Overview

Middle Grades Education prepares teachers for grades five through eight. Requires a minimum of 120 semester hours for graduation. Prior to proceeding to student teaching in an Illinois Education Preparation Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, prospective candidates must take and pass an Illinois approved test of basic skills. Approved tests consist of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), ACT or SAT with approved scores. Previously passed Illinois Test of Basic Skills (096, 300 or 400) may be used to meet this requirement.

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

Programs Offered

On-Campus