2024-2025 College Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

Middle Level Education, AS for Transfer to UCA BSE in Middle Level Education 4-8 - Science & Social Studies

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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 (AS) 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

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-Science & Social Studies: 60 Credit Hours

Teacher Education Program PRE-ADMISSION Courses (25 Credit Hours)

Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ECON 2320 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 1305 Principles of Geography 3
HIST 2320 Introduction to Historical Research 3
MSIT 3320 Introduction to Teaching At the Middle Level 3
MSIT 4325 Disciplinary Literacy (UD UCA Core: C) 3
SCI 3320 Advanced Science Concepts I 3
SCI 4314 Applications of Middle-Level Science 3
SCI 4420 Advanced Science Concepts II 4

Teacher Education Program POST-ADMISSION Courses (35 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
    General Electives  3
    Total Hours: 120

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Revised: January, 2024

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