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B.S. AREA: MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION- SCIENCE TRACK

Effective Date: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Science degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate B.S. AREA: MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION- SCIENCE TRACK degree at Murray State University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression

General Education Core
Written Communications (WC): 6 Credit Hours
ENG 101 (3) 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
Oral Communications (OC): 3 Credit Hours
COM 181 (3) 3
Heritage (HR): 3 Credit Hours
HIS 108 (3) 3
Humanities (HU): 3 Credit Hours
ENG 161 (3) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB): 6 Credit Hours
PSY 180 (3) 3
GEO 152 (3) 3
Natural Sciences (NS): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
BIO 112 (3) 3
BIO 116 (3) 3
BIO 113 Lab (1) 1
BIO 117 Lab (1) 1
Quantitative Reasoning (QR): 6 Credit Hours
MAT 150 (3) 3
STA 220 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours  35
Associate in Science Requirements
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) -or- Natural Sciences (NS): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
PHY 171 (4) 4
GLY 101 (3) 3
GLY 111 Lab (1) 1
General Education Core (GE) -or- Foreign Language (FL): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
HIS 109 (3) 3
CHE 140 (3) 3
CHE 145 Lab (1) 1
Total Credit Hours  15
Electives
EDU 201 (3) 3
EDP 202 (3) 3
CIT 105 (3) 3
AST 191 (3) 3
AST 195 (1) 1
Total Credit Hours  13

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression

Murray State University Courses
MID 342 (3) 3
MID 395 (4) 4
EDU 403 (2) 2
MID 422 (4) 4
MID 307 (3) 3
REA 407 (3) 3
MID 421 (7-14) 14
SCI Elective 3
UEL 300 3
UEL 300 3
UEL 100 3
SED 300 (3) 3
GSC 125 (4) 4
UEL 300 3
Total Credit Hours  55

Program Notes

Earn an overall undergraduate GPA of greater than or equal to 2.75 on a 4.0 scale at the point of admission to Teacher Education.

ENG 101, 102, 104 or 105 with a "B" or higher
MAT 117 (or higher level math) with a "B" or higher
COM 161 or HON 165 with a "B" or higher
EDU 103 with a "B" or higher


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