Middle Grades Education


Overview & Academics

The MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION program is a licensure program that prepares students to teach in grades 6-9. Students are required to complete two concentrations selected from the following four areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics or Science.

Dr. Danielle Madrazo
Associate Professor
Director of Teacher Education
dmadrazo@ncwc.edu
252.985.5165

Dr. Patricia Brewer 
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Special Education
pbrewer@ncwc.edu
252.985.5220

Dr. Lois Hart
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Field Assignments
lhart@ncwc.edu
252.985.5164

Stephanie Hilton
Administrative Assistant
shilton@ncwc.edu
252.985.5163

Career Options
Middle Grades Teacher: 6-9

Major Requirements
Core requirements:
CIS 310, ENG 130; PSY 201 or 202

Major requirements:
EDU 202, 205, 208, 310, 341, 400, 405, 415, 416, 438, 444
SPE 300 and courses in the concentration subject areas

Minor Requirements
No Minor Offered

Middle Grades Education Undergraduate Plan*

Fall Semester Credits
PSY/SOC Requirement 3
REL 101 or 115  Religious Studies Requirement 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
HIS/POL Requirement 3
Mathematics Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 18


Spring Semester Credits
PSY 201 or 202 Psychological Development in Childhood or
Psychological Development in Adolescence 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits
CIS 310 Information Systems Concepts 3
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Laboratory 1
EDU 202 Educational Theory and Practice 3
EDU 205 Introduction to Teaching 3
EDU 208 PRAXIS Core Academic Lab for Educators 1
Ethics Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 17

 


Spring Semester Credits
SPE 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
ENG 130 Fundamentals of Communication 3
EDU 310 Technology in Education* 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
EDU 341 Middle and Secondary School Curriculum* 3
Concentration Area #1 Courses 6
Concentration Area #2 Courses 6
EDU 400 Education Foundation and Diversity* 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 18


Spring Semester Credits
Concentration Area #1 Courses 6
Concentration Area #2 Courses 6
EDU 444 Methods/Materials: Middle and Secondary
Education (Concentration area #1) 2
EDU 444 Methods/Materials: Middle and Secondary
Education (Concentration area # 2) 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits
Concentration Area #1 Courses 6
Concentration Area #2 Courses 3
EDU 405 Educational Assessment* 3
EDU 415 Practicum in School Settings* 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 18


Spring Semester Credits
EDU 416 Classroom Management and Collaborative Leadership Seminar* 3
EDU 438 Directed Teaching: Middle Grades Education* 9
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TOTAL HOURS: 12

* The four-year degree plan provided is just a guide and not an actual expectation of courses that students have to take during specific semesters. Each student may have a unique graduation plan based on transfer credit, courses offerings, course load taken, summer course options, intended career/graduate school plans, etc. An advisor will work one-on-one with students to customize a four-year degree plan during a student’s first semester if requested by the student.