Through the BA in Middle School Education program, you will gain initial teacher licensure in grades 5-8 in any of the following subject areas: English, Mathematics, General Science, Political Science, and History.
Gain the experience and knowledge for a career as a Middle School educator. Your coursework will focus on the psychology of early adolescence to develop teaching techniques, materials, and curricula particularly relevant to children at this stage of development. Your field experiences will allow you to practice the application of your coursework in a variety of settings and grade levels under the supervision of today’s most highly qualified current practitioners.
A degree in Middle School Education leads to initial licensure as a teacher of General Science, Mathematics, English, History, or Political Science/Political Philosophy, grades 5-8. Students will qualify for positions involving work with middle school-aged children in a variety of middle school settings.
As a Middle School Education major you will gain classroom experience three times over the course of your program. You will complete a one-day a week practicum in your first and third year. In your senior year you will complete a semester long, full time experience in a middle school setting. These experiences will expose you to a wide variety of education settings, age groups, and diverse learning needs.
You will have the opportunity to pursue optional education specializations, which provide in-depth study in the teaching of specific curricula, subject matter, and/or populations. These specializations are designed to enhance your professional qualifications, but they do not lead to additional teacher licenses. These specializations include:
Additional courses in curriculum, instruction and assessment vary depending on the selected liberal arts major (History, Political Science, Mathematics, English or General Science)
Middle School Education Major Program of Study [.pdf]
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