Middle Level Education at South Carolina

Designed specifically for those who have an interest in teaching young adolescents in grades five-eight, our middle level education degree program has received national recognition from the National Middle School Association.

What to Expect

As a middle level education student, you will be able to benefit from the Professional Development School sites that provide opportunities for teacher candidates to observe, experience and apply best teaching practices. The courses and field-based experiences will prepare you in two content areas; provide awareness of and experiences in equity and diversity issues; offer development of classroom management skills and a thorough understanding of middle school principles.

In the classroom, you can expect a variety of instruction practices including whole class discussions, hands-on engagement, inquiry-based learning small group activities, micro-lectures, working one-on-one with young adolescents and role playing.

 

Undergraduate Degree

You can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in middle level education. The type of degree that you earn is dependent on the two content areas you select: English, mathematics, science and social studies.

B  B.A. in Middle Level Education

Students pursuing the B.A. degree cannot choose the math/science combination. The following courses fulfill the education core for a major in middle level education:

  • Classroom Inquiry with Technology
  • Learning Through Community Service
  • Schools In Communities
  • Learners and the Diversity of Learning
  • Practicum: Learners and the Diversity of Learning
  • Introduction to Classroom Assessment
  • Introduction to Exceptional Children

B B.S. in Middle Level Education

Students pursuing the B.S. degree cannot choose the English/social studies combination. The following courses fulfill the education core for a major in middle level education:

  • Classroom Inquiry with Technology
  • Learning Through Community Service
  • Schools In Communities
  • Learners and the Diversity of Learning
  • Practicum: Learners and the Diversity of Learning
  • Introduction to Classroom Assessment
  • Introduction to Exceptional Children

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.