SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum. 

All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University. Writing intensive course numbers end in 96, 97 and 98. 

College Requirements

Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a recommendation for Pennsylvania teacher certification upon the successful completion of their program requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or must meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education's qualifying Praxis score standards. All students seeking to graduate with the recommendation for certification must also meet the requirements for Candidacy.

The required total minimum credit hours for the Middle Grades Education concentration in Language Arts is 124. These credit hours are satisfied by taking courses in four categories:

  1. University General Education requirements (General Education)
  2. Education courses
  3. Teacher Education Certification Courses (i.e. methods and student teaching)
  4. Concentration courses

Required Courses

Major Requirements

Major Requirements for the BSEd in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

EDUC 2103

Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States1

3

EDUC 2109

Adolescent Development for Educators1

3

EDUC 2296

Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice

3

EDUC 2306

Assessment and Evaluation

3

MGSE 2111

Applications of Teaching and Learning Theories to Classroom Practice (grades 4-12)

3

MGSE 3196

Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades

3

MGSE 3404

Teaching and Learning Math in the Middle Grades

3

MGSE 3405

Teaching and Learning Science in the Middle Grades

3

MGSE 4296

Cultures, Communities, and Families

3

SPED 2231

Introduction to Inclusive Education1

3

SPED 3187

Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum

3

SPED 3211

Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities

3

SPED 4103

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support

3

TESL 3631

Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners

3

Student Teaching

MGSE 4801

Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Grades 4-12 Education

3

MGSE 4888

Student Teaching in Grades 4-12

9

Total Credit Hours

54

Lists the courses required for the major in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts

Program Requirements

Program Requirements for the BSEd in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

BIOL 1011

General Biology I

4

BIOL 1012 OR
PHYS 1022

General Biology II OR
Introduction to General Physics II

4

CSCD 1108 OR
ANTH 2507 OR
ENG 2821

Introduction to Linguistics OR
Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology OR
Introduction to Linguistics

3

ENG 2000 level course1,2

3

ENG 2000 level course1,2

3

ENG 2000 level course1,2

3

ENG 2000 level course1,2

3

ENG 2000+ course

3

ENG 2000+ course

3

HIST 1101 OR
HIST 1102

U.S. History to 1877 OR
U.S. History since 1877

3

MATH 1015

Introduction to Numbers & Figures1

4

MATH 1021

College Algebra1

4

MATH 1022

Precalculus1

4

PHYS 1021

Introduction to General Physics I

4

Total Credit Hours

48

Lists the courses required for the program in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts

These courses must be completed with a C- or better to be eligible for Candidacy approval. Pre-Candidacy coursework includes a variety of courses, including a minimum of 1) two college-level math courses totaling at least six credits, 2) one college-level writing/composition course with a minimum of three credits (GenEd Analytical Reading and Writing), and 3) one literature course with a minimum of three credits (Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life, or Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good, or an ENG 2000 level course as specified in footnote 6); no 0700 or pre-college level courses can count toward these requirements.
Choose one ENG 2000 level course from the following: ENG 2001ENG 2003ENG 2004ENG 2112ENG 2115ENG 2501ENG 2502ENG 2503ENG 2831.

Note: About Summer II / Fall 2020 Program Changes

In response to changes in certification requirements issued by the Pennslyvania Department of Education, the College of Education has modified the program requirements for several academic programs.  These changes, as approved by Temple's Board of Trustees, are effective for students beginning their program in Summer II 2020 or Fall 2020 and beyond.  To ensure students can adequately plan their course of study, the college is posting the revised program requirements.  This information will remain available until the updated 2020-2021 Temple Bulletin is published in August 2020. 

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Program Contact

Tim Fukawa-Connelly, associate professor of teaching and learning, is faculty coordinator of the Middle Grades Education program. 
Email: tim.fc@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-6206