Middle Level Education, BA

The BA in Middle Level Education was developed through a collaborative partnership of classroom teachers, education experts, and Clayton State University faculty. The Clayton State University teacher education programs are maintained in partnership with seven county school systems in the University’s primary service area:

  1. Clayton
  2. DeKalb
  3. Fayette
  4. Fulton
  5. Henry
  6. Rockdale
  7. Spalding

All on-site education field experiences will be provided by these systems. The Teacher Education Advisory Council serves as an external advisory group for teacher education programs.

Program Requirements

No grades of D in any courses are allowed in any courses of the Teacher Education degree.

Four of the 123 credit hours are institutional only.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Middle Level Education degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
EDUC 2110Invest. Critical/Contem. Issue3
EDUC 2120Exploring Socio-Culture3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning & Teaching3
Choose three elective courses (two in one concentration and one in the other) appropriate to the teaching field to support the two concentration areas from the following: 19
Language Arts
World Literature I -Pre-Modern
World Literature II - Modern
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Trigonometry & Analytic Geom 2
Calculus I
Calculus II
Number Concepts & Relations (*required*-offered spring only)
Elementary Statistics (*required* if not used in area D-2)
Finite Mathematics
Survey of Calculus
Computer Science I
Natural Sciences
Selected Topics in Science (any topic not already taken)
Solar System Astronomy
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
and Astronomy Laboratory
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry Lab I
Survey of Chemistry II
and Survey of Chemistry Lab II
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics Lab I
Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics Lab II (lab hours in excess credit)
Social Sciences
Survey-PreModern World History
Survey of Modern World History
Survey of US History to 1877
US HIST Since Reconstruction
Critical Trends and Issues
Upper Division Requirements24
EDUC 3000Middle Level Education Seminar (Institutional Credit Only)1
EDUC 3001Teacher Ed Curriculum Seminar (Institutional Credit Only)1
EDUC 3100Middle Level Teaching Methods2
EDUC 3010Study of Young Adol. Learner3
EDUC 3030Exploring-Exceptional Learner3
EDUC 3040ELL Principles and Strategies 33
EDUC 3350Instr Strat for Young Adol3
EDUC 4001Mid Lev Learner Tech Seminar (Institutional Credit Only)1
EDUC 4002Middle Level Teacher Capstone (Institutional Credit Only)1
EDUC 4040Classroom Assessment3
LART 3010Literacy Across Content Areas3
First and Second Teaching Field Requirements24
Choose two of the following concentrations: 4
Internship Requirements15
The following courses must be taken in sequence during the same school calendar year:
Middle Level Internship I (Fall Semester)
Middle Level Internship II A (Spring Semester)
Middle Level Intern. II (Spring Semester)
Total Credit Hours123

Teaching Field Concentration Requirements

Language Arts Concentration

ENGL 3100Intro to Literary Studies3
ENGL 3210Advanced Grammar3
ENGL 4114Adolescent Literature3
LART 3120Lang Arts: Skills & Concepts3
Total Credit Hours12

Mathematics Concentration

MATH 3020Concepts of Algebra3
MATH 3030Concepts of Geometry3
MATH 4010Mathematical Problem Solving3
MATH 4020Concepts of Discrete Math.3
Total Credit Hours12

Science Concentration

SCI 3110
Physical Science I
and Physical Science Laboratory
SCI 3120Physical Science II3
SCI 3130Integrated Science-Life Scienc3
SCI 3140Physical Science III3
Total Credit Hours12

Social Sciences Concentration

HIST 3110Georgia History and Government3
HIST 3800World Historical Geography3
HIST 4250History of World Religions3
HIST 4501Skills/Methods Social Studies3
Total Credit Hours12

 Other Program-Specific Graduation Requirements

  1. Grades of A, B, C, or K in all courses used to meet program requirements and a minimum of 2.50 overall GPA must be maintained.
  2. Participation in examinations, surveys, performance assessments, and any other required activities administered for purposes of program evaluation and program exit.