Middle Level Education
Creativity, focus and leadership skills are all necessary attributes of individuals who work in middle level education. If you can see yourself teaching curious children and want to improve their education, look into UND’s program in middle level education. With courses that cater to a variety of subjects, you’ll find the area of middle level education that suits you.
In learning how to teach, you’ll encounter a number of elements to a classroom that you never thought about. Some sample classes are:
- Introduction to Education
- Child Development
- Observing and Assessing Children
- Technology for Teachers
- Field Experience
Field experiences are a critical component of the program and you'll have extensive opportunities to work directly with students. You'll gain experience through teacher-preparation field experiences, because they provide the best opportunity to learn the ins and outs of various teaching methods and child development. You'll also be encouraged to participate other hands-on experiences such coaching, after-school programs or tutoring programs.
Through earning your degree in middle level education and passing the licensing exams, you'll be prepared to teach middle level students. If you're interested in teaching a specific demographic, choose a second major or minor to specialize your training and set you apart.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 12.4% employment growth for the profession by 2022, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. This increase should translate to 76,000 new middle school teacher jobs. The positive job outlook is fueled by higher student enrollment.
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