Middle Grades Education Major

Bachelor of Science In Education

Middle grades education majors are focused on helping students in the latter elementary years gain knowledge, develop reason and judgement skills, and mature in preparation for a prosperous, healthy life. They study how to provide the instruction, mentoring, advisement, and front-line counseling these students need as the foundation for success as they prepare for high school.

During the most recent academic year, 100% of FVSU education graduates passed the state certification exam, and 90% found teaching positions, were enrolled in graduate school, or became gainfully employed in careers related to education within one month of graduating.

In addition to classroom work, FVSU education majors engages in a field experience, working with practicing teachers in their classrooms to plan, implement, assess, and reflect on instructional methods, procedures, and principles. This includes lesson planning, assessing, evaluating, grading, conducting case studies, and developing effective classroom management strategies.

The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The college is committed to the preparation of “proficient educators” who are competent in content, pedagogy, and technology, as well as educators who possess a caring disposition while understanding and appreciating diversity.

The program is administered through the College of Education.