Inspire Middle School Students

Grades 4 through 8 mark a period of transition and transformation in young children. Help students develop mental, social, personal and intellectual growth as an upper elementary or middle school teacher. Our bachelor's degree with middle school certification offers a number of specialties, allowing you to concentrate on specific interests. Learn to design engaging lessons, develop a curriculum for all students and foster a welcoming learning environment. Work with exemplary faculty as they equip you with subject-matter knowledge and practical skills to excel in the classroom. Enroll today to become part of our nationally-recognized education program.

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Middle School Teaching

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Career Readiness

Experience middle school teaching first-hand through field-based opportunities that provide insight and knowledge to prepare you for success in the modern classroom.

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Dedicated Faculty

Our distinguished faculty will expand your knowledge and understanding of teaching philosophies by mentoring you each step of the way.

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Guidance You Need

Located in the Frank Young Education North Building, our Mentor Center provides the information and support you need to reach your career goals.

Instructional Leadership

Learn through coursework and field-based experiences as you prepare for the diverse instructional leadership roles today’s middle school teachers face.

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Student-Centered

We’re passionate about developing excellent teachers who can transition their coursework into practical experience in the field to facilitate successful learning opportunities for students.

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Focus Your Passion

We offer many opportunities for students seeking teaching certification for grades 4 through 8. After choosing a concentration based on your interests, you’ll learn to teach effectively while discovering ways to enrich the educational experiences of each student.

  • English/Language Arts/Reading (4-8)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading with Bilingual (4-8)
  • Mathematics (4-8)
  • Mathematics with Bilingual (4-8)
  • Mathematics/Science Combination (4-8)
  • Science (4-8)
  • Science with Bilingual (4-8)

Faculty Spotlight

What you will learn

  • Develop students' inquiry through project-based learning experiences
  • Create learning environments that promote a deeper level of thinking
  • Increase students' knowledge by using real-world examples
  • Integrate technology to enhance student-learning
  • Enhance your professionalism in education
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Experience the Classroom firsthand

Apply your knowledge in the middle school classroom with our field-based teaching program. You’ll complete a year-long, field-based internship/clinical teaching in one of our acclaimed partnership districts. During your clinical teaching and internship, you will work with an educator in your chosen discipline to discover how to teach content in an engaging and enlightening way. As part of your degree program, you will receive course credit for your internship and clinical teaching.

Careers

Our graduates go on to become successful middle school teachers throughout Texas. Some of our graduates pursue advanced studies.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Middle School Teacher
$61,810

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022

Potential Employers

Local ISDs often seek after our graduates. Job placement and satisfaction is ranked highly in our education program. These are just a few examples of districts where our students found employment. Now's your chance to discover where you belong.

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Course Delivery

Our flexible program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. We offer some online courses and face-to-face courses at our main campus in Commerce and our extended instruction sites at CHEC, Dallas, Navarro College and the Mesquite Metroplex Center. Design a degree that interests you.

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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