Middle Level Education (4-8) (B.S.Ed.)
Teaching and learning are more than two sides to an equation. There’s a human quotient. Bloomsburg teaches you to factor that into every lesson. And it works.
At the core is our McDowell Institute, which focuses on curriculum that embraces the social, emotional and behavioral wellness of youth and young adults across school and community settings.
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Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, Professor of Early Childhood Education
Become the teacher who inspires your middle school students to greater heights. You'll pair a strong foundation of knowledge with quality field experiences. From this combination, you will leave with an understanding of effective classroom teaching and how to put ideas and research into practice. You’ll learn how to adapt in an ever-changing classroom environment so you can make a difference in the educational, social, emotional and behavioral well-being of students.
Middle Level Education offers you the chance to blossom as a collaborative educator, so you become the kind of teacher that has an impactful role in the life of a developing youth through mentoring, advocating and fostering learning. And as the youth learner develops, the teacher continues to be a big influence in the classroom as a role model and support mechanism.
Licensure and Certification
Bloomsburg University is approved to offer Education programs that lead to certification in Pennsylvania. While we regularly monitor licensure and certification laws in each state, state requirements are subject to change without notice. If you're interested in certification outside of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program and during your program of study. Please visit our state authorization page and www2.ed.gov for more information. If you're planning to teach in New Jersey, please note you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance based assessment. It's strongly recommended you contact the school districts of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for details specific to New Jersey.
CAEP accreditation ensures we prepare new teachers to know their subjects, their students, and have the clinical training that allows them to enter the classroom ready to teach effectively.
Additionally, our education majors can substitute teach in local school districts after completing 60 credits while pursuing their undergraduate degree.
College of Distinction
Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction for its education programs, honored for its quality and high-impact teacher preparation.
The McDowell Institute is dedicated to supporting the facilitation of social, emotional, and behavioral wellness of children, youth, and young adults across school and community settings. This mission is accomplished through training, technical assistance, and information dissemination.
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