Overview

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.

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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