Wayne State College

Middle Level Education Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. The class sequence listed is suggested only. The final decision rests with the student and academic advisor.

Students must complete the requirements of each level before moving forward to the next part of the program. This is a comprehensive endorsement.

Content area courses (39-42 hours): Students must complete the middle level pedagogy courses (15) and at least one of these middle level core academic subject areas (24-27): English language arts, science, social science, or math.  In order to complete a B.A./B.S. degree, students must select a second subject area from either the middle level core academic subjects or from other middle level subject areas. Note: Students can also choose any other subject or field endorsement offered by the college. Total number of hours will depend on your selections.

Additional middle level subject areas include family and consumer sciences occupational, health and physical education, or special education.  See catalog for list of acceptable classes in each area.

*Take a methods class for each content area selected.

2023-24 Academic Year

Level 1: Preparing for Teacher Candidacy

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2) (3)
EDU 150 Introduction to Professional Education (3)
ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1) (3)
Content area course (3)
General Studies CAT 3 (3)
General Studies CAT 4 (3)
General Studies CAT 5 (3)
General Studies CAT 6 (3)
General Studies CAT 7 (3)
General Studies CAT 8 (3)

*Additional math required if Math ACT is less than 19.

Start completing initial benchmarks during EDU 245.

EDU 245: Preparing for Level 2: Teacher Candidacy (take with EDU 250 or first semester at WSC) (0)
EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition (prereq: EDU 150) (3)
EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design (prereq: EDU 150) (3)
Content area courses (18)
General Studies CAT 9 (3)
General Studies CAT 10 (3)

Advancement to Level 2: Acceptance to Educator Preparation Candidacy required before taking any EDU/SPD 300-400 level classes.

EDU 310 Reading,Writing, and Assessment in Content Areas (2)
EDU 350 The Middle Level Teacher (every other spring) (3)
SPD 302 Inclusion and Co-teaching in General Education (3)
Choose the course below that corresponds to your core academic subject area:
EDU 332 Development of Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
EDU 423 Development of Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
EDU 431 Development of Science in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
EDU 432 Development of Math in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
Content area courses (18)

EDU 409 Content Area Methods (first content area) (3)
EDU 414 Content Area Practicum Experience (1)
EDU 445 Preparing for Level 3: Clinical Pratice (semester before clinical practice) (0)
SPD 435 or 436 Classroom Management through Social-Emotional Learning K-6 or 7-12 (3)
Content area courses (15)

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice

EDU 454 Clinical Practice and Seminar for Middle Level (12)

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement. For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education website at www.education.ne.gov.