Middle Level Education

Middle Level Education (4-8) (B.S.Ed.)


Middle Level Education offers you the chance to blossom as a collaborative educator, utilizing the skills needed for successful child learning in tandem with mentoring, guidance in social development and advanced learning. Teachers have an impactful role in the life of a developing child through mentoring, advocating and fostering learning. And as the child learner develops, the teacher continues to be a big influence in the classroom as a role model and support mechanism.

Bloomsburg University's middle level education program provides an opportunity to develop knowledge of the nature of the pre-adolescent/adolescent, the nature of the middle school, the learning process, general methods of teaching and methods of teaching particular subjects and to provide student teaching experience.

Middle Level Education Programs

Incoming Freshmen Program Sheets

A total of 73 semester hours is taken in required courses. None may be taken on a pass/fail basis. An area of teaching competence is required (Mathematics, Social Studies, Science or Language Arts/Reading). No free electives are available for this program. In addition to the 121-credit requirement for a Bloomsburg University degree, education majors are subject to background checks and passage of PAPA, PECT and any required PRAXIS exams.

Teaching and Learning

Department Chairperson
Molly H. Marnella | 570-389-4425
Department Secretary
Stacey Potora | 570-389-4032

Teaching and Learning
2221 McCormick Center
Phone: 570-389-4955
Fax: 570-389-3848

 

Out-of-state 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 are 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 bloomu.edu/state-authorization and www2.ed.gov for more information. If you are planning to teach in New Jersey, please note that you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance based assessment. It's strongly recommended you contact the school district(s) of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for more information specific to New Jersey.

Students who entered prior to Summer 2017

Please inquire at the department office, McCormick Center 2221.

Due to certification changes implemented by the PA Department of Education, be certain you’re using the correct check sheet. Your advisor is not responsible if you are using the incorrect sheet. If you are uncertain, please consult your advisor. Students enrolled as education majors enter as "Pre-Teacher Education" (PTE) status. In order to register for upper-level coursework, including student teaching, students must complete and submit an admission packet. This packet is reviewed in detail during the one-credit introductory course required by each major.