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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 Arts

    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: Liberal Arts and Technology in the English/language arts and social studies area of concentration. Candidates must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

    Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

    Major Requirements

    English/Language Arts and Social Studies Area of Concentration

    • 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 3 Seminar
    • 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 Seminar: Issues in Education
    • ED 444 Internship I: Middle School Education
    • ED 445 Internship II: Middle School Education

    Required Field Placements in Year Two - ED 202F and ED203F
    Required Field Placements in Year Three - ED 305F and ED 306F

    Math and Science Area of Concentration

    • 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 3 Seminar
    • 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 Seminar: Issues in Education
    • ED 444 Internship I: Middle School Education
    • ED 445 Internship II: Middle School Education
    • Required Field Placements in Year Two - ED 202F and ED203F
    • Required Field Placements in Year Three - ED 305F and ED 306F

    Secondary Requirements

    English/Language Arts and Social Studies Area of Concentration

    • Anthropology elective
    • Communication elective
    • EC 201/202 Principles of Economics: Macro/Micro
    • ENG 222 Writing and Education
    • ENG 282 Literary Genres: Youth Literature (Young Adolescent Literature)
    • English elective
    • Fine Arts elective
    • Elective (Recommended subjects are English, History, or Spanish)
    • Geography 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 134 MS Windows and Office Applications*
    • IS 214 Technology in Education
    • IS 300 Emerging Technologies for Schools
    • MATH 121 College Algebra*
    • PHIL 420 Philosophy of Education*
    • Political Science elective
    • PSY 206 Child and Early Adolescent Development*
    • PSY 330 Educational Psychology
    • Science elective
    • Science/Math elective

    Math and Science Area of Concentration

    • 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
    • Communication elective
    • ENG 222 Writing and Education
    • ENG 282 Literary Genres: Youth Literature (Young Adolescent Literature)
    • Fine Arts elective
    • Focused elective
    • History elective
    • History elective
    • IS 134 MS Windows and Office Applications*
    • IS 214 Technology in Education
    • IS 300 Emerging Technologies for Schools
    • MATH 121 College Algebra*
    • MATH 140/210 Statistics and Probability*
    • MATH 201 The Nature of Mathematics
    • MATH 218 Geometry
    • MATH 301 Mathematical Structures
    • PHIL 420 Philosophy of Education*
    • PHSCI 110 Foundations of Physics*
    • PHSCI 151 Principles of Earth & Field Science*
    • PSY 206 Child and Early Adolescent Development*
    • PSY 330 Educational Psychology
    • Social Science Elective

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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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