Middle School Education Major

As a middle school education major, you will be prepared for a teaching career in a middle school setting, specifically grades 5-9. Your course work will focus on two areas: professional education and in one or two subject areas. As a senior, you will take part in an integrated professional semester of interrelated courses and teaching experiences in a local school.

sample courses:

The American School

In this course we examine the development of American schooling. Our focus is on three general themes: the differing conceptions of schooling held by some American political, social, and cultural thinkers; the changing relationships among schools and other educational institutions such as the church and the family; and the policy issues and arguments that have shaped the development of schooling in America.

Sociology of Education

This class will provide an overview of the sociology of education and human social development. The readings and class assignments will support the examination of how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development. The literature reviewed will span various levels of analysis, ranging from the individual to the structure of relations among social and educational institutions. In an increasingly complex society, important educational issues arise throughout the life cycle. This course will provide opportunities to examine all stages and all types of education at the individual, institutional, and organizational levels. A reoccurring theme throughout the course will be a focus on education in metropolitan regions.

our students have gone on to become:

Middle School Teachers

Private Tutors

ESL Teachers

Elementary School Administrators

Museum Curators

Peace Corps Volunteers

Teach for America Teachers