Our Middle Level Education Program
Available in: Undergraduate College & Evening Undergraduate
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.
- Social Studies
Co-ed Evening College offers only social studies concentration.
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.
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
100% Job Placement Rate
Recent graduates employed by:
- Richland School District One
- Richland School District Two
- Sumter County School District
- Lexington County School District One
Recent graduates accepted into:
- Clemson University
- University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
- Columbia College
- Walden University
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
Middle level education graduates have received the following honors:
- Induction Teacher of the Year
- Crystal Apple Award
- SC Middle Grades Initiative Grants
Marla Sanders, Associate Professor of Education
B.A., M.Ed., Columbia College; Ph.D. North Carolina State University.
Brennan Davis, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., College of Charleston; M.A.T., Ph.D., University of South Carolina.
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