Teaching middle school is both challenging and rewarding. With a Language Arts concentration in the BSE in Middle School-Junior High School degree, you will benefit from clinical (hands on, in actual middle school classrooms) learning through a sequence of field experiences designed to foster professional and personal growth and development. You will have many choices in literature coursework from American, to British, and world literature, as well as courses designed specifically to teaching reading at the middle level. Should you decide to continue on toward graduate education, the theory and practical application you acquire in this program translate directly to your success.
Middle School/Junior High School BSE 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 students 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)