The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Middle Grades Education leads to licensure to teach social studies, language arts, science or mathematics to students in grades 6-9. Students choosing to major in Middle Grades Education will be required to choose two of the four discipline specializations and will take a minimum of 24 content hours of instruction in courses delivered through the College of Arts and Sciences in the departments of History, Political Science, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. The major in Middle Grades Education requires 45 hours of coursework in teacher education. Undergraduate courses focus on the new Common Core State and N.C. Essential Standards, technology, and interdisciplinary curriculum in the middle grades.
High Point University is proud of its graduates. In the last five years, the School of Education has graduated more than 300 students in
teacher education and 150 graduate students who have gone on to become classroom teachers and school principals, thereby impacting the
lives of thousands of school-aged children. Recent graduates from High Point University’s School of Education have received many honors
and distinctions including:
- NC District Teachers of the Year
- NC District Rookie Teachers of the Year
- NC District Principals of the Year
- Teacher Assistants of the Year
Requirements for the B.A. and Licensure in Middle Grades Education (45 credits):
A major in middle grades education will qualify a student for licensure in middle grades education (6-9). Two discipline specializations are required. Click here for the Program of Study.
Several General Education area requirements and core courses may be fulfilled by required courses in professional education and supporting disciplines.
Professional Education Courses
EDU 1200. Introduction to Teaching (1)*
EDU 2100. The Nature of the Learner (4)*
EDU 2200. The 21st Century Classroom (4)*
EDU 2110. Introduction to Educational Technology (2)*
EDU 3100. Collaboration in General Education Classrooms (4)
EDU 3280. Literacy in the Content Areas (4)
EDU 3110. Educational Technology for Teachers (2)
EDU 4008. Technology Integrated Assessment for Middle, Secondary, and Special Subjects (2)
EDU 4150. Interdisciplinary Methods of Instruction for Middle Grades (4)
EDU 4154. Internship I: Instructional Practices in the Middle Grades (2)
EDU 4166. Using Data to Assess Student Impact in K-12 Classrooms (2)
EDU 4280. Discipline and Classroom Management Issues
EDU 4250. Internship II: Teachers as Leaders (8)
EDU 4200. Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society (4)
*These courses are prerequisites for admission to the
Teacher Education Program.