The bachelor's degree in Middle Level Education (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).
Math and Science Concepts Minor
Candidates in the Middle Level Education, B.A. program who want to add an endorsement in math and science concepts need to pass the middle-level content exams in both math and science, fulfill the clinical experience requirement in a high-need school, and complete the MSTQE program of study.
The Goodwin College of Education offers flexible day, evening and weekend classes.
Students get personalized attention from skilled professors in small class sizes, and gain connections to internships, career fairs and educational conferences.
Northeastern offers an affordable tuition and convenient urban locations accessible by car or public transportation.
Take a closer look at the Middle Level Education, B.A. and the courses offered toward the degree.
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Teacher Education at (773) 442-5380.
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