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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Middle Grades Education, B.A.

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Degree Requirements for Middle Grades Education:

University Studies:

Students should follow university studies requirements of the University of North Carolina Wilmington as outlined in the Academic Programs  section of the catalogue.

The major in middle grades education requires 88 hours (46 hours of education courses, 18 hours in an additional teaching field and 24 hours in an academic concentration) as follows:

Academic Concentration:

An academic concentration of at least 24 semester hours is required. Academic concentrations may be chosen from one of the following four disciplines: Language Arts, Math, Science or Social Studies.

Language Arts

Students are encouraged to select courses from University Studies to fulfill requirements in both the Academic Concentration and the Additional Teaching Field.

Selected Courses (6 hours): Select one course each from two of the following groups*



Social Studies

Core Courses (18 hours)

Selected Courses* (6 hours)

Additional Teaching Field:

  • 18 hours as specified with courses from all disciplines related to the field. Fields are language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies.


Students wishing to pursue teacher preparation programs must be formally admitted to the Watson College of Education and to the Teacher Education Program. Students in all programs should consult their advisors for admission procedures and for a list of courses requiring Watson College admissions.  A grade of “C-” or better is required in education courses, as well as all courses in the interdisciplinary specialty and the professional semester. Students may repeat courses in which they earn a grade lower than a “C-” only with the permission of the dean of the Watson College of Education. A cumulative grade point average of 2.70 is required for the practicum semester.


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