Mathematics and Reading/Language Arts -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap
  • Mathematics and Science -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.
  • Mathematics and Social Studies -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (25 credits)*
Type Course Title Credits
KAD MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
11022 Trigonometry 2
KMC

12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
5

34001 Fundamental Concepts of Algebra 3

34002 Fundamental Concepts of Geometry 3
10041

30011
Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
or
Basic Probability and Statistics (3)
3
MCED 40001 Teaching Mathematics in Middle Childhood II
3
Choose from the following: 3-5
MATH 12003 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5)

21001 Linear Algebra with Applications (3)

31011 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
25

*All courses within the Concentration Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.0) grade.

Reading/Language Arts Concentration

  • Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap
  • Reading/Language Arts and Science -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.
  • Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.
I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)*
Type Course Title Credits
KAD
COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication
3
ENG 21001

21002
Introduction to Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (3)
or
Introduction to Women’s Literature (3)
3

25002 Literature in English II 3

31001

31003
Fundamentals of English Grammar (3)
or
Linguistics (3)
3
DD
COMM

JMC
26000

20001
Criticism of Public Discourse (3)
or
Media, Power and Culture (3)
3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
15

*All courses within the Concentration Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.0) grade.

Science Concentration

  • Science and Mathematics -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.
  • Science and Reading/Language Arts -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.
  • Science and Social Studies -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.
I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)*
Type Course Title Credits
ANTH

BSCI
18630

10002
Human Evolution (3)
or
Life on Planet Earth (3)
3

MCED 40002 Teaching Science in Middle Childhood II 3
KAD   PHY 11030 Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe 3
Choose one series: Physical Science
5
CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I (4)

10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

or

PHY 13001 General College Physics (4)

13021 General College Physics Laboratory I (1)

Choose one series: Earth Science
4
GEOL 11040 Earth Dynamics (3)

11041 Earth Dynamics Laboratory (1)

or

GEOL 11042 Earth History (3)

11043 Earth History Laboratory (1)

Choose from the following: Science 3-4
BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity (4)

20021 Basic Microbiology (3)

30275 Local Flora (4)

30560 Invertebrate Zoology (4)

GEOG 31062 Fundamentals of Meteorology (3)

41073 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)

GEOL 21080 Oceanography (3)  

41073 Geology of Ohio (3)

PHY 21040 Physics in Entertainment and the Arts (3)  

21430 Frontiers in Astronomy (3)  

24001 Astronomy (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
21

*All courses within the Concentration Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.0) grade.

Social Studies Concentration

  • Social Studies and Mathematics -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.
  • Social Studies and Reading/Language Arts -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.
  • Social Studies and Science -
    For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.
I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)*
Type Course Title Credits
KAD ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics
3
DG HIST 11050 History of Civilization I 3
DG   11051 History of Civilization II 3
MCED 40003 Teaching Social Studies in Middle Childhood II 3
DD POL 10100 American Politics 3
DG

DD
ANTH

SOC
18210

12050
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
or
Introduction to Sociology (3)
3
Choose from the following: 3
DG
POL 10500 World Politics (3)

DG

30540 African Politics (3)

30520 European Politics (3)

DG

30550 Latin American Politics (3)

Choose from the following: 3
ANTH 38250 Religion: Search for Meaning (3)  

48210 Culture and Communication (3)  
DG

48260 Culture Conflict (3)

48270 Native Peoples of North America (3)

GEOG 37010 Geography of Ohio (3)

DG
37040 Geography of Africa (3)

DG

37070 Geography of East and Southeast Asia (3)

DG

37084 Geography of South America (3)

DG

37085 Geography of Central America and Mexico (3)

HIST 31061 History of Ohio (3)

31126 History of the Middle East (3)

31130 History of African Civilization (3)

31140 Modern Latin America (3)

WIC

42297 Colloquium: China and Japan (3)

MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
24

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