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Middle Level Education: Social Studies

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The Middle Level Education: Social Studies program will prepare you to teach social studies—as well as English language arts, mathematics, and science—to grades 4-6. You'll also be qualified to teach social studies to students in 7th and 8th grade.

Why Choose Middle Level Education: Social Studies?

If you have a passion for education and want to help shape young minds, the SRU Middle Level Education: Social Studies program will prepare you for a rewarding career. You will learn how to design classroom instructions to meet students' specific needs and abilities, use the latest technology in teaching, and work with students from various ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. SRU is an NCATE / CAEP accredited institution, and teachers in the field regularly comment on how prepared SRU students are for the classroom.

What Will You Learn?

In the SRU Middle Level Education: Social Studies program, you'll take professional education courses such as:

  • Middle level learning theory 
  • Pre, early, & adolescent development 
  • Educational measurements, assessment and evaluation 
  • Teaching in the middle level grades 

Using the standards recommended by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, you'll learn a range of teaching methods and tools, including:

  • Assessment
  • Determining your personal philosophy of education
  • Lesson planning
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Skills development
  • Utilizing information technology

Careers In Middle Level Education: Social Studies

As a graduate of SRU's Middle Level Education: Social Studies program, you'll be qualified to teach social studies to students in grades 4-8 in Pennsylvania and in other states. SRU's Department of Secondary Education also works closely with the Office of Career Education and Development to help you throughout the job search process to secure meaningful employment.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Secondary Education Club
  • SRU Collegiate Middle Level Association