Middle Level Education

Middle Level Education

The major in Middle Level Education (EDMS) is a field-oriented program designed to prepare you to teach students in grades 5 through 8 in two different content areas.

As a Middle Level Education major, you may begin taking some of your courses in your sophomore year (see suggested course sequence). However, the majority of your courses in this major will be completed in your junior and senior years, with student teaching in the final semester of your senior year.

The courses are structured so that you work with a cohort of peers throughout your program. You also learn about the growth and development of young adolescents at the same time as you work with them in local schools. In this way, you have the opportunity to observe, practice, discuss, and reflect on the knowledge and methods you are learning in your courses.

We hope you consider this valuable and rewarding career in education. For more information, please contact Dr. Julia Wilkins at jwilkins@presby.edu.

Requirements for the Major in Education: Middle School

Students who wish to teach at the middle school level will earn a B.S. in Middle School Education with a concentration in two of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies. A common core of professional courses totaling 43 hours is required of all students and includes EDUC 201, 350, 371, 391, 392, 393, and 440; EDMS 341, 342, 394, 410, 411, and 412; PSYC 201, 213, and 303. Additional professional courses and courses specific for each area of concentration are listed below.

Course Sequence and Major Cards