Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education, Grades 4-8


Department of Teaching and Learning

Southeastern's Middle School Education program offers specialized preparation in teaching grades 4 through 8. Instructional alignment is a key focus of the program, including planning, implementing and assessing lessons presented in area schools. A strong emphasis is placed on middle-level educational practices and relevant field experiences throughout the program. Students gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement in grades 4 through 8.

Career Information

Types of Jobs

  • Middle School Teacher, Grades 4-8 in English, Mathematics, Science and/or Social Studies

Types of Employers

  • Parochial School Systems
  • Private School Systems
  • Public School Systems


  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation / National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with the COMPASS/ National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment.

  • The TeachLivE virtual-rehearsal classroom featuring real-time avatars with unique characteristics is available for students to practice classroom management, pedagogy and content teaching skills in a virtual environment

  • Students specialize in two content focus areas

  • Service-learning opportunities such as the Aquatic Robotics Summer Experience at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville

  • Honors curriculum available


  • Total semester hours required: 120

  • Approximately 110 hours of field experience prior to student teaching

  • Pass all parts of the PRAXIS Core: Pre-Professional Skills Test in Reading, Writing and Mathematics

  • Have a 2.75 cumulative or degree grade point average and a 2.75 cumulative or degree grade point average in work completed at Southeastern

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required professional courses in Education and Educational Psychology

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses in first teaching fields (identified on the curriculum sheet)

  • Pass PRAXIS II examinations in Principles of Learning and Teaching and Content Specialty Area Tests

  • Complete and earn a grade of "B" or better in Education 202

  • Successfully complete portfolio submissions during the program

  • Successfully complete student teaching or year-long residency


  • Math

  • English

  • Science

  • Social Studies

Please note, an area of certification must be chosen for this degree in from options above.


  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-5

  • Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Masters of Education in Special Education

  • Certification in English as a Second Language


  • Collegiate Association for Middle Level Education

  • Southeastern Education Association for Students

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi


Contact Information

Ms. Beth Berry, Undergraduate Coordinator


Mailing address: SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Cate Teacher Education Center 2018A

Program website