Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education, Grades 4-8

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Teaching and Learning

Southeastern's Middle School Education program offers specialized preparation in teaching grades 4 through 8. Instructional alignment is a key focus of the program, including planning, implementing and assessing lessons presented in area schools. A strong emphasis is placed on middle-level educational practices and relevant field experiences throughout the program. Students gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement in grades 4 through 8.

Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Middle School English Teacher
  • Middle School Mathematics Teacher
  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Types of Employers
  • Parochial School Systems
  • Private School Systems
  • Public School Systems
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with the COMPASS/Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, Learned Societies, Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and the College of Education Conceptual Framework

  • Faculty consists of highly qualified and caring individuals dedicated to producing the highest quality teachers

  • The TeachLivE virtual-rehearsal classroom featuring real-time avatars with unique characteristics is available for students to practice classroom management, pedagogy and content teaching skills in a virtual environment

  • Students specialize in two content focus areas

  • Program emphasizes research-based methods to assess students' needs in order to differentiate instruction

  • Courses are specifically designed to provide candidates with content and strategies to be knowledgeable, developmentally responsive, ethical and caring educators in the 21st century

  • Honors curriculum available

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 120

  • 180 hours of field experience prior to student teaching

  • Pass all parts of the PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Test in Reading, Writing and Mathematics

  • Have a 2.5 cumulative or degree grade point average and a 2.5 cumulative or degree grade point average in work completed at Southeastern

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required professional courses in Education and Educational Psychology

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses in first teaching fields (identified on the curriculum sheet)

  • Pass PRAXIS II examinations in Principles of Learning and Teaching and Content Specialty Area Tests

  • Complete and earn a grade of "B" or better in Education 201 and 211 or 203 and 212

  • Successfully complete portfolio submissions during the program

  • Successfully complete student teaching

CONCENTRATIONS
  • English

  • Math

  • Science

  • Social Studies

RELATED DEGREES
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-5

  • Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Masters of Education in Special Education

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Southeastern Education Association for Students

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi

 
Contact Information

Ms. Beth Berry

bberry@southeastern.edu

985-549-5257

Mailing address: SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Cate Teacher Education Center 2018A

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