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Middle School Education

Middle school education—Stevenson leading the way in Maryland.

If you are interested in working with young adolescents during crucial developmental years, Stevenson's Middle School Education major (Grades 4-9) could be a perfect fit for you.

  • Overview

    Overview

    Bachelor of Science

    The Middle School Education program is designed to prepare you to effectively teach young adolescents. You will choose an Area of Concentration in either English Language Arts and Social Studies or Mathematics and Science. Candidates will spend three years completing field experiences in middle schools. Stevenson offers the first approved teacher preparation program in Maryland designed specifically for middle school education.

    What Will You Learn?

    • Apply knowledge of discipline content and content-related pedagogy to design and implement effective instruction for all learners.
    • Use knowledge of students to design instruction and create a culturally responsive, equitable environment to support achievement for all learners.
    • Design and implement instruction that engages students, encourages student participation, promotes higher-level thinking, and supports instructional outcomes.
    • Design and implement assessment that monitors student learning, provides purposeful feedback on progress, and furnishes evidence to inform instruction.
    • Reflect on teaching, collaborate in a professional learning community, seek professional development opportunities, engage in inquiry, persist toward goals, and exhibit integrity and professionalism.

    A complete listing of learning outcomes for the Middle School Education program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
    Learning Outcomes

    Why Study Middle School Education?

    Faculty in Stevenson's Middle School Education program are committed to ensuring that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions to have a positive impact on the education and lives of young adolescents. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in mathematics, science, English language arts and social studies. Our emphasis on experiential learning will prepare you to demonstrate confidence and skills in middle school classrooms. Middle school graduates accept teaching positions in public and private institutions in Maryland and other states or choose to pursue graduate degrees in the field of education.

    • Study courses with a concentration in either mathematics and science or English language arts and social studies to gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become a successful middle school teacher.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of young adolescent development and its impact on education practices.
    • Collaborate with a team of education professionals.
    • Teach in diverse school environments to acquire the knowledge, skills and disposition to be effective educators.
    • Complete coursework that reflects the fundamental components of effective classroom instruction.
    • Engage in field experiences in public and private schools beginning in the sophomore year.
    • Apply cognitive, moral and psychosocial theories of development to the teaching and learning process.
    • Examine the roles of development, school culture and community contexts in the teaching and learning process.
    • Engage in inquiry on the influence of philosophy on education.
    • Complete a year-long internship experience in a Professional Development School under the guidance of an experienced teacher.
  • Courses & Requirements

    Courses and Requirements

    The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Middle School Education. Candidates must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

    Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

    Major Requirements

    English/Language Arts and Social Studies Area of Concentration

    • EDCP 100 First Year Seminar
    • CM — Elective Communication elective
    • EC 201 Principles of Economics: Macro
      or EC 202 Principles of Economics: Micro
    • ED 202F Year Two Field Placement I
    • ED 203F Year Two Field Placement II
    • ED 266 Reading in the Content Areas I
    • ED 270 Curriculum Principles & Practices
    • ED 271 Principles of Assessment
    • ED 272 Principles of Special Education
    • ED 302 Year Three Seminar I
    • ED 303 Year Three Seminar II
    • ED 305F Year Three Field Placement I
    • ED 306F Year Three Field Placement II
    • ED 362 Methods of Teaching English/Language Arts
    • ED 363 Methods of Teaching Social Studies
    • ED 367 Reading in the Content Areas II
    • ED 435 Internship Seminar I
    • ED 436 Internship Seminar II
    • ED 444 Internship I: Middle School Education
    • ED 445 Internship II: Middle School Education
    • ENG 222 Writing and Education
    • ENG 282 Literary Genres: Youth Literature
    • ENG Writing — English 200 level writing elective
    • ENG Writing — English 300 or 400 level writing elective
    • GEO Elective — Geography elective
    • Fine Arts Elective — Fine Arts elective
    • HIST 105 World History I
    • HIST 106 World History II
    • HIST 109 United States History: Colonial America to 1865
    • HIST 110 United States History: 1865 to Present
    • IS 214 Technology in Education
    • MATH Elective — MATH 121 College Algebra (recommended)
    • PHIL 420 Philosophy of Education
    • POSCI Elective — Political Science elective
    • PSY 206 Child and Early Adolescent Development
    • PSY 330 Educational Psychology
    • Science Elective — Science elective (4 credits)
    • Science/Math Elective — Science or Math elective
    • Social Science Elective — Social Science elective from a subject other than psychology
    • Two additional electives — (Recommended subjects are English, History, or Spanish)

    Math and Science Area of Concentration

    • EDCP 100 First Year Seminar
    • BIO 113 General Biology l: Cell and Genetics
    • BIO 113L General Biology I: Cell/Genetics Lab
    • CHEM 115 General Chemistry l
    • CHEM 115L General Chemistry l Lab
    • CHEM 115S General Chemistry I SoLVE
    • CM — Elective Communication elective
    • ED 202F Year Two Field Placement I
    • ED 203F Year Two Field Placement II
    • ED 266 Reading in the Content Areas I
    • ED 270 Curriculum Principles and Practices
    • ED 271 Principles of Assessment
    • ED 272 Principles of Special Education
    • ED 302 Year Three Seminar I
    • ED 303 Year Three Seminar II
    • ED 305F Year Three Field Placement I
    • ED 306F Year Three Field Placement II
    • ED 360 Methods of Teaching Science: Middle School
    • ED 361 Methods of Teaching Math: Middle School
    • ED 367 Reading in the Content Areas II
    • ED 435 Internship Seminar I
    • ED 436 Internship Seminar II
    • ED 444 Internship I: Middle School Education
    • ED 445 Internship II: Middle School Education
    • ENG 282 Literary Genres: Youth Literature
    • ENG Writing — English 200 level writing elective
    • ENG Writing — English 300 or 400 level writing elective
    • Fine Arts Elective — Fine Arts elective
    • HIST Elective — History elective
    • HUM Elective — Humanities elective
    • IS 214 Technology in Education
    • MATH 121 College Algebra
    • MATH 140/210 Statistics and Probability
    • MATH Elective — Math elective
    • MATH 218 Geometry
    • MATH 301 Mathematical Structures
    • PHIL 420 Philosophy of Education
    • PHSCI 151 Principles of Earth & Field Science
    • PSY 206 Child and Early Adolescent Development
    • PSY 330 Educational Psychology
    • Science Elective — Science elective (4 credits)
    • Social Science Elective — Social Science elective from a subject other than psychology
    • Additional Elective — Elective course from subject of student's choice

    Last Updated: 03/17/2015

  • Tracks & Minors

    Tracks and Minors

    Minor

    A minor in Middle School Education is not available

    Last Updated: 03/17/2015

What Can You Do With This Degree?

Our Middle School Education program is the state's first teacher preparation program designed specifically for middle school education. The program prepares students for a successful career and gives them the knowledge to meet the unique needs of students in the middle school age group.

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