Your Future in Middle Grades Education

The Bachelor of Science in middle grades education at Charleston Southern University leads to certification for grades five – eight, and includes the opportunity to teach in two of the following disciplines: math, science, social studies, and/or language arts. The content courses in disciplines are taught by subject matter experts who are well-versed in their disciplines. In addition, the faculty prepare students to use a variety of techniques and skills to engage middle grades learners. Graduates from this major have worked in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester District II, and other districts in the region.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Tonya Houston

Tonya Houston

Assistant Professor of Education and Middle Level/Secondary Education Coordinator

Middle Grades Education: it's a calling

CSU is one of a few universities to require middle grades education students to earn two concentration areas, thereby enhancing career opportunities. The program includes multiple practicum experiences prior to student teaching. Content courses are taught by subject matter experts to prepare students to understand and teach the middle grades content. Within the middle grades degree, students also learn techniques and skills for teaching middle level learners from K-12 experienced College of Education faculty.

As a Middle Grades Education major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Life Science for Educators
  • Earth Science for Educators
  • Foundations of Literacy
  • Middle Grades Social Studies Curriculum and Methods
  • Public Speaking
  • Diversity in American Literature

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Public School Educator for Grades 5-8
  • Private School Educator for Grades 5-8
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College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare professional educators who, guided by a strong sense of community and the integration of their faith, are academically strong, skilled and morally committed to educating in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments. The College of Education offers a liberal arts core curriculum, professional education courses, clinical settings, content specialty courses and other extracurricular candidate experiences including Future Teachers Society, Teaching Fellows, service projects, mission programs and more.

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