MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION

65–71 credit hours


WHY STUDY MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION AT TIU?

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.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO FINISH MY DEGREE?

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. 

DID YOU KNOW?

You can earn an Illinois Professional Educator License through this program, which allows you to teach at the middle grades level (grades 5-8).

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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.

COURSEWORK:

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 Skills for Teachers
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Educational Psychology

Professional Education Courses

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
(44 credit hours)
Course Title Credits
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

CAREER OUTCOMES

Middle Grades English/Math/Science/Social Science teacher

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