Middle Grades Education (6-9)

Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education


“Being a middle school teacher is a combination of serving in the Peace Corps, organizing an amoebae circus, competing in a decathlon, and earning an Academy Award. In no other job do you laugh aloud, ignite someone’s imagination, bring peace, pose conflict, kiss frogs, quell fears, affirm goodness, stand amazed, and read a crumpled love note that assures the end of the world by 3:00 that afternoon. And that’s just the end of first period.” (Rick Wormeli, Meet Me in the Middle)


Campbell University offers a B.S. in Middle Grades Education that is specifically designed to prepare candidates to teach in a true middle school setting. Students successfully completing the program earn a Bachelor of Science degree and initial licensure in North Carolina to teach one of four content areas in grades 6-9: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies.

Candidates choose a secondary area of concentration from the four areas in which they earn an additional 18 credit hours. With these hours, they have a solid foundation in a secondary concentration area, enabling them to successfully pass the Praxis II exam for a dual license in 6th-9th grades.

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Middle School Musings

Middle Grades Musings is a monthly publication by Campbell University’s Middle Grades Education Program.

Contact Information

For more information on the Middle Grades Program, or to contribute to a future Musings, please contact Dr. Lorae Roukema, editor, at roukema@campbell.edu.