Major Equivalency Endorsement for Middle Level Teachers Grades Five Through Eight

Middle school teachers must hold a minimum equivalent of twenty-four (24) semester hours of content area preparation and methods in the subject area specializations in which they are teaching, or may demonstrate major equivalency in subject areas as noted in the ESPB administrative rules.

Requirements

Middle School English Education Grades 5-8

COMM 110Fundamentals Of Public Speaking

3

EDUC 318Reading in the Elementary School

3

EDUC 398Secondary Education Field Experience

1

EDUC 481Secondary Methods for English

2

ENGL 353Survey of American Literature

3

ENGL 320Advanced Grammar

3

ENGL 408Advanced Composition

3

ENGL 426/EDUC 426Reading in the Content Area

2

Total Credit Hours:24

Middle School Mathematics Education Grades 5-8

EDUC 398Secondary Education Field Experience

1

EDUC 483Secondary Methods for Mathematics

2

MATH 103College Algebra

3

MATH 165Calculus I

4

MATH 323Probability & Statistics

3

MATH 389Modern Geometry

3

Electives to total 24 credits:

MATH 265Calculus III

4

MATH 420History and Philosophy of Mathematics

3

MATH 435Theory Of Numbers

3

MATH 443Algebraic Structures with Programming For Majors

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Middle School Science Education Grades 5-8

ASTR 150Meteorology

3

ASTR 150LMeteorology Lab

1

BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

EDUC 398Secondary Education Field Experience

1

EDUC 484Secondary Methods for Science

2

GEOL 115/GEOG 115Introductory Geology

3

GEOL 115L/GEOG 115LIntroductory Geology Lab

1

PHYS 110Introductory Astronomy

3

or

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:27

Middle School Social Studies Education Grades 5-8 (Prerequisites: ECON 105, GEOG 103, SOC 110)

EDUC 324/HIST 324North Dakota Studies

1

EDUC 398Secondary Education Field Experience

1

EDUC 485Secondary Methods for Social Science

2

GEOG 262The Geography of North Dakota and North America

3

GEOG 300World Region Geography and Anthropology

3

HIST 211World Civilizations to 1500

3

HIST 103U.S. To 1877

3

History Electives

4

Total Credit Hours:24

Note: A list of approved major equivalency requirements is available from the Education Standards and Practice Board (ESPB).

ESPB administrative rules are available on the ESPB Website: www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/majorequivreq.html