As a middle level education major, you’ll learn to teach middle school age children and earn an English/Language Arts teaching certification.
This course of study is required for a grades 4 through 8 teaching certification. You’ll be prepared as an upper elementary teacher generalist and middle level teacher specialist, though it is designed primarily as a concentration in the education of upper elementary (grades 4-6) and middle school students (grades 7-8).
The English/Language Arts track will prepare you for planning and implementing classroom reading and language arts instruction. Field experiences are integrated with coursework beginning freshman year.
Gain hands-on experience early
Teacher candidates are prepared outside of the classroom through field experiences, which are integrated with coursework, and begin as early as freshman year. Through a prominent curriculum, and progression through field experiences and the program, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for a successful teaching career.
Prepare for focused study
As a middle level education major, focusing on English/Language Arts, your coursework will include a study of curriculum planning, teaching, learning, assessment, and technology integration, and a required field experience will give you real-class experience before you graduate.
View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.
The Department of Education at Waynesburg University offers teacher preparation programs for elementary, elementary/middle, and secondary education which are approved by Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).