Learn to connect with, lead and educate young people at one of the most critical junctions of their lives. At the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Middle School Education, you’ll gain the training and hands-on experience you need for this special, satisfying career.
UCM’s Middle School Education programs are accredited by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and updated regularly in response to the changing needs of school districts statewide. Develop confidence in your content areas and teaching skills and be ready to meet the realities of teaching in today’s classrooms.
Middle School Education offers seven content specialization areas
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Ample in-classroom teaching experience
Master your content area and gain the knowledge, skills and experience to be an effective middle school teacher through UCM’s time-tested programs. Opportunities to observe and work in local classrooms begin your sophomore year. The University of Central Missouri provides ready access to a variety of urban, suburban and rural school districts, so that prospective teachers can experience a range of teaching environments.
UCM’s Middle School Education programs are close-knit and welcoming. Our students support one another and our experienced, caring faculty truly care about your well-being and success.
You’ll find many ways to connect with new friends and build a lasting professional network, beginning with these UCM groups ideal for future middle school teachers:
Earning your Bachelor of Education degree from a UCM Middle School Education program is unparalleled preparation for work as a classroom teacher for grades 5–8. Our programs qualify you to teach within Missouri and leave you well-prepared to sit for teacher certification in other states.
You can expect to find employment as soon as you receive your degree — or even before. Our high standards and history of excellence have earned UCM the trust of schools statewide, leading them to reach out to us whenever they need new teachers. You may also form connections through your extensive fieldwork over the course of your degree program that lead to job opportunities.
Many middle school teachers return to the University of Central Missouri for advanced study.
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