Prepare to support the educational and developmental needs of young adolescent learners in fifth through eighth grades. Students choose two specializations from English, social studies, mathematics and science.
Nationally recognized by the Association of Middle Level Education as one of the best in the nation, our program combines an English and social studies subject matter education with knowledge of traditional teaching practices for grades five through eight. Gain practical teaching experience in middle school settings where you'll integrate the curriculum from your studies.
Prepare to be an exceptional middle level teacher alongside a small cohort of peers who share your goals.
A Supportive Faculty
Learn from faculty members who share a deep commitment to mentoring and supporting students so they thrive as future middle level educators.
Get hands-on learning through the coursework and internship experience in urban, suburban and rural settings.
Understand best practices from the Association of Middle Level Education and what it means to teach the whole child.
What You’ll Study
Core courses provide context in which teaching and learning occur and include issues and trends in teaching, schools in communities, a focus on middle level teaching, management and curriculum and classroom assessment. Students in this program choose content-specific specialization courses in English, mathematics, science or social studies.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Science Educator
- Math Educator
- Social Studies Educator
Job Titles of Alumni
- Middle School Teacher
- Math Teacher
- Science Teacher
- Child Services
Employers of Alumni
- Richland County School District One
- Greenville County Schools
- Lexington County School District One
- Newberry School District