Teaching middle school is both challenging and rewarding. With a Math concentration in the BSE in Middle School-Junior High School degree program, 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 be prepared to engage students in mathematics, develop strong leadership skills, and value cooperative learning. Your faculty are experienced middle level educators, providing both theory and practical application that translates directly to your success in the classroom and the field.
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. Utilizing a co-teaching student teaching model means you will be in the field for over 100 hours before you even begin student teaching.
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)
The Mathematics Education program at UCM is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics