Middle Level Education
Middle Level Education Overview
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-8) with emphases in either language arts/social studies or mathematics/science. The School of Education, in partnership with the academic colleges, offers coursework in education, social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science for this program. This coursework meets Arkansas and National Middle School Association standards for teacher licensure in middle childhood.
The purpose of the Middle Childhood program is to provide highly qualified teachers for the middle (4-8) grades. The program provides a strong focus in specialized content areas as well as significant coursework in professional education. In addition to specialized coursework, the program includes general education courses to provide additional content preparation and background knowledge and skills necessary for a liberal education. As a whole, the curriculum is designed to be applicable to someone preparing to teach the early adolescent.
Program Goals and Outcomes
The goal of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Middle Childhood Education is to provide a baccalaureate program for the preparation of middle level teachers that provides: