Successful completion of the middle grades education (5-9) program leads to the Bachelor of Arts and is the first step toward attaining certification to teach in grades 5-9 in Kentucky. Students wishing to enroll in the middle grades program must follow the admission guidelines for teacher education programs outlined by the College of Education. It is suggested that freshmen or other interested students declare a pre-education major in middle grades education. Doing so will enable the student to be assigned a teacher education advisor. The advisor will be familiar with the current curriculum and admission requirements as well as any impending changes that may occur prior to the student’s admission semester. Students pursuing a middle grades education program must complete at least two of the following teaching fields: English and communication, mathematics, science, social studies, or special education. Special Education must be completed as a second major. See Special Education (P-12), B.A. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will qualify for an institutional recommendation for a Kentucky Provisional Certificate for teaching in the middle grades (5-9), with appropriate teaching fields.
You should also know: At the time of graduation, all students in teacher education programs must meet the following requirements:
- Overall GPA of 2.75.
- Pedagogy (EDU and EDS courses) GPA of 2.75.
- Content course GPA of 2.75.
- NKU coursework GPA of 2.75.
- Minimum grade of C (not C-) in all education (EDS / EDU) courses.
Four-Year Plan: Click here to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures page.
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