Middle Grades Education, BS

Bachelor of Science
Middle Grades Education

Middle Grades Education at Greenville University

A bachelor of science in middle grades education prepares and licenses you for a career teaching students in grades 5-8. Expand your options to teach various grade levels by adding a second major in elementary or secondary education.

Tracks for the middle grades education program include language arts, science, social studies, and math. More than 300 hours of field experience in middle grade classrooms ensure that you will enter this rewarding field fully equipped.

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90% job placement
Ninety percent of graduates from Greenville University’s School of Education find work in the field of education within the first year after graduation.
99% pass rate on edTPA

Education students at GU currently have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA, a high-stakes test required in the State of Illinois for licensure.

300 classroom hours

Acquire more than 300 hours of field experience from rural to urban settings as you prepare to educate the “whole child.”

Why GU


Accreditation. Our School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).


Four years, two majors, one degree. Complete dual licensure requirements for middle grades and elementary education (grades 1-8), or complete dual licensure requirements for middle grades and secondary education (grades 5-12) in a four-year bachelor’s degree.


Endorsement opportunities. To add teaching areas such as LBSI, music, Spanish, business, and other content areas to a teaching license. 


Double licensure. Complete double licensure requirements for middle grates and secondary education in a four-year bachelor's degree program. Double licensure allows teachers to work with students from grades 5-12 in public schools, providing a wide range of opportunities.


Character Education.  Learn to educate the “whole child” and receive a nationally recognized certification in character education from Character Plus.

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Middle Grades Education, BS Success Story

Success Stories

The staff and professors are so understanding and passionate and are so willing to work with you to help you be the best teacher you can be. The vast amount of field experience you get makes you confident and prepared for graduation. -Emily Koberlein

Middle Grades Education, BS Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

Areas of Study

Literacy and Language Arts

Middle Grades Mathematics


Social Science