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Middle Level General Science/English Certification

Students seeking certification in middle-level General Science/English education (grades 4 through 8) must complete a pre-approved interdepartmental major in general science/English. The interdisciplinary major in elementary general science and English for middle-level teacher certification consists of twelve courses, including:

  • Biology 100, 112, or 119
  • Biology 107 or Environmental Studies 112
  • Chemistry 108 or 113
  • Physics 109 or 111
  • two courses chosen from Earth Science 110, 120, or 130
  • Education 131; English 211 or 212 (writing intensive)
  • English 221
  • English 225 (writing intensive)
  • and two courses in English numbered 200 or above, one of which must also satisfy the U1 or U2 LinC requirement.

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). 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.