WPU’s Middle School 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.
What is required to become a middle school teacher in North Carolina?
Becoming a middle school teacher involves earning an education degree from an accredited degree program with coursework covering areas such as child development, classroom assessment, and student teaching as well as completing state licensure requirements. After completing their middle school education degree and teacher certification, some students go on to get a master’s degree.
In addition to general coursework (social sciences, public speaking, real-world field experiences), future middle school teachers specialize in a subject area of interest. William Peace University offers three different specializations, with a focus on English, social studies, or becoming a science teacher.
The program at William Peace University facilitates teacher preparation for the junior high/middle grades, so graduates are able to create a productive learning environment in any school setting. If you are looking for extensive, high-quality professional development to start your teaching career, then the middle school education major at WPU is for you!
Select the courses tab above to review the requirements for each licensure program and to see which is the best fit for you!
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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