Middle Grades Education prepares teachers for grades five through eight. Requires a minimum of 120 semester hours for graduation. Council on Teacher Education policy requires that all candidates for admission to a teacher preparation program pass an Illinois approved test of basic skills. The Illinois test of basic skills options include the Licensure Testing System Test of Academic Proficiency(TAP), or an ACT/SAT score that meets specific criteria.
Who should apply
Undergraduate students who want to:
- Work with youth in grades 5-8
- Develop expertise in a specific content area (math, science, social studies, literacy)
- Plan lessons that teach students in more than one content area
- Work with colleagues using a team approach in schools
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