65–71 credit hours
Knowing facts, structure, and teaching methods is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local middle schools.
Most students complete this degree in 4 years. The Middle Grades Education major is a great option for transfer students because it can be completed in two years after your transfer to Trinity. Major requirements total anywhere from 65-71 hours, depending on the teaching subject you choose. This includes 44 hours of required Professional Education courses.
You can earn an Illinois Professional Educator License through this program, which allows you to teach at the middle grades level (grades 5-8).
The Middle Grades Education major will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and direction to teach middle level (grades 5 – 8) students, and to model Christian values in your personal and professional life. Classroom instruction gives you the tools for teaching. The required professional education courses equip you to be a successful teacher in the classroom.
Major requirements total anywhere from 65-71 hours. This includes 44 hours of required Professional Education courses and a specified number of hours in the degree subject you choose. You’ll take interesting courses such as:
|PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
(44 credit hours)
|ED 101||Introduction to Teaching||2 hours|
|ED 103||Professional Skills for Teachers||1 hour|
|ED 240||Foundations of Education||2 hours|
|ED 260x||Educational Psychology/Human Development||3 hours|
|ED 306||Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum||3 hours|
|ED 310||General Teaching Methods||2 hours|
|ED 311||General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience||1 hour|
|ED 330||Introduction to Special Education||3 hours|
|ED 364||Teaching [Subject] in the Secondary Schools||3 hours|
|ED 368||Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience||2 hours|
|ED 380||Diversity in Education||1 hour|
|ED 381||Diversity in Pre-clinical Experience||1 hour|
|ED 413||Clinical Practice in the Secondary School||12 hours|
|ED 421||Classroom Management||1 hour|
|ED 422||Advanced Seminar in Education||2 hours|
|ED 430||Educational Research and Assessments||2 hours|
|PSY 337||Psychology of Adolescence||3 hours|
Middle Grades English/Math/Science/Social Science teacher
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