Department of Teacher Education / College of Education
The B.S.E in Middle School STEM Education prepares graduates to work as middle school teachers in grades 4-8 in the areas of math and science. The Middle School STEM degree encompasses the latest updates with STEM education and engineering practices.
What to expect
Before graduation, students complete student teaching and complete a variety of field experience courses. Students must also complete the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Those requirements may be located on the College of Education’s website.
- Middle School Education STEM Handbook
- COE Policy Handbook
- Undergraduate Student Teaching Handbook
- Field Experience I Handbook
- Field Experience II Handbook
- Our graduates demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through various mediums.
- Our graduates demonstrate an understanding of the various cultures and backgrounds of students in the classroom.
- Our graduates can think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
- Our graduates utilize instructional technology effectively.
- Our graduates display mastery of content knowledge, pedagogy, and professional skills.
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University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 32 hours (3 hours of mathematics are included in the degree)
Other Requirement – 3 hours
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
Professional Requirements – 18 hours
EDUC 2000 Educational Field Experience, Level I Lab
EDUC 2003 Introduction to Education
EDUC 2023 K-12 Education Technology
EDUC/PSYC 3013 Educational Psychology
EDUC 4043 Assessment, Evaluation, and Measurement
HIST 4083 History of Arkansas
SPED 4073 Survey of Exceptional Individuals
Students are required to submit passing scores for the Praxis I (CORE) in order to apply
for admission to the Teacher Education Program to start the courses in the Middle School
Middle School Focus – 18 hours
EDUC 4113 Reading Diagnostics
EDUC 4203 Strategies for Content Area Reading
EDUC 4273 Classroom and Group Management
MSED 3053 Integrated Curriculum
MSED 4023 Middle Level Field II
MSED 4323 Family, Schools, and Community
Student Teaching Block* – 12 hours
EDUC 4003 Student Teaching Seminar
MSED 4006 Student Teaching I
MSED 4103 Student Teaching II
*Students must take all Praxis II exams by September 15 prior to student teaching during
the spring semester and by March 15 prior to student teaching during the fall semester.
Mathematics – 20 hours
MATH 1023 College Algebra
MATH 1033 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1525 Calculus I
MATH 2063 Math for Teachers II
MATH 3043 Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
MSED 4293 Math for Middle Level Teachers
Science – 15 hours
CHEM 1013/1011 College Chemistry I/Lab
MSED 4243 STEM for Middle School Teachers
MSED 4343/4001 STEM Methods for Middle School Teachers/Lab
4 hours of biology, chemistry, engineering, physics (course must include a lab)
The Teacher Education programs at SAU have a long history of preparing teachers and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
To obtain a bachelor of science in education majoring in Middle School Education with an emphasis in math and science, the student must earn at least a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all University credits, complete the required courses (major courses with a C or higher), and successfully complete the Praxis I and II tests.