The middle education program is comprised of an undergraduate, pre-professional component and a graduate, professional education component. Successful completion of the graduate portion of the program, also referred to as the fifth year component, results in a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Candidates who complete the Middle Education program should be able to:
- Design and deliver curricula that effectively impact student learning
- Integrate technology in learning settings
- Work effectively with faculty and students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities
- Collaborate with colleagues, parents, and others
- Be reflective practitioners who continually evaluate their actions
- Practice lifelong learning and engage in professional development and inquiry
See Middle Ed Requirements for a summary of the program requirements.