Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Middle Grades Education (5-9) Teaching
Upon completion of a degree in Middle Grade Education, candidates will: (1) demonstrate the broad general background knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to function as a literate, informed, active citizen, and to serve as a model for middle level students; (2) demonstrate the pedagogical skills and content knowledge necessary to perform as effective middle level educators. (3) demonstrate the appropriate dispositions to effectively meet the diverse needs of middle level students found in public schools.
Concentrations (Areas of Emphasis):
Students seeking middle grade (5-9) certification must select two areas of emphasis from English and Communications, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Supporting courses which are also general education courses will have their credit hours count above in the 36 hr. Gen Ed area.
CANDIDATES ALSO HAVE A CHOICE OF:
Dual Certification in Middle Grade and Special Education (Learning
and Behavior Disorders (LBD) + Middle Grade or Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) + Middle Grade)
For additional questions, contact Marie Manning. Learning and Behavior Disorders Program Coordinator
For additional questions, contact Michelle Gremp, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Coordinator
Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year (www.kyepsb.net/ and www.ets.org/praxis ). Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams. For additional information, candidates may also contact the EPSB Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at (859) 564-5778 or (888) 598-7667 (toll free).