The Middle Level Education program (MLED) will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful teachers in grades 5-8. Candidates choose a minimum of one discipline to earn their endorsement from Social Studies, Math, Science, and/or Language Arts. Subject area endorsements require 21 hours of approved content courses in the discipline. MLED candidates complete two clinical experiences in grades 5-8 classrooms totaling 200 hours and full-time student teaching in their endorsement area for 16 weeks. Candidates who complete the MLED program qualify for the Illinois Middle Grade Professional Educator License to teach in their endorsement area(s).
Academic Catalog Information
Take a closer look at the Middle Level Education, B.A. and the courses offered toward the degree.
Department and Contact Information
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Teacher Education at (773) 442-5380.
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