Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle Grades Education
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Education in Middle Grades Education offers undergraduate students the knowledge and instructional expertise necessary to teach students in grades 4–8.
Students examine pre-adolescent and adolescent development to learn how to connect with learners. They become certified to teach all elementary subjects for grades 4–6. They also master middle grades instructional theory and methods for
- English language learners,
- students with special needs,
- classroom management and
- inclusive classrooms.
Students in the Middle Grades Education program can also develop dual- or single-subject area expertise in Language Arts, Mathematics or Science for grades 7–8, and field experiences start as early as the sophomore year. Students will also work with special education needs students in the junior year. A semester of student teaching completes the degree.
Pennsylvania requires teachers to have state certification before being approved to teach in public schools. The Middle Grades Education degree prepares you to successfully complete the commonwealth’s teacher certification exams, as well as the content area certification exams required for middle grades teachers. Learn more about certification.