Middle School Teacher Education Curriculum

This major includes two concentration areas:

  • Middle School English/Language Arts
  • Middle School Social Studies.

You will graduate eligible for dual licensure in Middle School English/language Arts and Middle School Social Studies in the state of Vermont. Because licensure is recognized in 47 additional states, you'll have the flexibility to teach English/Language Arts and Social Studies in grades 5 through 9 nearly anywhere in the United States.

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking your Middle School Teacher Education classes beginning in your first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken upward of five courses related to your major!

Interested in studying abroad for a semester? The Middle School Teacher Education faculty built the curriculum so you can take a semester studying abroad without getting behind on the required courses necessary for you to complete your major.

Middle School Teacher Education Curriculum 2013-14


First Year

First Semester

Learning Theory
(EDU 115)

American History I
(HIS 110) OR
American History II
(HIS 111)

Adolescent Psychology
(PSY 120)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Integrating Technology
(EDU 112)

College Algebra
(MTH 120)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)

Natural Science Elective with Lab
(SCI XXX)


Second Year

First Semester

Content Literacy
(EDU 230)

American Literature I
(ENG 240) OR
American Literature II
(ENG 241)

Social Injustice
(SWK 305)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Second Semester

Students with Special Needs
(EDU 135)

British Literature I: Mid Ages to 18th Century
(ENG 242) OR
British Literature II
(ENG 243)

Literature Writing Elective

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR XXX)


Third Year

First Semester

Service Learning
(EDU 245)

Legacy of World Civilizations I
(HIS 210)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Literature Writing Elective

Second Semester

Curriculum Design and Differentiated Instruction
(EDU 335)

Legacy of World Civilizations II
(HIS 211)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Literature/Writing Elective


Fourth Year

First Semester

Middle School Organization
(EDU 315)

English/ Language Arts Methods
(EDU 330)

Social Studies/History Methods
(EDU 331)

General Elective

General Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Integrated Curriculum & Student Teaching
(EDU 490)


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