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Middle Level Education, AS for Transfer to UCA BSE in Middle Level Education 4-8 - Language Arts & Math

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About This Degree

Start Here / Finish There

NPC Faculty Mentor: Lindsey Vondenstein (Lindsey.Vondenstein@np.edu) 501.760.4233

  • This curriculum* is designed for persons who plan to obtain an Associate of Science in Education degree at National Park College (NPC) and transfer to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to complete a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

UCA Transfer Admission information and policies

Additional information for the UCA Teacher Education program:

  • Students completing the AS in Education degree will have satisfied the UCA Lower-Division Core.
  • Upon successful completion of the admission process students will be eligible for admission to the UCA College of Education.
  • For complete information regarding admission to the UCA Teacher Education program, visit uca.edu/ocs/2plus2-for-teachers.

UCA Transfer Scholarship information and policies

NPUC Transfer Resources:   • Transfer 101  •  Transfer Checklists  •  Transfer FAQ

NPC Honors Program: The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications. Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.

*The curriculum prepares you for licensure/certification in Arkansas.

General Education Core - 35 Credit Hours

60 Credit Hours

See your NPC advisor for degree and graduation information​
* Denotes NPC courses included in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

Remaining Courses to be Completed at UCA - Middle Level Education 4-8 - Language Arts & Math: 62 Credit Hours

Teacher Education Program PRE-ADMISSION Courses (30 Credit Hours)

Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 3320 Literature for the Middle Grades (UD UCA Core: D) 3
ENGL 3335 English Language Studies (UD UCA Core: C) 3
ENGL 4361 Literature for Adolescents (UD UCA Core: D) 3
MATH 3354 Concepts of Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 4314 Applications of Middle Level Mathematics 3
MATH 4320 Concepts of Calculus 3
MATH 4335 Concepts of Advanced Mathematics 3
MSIT 3320 Introduction to Teaching at the Middle Level 3
MSIT 4325 Disciplinary Literacy (UD UCA Core: C) 3
WRTG 3340 Writing Acquisition: Theory & Practice 3

Teacher Education Program POST-ADMISSION Courses (32 Credit Hours)

EDUC 3322 Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings 3
EDUC 4210 Integration of Technology into Teaching & Learning 2
MSIT 4305 Classroom Management 3
MSIT 4311 Internship I 3
MSIT 4312 Strategies for Reading & Writing Assessment & Instruction 3
MSIT 4321 Classroom Assessment (UD UCA Core: I) 3
MSIT 4328 Advanced Strategies for Teaching & Learning in Middle Level 3
MSIT 4612 Internship II (UD UCA Core: Z) 6
MSIT 4613 Internship II (UD UCA Core: Z) 6
    Total Hours: 122

Academic Year: 2021-2022
Revised: September, 2021