Middle Level Teacher Education
Middle Level Education is a major in which university students learn to teach students in grades four through eight in specific subject areas.
Concentrations are English/Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Students are prepared for state licensure exams, which they must pass to earn teaching positions in public schools.
Teaching is rewarding, especially when a student has that ‘Aha!’ moment, and you know you have taught in a way that he or she finally gets it!
Sandra Pesavento, M.Ed.
Why is Eduation in demand?
“Regardless of temporary economic conditions, hiring practices, budget cuts or any other factors that impact the education system, the need for teachers is timeless and universal. Society will always need educators, and in that respect, teaching is one career in which you can be confident you will always have a purpose.” – Teach.com
“There is always a need for K-12 teachers. Currently, some of the greater needs and more lucrative job opportunities for K-12 teachers are in math, science and bilingual education. However, opportunities for teachers of all subjects are regularly available and usually dependent upon geography.” - Lorenzo and Associates, Education, Research, Writing and Publishing
Is it for me?
- Determined and hard working?
- Passionate about a specific subject area (English, Math, Science, Social Studies)?
- Compassionate in working with students of diverse abilities and backgrounds?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Middle Level Teacher Education
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Where will a degree in middle level teacher education take me?
Education graduates are prepared to teach, not only in traditional classroom settings, but also in other settings. Graduates have gotten jobs in cyber schools, in prison education programs and on military bases.
Here are some examples of job titles of recent graduates:
- Teacher’s Assistant
- Learning Support Aide
- Permanent Substitute Teacher
You’ll find Scranton graduates working in numerous school districts as well as other organizations including:
- Oyster Bay, New York School District
- Quakertown, Pennsylvania School District
- Teach for America
Top Graduate Schools
Many graduates choose to continue their education in master’s degree programs and have been accepted at leading universities, including:
- The University of Scranton
- Pennsylvania State University
- Marywood University, Scranton
- Montclair State University
I feel confident as a first year teacher in Philadelphia because of the course topics, work load, observations in middle schools and the strong relationships from my professors.
Kelly Judge ’14
6th grade Social Studies at Boys' Latin Middle School, Philadelphia
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
The significant field experiences that Scranton education students complete prepare them to teach in the classroom and also to interact in a professional environment. Graduates report that they are exceptionally prepared to put together lesson plans and assessments of student progress, and they can hit the ground running as teachers.
Students graduate with an exit portfolio that documents their experience and demonstrates their professionalism and competency. This is essential for job searches.
Close relationships with professors are also a great asset. At Scranton, professors have had the opportunity to get to know students in small classes. They write personalized letters of recommendation based on students talents and experience. Professors stay in touch with graduates, serving as mentors, especially early in the teaching careers of alumni.
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For More Information
Office of Admissions
Scranton, PA 18510
Tel: 1-888-SCRANTON or (570) 941-7540
Department of Education
Darryl M. De Marzio, Ph.D.
Department of Education
Vanessa Silla, Ed.D.
Undergraduate Program Director