Overview

Middle Grades Education prepares teachers for grades five through eight. Requires a minimum of 120 semester hours for graduation.

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




The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has determined that our curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state of Illinois. We are unable to determine if the curriculum meets the educational requirements for any of the remaining U.S. states and jurisdictions. Please go to the University's State Authorization Licensing and Complaint Information to find your state’s requirements, resources and contact information.
You are encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for your location or wherever you desire to be licensed or certified to seek information and additional guidance. Please be aware that there may be licensure or certification requirements in addition to an academic program’s curriculum.
Note: This disclosure is being made in compliance with federal regulation 34 CFR 668.43 and the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements Manual.