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 curriculum for diverse students and foster an inclusive 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.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College), Dallas, McKinney (CHEC), Mesquite, Online
Duration 4 to 4.5 Years
Foreign Language Foreign language Optional
Delivery 40-50% Online, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 120 to 132 Hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
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in Middle school Teaching

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 ESL (4-8)
  • Mathematics (4-8)
  • Mathematics with ESL (4-8)
  • Mathematics/Science Combination (4-8)
  • Science (4-8)
  • Science with ESL (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.


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

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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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