If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of students, find your calling in as a middle school teacher. A 5-9 middle grades degree at Campbellsville University will help you change the lives of students.
A bachelor’s degree in 5-9 middle grades provides coursework, blended with clinical experiences that prepare candidates to teach with confidence. Middle grades degree coursework emphasizes interdisciplinary content needed to teach math, science, social studies, and language arts. Middle grades option 2 candidates select two areas of concentration. Also, pre-service teachers learn about the art and science of teaching, including classroom management, integration of technology, and skills necessary to work with diverse students. A bachelor’s degree in middle grades option 2 culminates in a full semester of student teaching where candidates practice their new skills and learning.
Candidates can also strengthen cultural competencies by participating in optional global experiences with the School of Education. In global experiences, candidates visit and teach in local schools, and tour historical and cultural locations. Previous global experience destinations include Washington D.C., Belize, Italy, Ireland, England, Scotland, Sweden, and Finland.
In order to be admitted into the School of Education, candidates must have a 2.75 GPA and pass the PRAXIS CASE exam.
Required courses for middle grades option two include:
ED 220 Introduction to Teaching
ED 300 Human Development and Learning Theory
ED 310 Instructional Technology
ED 325 Teaching Diverse Learners
ED 390 Assessment and Instructional Strategies
ED 351 Reading Methodology, P-9
ED 361 Language Arts Methodology, P-9
ED 390 Assessment & Instructional Strategies
ED 414 Classroom Management
ED 450 Student Teaching
Remaining hours are divided between the two areas of subject concentration.