Teaching middle school is a challenging but rewarding career. Missouri and many other states are experiencing a teacher shortage, particularly in rural areas, so there are plenty of jobs available! At S&T, students seeking middle school certification earn a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in English, math, science or social studies. Experiences in schools are embedded throughout the program, beginning second semester freshman year. The program balances rigorous content knowledge with a commitment to building engaging learning experiences in small, interactive education courses.
Students seeking middle school certification (grades 5-9) will choose one of the following content areas:
Before applying for student teaching, students should pass the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment and complete all professional requirements and content courses with a 3.0 GPA. Missouri S&T allows students to choose their student teaching placement, if the district agrees and a qualified cooperating teacher is available.
This program is only approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students intending to teach in other states are responsible for investigating the reciprocity agreement of that state agency.
Missouri S&T expects each student to complete experiential learning activities; the field experience courses EDUC 1104, 1164, 3298, and 4299 meet this requirement for the B.S. in Education.