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Elementary/Middle Level Education: Grades 4-8, Mathematics Concentration, BSEd

The Elementary/Middle Level Education: Grades 4-8, Mathematics Concentration, BSEd program prepares you to obtain the certification required to teach grades 4-8 in Pennsylvania’s public school system.

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What Will I Learn?

You will learn how to support middle level students’ academic growth in mathematics. Learning experiences related to mathematics will focus on the topics of:

  • Numbers and operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Data
  • Probability

You are required to complete core concentration courses in mathematics as well as professional core courses focusing on adolescent development and learning, instructional methods, assessment and intervention, adaptation and accommodations for diverse learners, and literacy. There is also a required capstone seminar and practicum in middle level student teaching.

What are the requirements for this degree?

You are required to complete 46-47 credit hours of general education courses, 15-17 credit hours of concentration area courses, 9-10 credit hours of free electives, and 36 credit hours of core professional courses.

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You may pursue a Reading Minor or the Disability Studies Minor. Both are great complements to this major.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Completing this program at Shippensburg University prepares you to obtain the certification required to teach in Pennsylvania's public school system. Many graduates also go on to find work in private academies or as personal tutors. Others use their degree as a springboard to employment in social work, child and youth care or other related fields.

What Career Outcomes Do Alumni Have With This Degree?

A list of of the top job titles for Middle Level Elementary Education alumni
The estimated salary for Middle Level Elementary Education alumni

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

Ship is an excellent place to study to become a teacher because of the opportunities to:

  • Observe classes in elementary and secondary settings
  • Observe physically challenged and exceptional learners
  • Take part in student teaching
  • Participate in student groups that complement the academic experience
  • Receive personalized attention and advisement from experienced professors