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Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education - Social Studies and Specialization

This degree is designed for students who wish to teach in middle schools.  The curriculum of the degree prepares the middle level educator to teach in two separate content areas.  Each student will have a teacher preparation program in  two areas: English/language arts, mathematics, science or social studies. Due to the complexity of this degree, its content areas, general education requirements, and lack of electives, students are urged to always receive prior approval from their advisers before enrolling in any course.


The Teacher Education Professional Education Sequence is undergoing significant change. At the time of this publication, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education is reviewing these changes. Please see your academic advisor or Student Services Director for updated course information. 

Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education Social Studies and Specialization 
General Education   Semester Hours
ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills  

15-16

Writing and Critical Thinking  

 

WRIT 101 and CRTW 201 Composition; Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing

6

Quantitative Skills  

 

MATH 150 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

3

Technology Met in major with EDCO 305

0

Oral Communication Met in major with SCST 391

0

Logic/Language/Semiotics See approved list,

3

One semester of foreign language  

3-4

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines

3-6

HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives Met in major with GEOG 101

0

Historical Perspectives May be met in major with HIST 212

0-3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying them to Disciplines

13

Social Sciences Met in major with PLSC 201 or 202 and ECON 215 or 216

0*

Humanities and Arts See approved list; one course must be an ENGL

 

  literature; 3 hours met in major with HIST 111

6*

*15 hours must be taken from these two areas.  

 

Natural Science Consult adviser and approved list

7

Intensive Writing Met in major with MLED 330

0

Constitution Requirement Met in major with HIST 211

0

   

 

Professional Education Sequence  

42

EDUC 101* Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

     
EDUC 200* Development Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

     
EDUC 220* Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

     
EDUC 401* Internship I: Understanding Contextual Factors

1

     
EDUC 402 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

9

 
EDUC 410* Education in a Democracy

2

 
EDCO 201* Literacy and the English Language Learner

2

 
EDCO 202* Supporting the Student w/ Disabilities in the General Ed Classroom

2

 
EDCO 203* Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted in the Gen Ed Classroom

1

 
EDCO 305* Technology in the Classroom

2

 
EDCO 306* Teaching Methods for the Inclusive Classroom

2

     
EDCO 350* Analyzing Classroom Climate

1

     
EDCO 351* Establishing Positive Classroom Climate

1

 
MLED 305** Introduction to the Middle School

3

 
MLED 315** Developmental Aspects of Middle Level Learners

3

 
MLED 325** Content Literacy for Middle Level Learners

3

 
MLED 330 Strategies and Assessment for Middle Level Learners

3

 
MLED 392 Field Experiences in Middle Level Education

1

 
Social Studies Concentration  

30

HIST 111 World Civilizations to 950

3

 
HIST 112 World Civilizations from 950-1750

3

 
HIST 211 US History to 1877

3

 
HIST 212 US History since 1877

3

 
HIST 505 History of South Carolina

3

 
PLSC 201 or PLSC 202 American Government, State and Local Gov’t

3

 
 
ECON 215 or 216 Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics

3

 
GEOG 101 Human Geography

3

 
    Select from the following list:  

3

HIST 113 World Civilizations since 1720  
 
SOCL 101 Social Problems and Social Policy  
 
SOCL 201 Principles of Sociology  
 
ANTH 201 Intro to Cultural Anthropology  
 
 
ANTH 203 Intro to Language and Culture  
 
Required Methods  

 

SCST 391 Principles of Teaching Social Studies

3

 
Select from one of the following concentrations  

 

English Language Arts  

27

Mathematics  

25-28

Science  

26

Total  

125


**A grade of C or better must be earned and this course cannot be taken as S/U.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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