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Middle School Education Major

Middle school teachers have a unique role in education—they are masters in their subject matters and guides through students’ transition to adolescence. In the middle school education program, you’ll mesh your love of a particular academic area with your interest in caring for young people as they develop and discover themselves. Gordon College maintains a close relationship with the New England League of Middle Schools, and will prepare you to teach your subject—and your students—well. 

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Why study education at Gordon?

Gordon goes for 100. Gordon's intensely hands-on approach is just one of the reasons that 100 percent of our graduates promptly secure teaching positions, if they wish. Even before your full-time student teaching in your senior year, you will spend well over 100 hours in classroom settings, connecting content and methods to real-life learning. Add in broad liberal arts exposure, a second major for content mastery, and a firm Christian foundation, and you will be holistically prepared to excel as an effective teacher.

What careers can I pursue with a middle school education major?

Because of Gordon’s strong emphasis on practical classroom experience, you will be highly qualified for an initial Massachusetts teaching license (and comparable license in all 50 states and U.S. territories), and for a wide range of teaching positions across the country and around the globe, including:

  • Public schools 
  • Private schools
  • Christian schools
  • Global missions 

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GO THE EXTRA MILE

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As an education student, your curriculum takes you the extra mile (quite literally) for hands-on classroom experience at schools on Boston’s North Shore. And you’ll start right away. 

  • First year (spring semester): observe and assist middle school teachers and their classrooms once a week. 
  • Sophomore year: observe and study the development of adolescent students 
  • Junior year: prepare and teach interactive literacy lessons in a local school 
  • Senior year (fall semester): spend 60 hours per license* in the classroom where you’ll student-teach, getting to know the school culture, students and curriculum 
  • Senior year (spring semester): full-time student-teaching

*With a dual student teaching practicum, you can gain licensure for grades 5–8 and 9–12 in your content field.

Related Programs

You’ll choose a second major as you work toward becoming a highly qualified, well-rounded, licensed educator:

After earning your bachelor’s degrees, you may choose to continue your studies in Gordon’s Graduate Education program, which will prepare you to become a reading specialist, math specialist or educational leader.

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