Teaching middle school is both challenging and rewarding. With a General Science concentration in the BSE in Middle School-Junior High School degree program, you'll work in well-equipped, modern laboratories as well as experience field-based education that teaches and reinforces educational theories while you observe and engage with students. You will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude to become an accomplished teacher for the 21st century. Through student involvement, service-learning projects, and small class sizes, you will work directly with faculty and collaborate with peers, which translates directly to your success.
Middle School majors have one of the highest employment rates in teacher education among UCM graduates. The teacher education program will prepare you to be a competent, caring, reflective teacher committed to the premise that all can learn.
You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Middle School/Junior High School program to:
You will have multiple opportunities to be involved both on and off campus:
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri
This program has been nationally recognized by the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE)
UCM’s Science Education programs are recognized by National Association of Science Teachers (NSTA)