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Middle Level Science Education

Middle Level Science Program Curriculum

The KU Middle Level Science teacher education program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based teacher education preparation, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any classroom environment. Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new program detail sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

C&T 100: Introduction to the Education Profession

CHEM 130: General Chemistry

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 104: Pre-calculus Mathematics

CHEM 135: General Chemistry II

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communications

PSYC 104: General Psychology

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

MATH 115: Calculus I

Sophomore Year (apply for professional program admission)

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

BIOL 150: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12

GEOL 101: The Way The World Works

GEOL 103: Geology Fundamentals Lab

Non-Western Social Science Requirement

BIOL 152: Principles of Organismal Biology

C&T 324: Curriculum & Learner in Middle Secondary School

ELPS 250: Education & Society

HIST 136: History of Modern Science

SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional Children & Youth in General Education

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester (+ summer)

ELPS 302: Educational Technology

EPSY 306: Development & Learning of the Adolescent

EPSY 456: Managing & Motivating Learners in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

PHSX 114: College Physics I

Science Requirement (300+)

ATMO 105: Introductory Meteorology

C&T 331: Instructional Approaches for ESOL Learners in the Middle/Secondary Classroom

PHSX 115: College Physics II

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

ASTR 191: Contemporary Astronomy

C&T 542: Advanced Practices in Teaching Science in Middle/Secondary Schools

C&T 448: Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

C&T 489: Advanced Teaching Practicum

ELPS 537: Governance & Organization

SPED 507: Advanced Practices for Children with Disabilities

C&T 490: Student Teaching

C&T 495: Seminar: Developing the Teaching Portfolio

EPSY 520: Classroom Assessment

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

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