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Middle School Education, BS

What will I study?

In conjunction with the School of Education's commitment to building Christlike character, the Middle School Education program provides preparation and practical experience for teaching in the middle school (grades 5-8). It focuses on producing concerned and clear-thinking teachers who develop fresh, original lessons.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Work collaboratively with school structures and community to maximize learning in young adolescents.
-- Design lessons with assessments that address variation in learning styles, developmental levels, ability levels and diversity among young adolescent learners.
-- Apply the central concepts, tools of inquiry, standards and structures of content in their chosen teaching fields.

What classes will I take?

Future Careers

A Christian School Recruitment Conference is sponsored by the Career Services office each February. Over 100 administrators and principals from many states and some foreign countries gather to interview and hire new teachers for their schools. This conference will give you many opportunities to find a place of service after you graduate. In addition, students can network with schools through our online placement service, CareerCentral. Hundreds of employment opportunities are posted annually. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

A major in middle school education is also unique preparation for parenting. The middle school years are a time of change and maturity; with this training, you can help your own child through this exciting time of life. If you choose to teach your child at home, you will be very thoroughly prepared to be the teacher of your home school. Middle school education will also train you for teaching either your own or other children on the mission field.

Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.

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