Our Middle Level Education Degree Programs
Next Start Date:
August 23, 2021 (All Programs)
The Middle Level Education program prepares you to be an effective classroom teacher for grades 5th-8th. Middle-level majors are involved in early and on-going experiences in classrooms and learning to work both independently and collaboratively to affect positive change in schools and society.
Middle Level Education is recognized by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), the South Carolina Department of Education, and is nationally accredited by the NCATE/CAEP through Fall 2022.
Columbia College is now a participating school for the Call Me MiSTER® program which aims to support teachers from under-served, socio-economically disadvantages, and educationally at-risk communities as they prepare to become teachers. Learn more on how to apply.
The program gives various opportunities and experiences inside and outside of the classroom, which leads to no surprises or difficulties with how to prepare for teaching.Laresha McDaniel '21
As a Middle Level Education major, you will complete the required coursework for Middle Level Education certification during this program. Discover what our graduates have gone on to accomplish.
There is a demand for qualified middle school teachers in South Carolina. School districts reported 621 vacant teaching positions at the beginning of the 18-19 school year. This is a 16% increase compared to vacancies reported at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.
Middle School Teacher
Median Pay 2018: $40,700 with available signing bonuses
Job Placements—100% Placement Rate
- Richland School District One
- Richland School District Two
- Sumter County School District
- Lexington County School District One
Acceptance into Graduate Programs
- Clemson University
- University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
- Columbia College
- Walden University
Middle level education graduates have received the following honors:
- Induction Teacher of the Year
- Crystal Apple Award
- SC Middle Grades Initiative Grants
Middle Level Education Areas of Study
Learn about the classes we offer and areas you can focus on when you major in Middle Level Education.
Major Course Requirements
- Middle Level Education, B.A.*
- English/Language (Undergraduate Program)
- Mathematics (Undergraduate Program)
- Science (Undergraduate Program)
- Social Studies (Undergraduate & Evening Program)
*Evening Program offers only social studies concentration.
The program has greatly benefited me in many ways. I’ve been given opportunities to go visit middle schools in the state and to attend conferences. These experiences have helped me gain confidence in the classroom and learn more about the profession.Caroline Cook '21