Students seeking certification in middle level education (grades 4 through 8) must complete a major in mathematics, elementary general science, English, history, or historical studies, or they may complete a pre-approved interdepartmental major in mathematics/general science, mathematics/English, or general science/English. Students must also complete the College’s program of general education, Learning in Common. Students must select Mathematics 125 to fulfill the requirement in Quantitative Reasoning (F2) and Environmental Science 112 to fulfill the lab science requirement (F4). (Students majoring in mathematics, mathematics/general sciences, or mathematics/English are exempted from taking Mathematics 125. Students majoring in mathematics may substitute Physics 111 for Environmental Science 112.) In the Multidisciplinary (M) categories, students must take History 113 to fulfill the Historical Studies (M1) requirement; Education 131 to fulfill the Literature (M2) requirement; Education 160 to fulfill the Ultimate Questions (M3) requirement; Political Science 110 to satisfy the Economic, Social, and Political Systems (M4) requirement; and Interdisciplinary 110 to fulfill the Cultural Values and Global Issues (M5) requirement. The Aesthetic Expression (M6) requirement is waived for these students. In addition, middle level education students must complete one of the two Upper-Division (U) categories, which may be a part of the major; the other is waived.
Middle level education students must complete the professional sequence in middle level education:
100.2 and 160
Taken in separate semesters in the freshman year; 40-hour field experience for each semester required; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required.
130 and 240.2
Taken in the fall of the sophomore year; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required.
Taken in the spring term of the sophomore year
Taken in fall of the junior year; overall QPA of 2.70 required to enroll
332, 333 and 358.2
Taken in spring of the junior year; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required; overall QPA of 2.70 required to enroll; passing PAPA tests required to enroll.
232.2, 330, 331, and 358.2
Taken in fall of the senior year; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required; overall QPA of 2.70 required to enroll; passing PAPA tests required to enroll.
371 and 375-377
Taken in fall of the senior year; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required; overall QPA of 3.0 required to enroll; passing PAPA tests and approval of the Teacher Education Committee are required to enroll.
EDUC 160 is a pre-requisite and EDUC 130 is a co-requisite for EDUC 244. Environmental Science 112 with a grade of C or better is the prerequisite for Education 331. Mathematics 125 with a grade of C or better and Mathematics 107 are prerequisites for Education 332. (Both Mathematics 107 and 125 are waived for students majoring in mathematics, mathematics/general science, or mathematics/English.) History 113 with a grade of C or better, Political Science 110, and Interdisciplinary Studies 110 are prerequisites for Education 330. Students must pass the reading, writing, and mathematics PAPA exams prior to enrolling in any 200- or 300-level education course. These exams should be taken in the freshman year.
All students interested in teacher certification are reminded that they must complete courses required for initial admission to the teacher certification program. Specifically, students must complete six credit hours (1.50 Moravian course units) in mathematics as well as three credit hours in English composition and three credit hours in English literature.