Middle Grades Education

The Middle Grades Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge of the diverse learners and content they will teach, skills in planning instruction, assessing, and managing, as well as character reflecting appropriate interaction with the school community, life-long learning, and a calling as a Christian servant leader with a Biblical worldview for kingdom service. The Professional Teaching Objectives for this major are based on the InTASC standards.


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESOL)

Program Layout

Each candidate in this program declares two areas of concentration from the four general areas offered: language arts, social studies, math, and science. Fifteen hours in each area of concentration are required in addition to methodology classes and practical application involvement. This is a 127 hour program that includes 48 hours of general education courses (including 15 hours of Bible & Theology), 15 hours of open electives, and 64 hours in Education-specific courses. Examples of classes include Curriculum & Assessment, Philosophy of Classroom Management, Exploring Diversity in Education, and Clinical Practice.
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