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Middle Level Education: Language Arts

The bachelor of science degree in middle level language arts education prepares professionals who desire to work in the education field with children in grades four through eight. A concentration in language arts prepares prospective teachers for the challenging work of developing students’ literacy skills.

The middle level teacher preparation program also includes:

  • Organization and philosophy of middle level education
  • Young adolescent development
  • Data assessment and analysis
  • Effective classroom management strategies
  • Education technology skills
  • Successful intervention designs responsive to the needs of individual middle level students

Classes are small and allow for varied opportunities to work with faculty. Beginning early in the preparation program, students will spend extensive time in field placements in various school settings. Students holding a Middle Level Education: Language Arts degree will find opportunities to teach in public or private elementary and middle level schools in grades four through eight.

Real World Experiences

Classroom experiences give you school-based observation and participation each semester. There’s simply no better preparation for future teachers than real world experience. Observing how students react to different styles of instruction and learning how to adjust in response, will prepare you for a successful career in education.

  • Field experiences begin the first semester
  • Pre-student teaching placements
  • 14 weeks of student teaching last semester
Blue Grad Cap

94% Success Rate

94% of bachelor’s degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.

College Catalog

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Develop an additional focus of study to help expand your resume by completing another minor.

Real World Experience

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.


Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and creates positive lifelong attributes.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects and service-learning experiences and make a positive difference in the greater community.


Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

Faculty Profiles

Lidy, Brenda, MS

Lidy, Brenda, MS

Associate Professor and Program Director of Hospitality Business Management and Business Administration (AS)
Schneider, Elizabeth, MBA, JD

Schneider, Elizabeth, MBA, JD

Associate Professor of Business  
Stevens, Chad, PhD

Stevens, Chad, PhD

Associate Professor of Business and Chair of Business, Management & Technology
Hager-Harris, Dana M., PhD

Hager-Harris, Dana M., PhD

Associate Professor and Program Director of Business, Supply Chain Management and MBA

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