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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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Our Middle-Level Education degree at work

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.

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Our students are highly sought after by distinguished employers across the country, including:

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Other employers of our recent alumni include:

  • Fulton Public Schools
  • Mexico Public Schools
  • and other districts across Missouri


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

EDU 201

Multicultural Education -D


EDU 211

Educational Technology I


EDU 231

Exceptional Child


EDU 250

Foundations of Education


EDU 291

Beginning Clinical Experience


EDU 311

Middle School Philosophy and Organi


EDU 314

Middle School Curriculum & Instruct


EDU 392

Reading & Wrtng in the Content Area


EDU 393

Teaching Reading and Writing


EDU 395

Intermediate Clinical Experience


EDU 422

Measurement & Assessment in Education


EDU 441

Student Centered Reading & Writing


EDU 453

Classroom Management


EDU 492

Educational Seminar


EDU 495

Supervised Teaching (Middle Level)


PSY 221

Educational Psychology -S


PSY 226

Child and Adolescent Development -S



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

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


Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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