Middle Grades 6-9

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Middle Grades Education is designed to prepare facilitators of learning to work with students in grades 6-9.

Why Choose to teach Middle Grades?

In order to accomplish the objectives of this degree program, the curricular offerings includes the following: 39-40 hours of the University College Core Curriculum, and 89 hours of academic program requirements are needed to complete the degree.

Students should see the Chairperson of the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects for further information regarding specific coursework requirements and to create a plan of study.

A member of the NCATE accredited College of Education; the Middle Grades Education Program is approved by the NC State Department of Public Instruction to offer a license in middle grades education and approved by the UNC Board of Governors to offer the BS degree.

What Will You Learn?

Professional Courses

  • EDUC 210 Technology Applications for Teachers
  • EDUC 310 Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 330 Educational Psychology and Human Development
  • EDUC 331 Instructional Design and Assessment
  • EDUC 450 Classroom Management
  • EDMG 470 Student Teaching in the Middle Grades
  • EDUC 490 Professional Education Seminar

Student may not take course until admitted formally to Teacher Education by Teacher Education Committee.

What Will You Do?

Obtaining a degree within the field of middle grades education most often leads to a career in teaching; however, in addition to teaching, administrative, consulting, research, and varying discipline-specific jobs are also options.The field of education offers vast career choices given diverse subject areas, age groups, and options to teach online, in hospitals, in juvenile correction facilities, in homes for disabled students, or in traditional classrooms.Teachers are needed world-wide, so location is also an advantage because where you teach is typically up to you.