Middle Level (5-8) Science Endorsement Requirements

ARSD 24:15:06:04.
A 5-8 middle level education endorsement requires completion of eight semester hours of coursework in the design of curriculum and instructional strategies for middle level learners, developmental characteristics of the middle level learner, and other topics relative to the concepts of middle level education or the middle level learner and the completion of a practicum, internship, or student teaching in a formally organized middle school or junior high, or the passage of the middle school pedagogy test. Verified teaching experience in a formally organized middle school or junior high within the five-year period immediately preceding the application may be accepted in lieu of the above field experiences at the equivalency of one year’s teaching experience for one semester hour credit for a maximum of three semester hours of the total credit hours required.

ARSD 24:15:06:05.
A middle level education endorsement for language arts, mathematics, natural science, and social science shall be added by the passage of the designated state content test.

PRAXIS Exam requirements & Study Guide: #0439 (Science)

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
EPSY 428 Child & Adolescent Growth & Development 3
MLED 473 Principles & Practices of Teaching Middle School 3
MLED 480 Middle Level Methods 2
MLED 495 Middle Level Practicum 1
  Science Content Coursework  
BIOL 101/L
BIOL 103/L (ONE of these)
Biology Survey I & Lab
Biology Survey II & Lab
ELED 303
PHYS 185/L (ONE of these)
Earth & Space Science for Elementary Teachers
Introduction to Astronomy & Lab
CHEM 106/L
GEOL 201/L
PHYS 101/L (TWO of these)
Chemistry Survey I & Lab
Physical Geology & Lab
Survey of Physics & Lab
ELED 320
SEED 413 (ONE of these)
K-8 Science Methods
7-12 Science Methods


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