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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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