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Middle Level Education: Social Studies


Bachelor of Arts

A major in Middle Level Social Studies is meant to prepare students for a career as a highly qualified teacher education candidate skilled to teach any core subject at the 4th-6th grade level and skilled to teach Social Studies at the 7th-8th grade level. For state certification, students must meet all the competency standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

To successfully complete the Middle Level Social Studies Certification major, the following coursework is required:

  • 39 credits of Major Requirements
  • 47 credits of Education Requirements
  • 40 CORE credits
  • A minimum of 126 credits are required for a degree, the last 30 of which must be completed at La Roche College. Developmental coursework does not count towards the required number of credits for graduation.

Education Requirements: 47 credits

EDML2010 ML Teaching Science Methods Lab
EDML2023 ML Teaching Mathematics Methods Lab
EDML3010 Developing Reading Communities
EDML3013 ML Teaching Social Studies Methods Lab
EDML3050 Reading & Writing Across the Disciplines
EDML4010 Advanced Teaching Methods for Middle Level
EDML4050 ML Student Teaching (Grades 4-6)
EDML4055 ML Student Teaching (Grades 7-8)
EDSP2015 Introduction to High Incidence Disabilities, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP2025 Learning Environments, Classroom Behavior Management, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP3040 Evaluation & Authentic Assessment within a Standards Aligned System
EDSP4015 Development of the IEP & Inclusion in Least Restrictive Environment
EDUC1010 Introduction to Education
PSYC1021 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC2040 Adolescence Psychology
PSYC2061 Educational Psychology
  Major Requirements: 39 credits

ADMG1005 Macroeconomics
BIOL1001 Life Science
GEOG3013 Geography and World Affairs
HIST1010 U.S. History: The Foundation of a Republic (1600-1865)
HIST2XXX OR 3XXX Non-US History 2000 or 3000 level course
HIST2XXX OR 3XXX Non-US History 2000 or 3000 level course
HISTXXXX 2000-3000 Level History(HS) Course
MATH1040 Probability and Statistics
MATH2000 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
MATH2023 Geometry and Measurement
NSCI2045 Geology
POLI1022 American Government
SLSC1006 Intro to Physical Science: Motion, Matter and Mind