Introduction

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Middle Level Education degree program is offered in the School of Education and Social Sciences.

Overview

Middle Level Education prepares students for teaching positions in grades 4-8. The program provides students with a solid background in educational theory and practice while simultaneously equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to provide a rich learning environment in the classroom.

The handbook for middle level education is here.  The coordinator for the program is Dr. Ronald Perry.

Note: The Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) and Middle Level Education (4-8) Pennsylvania programs. These programs have replaced the previous Pennsylvania Elementary Education (K-6) certification program. The Early Childhood degree program can be combined with Special Education (PreK-8) for a dual degree.

Course Requirements

There are four possible concentrations in the program: English, Science, Social Studies and Math.  Click the links to view the course sequences for the concentrations:

Teacher Certification Requirements

In addition to the course requirements, there are a number of other program and certification requirements that each undergraduate education student must fulfill for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to grant a Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate. These include field experiencesclearancesstate testing requirements, applications for candidacy status and then for student teaching, a semester of student teaching, the professional portfolio, and an application for certification.

Education students follow the Teacher Education Progress Process for undergraduatespost-baccalaureate students, and transfer students.

Academic Advising

Comprehensive, continuous academic advising is crucial for your success as you work your way through the teacher certification program. In order to ensure your success, you are assigned the Middle Level Education Program Coordinator, Dr. Ronald Perry, as your academic advisor and will meet with him at least once per semester from the time you enter Robert Morris University to the time you complete student teaching and complete all degree requirements for graduation

Admission Requirements

Click here to view the requirements for admission into RMU as a freshman, and click here for the requirements for admission as a transfer student. Initial admission to an undergraduate education degree program as a freshman student, or as a transfer student with less than 48 credits, is not a guarantee of formal admission to candidate status in an education program. All education majors must apply for formal admission to candidate status in their degree program following the completion of 48 credits of college-level work. Specific grade point average, course specifications, and other requirements must be met at that time.

Concentrations