Middle School Education

Where elementary teachers are usually working with eager students who are new to learning, middle school teachers need to rely on their ability to design interesting lesson plans to win the engagement of their students. The “middle years” can be a challenging time for students both emotionally and academically, middle school students depend on teachers who are able to adapt lesson plans accordingly.  

Why a degree in Middle School Education from Missouri Valley?

We believe that you build knowledge through meaningful interactions rather than acquiring facts. We’ve developed our program around this theory and we teach you how to incorporate this principle into your own teaching practice. Major elements of our program include field experiences within schools and classrooms, in-class discussions, individual unit/lesson planning and assessment development. We emphasize the use of technology in the classroom and model the use of Smartboards, presentation software, digital data projectors and more. Our faculty have years of experience in classrooms and in administrative roles in school districts throughout the U.S. Our program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The teacher education programs are approved by the Missouri State Board of Education.

Career Possibilities

  • Teacher/Professor
  • Curriculum Development
  • Education Technology Coordinator

Graduate Program Possibilities

  • Education

Courses & Concentrations

Degree in Middle School Education

The middle school education degree program will prepare you to apply theory to the teaching situation, be cognizant of the dynamics of the classroom, and have available various teaching strategies for a wide range of learning situations. You are required to pursue certification at the middle level (5-9) in one of the following areas: social studies, mathematics, science, agriculture, or language arts/English.


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Faculty

Terry Wright
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Earl Wellborn
Dean of the Division of Education
Professor of Education
Dr. Pam Riggs
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Lisa Rice
Assistant Professor of Education
Charlie Guthrey
Instructor of Education
Instructor of Social Science

Middle School Education Beyond the Classroom


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