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Middle School Education

Middle school education—Stevenson leading the way in Maryland.

If you're drawn toward working with children during some of the most crucial developmental years, Stevenson's Middle School Education major could be a textbook fit for you.

  • Overview

    Overview

    Bachelor of Science

    The Middle School Education program is designed to equip you with the skills and dispositions to effectively teach adolescent learners (grades 4-9). You may choose a track in English/Language Arts and Social Studies or a track in Math and Science. Candidates will spend their senior year working in classrooms at nearby middle schools.

    Stevenson offers the state's first teacher preparation program designed specifically for middle school education. The Middle School Education program will prepare you for a successful career and gives you the knowledge to meet the unique needs of students in the middle school age group.

    What Will You Learn?

    • Demonstrate competency in the liberal arts, mathematics, and the sciences.
    • Understand the implications of technology on the individual and society and use technology in teaching to enable all students to become successful learners.
    • Demonstrate ability to effectively teach curriculum content so that all students achieve success.
    • Engage in classroom inquiry and reflection on practice.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of communities and cultures in order to effectively interact with diverse groups of people.

    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?

    Our Middle School Education program provides the foundation for a career influencing the lives and molding the minds of students in grades 4-9. Our graduates accept teaching positions in public and private institutions, both in Maryland and other states across the country. Other graduates go on to pursue master's degrees in the field of education. How do you get there? A team of motivated and supported professors, all with personal teaching experience, will help lead the way. Carefully selected and approved courses will set you up with the knowledge and the nuances of reaching this specific age group. And our emphasis on real-world learning will equip you with the experience you need to be confident and empowered in the classroom.

    • 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 teacher.
    • Utilize a team of education professors with a myriad of teaching experience and expertise.
    • Benefit from in-class teaching experience starting as early as your third semester.
    • Gain real-world experience in and have access to an array of private and public institutions in our immediate area.
    • Maintain the option of pursuing a master's degree in education upon completion of your undergraduate degree.
  • 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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