Middle school is a tough time for every child. But you remember your favorite teacher from middle school — they understood, they were helpful, and they set you up for success for the rest of your educational career. Now you can be that influential educator for other children.
Our Middle School Education, Grades 4-8, program focuses on adolescent development and enables you to gain the knowledge and experience to work successfully with family members and the broader community. This program is designed to meet the Louisiana Department of Education requirements for certification in Middle School Education. We currently offer focus areas in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Upon completion of the entire program, you will be certified to teach in two focus areas of your choice.
You will have many hands-on opportunities to work with this age group and you will create lesson plans and apply them in a classroom setting. The hands-on opportunities include, but are not limited to, working in youth programs on campus, field experiences, and student teaching in area schools.
Upon completion of the entire program, you will receive certification through the Louisiana Department of Education to teach Middle School Education, Grades 4-8. See Praxis Requirements for certification.