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Middle Level Grades 4-8 Science (B.S.Ed.)

Administered by Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Effective Summer 2020

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

The State Board of Education adopted changes that affect all of Pennsylvania's instructional and educational specialist programs by adding 9 credits or 270 hours or equivalent combination for adaptations and accommodations for diverse students in an inclusive setting and 3 credits or 90 hours or equivalent combination to meet the instructional needs of English Language Learners. Although these regulatory changes became effective on September 22, 2007, the PA Department of Education has not yet developed final requirements for colleges/universities to follow. Therefore, additional program requirements will be developed and incorporated into your certification program to comply with new regulations for certifying teachers that become effective on January 1, 2013.

Requirements for Certification in Middle Level 4-8 develop knowledge of the nature of the pre-adolescent/adolescent, the nature of the middle school, the learning process, general methods of teaching and methods of teaching particular subjects and to provide student teaching experience. A total of 73 semester hours is taken in required courses. None may be taken on a pass/fail basis. An area of teaching competence is required (Mathematics, Social Studies, Science or Language Arts/Reading). No free electives are available for this program. In addition to the 124-credit requirement for a Bloomsburg University degree, education majors are subject to background checks and passage of PAPA, PECT and any required PRAXIS exams.

Middle Level – Pre-Teacher Education

AUDSLP.432 Communication and Education for ELLs or PROFSTUD.494 ELL Strategies and Methods

EDFOUND.204 Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning

EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching

EDFOUND.406 Multicultural Education

ELEMED.150 Introduction to Middle Level Education

PSYCH.212 Adolescent Dev or PSYCH.214 Transitions to Adolescent Dev

Special Education - PTE

SPECED.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities

SPECED.275 Linking Assessment

SPECED.358 Methods of Instruction for Individuals with Disabilities

Middle Level – Teacher Advanced Sequence

ELEMED.351 Teaching Middle Level Science and Mathematics Grades 4-8

ELEMED.360 Teaching Middle Level Language Arts and Social Studies

PROFSTUD.301 Teaching, Learning and Assessment

ELEMED.366 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas Elem/Mid-Level Grades 4-8

EDFOUND.427 Class Mgt and Eff Disc

PROFSTUD.498 Student Teaching Seminar

Choose one:

PROFSTUD.320 Practicum (Central or Danville)

PROFSTUD.461 Practicum (Bethlehem)

ELEMED.496 Practicum (Bloomsburg, Berwick, Central, Danville, Hazleton and/or Southern)

Student Teaching (12 credits)

ELEMED.494 Teaching in Education: First Experience

ELEMED.495 Teaching in Education: Second Experience

Science Content

MATH.109 College Algebra

PHYSICS.103 Principles of Physical Science

EGGS.120 Physical Geology

CHEM.108 Physiological Chem

BIOLOGY.115 Concepts Biology 2

Adv. Science

Adv. Science

SECED.453 Teaching Science Sec

University Requirements – Minimum of 40 GEPs and 120 Credits

Goal 1: Communication (7 pts.) – Disciplines

ENGLISH.101 Foundation of Writing

EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching

ENGLISH.151, 152, 156, 204, 226, 227, 236, 237, 246, 247, 280 or 286

EXERSCI.211 Methods and Material in Elementary School Physical Education

Goal 2: Information Literacy (2 pts.) - 1 Discipline

EDFOUND.204 Ed Computing and Tech

Goal 3: Analytical and Quantitative Skills (5 pts.) - 2 Disciplines

MATH.201 Math Concepts I

MATH.202 Math Concepts II

SPECED.275 Linking Assessment/Instruction

Goal 4: Cultures and Diversity (5 pts.) - 2 Disciplines

SPECED.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities

HISTORY.121 Colonial to 1877 or HISTORY.122 1877 to Present

Goal 5: Natural Sciences (5 pts) - 2 Disciplines

CHEM.101 Intro to Chemistry

BIOLOGY.114 Concepts Biology 1

Goal 6: Social Sciences (5 pts.) - 2 Disciplines

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

EGGS.104 World Reg Geography

Goal 7: Arts and Humanities (5 pts.) - 2 Disciplines

ENGLISH.151, 152, 156, 204, 226, 227, 236, 237, 246, 247, 280 or 286

PHIL.111, MUSIC.101, MUSIC.105, THEATRE.102, or THEATRE.103

Goal 8: Second Language (2 pts.) - 1 Discipline

Any 102 level language *

Goal 9: Healthy Living (2 pts.) - 1 Discipline

Choose one: EXERSCI.114, 150, 211, 241, 250, 270, 278, DANCE.117, NURSING.100, NURSING.217 or HONORS 217


Take both: EXERSCI.226 and EXERSCI.230

Goal 10: Citizenship (2 pts.) - 1 Discipline

SPECED.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities

EDFOUND.406 Multicultural Education

*Other information regarding testing requirements, etc. can be found at