Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

Middle Level Education: Education Studies Option (B.S. in Education)

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Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree with Subject Area Endorsements: 121 Semester Hours

The Middle Level Education, Education Studies non-licensure option, focuses on adolescents transitioning from childhood to adulthood, placing primary focus on ages ten thru fifteen. Students will select focused areas of study from literacy/language arts, mathematics, social science, or general science.

This major requires that all students (including native, transfer students from community colleges or senior institutions, internal transfers, and post-baccalaureate) follow and meet the requirements for Admission and Retention in Teacher Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure Programs” section of this catalog. Additional information on Admission and Retention is found on the College of Education website at

Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses used toward graduation, regardless of where they are taken. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor courses, all university required courses, and electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Professional Course Work 50-53 hours)

All professional education coursework must be completed with a “C” or better prior to internship.

Focused Study Options

All majors will complete the Language Arts/Literacy component and select one other Focused Study option.


Departmental Requirements (in addition to University General Education Requirements)

University General Education and additional departmental required courses: 58-60 semester hours

Some courses may also count toward University general education requirements.  Consult with Departmental Advisor.


Elective from General Education Humanities courses. Credits: 3


Art, Music, or Theatre from General Education Fine Arts courses. Credits: 3


A complete program must include a lab in chemistry, physics, or earth science.

Selection to Teacher Education programs should occur following the freshman year but no later than the end of the sophomore year (for transfer students this should occur no later than the end of their first semester.

Major GPA based on all coursework taken at EIU.

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