At Appalachian, we require our teacher candidates to pursue two concentrations among language arts, math, science, and social studies. This degree, Middle Grades Education (BS) Mathematics and Science, is one of six pairing options available to students. Candidates tell us they prefer this approach over having to learn all content areas, a requirement for elementary majors, or having to focus on only one subject, as with secondary education majors.
The skills and experience you develop during your education degree prepare you for a range of careers working with children and young people
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Community education officer
Early years teacher
English as a foreign language teacher
Further education teacher
Primary school teacher
Secondary school teacher
Special educational needs teacher
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
Family support worker
Museum education officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Young adolescents are a unique age group, in the midst of developing their adult identities. Appalachian State University's Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education prepares students to teach in sixth through ninth grades and be an advocate for this developmental age group. Middle school teachers often teach in interdisciplinary teams, so Appalachian's program prepares students to work alongside others when planning instruction, developing curriculum, and working with students and their families. Employment: Our students are typically hired throughout North Carolina as well as in surrounding states such as South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee. While the majority of graduates opt to stay in the region, some graduates have been hired on the West Coast and some have accepted international teaching opportunities. Graduate School: Qualifying students can participate in Appalachian's Accelerated Admission from Baccalaureate to Master's Program, sometimes referred to as 4+1, by taking graduate coursework during the student's senior year which will fulfill both undergraduate and graduate course requirements. Students will then take three semesters of graduate level courses to complete their Master of Arts in Middle Grades Education at Appalachian.
Programme Structure Courses include: MAT 1110 Calculus with Analytic Geometry MAT 3910 Introduction to the Logic and Structure of Mathematics I CI 4040 Mathematics in the Middle Grades Biology in Society: The Blue Planet: Chemistry Connections to Our Changing World How Things Work The Physics of Our Technological World Physics of Self Expression Physics with Calculus Restless Planet: Earth, Environment and Evolution: CI 3900 Middle Grades Internship CI 3910 Middle Level Education CI 3920 Teaching Young Adolescents RE 4630 Reading in the Content Area CI/RE 4300 Literacy, Language, and Culture in the Middle Grades GS 4403 Teaching Science in the Middle and High Schools
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Submit a complete application prior to the notification period deadline. A complete application includes the following items: A completed online application; A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). For questions about fee waivers please contact your High School College Counselor; Official copy of high school transcripts that includes grades 9 to 12; Official test scores (either SAT or ACT); Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution; (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools) or Additional information requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions. Admission to Appalachian's Teacher Education Program is required!New Teacher Education Application Process.In order to apply, you must meet all of the pre-requisites: A current CBC (within 6 months of your application) Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher 45 semester hours or more A C or better in ENG 1000, FDN 2400, & CI 2300 No Grades of Incomplete