The Education Department offers a major in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescent (Grades 1-8), which requires completion of the following courses:
Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.
1. Courses for the major:
EDU 1010 Education and Society (4 cr.)
EDU 2130 Multicultural Children’s and Early Adolescents’ Literature (4 cr.)
EDU 2150 Creative Arts: Music and Art in Elementary and Middle Schools (4 cr.)
EDU 2720 Fostering Engagement and Positive Behavior in the Classroom Grades 1-8 (4 cr.)
EDU 3050 Teaching and Supporting Learners with Diverse Characteristics and Needs (4 cr.)
EDU 3160 Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle Schools (4 cr.)
EDU 3230 Reading & Language Arts II (4 cr.)
EDU 3250 Effectively Teaching Mathematics in Elementary/Middle School (4 cr.)
EDU 3260 Effectively Teaching Science in Elementary/Middle School (4 cr.)
2. Choose One:
EDU 2340 Foundations in Urban Education (4 cr.)
EDU 3240 English Language Learner: Methods and Studies in Education (4 cr.)
EDU 4282 Culturally Relevant Teaching (4 cr.)
3. The following courses are required to complete the Wisconsin teacher licensure requirements:
EDU 2010 Educational Psychology and Assessment (4 cr.)
EDU 3220 Reading and Language Arts I (Grades 1-8) (4 cr.)
EDU 3900 Junior Thesis Seminar (2 cr.)
EDU 4900 Student Teaching Seminar (12 cr.)
4. The following courses are required for licensure and are taken as general education requirements for the Carthage degree:
HIS 1000 Issues in American History (4 cr.)
EXS 2450 Physical Education and Health Methods (2 cr.)
Any appropriate Social Science course (4 cr.)
Any appropriate Biological Science course (4 cr.)
Any appropriate Physical Science course (physics or chemistry), at least one must be a lab science (4 cr.)
5. The middle childhood through early adolescent major also must earn a minor or second major. Candidates will choose either a licensable or nonlicensable minor.
Licensable Minors: biology, chemistry, English, French, geography, German, health (for EXSS majors only), history, mathematics, natural science/STEM, physics, Spanish, speech communication.
Non Licensable Minors: art (studio or art history), business, computer science, economics, marketing, music, political science, psychological science, sociology, theatre, and urban education.