Middle Level Education

Bachelor of Science Education | School of Education
Edinboro University

Don’t just teach - inspire students with your Middle Level Education degree.

Students in grades four through eight can be as different as night and day. They’re at various stages of physical, mental and emotional developmental, and yes, they are easily distracted. They are also full of wonder and excitement. Engage and capture the attention of students in grades four through eight with a Middle Level Education degree from Edinboro University. As a teacher and mentor, your ability to impact these students during impressionable stages of physical, mental and emotional development could be exactly what is necessary to propel them into a successful high school career. Edinboro University will prepare you to be that teacher who is remembered fondly because you invested your time in a young person’s life.

At Edinboro, you’ll thrive in small classes where you will be recognized as an individual. Expert faculty will become your mentors as you learn how to create dynamic lessons and develop strong classroom management skills. A variety of field experiences are embedded into your coursework to further enhance your education.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be confident in your abilities and ready to take the Pennsylvania Certification Exams.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Wanted: Dual degree teachers to help every child succeed.

Supplement your Middle Level Teacher’s degree by adding a Special Education certification, which qualifies you to teach grades four through eight in your content area and grades Pre-K through eight in Special Education. This dual degree program will enhance your teaching opportunities in public school systems. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than a quarter million students in Pennsylvania public schools alone require special education services.

Personalize your education.

It’s great to have choices. Our Middle Level Education program allows you to specialize in one content area, or select a high-need area such as math and/or science plus a second content area. All programs are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. You can also select a content area and add a dual degree in Special Education. Here are your options:

Go beyond the classroom early and often.

You’ll be given opportunities to actively contribute in the community by providing tutoring services to students in local school districts. You will participate in other skill building activities that will enrich your personal development as an educator long before you actually begin student teaching. They include:

Classroom observations - learn about different teaching models and education settings.

Philadelphia Urban Seminar - gain practical hands-on experience in inner-city classrooms and earn three credits over the summer.

Team teaching - add a personal touch to lessons as you work alongside a teacher at a local middle school.

Wilderness Quest - serve as a camp counselor and teaching assistant to Titusville Middle School sixth grade teachers and students during weeklong camping trip.

Field experience - spend half of a school day, every day, for seven weeks of the semester while you collaborate with your cooperating teacher to plan lessons, activities, assignments, and assessments.

Become part of the Edinboro legacy.

Since its founding in 1857, Edinboro has focused on teacher education. Our strong legacy translates to a philosophy of excellence and a commitment to developing future teachers who understand the professional, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being educators. As a student at Edinboro you’ll have the opportunity to:

Learn from faculty who are passionate about teaching, research and scholarship. Most have terminal degrees in their field as well as experience in the classroom. They bring the real world and best practices together to create a dynamic and relevant learning environment.

Join a professional organization such as Council for Exceptional Children, Student Pennsylvania State Education Association, BOROeyc, the Kappa Delta Pi Honors Fraternity or the Middle Level and Secondary Education Club.

Graduate ready to join Edinboro alumni who are teaching across the country, or pursuing graduate programs in teacher leadership, reading education, curriculum and instruction and other education-related topics.

Prepare for a rewarding career.

Suggested Minors

ESL Specialist Certification
Online Instruction Endorsement
Special Education
STEM Endorsement


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


Dr. Whitney Wesley, Department Chair
Email: wwesley@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814.732.1591

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000