The Middle Level Teacher Education program in the School of Teaching and Learning prepares candidates with a unique expertise in teaching young adolescents with a focus on grades 5-8. As an Illinois State Middle Level Program student, you are required to choose two subject areas in which to focus your studies. These concentration areas are supplemented with additional courses from the disciplines related to the concentration areas.
Only middle level program in Illinois that prepares candidates in two content areas, giving our graduates greater flexibility in pursuing teaching opportunities.
A job market currently experiencing a shortage of teachers
Extensive preparation for student teaching, including specific pedagogy courses.
Technology skills embedded directly into methods courses.