Middle School Education
Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education
It takes a special person to guide early adolescents through the critical middle school years. Those called to teach and reach students in grades 5-9 will have a fundamental role in shaping the intellectual and emotional development of tomorrow’s leaders. At Evangel, you will be uniquely prepared for this role. The Middle School Education major program leads to a bachelor of science degree with eligibility for certification to teach two subject areas in grades 5-9. Graduates of this program are prepared to effectively teach in a private or public middle school setting.
In this program, students select two content areas of emphasis as they prepare for the diverse educational landscape of middle school. The options are as follows:
- Language arts
- Social Studies
Through course work and firsthand teaching experiences in middle schools, students build a core of foundational knowledge and insight toward educating middle school students in a caring manner. Graduates of this program are prepared to effectively teach two subjects in a private or public middle school setting.
After completing middle school course requirements with a qualifying GPA, students participate for one semester in a full-time student teaching experience split between the two content areas of choice, thus completing their degree requirements.
All of Evangel's teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are approved by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Curriculum and Instruction in Middle School||Overview of middle school philosophy, organization, and methods. Includes information about current learning strategies, teaching and learning processes, lesson planning, and curriculum organization appropriate for the cultural diversity of contemporary middle school environments.|
|Methods of Teaching Middle School||Provides a knowledge of materials and methods of teaching an area of specialty in the middle school|
|Practicum in Middle School Subject Area Specialty||Field experiences for a student of at least junior status in his or her major specialty area of middle school education emphasis.|
|Educational Technology||Designed to aid prospective teachers in becoming better acquainted with the broad range and interrelated use of instructional media materials and techniques|
|Supervised Student Teaching||The student observes and then teaches under the direction of the cooperating teacher and University supervisor.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
When Matt Stringer graduated from Evangel in 1989 after playing football for the Crusaders, he decided to teach the game to others. He was a high school coach and teacher for 11 years while simultaneously earning master’s and doctoral degrees. When the opportunity came to join Evangel as a faculty member and football coach, Stringer […] read more
Dr. Susan Langston is always eager to learn something new, and this love for learning allows her to sharpen those around her. Dr. Langston came to teach at Evangel in the fall of 2012, bringing more than 20 years of public school teaching experience to the Education Department. Before coming to Evangel, she worked as […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- 5th-9th grade teacher in a private or public school setting
- 5th-9th grade teacher in an international school
|GPA||Achieve a 3.0 grade point average in content area and professional education courses, while maintaining a 2.75 cumulative grade point average across all courses.|
|Admittance to Program||Application for provisional admittance to teacher education is made in EDUC 219-Foundations of Education. This class is prerequisite to all teacher certification courses unless an equivalent course has been transferred from another college. Applications for admittance are available in the Department of Education office.|
|Recommendations||Satisfactory recommendations from all university supervisors of practica.|
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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