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The middle childhood/early adolescence teacher education program leads to a teaching license for grades 1 through 8. Students who select this program must meet the College of Education’s admission and retention requirements and must complete the following components:

  1. The University Core of Common Studies (UCCS)
  2. An Elementary/Middle Education major, which includes specific state-mandated general education requirements
  3. An academic major from the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences or the Diederich College of Communication

Students who intend to complete the teacher education program through the Marquette University College of Education are strongly encouraged to meet with the director of undergraduate advising in the Office of Teacher Education as early as possible to avoid delays in their program.

Academic Majors

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

  • Science
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Diederich College of Communication

  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Theatre Arts

University Core of Common Studies / Education Core Requirements

Rhetoric (R)

ENGL 1001Rhetoric and Composition 13
ENGL 1002Rhetoric and Composition 23
or COMM 1100 Contemporary Presentation
Total Credit Hours6

Mathematical Reasoning (MR)

MATH 2030Problem Solving and Reasoning for Teachers3
MATH 2031Number Systems and Operations for Elementary Teachers2
MATH 2032Algebra and Geometry for Teachers2
Total Credit Hours7

Individual and Social Behavior (ISB)

POSC 2201American Politics3
Total Credit Hours3

Diverse Cultures (DC)

EDUC 1210Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society3
Total Credit Hours3

Literature and Performing Arts (LPA)

Any course approved for the UCCS LPA requirement3
Total Credit Hours3

Histories of Cultures and Societies (HCS)

HIST 1101Introduction to American History3
HIST 1301Survey of Latin America3
or HIST 1401 Africa
or HIST 1501 East Asia
Total Credit Hours6

Science and Nature (SN)

ARSC 1020Major Concepts in Modern Science 14
ARSC 1021Major Concepts in Modern Science 24
Total Credit Hours8

Human Nature and Ethics (HNE)

PHIL 1001Philosophy of Human Nature3
PHIL 2310Theory of Ethics3
Total Credit Hours6

Theology (T)

THEO 1001Introduction to Theology3
THEO 2000-2410 elective approved from the UCCS3
Total Credit Hours6

Additional College Curriculum Requirements 0-8 credits

Foreign Language competence through the elementary college level (1001 & 1002)

 

 

Elementary/Middle Education Major

To be eligible for the middle childhood/early adolescence teaching license, students must complete the following courses offered by the College of Education:

EDUC 1210Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 1964Teaching Elementary Mathematics1
EDUC 2964Teaching Middle School Mathematics1
EDUC 1220Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2227Introduction to Learning and Assessment3
EDUC 4347Teaching Elementary Reading, Language Arts, and Children's Literature 14
EDUC 4217Children and Youth with Exceptional Needs3
EDUC 2330Integrating the Arts Across the Curriculum3
EDUC 4357Teaching Elementary Reading, Language Arts, and Children's Literature 24
EDUC 4297Teaching in the Middle School4
EDUC 4317Teaching Elementary Level Science3
EDUC 3240Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues3
EDUC 4337Teaching Elementary Social Studies3
EDUC 4540Philosophy of Education3
EDUC 4966Student Teaching: Elementary/Middle9-15
Students must also complete:
MATH 2030Problem Solving and Reasoning for Teachers3
MATH 2031Number Systems and Operations for Elementary Teachers2
MATH 2032Algebra and Geometry for Teachers2
Total Credit Hours57-63

Students must check with their advisers in the College of Education with regard to sequence and admission requirements. EDUC 4966 Student Teaching: Elementary/Middle, is the last course to be completed in the program. Students must apply and be approved by the Office of Teacher Education to student teach.