BSEd - Science & Social Studies - Option 2 (Middle Level Education)

Program Number: 0279

The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.


If you are unsure regarding your semester of program admission (also known as the "catalog term"), please see your academic advisor or the department chairperson for this information.

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