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Education Undergraduate Programs

Middle Level Education

The Middle Level Education Program prepares candidates to teach specific content in grade 5 through 8. Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Candidates can choose one of two program options.

Middle Level Education candidates will be concurrently enrolled in professional education coursework and field/practicum experiences designed to reinforce concepts and skills learned in the university classroom. The field/practicum experience blocks are designed to provide opportunities for candidates to apply course concepts in authentic environments. Required activities and assignments provide candidates with the opportunity to connect theory and practice and prepare candidates for daily classroom responsibilities.

Middle Level Education teacher candidates will observe and participate in a wide range of in-classroom teaching experiences in order to develop the skills and confidence necessary to be an effective teacher. The Elementary Education practicum and student teaching/clinical practice experiences have been designed as a serious apprenticeship that requires teacher candidates to spend one academic year inside schools working alongside veteran Middle Level teachers.

In an effort to better serve teacher candidates, SXU's Education Department has implemented a Disposition Support model. The professional dispositions of candidates are a critical component of development for emerging educators. All Middle Level Education candidates participate in the Disposition Awareness Workshop; the workshop highlights the components (exemplars) of each of the following dispositions:


Please view the admission requirements page, as well as the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog for additional information.