Teacher Education - AS: Middle Grades | GCTC

Teacher Education - AS: Middle Grades

Math/Science Content Areas

(63 total credit hours)

Completion of the provided curriculum will satisfy the requirements for the Associate in Science degree at Gateway and leads to the Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education degree in the selected track (Mathematics and Science) at NKU.

Degree requirements


  • Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at Gateway
  • Cultural Studies Course
  • Demonstration of Digital Literacy (EDU 204)
  • Completion of a College Success requirement


  • Minimum of 45 credit hours must be 300 level or above
  • Must meet the pre-requisites for each course
  • Minimum of 20 percent of the total required hours must be taken at NKU

Admission requirements for NKU

  • Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA
  • Passing a criminal background check
  • Minimum grade of B in CMST 101 (COM 181) and ENG 102
  • Minimum grade of C in all other pre-admission courses and required EDU and EDS courses
  • Minimum Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators scores: Reading (5712) - 156; Writing (5722) - 162; Math (5732) - 150
  • Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours
  • Acceptable portfolio
  • Completed application to Teacher Education program
Recommended Semester 1
Courses Credits Grade Offered
EDU 204 Technology in the Classroom (meets digital literacy requirement)  3   All
ENG 101 Writing I  3   All
FYE 105 Achieving Academic Success 3   All
General Education course - Humanities  3   All
PSY 110 General Psychology 3   All
Recommended Semester 2
Courses Credits Grade Offered
BIO 112 Introduction to Biology and BIO 113 Introduction to Biology Laboratory 4   All
EDU 201 An Introduction to American Education (requires 15 observation hours in schools)  3   All
ENG 102 Writing II  3   All
MAT 150 College Algebra  3   All
Recommended Semester 3
Courses Credits Grade Offered
EDP 202 Human Development and Learning (requires 15 observation hours in schools)  3   All
CHE 120 Chemistry in Society and CHE 125 Chemistry in Society Laboratory 4   All
General Education course - Heritage 3   Online
MAT 170 Brief Calculus with Applications  3   All
PHY 151 Introduction to Physics and PHY 161 Introduction to Physics Lab or AST 191 The Solar System and AST 195 The Solar System Laboratory 4   All
Recommended Semester 4
Courses Credits Grade Offered
EDP 203 Teaching Exceptional Learners (requires 15 observation hours in K-12 schools)  3   All
COM 181 Basic Public Speaking 3   All
General Education course - Social Behavioral Science (cannot be a PSY course)  3   All
GLY 101 Physical Geology and GLY 111 Physical Geology Laboratory 4   All
MAT 206 Math for Elementary and Middle School II  3   All

At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.