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.

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