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.
You want to work with tweens and teens - connect with them, educate them, and guide them through this exciting transitional period in their education.
As a Middle School Education major, you will draw on the psychology of early adolescence to develop teaching techniques particularly relevant to children at this stage of development. Your coursework within grades 5-8 is designed to give you experience with children of different ages and a variety of subjects.
At Lesley, you will not only gain the knowledge and strategies to become a good teacher, but you will also have opportunity to put those skills to practice in real classroom settings. You will complete a one-day field experience in the first and third year of the Middle School Education program. Your senior practicum will be a semester-long co-op in one setting within the 5-8 grade range.
You may pursue optional Education specializations which will provide you with an in-depth study in the teaching of a specific subject or population. Specializations are designed to enhance your professional qualifications, but do not lead to additional teacher licenses.
This course focuses on the research and instructional strategies relevant to content area reading in 5-12 classrooms. The major emphasis is placed on the teaching of reading in the content areas including the introduction of subject area vocabulary, pre-reading skills and activities, building comprehension skills, organizing information, and critical reading. Students examine a variety of methods for determining readability of subject area texts and supplementary materials. The course also includes the stages of the writing process and how those stages help inform the students’ understanding of the content area. Students learn to assess informally the reading and writing ability of pre-adolescents and adolescents. In addition, students learn to design and implement appropriate instructional strategies.
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