Education: Middle School English

  • Overview

    WPU’s Middle School English Education program teaches you the skills needed to help children learn & grow at a critical time in their development.

    In the middle school years, the English curriculum expands to include more complex forms of literature, grammar and writing assignments. As a Middle School English Education major at WPU, you will become well versed in different methods and theories to facilitate learning for diverse students in the fascinating young adolescent years. At the same time, you will become proficient in the content of the Middle School English/Language Arts curriculum. Opportunities to apply what you learn abound, working closely with your public school mentor and WPU supervisor in a classroom setting during your practicum and student teaching experience. Throughout the program, you will build skills in critical and reflective thinking and develop the confidence and leadership to run your own classroom.

    Study Middle School English at WPU
    Learn the skills to become a world-class educator, getting hands-on experience in the classroom with Wake County Public Schools
  • Courses

    The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.

    Bachelor of Arts in Education, Middle School English


    To be admitted to the program in the fall of the Junior year, ALL students must pass Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators with a score of: Reading (126), Writing (162) and Math (150) or a cumulative score of (486)

    Liberal Education Requirements 49 hours
    Education Core Courses 49 hours
    Required Courses for MS Licensure 3 hours
    English/Language Arts Concentration 24 hours
    Total Credits for a B.A. in Education with Middle School Licensure 120 hours


    Required Courses for MS Licensure
    3 credit hours
    PSY 310 Child and Adolescent Dev. 3


    Education Core Courses
    49 credit hours
    EDU 201:  Early Experiences for Prospective Teachers 3
    EDU 250:  Exceptionalities in Education 3
    EDU 302: Literacy Methods 1 3
    EDU 310: Instructional Technology 3
    EDU 332:  Practicum for Middle School 1
    EDU 351: Classroom Management in the 21st Century Classroom 3
    EDU 385: Methods of Adolescent Literature 3
    EDU 402:  Classroom Assessment 1
    EDU 452:  21st Century Teacher Leadership 3
    EDU 460: Literacy Methods II 3
    EDU 465:  Reading in the Content Area 3
    EDU 475:  Methods of Teaching Middle School and High School 3
    EDU 480: Senior Seminar 2
    EDU 496:  Student Teaching 13


    English/Language Arts Concentration
    24 credit hours
    ENG 211 British Literature I or ENG 212 British Literature II 3
    ENG 216 American Literature 3
    ENG 220 World Literature I or ENG 221 World Literature II 3
    ENG 312 Advanced Topics in Writing 3
    ENG 314 Professional Writing 3
    ENG 378 Children’s Literature 3
    Students are required to take 2 additional 300 level ENG courses 6
  • Faculty
    Jennifer Russell, WPU professor.
    Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education
    Amanda Bock, WPU professor.
    ​Assistant Professor of Special Education
    Robin Vincent, WPU professor.
    Assistant Professor of Education and Field Placement Coordinator
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