Middle Level Education (Grades 4-9)

Middle Level Education Fundamentals

Middle school teachers expand students’ educations by delving deeper into subjects taught in elementary, middle and junior high schools, and introducing them to more information about the world.

  • Core curriculum combines theory and practice to prepare you for licensure to work in elementary, middle or junior high schools.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • win teaching awards
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

The College of Education offers a variety of resources for its students, including:

  • Literacy Center

Real World Experience

  • You will participate in at least 100 hours of field-based experiences in a variety of diverse settings prior to student teaching.
  • The culminating experience for teacher education is student teaching, under the supervision of College of Education faculty and a classroom teacher.

Education Student Organizations

  • Akron Council of Education Students
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

Sample Curriculum

Students choose two of the following four content areas as a Middle Level Teacher Education student:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies

Students have the opportunity to add a Dual Licensure for Intervention Specialist with any of the Middle Level Teacher Education programs.


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School of Education

Contact: Kim Beyer

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in Middle Level Education paves the way to teach in elementary, middle or junior high schools. Most middle school teachers specialize in two subject areas, such as language arts, mathematics, social studies or science.

Career Outlook

The federal government predicts job opportunities for teachers will be excellent in many parts of the country, particularly:

  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Florida

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.