Students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in Middle Grades Education and earn teaching licensure for Middle Grades Language Arts, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies for grades 6-9.
Middle grades education majors at UNCG combine a rigorous academic program with extensive clinical practice in our school partner sites. Students assigned to a Middle Grades Team take courses together and have 10-hour a week internships in schools. Three internships are required prior to student teaching. New Middle Grades Teams begin in the Fall semester and continue for four consecutive semesters. UNCG faculty work closely with public school faculty, who we call On-Site Teacher Educators (OSTEs) to plan a range of "theory into practice" experiences.
Admission to the University does not guarantee acceptance into Teacher Education with a major in Middle Grades Education. A student who seeks admission to the Middle Grades Education major is expected to achieve:
Students in the Middle Grades Education program meet all required standards and competencies for graduation through successful completion of evidences to a standards-based electronic portfolio called TaskStream. This portfolio is a program requirement for the BS. degree and recommendation for an middle grades teaching license. By completing the portfolio process students will provide evidence of meeting the NC Professional Teaching Standards (NCPTS) and the NC Standards for Middle Grade Teachers.
Teacher Licensure Requirements
Two Academic Concentrations Requirements (25-28 semester hours)
Students must complete a coherent course of study of 25-28 semester hours in two basic academic disciplines. Depending on the academic discipline selected, a maximum of 6 hours of the second major may be counted toward the General Education Requirements.
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