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Middle school education—Stevenson leading the way in Maryland.

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Stevenson University's education programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

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.

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.

Graduates of the Middle School Education program will:

  • Apply knowledge of discipline content and content-related pedagogy to design and implement effective instruction for all learners.
  • Use knowledge of diverse 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.

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Middle School Education Majors

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.

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

Courses

Courses

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

FYS 100 First Year Seminar 1 credit
FYS 102 First Year Seminar 1 credit
EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
  OR  
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
ED 202F Year Two Field Placement  0 credits
ED 203F Year Two Field Placement 0 credits
ED 205 Year Two Seminar 0 credits
ED 266 Reading in the Content Areas I: Middle School 3 credits
ED 270 Curriculum Principles & Practices 3 credits
ED 271 Principles of Assessment 3 credits
ED 272 Principles of Special Education 3 credits
ED 302 Year Three Seminar I 0 credits
ED 303 Year Three Seminar II 0 credits
ED 305F Year Three Field Placement 0 credits
ED 306F Year Three Field Placement 0 credits
ED 362 Methods of Teaching English Language Arts: Middle School 3 credits
ED 363 Methods of Teaching Social Studies: Middle School 3 credits
ED 367 Reading in the Content Areas II: Middle School 3 credits
ED 435 Internship Seminar I 1 credit
ED 436 Internship Seminar II 3 credits
ED 444 Internship I: Middle School 4 credits
ED 445 Internship II: Middle School 12 credits
ENG 282 Literary Genres: Youth Literature 3 credits
Three ENG electives One must be SEE certified: WI  
GEO elective Geography elective  
IS 302 Integrating Technology and Digital Learning into the Classroom 3 credits
PHIL 420 Philosophy of Education 3 credits
POSCI elective Political Science elective  
PSY 108 Human Growth and Development 3 credits
  OR  
PSY 206 Child Development 3 credits
PSY 330 Educational Psychology  

Take two SEE certified HIST courses and two additional HIST courses.

Mathematics and Science Area of Concentration

FYS 100 First Year Seminar 1 credit
FYS 102 First Year Seminar 1 credit
BIO 113 General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics 3 credits
BIO 113L General Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics 1 credit
CHEM 114 General Chemistry I with Problem Solving 3 credits
  OR  
CHEM 115 General Chemistry l 3 credits
CHEM 115L General Chemistry l Laboratory 1 credit
CHEM 115S General Chemistry I SoLVE 0 credits
ED 202F Year Two Field Placement 0 credits
ED 203F Year Two Field Placement 0 credits
ED 205 Year Two Seminar 0 credits
ED 266 Reading in the Content Areas I: Middle School  3 credits
ED 270 Curriculum Principles and Practices 3 credits
ED 271 Principles of Assessment 3 credits
ED 272 Principles of Special Education 3 credits
ED 302 Year Three Seminar I 0 credits
ED 303 Year Three Seminar II 1 credit
ED 305F Year Three Field Placement 0 credits
ED 306F Year Three Field Placement 0 credits
ED 360 Methods of Teaching Science: Middle School 3 credits
ED 361 Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Middle School 4 credits
ED 367 Reading in the Content Areas II: Middle School  3 credits
ED 435 Internship Seminar I 1 credit
ED 436 Internship Seminar II 3 credits
ED 444 Internship I: Middle School 3 credits
ED 445 Internship II: Middle School 3 credits
ENG 282 Literary Genres: Youth Literature 3 credits
IS 302 Integrating Technology and Digital Learning in the Classroom 3 credits
PHIL 420 Philosophy of Education 3 credits
PSY 108 Human Growth and Development 3 credits
  OR  
PSY 206 Child Development 3 credits
PSY 330 Educational Psychology 3 credits
Two science electives Science electives (minimum 6 credits)  
  Four MATH electives - MATH 205 and MATH 206 recommended  
  One additional Math or Science elective  

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.

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Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors

Minor

A minor in middle school education: liberal arts and technology is not available.

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