Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education

The Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education offers undergraduate degrees with teaching licensure in elementary education and four content areas in middle grades education.  The department also offers graduate degrees in elementary education and middle grades education. The programs are committed to the preparation of teachers who are knowledgeable, reflective, technologically proficient, and skilled in meeting the needs of a diverse student population.

Program Area Internship Internship Course Number Description of Internship Average Annual
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Contact Person
Elementary Education Senior I ELEM 4300  This internship is designed is to acclimate the intern to the Elementary public school environment – i.e., to understand policies and procedures, to understand the multiple roles of the classroom teacher, to begin to understand the diverse needs of middle school students, and to begin the process of long-range curricular planning, delivery of instruction, and assessment. Interns are expected to be in their school one full day per week the entire semester. 212 Office of Clinical Experiences
Elementary Education Senior II ELEM 4324 This internship is a full semester of teaching in a public Elementary School classroom, with the clinical teacher providing constant feedback to the intern about the teaching and learning process. In addition, the interns, with support from the clinical teacher and the university supervisor, develop a portfolio/electronic evidences to document their growth and development as a classroom teacher. 230 Office of Clinical Experiences
Middle Grades English Education Senior I ENED 4319  This internship is designed is to acclimate the intern to the public middle school environment – i.e., to understand policies and procedures, to understand the multiple roles of the classroom teacher, to begin to understand the diverse needs of middle school students, and to begin the process of long-range curricular planning, delivery of instruction, and assessment in language arts. Interns are expected to be in their school one full day per week the entire semester. 11 Office of Clinical Experiences
Middle Grades English Education Senior II MIDG 4324 This internship is a full semester of teaching in a public middle school language arts classroom, with the clinical teacher providing constant feedback to the intern about the teaching and learning process. In addition, the interns, with support from the clinical teacher and the university supervisor, develop a portfolio/electronic evidences to document their growth and development as a classroom teacher. 12 Office of Clinical Experiences
Middle Grades History Education Senior I HIED 4319  This internship is designed is to acclimate the intern to the public middle school environment – i.e., to understand policies and procedures, to understand the multiple roles of the classroom teacher, to begin to understand the diverse needs of middle school students, and to begin the process of long-range curricular planning, delivery of instruction, and assessment in social studies. Interns are expected to be in their school one full day per week the entire semester. 15 Office of Clinical Experiences
Middle Grades History Education Senior II MIDG 4324 This internship is a full semester of teaching in a public middle school social studies classroom, with the clinical teacher providing constant feedback to the intern about the teaching and learning process. In addition, the interns, with support from the clinical teacher and the university supervisor, develop a portfolio/electronic evidences to document their growth and development as a classroom teacher. 10 Office of Clinical Experiences
Middle Grades Math Education Senior I MATE 4319  This internship is designed is to acclimate the intern to the public middle school environment – i.e., to understand policies and procedures, to understand the multiple roles of the classroom teacher, to begin to understand the diverse needs of middle school students, and to begin the process of long-range curricular planning, delivery of instruction, and assessment in mathematics. Interns are expected to be in their school one full day per week the entire semester. 14 Office of Clinical Experiences
Middle Grades Math Education Senior II MIDG 4324 This internship is a full semester of teaching in a public middle school mathematics classroom, with the clinical teacher providing constant feedback to the intern about the teaching and learning process. In addition, the interns, with support from the clinical teacher and the university supervisor, develop a portfolio/electronic evidences to document their growth and development as a classroom teacher. 13 Office of Clinical Experiences
Middle Grades Science Education Senior I SCIE 4319  This internship is designed is to acclimate the intern to the public middle school environment – i.e., to understand policies and procedures, to understand the multiple roles of the classroom teacher, to begin to understand the diverse needs of middle school students, and to begin the process of long-range curricular planning, delivery of instruction, and assessment in science. Interns are expected to be in their school one full day per week the entire semester. 26 Office of Clinical Experiences
Middle Grades Science Education Senior II MIDG 4324 This internship is a full semester of teaching in a public middle school science classroom, with the clinical teacher providing constant feedback to the intern about the teaching and learning process. In addition, the interns, with support from the clinical teacher and the university supervisor, develop a portfolio/electronic evidences to document their growth and development as a classroom teacher. 20 Office of Clinical Experiences
Masters of Teaching MAT TCHR 6024 This internship is a full semester of teaching in a public school classroom, with the clinical teacher providing constant feedback to the intern about the teaching and learning process. In addition, the interns, with support from the clinical teacher and the university supervisor, develop a portfolio/electronic evidences to document their growth and development as a classroom teacher. 4 Dr. Sharilyn Steadman