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Undergraduate Program in Middle Grades (6-9)
B.S. Degree

Designed for:

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.

Program Description:

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 Middle Grades Education:

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:

  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 at UNCG;
  • A grade of C or better in TED 250;
  • Completion of all courses needed to fulfill the General Education Requirements; and
  • Satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS I.

Program Standards

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.

Major Requirements:

  • TED 250 (prerequisite for admission to the major)
  • TED 335, 350, 375, 400, 442, 462

Teacher Licensure Requirements

  • TED 535, 452
  • ELC 381

Additional Requirements for Middle Grades Education Majors:

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.

  • The following academic concentrations have been approved for Middle Grades Education: English language arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
  • Specific courses for each concentration area are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Licensure Process:

  • Completion of Program of Study
  • Successful completion of TaskStream Portfolio
  • Application for licensure through UNCG Certification Officer

Contact Information:

Student Advising
142 School of Education Building
(336) 334-3410


Page updated: 20-Oct-2011

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