The Middle Level program provides students with the knowledge, skills, experience and disposition to be an effective educator of students in grades 4-8. Middle Level majors will have the opportunity to specialize in one of four concentration areas: English/Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies. The required professional preparation courses, in conjunction with valuable field experiences, will enable you to meet the many challenges faced by middle level teachers, including the ability to empower students with the requiste knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become lifelong learners. As well, the Department seeks to educate future teachers who are committed to their own lifelong learning. The Middle Level Education program prepares students for licensure in grades 4-8, in specified content areas.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Middle Level Education must complete all program requirements including a minimum of 124 credits, achieve the appropriate grade point average, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
In addition, students majoring in Middle Level Education must achieve a grade of 3.0 or higher in each of the following six courses—WRT102, WRT202, MAT115, MAT215, EDU 200, and ECH210. Moreover, a 2.0 or higher must be achieved in all remaining Common Core courses, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved in order to student teach. Students seeking certification in Middle Level Education will be required to have a minimum of 150 hours of Field Experience prior to the Student Teaching Semester and meet specific Certification Requirements listed in the Department of Education.