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.
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. You 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.
“Right away, I was in the classroom, engaging with students and beginning to develop myself as an educator. Being able to get out into the field as a freshman is something you don't often see, and I feel as though it helped me to cement my ambition to become a classroom teacher at an early stage in my college career. I was afforded the opportunity to work in a wide range of school settings, and with a diverse population of students, and my mentor teachers were passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences with me.”
- Roxanne Griffin (Class of 2013)
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