Middle Grades 5-9 Program Suggestions

Middle Grades majors must select two academic areas of concentration from: language arts, social science, mathematics, natural sciences, business education, modern language (German, Spanish, or French), or health and physical education.


First Year

First Semester

Hours

Second Semester

Hours

English Composition I

3

English Composition II

3

Introduction to Education

3

College Algebra*

3

Teacher Education Field Exp.

1

PE 150 - Healthy, Wealthy & Wise

3

General Biology***

4

Western Civilization
or American History

3

Speech Fundamentals

3

Art Appreciation, Art Structure or Music Appreciation

3

Hours

14

Hours

15


**Second Year

First Semester

Hours

Second Semester

Hours

American Government

3

Elective, Academic Area

3

Social Sciences General Studies Elective other than Political Science

3

American Literature

3

TESE 323 - Partnerships with Families

1

Physical Science***

4

TE 206 - Instructional Technology for the Pre-Service Teacher

3

Elective, Academic Area

3

Elective, Academic Area

3

Hours

13

Hours

13

* College Algebra required of students who do not have four years of high school mathematics including two years of high school algebra, 1 year of geometry, a senior level math course, and a MATH ACT of 20 plus.

** The student should take the Praxis Core Test during the second year and prior to transferring to UNK.

***Must have at least two lab components with science courses for a minimum of 8 hours. Additional 3 hours of science required for Middle Grades endorsement.

For additional information contact:

Patsy Bruner, Middle Grades Advisor
Telephone: (308) 865-8511
E-mail: brunerpk@unk.edu 
or
Julie Agard, Department Advisor
Telephone: (308) 865-8556
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska 68849
E-mail: agardj@unk.edu