Middle Level (5-8) Social Science Endorsement Requirements

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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: #0089 (Social 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
  Social Science Content Coursework  
GEOG 210 World Regional Geography 3
POLS 100 American Government 3
HIST 121
HIST 122 (ONE of these)
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
HIST 151
HIST 152
HIST 153 (ONE of these)
US History I
US History II
American History since 1945
ONE elective One elective from HIST, GEOG, or POLS 3
ELED 360
SEED 415 (ONE of these)
K-8 Social Science Methods
7-12 Social Science Methods


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