Middle Level Education

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About the Programs

The four-year programs in Middle Level Education are designed to offer students a curriculum of general education and professional middle level education theory, application, and practice in teaching children.

The curriculum is designed to develop a community of learners who are competent and reflective professionals able to teach any child in any setting. The courses and extensive field based component develops beginning educator's knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to content, the learner and the learning environment, teaching and learning process, and professionalism.

This program is jointly offered by the Department of Early Childhood & Elementary Education and the Department of Professional and Secondary Education. Candidates select a required concentration area of 18 credit hours in either English/Language Arts/Reading; Social Studies; Science; or Math.

Middle Level Education majors will be certified to teach any subject in grades 4 to 6 and grades 7-8 in their core academic area . Students interested in this age level can also combine Special Education certification with Middle Level Certification (see Special Education major for details). .

Are you interested in...

  • Working with children
  • Teaching others
  • Using your creativity

Choose or Middle Level Education at ESU

  • Qualified, experienced faculty
  • Practical experience in authentic settings
  • Strong content preparation

More detailed career information is available from the department.

Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education (4 to 8)

  • English/Language Arts/Reading

    Social Studies

    Science(Choice 1)

    Science (Choice 2)

    Math (Choice 1)

    Math (Choice 2)

    • Additional Requirements:
      • 3.0 GPA for admittance to the Department;
      • 3.0 GPA overall for eligibility for Student Teaching;
      • 3.0 GPA in major for Student Teaching

  • Program Curriculum Plan

    • (Subject to change by the university without notice)

      Freshman Year

      Fall

      PSED 150: Introduction to Teaching All Students

      6

      ENGL 104: English Composition for Secondary English and Middle Level Education Majors

      3

      MATH 105: Math Solving Problems (Grade of "C" or higher is required)

      3

      FIT Elective

      1

      HIST 141: Foundations of US

      3

      PEARSON Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) Reading, Writing, & Math

       

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      PSED 250: The Psychology of Learners in Diverse Communities

      3

      ENGL 188: Mystery Fiction

      3

      MATH 205: Geometry for...

      3

      BIOL 105: General Biology

      3

      HIST 111 GE: World Civilization to 1300

      3

      FIT Elective

      1

      Subtotal

      16

      Sophomore Year

      Fall

      GEOG 120: Physical Geography

      3

      MATH 110: General Statistics

      3

      POLS 211: The Ancient World

      3

      F/PArts/Phil/FL Choice Course

      3

      Concentration Area: 5th Course

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      ENG 190 GE: Multicultural American Literature

      3

      MATH 130: Applied Algebraic Methods or

      MATH135: Pre-Calculus (Science con. Only)

      3

      CHEM 115 GE: Chemistry, Molecules and Life

      3

      PSED 244: Adolescent Psychology

      3

      Concentration Area: 6th Course

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Junior Year

      Fall

       

       

      ECON 111: Principles of Macro

      3

      PHYS 105: Phys. for Inquiring Mind

      3

      SPED 350: Assess. of Student Learning and Behavior in Diverse Classrooms

      3

      Concentration Area: 7th Course

      3

      Concentration Area: 8th Course

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      ELED 350: Middle School Methods

      3

      REED 340: Teaching Reading in Middle School

      3

      F/P Arts/Phil/FL Choice Course

      3

      Concentration Area: 9th Course

      3

      Concentration Area: 10th Course

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Senior Year

      Fall

      ELED 450: Seminar in Middle Level Methods

      3

      SPED 351: Collaboration Inclusion

      3

      ENGL 412: Teaching of Writing in the Secondary School and Middle School

      3

      REED 350: Teaching Reading to Communities of Diverse Middle and Secondary Students

      3

      F/P Arts/Phil/FL Choice course

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      ELED 431: Student Teaching in the Middle Level

      6

      PSED 430: Student Teaching in Secondary Ed/Middle School/Junior High Level

      6

      _____499 1 credit course in area of concentration

      (HIST 499, ENGL 499, PHYS 499, or MATH 499)

      1

      Subtotal

      13

      Total Credits

      120

      Note: Before Registering for a course, students must satisfy prerequisites. Students should see "Course Descriptions" in the latest catalog. (Descriptions are available online for Undergraduate Courses and Graduate Course Descriptions.)

Professional/ Secondary Education Faculty