2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Middle Level Education
About the Programs
The four-year program in Middle Level Education is designed to offer students a curriculum of general education, content knowledge, and professional and middle education theory, application, and practice in teaching children in grades 4-8. The curriculum is designed to develop a community of learners who are competent and reflective professionals able to teach any child in any setting.
The courses and extensive field based component develops beginning educator’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to content, the learner and the learning environment, teaching and learning process, and professionalism.
There is a strong focus on content knowledge in this program and students must select an 18 credit area of concentration in either English/Language Arts/Reading, Social Studies, Science or Math. Graduates of the MLED major will be eligible to become certified to teach any subject in Grades 4-6 and grades 7-8 in their concentration area. Students interested in this age level can also combine Special Education certification with Middle Level Certification (see Special Education major p. 381 for details).
All teacher education students should be in frequent consultation with their academic advisers to make sure they are meeting the appropriate program and certification requirements which will vary depending on a variety of circumstances.
This program is jointly offered by the Department of Early Childhood & Elementary Education (570-422-3356) and the Department of Professional and Secondary Education (570-422-3363).
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Academic Programs and Courses
Middle Level Education B.S. (4 to 8)
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