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Department of Middle, Secondary,
and Adult Education

PO Box 800
Lovinger 3155
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4452 or 8662
Fax: 660-543-4954

Middle School Education

For more information about this program, please contact

Dr. Joanie Hartnett


Lovinger 2100 B


Bachelor of Science in Education

Students who plan to teach at the middle level have a program designed especially to prepare them for teaching students in the middle school environment. Middle School majors have one of the highest employment rates in teacher education among UCM graduates.

All Middle School majors will benefit from hands on, in the classroom, learning through a sequence of field experiences designed to foster professional and personal growth and development in pre-service teachers. All faculty are experienced middle level educators, providing students both theory and practical application. Graduates of our program are certified to teach in grades five through nine.

With a time tested, honored reputation for preparing some of the finest teachers in the classroom today, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), UCM's teacher education program prepares students to be competent, caring, reflective teachers committed to the premise that all can learn.


This program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and has been nationally recognized by our specialized professional association: the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE).




Students can choose to specialize in any of these areas of concentration:


Involvement Opportunities


In Middle School - Junior High School Education, there are several opportunities for students to become involved on campus and in their future field:




In addition to more than $4 million in merit-based scholarships and awards presented annually to UCM students by the university, the College of Education offers a number of awards specifically for education majors. There are multiple scholarships for which Middle School Education students are eligible.