WPU’s Middle School English Education program teaches you the skills needed to help children learn & grow at a critical time in their development. Choose your path: English, Social Studies, or Science.
Through study and practice, you will plan and implement instruction in the classroom, working closely with your public school mentor and WPU supervisor in your middle school practicum and student teaching experience. Throughout the program, you will develop the skills in critical and reflective thinking, as well as the leadership and confidence, to manage your own classroom effectively.
Select the courses tab above to review the requirements for each licensure program and to see which is the best fit for you!
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 Middle School Education
Middle School Education Core Courses
43-50 credit hours
EDU 201: Early Experiences for Prospective Teachers EDU 210: Instructional Technology EDU 250: Exceptionalities in Education EDU 354: Classroom Assessment EDU 365: Reading in the Content Area EDU 442: Practicum for Middle School Education EDU 451: Classroom Management in the 21st Century EDU 452: 21st Century Teacher Leadership EDU 475: Middle School and Secondary School Methods of Teaching EDU 480: Senior Seminar EDU 496: Student Teaching 12 credit hours ENG 312: Advanced Topics in Writing (for EDU Majors) PSY 310: Child and Adolescent Development
Take the following Methods based on content area:
3-9 credit hours
EDU 260: Studies in Children’s and Adolescent Literature (English/LA) EDU 302: Literacy Methods I (English/LA) (Optional but recommended) EDU 303: Methods of Social Studies (Social Studies) EDU 305: Methods of Science (Science) EDU 460: Literacy Methods II (English/LA)
Middle School English/Language Arts Content Requirement for Licensure
24 credit hours
ENG 211: Writing About British Literature Before 1700 or ENG 212: Writing About British Literature After 1700 ENG 216: Writing About American Literature After 1700 ENG 220: Writing About World Literature Before 1700 or ENG 221: Writing About World Literature After 1700 ENG 478: Children’s Literature Four (4) additional 300-level or above ENG courses
Middle School Social Studies Content Requirement for Licensure
24 credits hours
HIS 103: World Civilizations I HIS 104: World Civilizations II HIS 201: The U.S. to 1865: “Becoming American” HIS 202: The U.S. since 1865: Myth, Memory, and History PSC 201: American Government Three (3) additional 300-level or above HIS courses
Middle School Science Content Requirement for Licensure
24 credit hours
BIO 101: Principles of Biology CHE 111: General Chemistry PHY 211: College Physics I or PHY 212: College Physics II Twelve (12) additional credit hours in any 200-level or above BIO, CHE, or
Liberal Education Core Requirements
49 credit hours
0-4 credit hours
Total Credit Hours for Bachelor of Arts in Middle School Education
120-123 credit hours