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Middle School (5-8)


Students wishing to pursue the Middle School (5-8) License within the Education major must also complete a major of study in their chosen academic discipline (biology, chemistry or mathematics)

Assumption College currently offers state-approved subject-specific middle school teacher (5–8) licensure programs in general sciences and mathematics. Students planning to seek subject-specific teacher licensure are strongly encouraged to declare their intent by fall of the sophomore year. The student must meet with the Licensure Program Coordinator to apply formally for the major in Education program. Once admitted to the program, students meet with the Licensure Program Coordinator each semester for advising about course selection, program requirements, and their progress in the Education major.

Required Education Courses for the Middle School License, Subject Specific

Stage 1: (open to all undergraduate students)

  • EDU 101 Schools in American Society
  • EDU 140 Teaching and Learning in the Middle/Secondary School
  • EDU 260 Teaching Students with Special Needs (Prereq: EDU 101)
  • PSY 181 Psychology of Adolescence and Maturity (must be taken prior to the practicum)

Stage 2: (open only to Education majors)

  • EDU 302 Teaching English Language Learners
  • EDU 330* The Middle School: Concept and Curriculum
  • EDU 333* Integrated Field Experiences in Secondary Education
  • One subject-specific methods course from among the following:
    • EDU 345* Curriculum and Methods in Mathematics (5–8; 8–12)
    • EDU 346* Curriculum and Methods in Science and Technology (5–12)

Please note that methods courses are currently scheduled in alternate years (see course descriptions).

Stage 3: (open only to Education majors who have completed all retention criteria)

  • EDU 440** Practicum and Seminar in Middle/Secondary Education

Recommended Courses for the Middle School License, Subject Specific

  • EDU 325* Literacy Development and Instruction
  • EDU 341* Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (5–12)
  • ENG 263 Children’s Literature
  • EDU 265 Effective Classroom Management (Prereq: EDU 101, EDU 140)

* Must take with pre-practicum (field-based component)
** indicates field-based course

Middle School (5-8) | Assumption College


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