Middle Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Childhood Education

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Childhood Education prepares students for teacher licensure in selected subject areas, plus reading, for grades four to nine. 

  • In addition to content coursework and a substantial amount of field experiences, the Middle Childhood Education major includes intensive pedagogy courses that prepare students to understand the unique social, physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of the young adolescent; these courses are taken as a cohort. 

  • Student teaching occurs during the final semester of the program.

While it is possible to complete the degree program in four years by taking 16-18 credit hours each semester, it is more probable that 4.5 years will be needed for certain combinations of concentrations.

Students choose two concentrations from the following:

  • The Language Arts concentration includes courses in communication, grammar, literature, reading, and writing.
  • The Mathematics concentration includes courses in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, geometry, and statistics.
  • The Science concentration includes diverse courses in chemistry, biology, geology, and physics.
  • The Social Studies concentration includes diverse courses in economics, history, political science, geography, and anthropology.

This Program is Right for You If

  • Your goal is to become a Middle School teacher
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

This Program Will Teach You

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and disposition needed to work collaboratively with diverse others.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge in two licensure specialization areas.
  • Demonstrate in-depth instructional and planning skills to meet the needs of all their students effectively.


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Association of Middle-Level Educators.