2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Middle Level Education (4-8) Major (BSEd/BABS)

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Majors: Biblical Studies, Middle Level Education

Certification: Pennsylvania Instructional I (4-8) and ACSI Standard (K-8)

Major Mission: The Middle Level Education major trains students from a philosophical base which reflects a biblical worldview, to serve as teachers in public and private schools.

Major Outcomes:

  1. The teacher candidate will integrate knowledge to design coherent learning experiences.
  2. The teacher candidate will implement safe, equitable, learning-focused environments.
  3. The teacher candidate will demonstrate effective instructional practices.
  4. The teacher candidate will demonstrate professionalism.
  5. The teacher candidate will integrate a biblical worldview.

Major Description: The Middle Level Education Major trains students to teach all subjects in grades 4-8 with specialization in one or two subject areas. Coursework and field experiences are designed for the student to develop an understanding of the middle level learner, implement effective instructional practices, and to create safe, learning environments. Students also train to be content matter specialists in their selected fields.

Middle Level Options:

Option 1 - Subject Concentration:

30 credits in English, math, social studies, or science + 9 credits in the other three subject areas

Option 2 - Subject Focuses:

33 credits (18 and 15) in two of the following subjects (one must be math or science) English, math, social studies and science + 12 credits in the other two subject areas

For example: math (18 credits), English (15 credits), science (12 credits), social studies (12 credits)

Focus:

  • English w/Math: 3 English, 2 Math, 1 SS, 1 Sci
  • English w/Science: 3 English, 2 Sci, 1 SS, 1 Math
  • Math w/Soc Studies: 3 Math, 2 SS, 1 English, 1 Sci
  • Math w/Science: 3 Math, 2 Sci, 1 English, 1 SS
  • Math w/English: 3 Math, 2 English, 1 Sci, 1 SS
  • Soc Studies w/Math: 3 SS, 2 Math, 1 Sci, 1 English
  • Soc Studies w/Science: 3 SS, 2 Sci, 1 Eng, 1 Math
  • Science w/English: 3 Sci, 2 English, 1 Math, 1 SS
  • Science w/Math: 3 Sci, 2 Math, 1 SS, 1 Eng
  • Science w/Soc Studies: 3 Sci, 2 SS, 1 English, 1 Math

The 400 level course must be taken in your concentration or one of your focus areas.

Middle Level Education Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

SOC 101General Psychology

3

EDU 101The Teaching Profession

3

Total Credit Hours:16

LAN 101: B- min. required

EDU 101: C+ min. required

Spring Semester

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level) (Choose LIT 101 or LIT 240.)

3

MAT ____MAT Core (Choose MAT 201 or MAT 204.)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

SOC 325Human Growth & Development

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Professional Content Courses: C+ min. required

Writing Intensive Required (C+ min. required)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

MAT 202Math Concepts for Teachers

3

SOC 224World Regional Geography

3

____ ____MLE Elective 1

3

____ ____ MLE Elective 2

3

EDU 204Instructional Design

3

Total Credit Hours:18

EDU 204: C+ min. required

Professional Content Courses: C+ min. required

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

HIS 201U.S. History I (1600-1877)

3

SCI 121Environmental Science

3

SOC 326Educational Psychology

3

ELM 302Introduction to the Middle Grades

3

EDU 301Teacher Education Internship I

0

Total Credit Hours:19

Students must take at least one science lab for credit.

SOC 326, ELM 302, EDU 301: C+ min. required

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

HIS 204The Modern World: WWI to the Present

3

SCI ____Science Elective (SCI 161 or SCI 101)

3

____ ____MLE Elective 3

3

EDU 425Educational Assessment for Classroom Teachers

3

EDU 302Teacher Education Internship II

0

Total Credit Hours:19

Students must take at least one science lab for credit.

EDU 425, EDU 302: C+ min. required

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

MAT ____MAT Core (MAT 204 or MAT 203)

3

SCI ____Science Elective (SCI 162 or SCI 131)

3

EDU 333The Exceptional Child

3

EDU 401Teacher Education Internship III

0

ML Methods (ELM 313,352,354, 426)

Total Credit Hours:19

EDU 333, Educational Methods Course, EDU 401: C+ min. required

Professional Content Courses: C+ min. required

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____MLE Elective 4

3

____ ____MLE Elective 5

3

EDU 410Teaching the English Language Learner

3

EDU 430Classroom Management

3

ELM 312Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum

3

EDU 402Teacher Education Internship IV

1

Total Credit Hours:19

EDU 410, EDU 430, ELM 312, EDU 402: C+ min. required

Professional Content Courses: C+ min. required

Spring Semester

THE 320Christianity and Culture

3

____ ____MLE Elective 6

3

____ ____MLE Elective 7 (400 Level *)

3

EDU 335Inclusionary Practices

3

EDU 450Teacher Education Practicum

3

Total Credit Hours:15

EDU 335, EDU 450: C+ min. required

Professional Content Courses: C+ min. required

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

EDU 461The Cross Cultural Experience

1

EDU 492Student Teaching Seminar

2

EDU 499Student Teaching

12

Total Credit Hours:15

EDU 492: C+ min. required