The School of Education at North Carolina Central University offers a fully online program in Middle Grades Education (6-9) with two concentrations in science and social studies. The program is open to anyone who meets the minimum admission requirements and is eager to earn a degree in Middle Grades Education (6-9). A second-degree option is also available for candidates who already hold a BA in a different field but would like to pursue a teaching license.
Students in the Middle Grades Education Online program are involved in a rigorous program of study, which integrates content knowledge, skills, and pedagogy. Students are prepared to work in diverse cultural contexts through extensive field experiences, technological foci, course assignments, and required licensure assessments. As part of the program, students earn 24 credit hours in each of two academic concentrations: science and social studies. By fulfilling this requirement, students are exposed to concepts from a variety of subjects within the sciences (e.g., physical science, biology) and social sciences (e.g., history, geography). This prepares students to teach science and social studies in middle-level (6-9) public schools and leads to an initial North Carolina teaching license in both concentration areas (i.e., science, social studies).