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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Middle-Level Education

Become a teacher, and never stop learning.

The middle grades are crucial moments in a child’s education. That’s why middle grade teachers are such champions — providing students with the social experiences they crave, the heightened responsibility they seek, and hands-on learning that can connect them with their dreams.

Unique opportunities

You will benefit from small class sizes. Our average is 14 students, and your professors will have teaching experience in various venues in education — public schools, private schools, higher education. The knowledge and skills they bring resonate in every class they teach. These coursework experiences will be applicable within your first year, as you will shadow and student-teach in area schools. Our location provides you with the opportunity to teach in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

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Career opportunities

At William Woods University, middle-level education students are thoroughly prepared to teach grades 5-9 in the state of Missouri with the choice of one of four concentrations: Social Science, English, Math, or Science.

William Woods University graduates are employed in Fulton Public Schools, Mexico Public Schools and other districts across Missouri.

Requirements/Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education degree at William Woods University consists of 122 distinct credit hours for graduation—including 69 core major credits and a 21-hour concentration in English, mathematics, social science or science.

Courses you may take

EDU201

Multicultural Education

3

EDU211

Educational Technology I

3

EDU231

Exceptional Child

3

EDU250

Foundations

3

EDU291

Pre-Student Teaching I

1

EDU292

Pre-Student Teaching II

1

EDU311

Middle School Philosophy and Organization

3

EDU314

Middle School Curriculum and Instruction

3

EDU317

Integrated Curriculum I

3

EDU318

Integrated Curriculum II

3

EDU341

Teaching Mathematics (Elementary)

3

EDU392

Reading in the Content Area

3

EDU393

Teaching Elementary Reading

3

EDU422

Measurement & Assessment in Education

3

EDU441

Analysis and Correction

3

EDU453

Classroom Management

3

EDU492

Educational Seminar

3

EDU495

Supervised Teaching (Middle Level)

12

MAT231

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

3

PSY221

Educational Psychology

3

PSY316

Psychology of the Adolescent and the Middle-Level Child

3

Requirements

Education majors must complete all major courses, including secondary certification courses (if applicable), with a final grade of ‘C’ or better.

Information on the curriculum, policies and requirements of the university’s Teacher Education Program and of its teacher certification process is available in the Teacher Education Program handbook. View the handbook here »

In order for students to be certified, they must complete the Missouri Education Gateway Assessments. You may find more information at www.mo.nesinc.com

Students interested in becoming certified to teach in other states need to follow these program requirements and be recommended for Missouri certification by the Certification Officer. They must then check with the other states policies to see about transfer policies. More information can be found at www.dese.mo.gov.

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