BSEd in Middle School Education with Emphasis in Social Studies

Degree Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle School Education prepares students to work with children from fifth through ninth grade in public, private, and alternative school systems.  You may consider a degree in education if you enjoy working with children and/or adolescents, want to strengthen the future through education, and want to make a difference in the lives of others.  MU Students work closely with mentors, practicing teachers, administrators, and university faculty to develop the knowledge and skills to enhance learning outcomes for children and youth.  The coursework through the College of Education focuses on teachers’ roles in facilitating learning at all levels of development and considers the influences of cultural, political, historical, and economic factors on students, teachers, and schools.  Upon successfully completing the initial teacher certification process, the state grants you certification in middle school social studies.  Practical and rewarding clinical training in schools and agencies begins sophomore year, and continues each semester culminating in a senior-level teaching internship, enhancing teaching skills and confidence.  Coursework within Middle School Social Studies will teach you ways to support the social studies learning of middle school students.

Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all university, general education, and content requirements, in addition to degree requirements.  Please meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss degree requirements and to create a semester plan.

As Mizzou Ed continues to implement the new Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators mandated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), curriculum changes will be required that must be met in order to complete your degree and earn teacher certification. Those changes may become effective at any point during your academic program.  Therefore, it is extremely important that you DO NOT SELF ADVISE. 

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student’s actual plan may vary based on course choices and where options are available.                      

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
LTC 1130, 1100, 1120, 1155, 1160, or 11701LTC 22003
MATH 11003ENGLSH 10003
HIST 11003HIST 12003
ESC_PS 20003IS_LT 44673
Humanities3Math Reasoning Proficiency3
 13 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ESC_PS 2010 or LTC 20403ESC_PS 2010 or LTC 20403
ESC_PS 2014 or LTC 20441ESC_PS 2014 or LTC 20441
Lab Science3-5Humanities3
Humanities3Non-Lab Science3
Psychology 1000+3POL_SC 11003
HIST 15003American History Elective3
 16-18 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
LTC 43503LTC 43203
LTC 45341LTC 43241
SPC_ED 40203LTC 45653
LTC 45603LTC 44603
World History Elective3World History Elective3
GEOG 11003Economics 3
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
LTC 4550W3LTC 497112
LTC 43341 
LTC 4410W3 
ED_LPA 40603 
SPC_ED 43103 
Non-Western World History3 
 16 12
Total Credits: 120-122

 

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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