Middle Grades Education: Grades 4-8

Temple's Middle Grades Education programs prepare students for middle level teaching (4th-8th grades). Middle grades teachers, particularly those who hold double certifications, are increasingly sought out and in high-demand in Pennsylvania as well as across the country.

The College of Education program in Middle Grades Education is designed to ensure not only that there are certified teachers to fill the growing vacancies, but that our students graduate highly knowledgeable about learning and teaching as well as committed to pre/adolescent learners from diverse ethnic, economic and geographic backgrounds. To that end, our program focuses on building deep content-specific pedagogical knowledge aligned to the breadth of academic standards and the wide-ranging developmental needs of middle grades students.

Our newly designed program stands out as cutting-edge because we prepare graduate students to teach in both the upper elementary and middle grades classrooms. In addition to becoming certified to teach all elementary subjects in 4-6th, all Middle Grades Education students will pursue certification for 7-8th grades in one of the following concentrations:

  • Language Arts/English
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Language Arts/English
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Science
  • Science and Language Arts/English
  • Social Studies

Middle Grades Education Programs

  • Bachelor's (Undergraduate) Programs

  • Master's (Graduate) Programs

  • Certification (Non-degree) Programs

    • Do you already have a bachelor's degree and are considering getting your teaching certificate?  Temple's non-degree Teaching Certification program provides you a fast-track program to certification.  Once admitted into the master's program, you will work with your advisor to devise a customized program that leads to initial teacher certification without a terminal degree . . . with the option of returning to Temple later to complete your master's program!  For more information or to apply today, explore our master's programs
  • Special Track to Certification: Temple Teacher Residency