A degree in Middle Level Education
The Columbia College Middle Level program prepares educators, who are collaborative professionals, to teach in grades 5-8. Graduates will have completed two content areas chosen from English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. They will have had opportunities to practice their skills in both of these content areas in hands-on, mentored ways through the extensive sequence of field experiences. These experiences are in diverse school settings.
Is Middle Level Education the major for you?
Middle Level Education majors have a variety of backgrounds and learning experiences. Graduates of the program will be educators who embody the attitudes and skills of dedicated professionals and are committed to working with others to provide a quality education for young students. The Education Division is nationally accredited (NCATE). Students are involved in early and on-going experiences in exemplary classrooms and other settings, learning to work both independently and collaboratively to affect positive change in schools and society. The Education Division provides opportunities for future teachers to collaborate and exercise leadership in their careers.
And the faculty
Faculty in the Middle Level Education program are experienced in middle school teaching and are involved in education initiatives at the state, regional, and national levels. Small class sizes allow students to get to know both their classmates and professors on a personal basis.
What can you do with a degree in Middle Level Education?
You can make a difference in the lives of youth for years to come, and quite simply, can help change the world! In addition to teaching in the public schools, program graduates will have diverse career opportunities working with youth and families in varied settings.
South Carolina Teaching Fellows
Columbia College is one of eleven Teaching Fellows institutions in South Carolina.
Meetings are regularly scheduled to assist students with program requirements such as their electronic professional portfolio and the South Carolina certification requirements. The Education Division schedules socials for all certifying majors throughout the school year.
Columbia College provides scholarships and grants in addition to federal and state financial aid. All students should complete the FAFSA (free application for aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and use the Columbia College federal code (003430) when filing.