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The B.S. in Middle Level Education prepares students for teaching positions in grades 4-8. The program provides students with a solid background in educational theory and practice while simultaneously equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to create and maintain a rich learning environment in the classroom. Students choose from four possible concentrations: English, Science, Social Studies, or Math.

Graduates go on to work in education as English, science, social studies, and math teachers in public and private middle schools.

The initial teacher preparation and advanced educator programs in the School of Education and Social Sciences have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Contact Information

Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed. 
Department Head, Education 
donne@rmu.edu
412-397-5465

4-Year Course Plan: English/Language

Freshman Year, Fall

  • CSEN 1010 Reading and Writing Strategies or CSCM 2050 Intercultural Comm.
  • PSYC 1010 General Psychology
  • HIST 1100 U.S. History I or HIST 1200 U.S. History II
  • MLED2000* Middle level Education
  • MATH 1050 Math Reasoning /Application
  • FYSP1000 First Year Experience (1 cr.)

Freshman Year, Spring

  • CSEN 1020 Argument and Research
  • PSYC 3530 Adolescent Psychology
  • SCIE (ENVS, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS, SCIE)
  • ELIT 1070 Children’s Literature
  • EDUC2100 Ed Psychology & Class Management
  • MATH2010 Fundamental Concepts of Math

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • CSCM 1030 Public Speaking and Persuasion
  • EDUC2200 Technology for Teachers
  • SOCI 1010 Principles of Sociology or SOCI 1020 Contemporary American Social Problems
  • SCIE 1020 Fund. Science Concepts or ENVS 1160 Environmental Science
  • ENGL2540 Study of Language
     

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • CSCM 2040 Professional Communication In the Workplace
  • ECON 1010 Survey of Economies
  • HUMA 1010 Humanities: Art/Music
  • SPED3010 Teaching Students w/Special Needs
  • ENGL3010 Modern English Grammar and Editing
  • GEOG 1020 World Geography

Junior Year, Fall

  • EDUC3400 Curriculum Instruction Design PreK-12
  • ENVS2500 Ecology Fundamentals
  • ENVS2550 Ecology Lab (1 cr.)
  • EDUC3165 Teaching English Language Learners
  • MATH 2010 Fundamental Concepts of Math
  • ELIT3080 Am Lit before 1865

Junior Year, Spring

  • EDUC3600 Educational Assessment
  • MATH3250 Practicum Teaching Math w/Technology 
  • SPED3020 Teaching in Inclusive PreK-12 Class
  • MLED 4020 Reading/LA Methods
  • ELIT3090 American Literature 1865-Present
  • ELIT3130 British Literature 1789-present 
  • MLED 0101 Praxis II Prep (0 credits)

Senior Year, Fall

  • MLED 4000 Social Studies Methods
  • MLED 4010 Math/Science Methods
  • MLED 4060 Field Experience 
  • SPED3030 Positive Behaviors or SPED3050 High Incidence Disabilities 
  • ENGL4000 Teaching of Writing
  • ELIT3520 Dramatic Art of Shakespeare

Senior Year, Spring

  • MLED 4200 Supervised Teaching (9 credits)
  • MLED4210 Student Teaching Seminar (3 credits)

English Specialization

  • ELIT3080 American Literature before 1865
  • ELIT3090 American Literature 1865-Present
  • ELIT3520 Dramatic Art of Shakespeare
  • ELIT3120 British Lit to 1789 or ELIT3130 British Lit 1789-present
  • ENGL3010 Modern English Grammar and Editing
  • ENGL 4000 The Teaching of Writing
  • ENGL2540 Study of Language
4-Year Course Plan: Math

Freshman Year, Fall

  • CSEN 1010 Reading and Writing Strategies or CSCM 2050 Intercultural Communications
  • PSYC 1010 General Psychology
  • HIST 1100 U.S. History I or HIST 1200 U.S. History II
  • GEOG 1020 World Geography
  • MATH 1050 Math. Reasoning /Application
  • MLED2000 Middle Level Education
     

Freshman Year, Spring

  • CSEN 1020 Argument and Research
  • PSYC 3530 Adolescent Psychology
  • MATH2070 Calculus w Geometry (4 cr.) 
  • EDUC2100 Ed Psychology & Class Management
  • MATH2010 Fundamentals Concepts of Math
  • FYSP1000 First Year Experience (1 cr.)

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • CSCM 1030 Public Speaking and Persuasion
  • EDUC2200 Technology for Teachers
  • SOCI 1010 Principles of Sociology or SOCI 1020 Cont. American Social Problems
  • SCIE 1020 Fund. Science Concepts or ENVS 1160 Environmental Science
  • MATH4000 Discrete Math 
  • POLS 1020 American National Government

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • CSCM 2040 Professional Communication In the Workplace
  • ELIT 1070 Children’s Literature
  • ECON 1010 Survey of Economies
  • HUMA 1010 Humanities: Art/Music
  • SPED3010 Teaching Students w/ Special Needs

Junior Year, Fall

  • EDUC 3400 Curriculum Instruction Design PreK-12
  • SPED3020 Teaching in Inclusive PreK-12 Class
  • ENVS2500 Ecology Fundamentals
  • ENVS2550 Ecology Lab (1 cr.)
  • MATH3400 Linear Algebra w Applications

Junior Year, Spring

  • EDUC3600 Educational Assessment
  • MATH3250 Practicum Teach Math w Technology
  • MLED 4020 Reading/LA Methods
  • MATH3200 Geometry
  • MLED 0101 Praxis II Prep (0 credits)
  • SPED3030 Positive Supports or SPED3050 High Incidence Disabilities

Senior Year, Fall

  • MLED 4000 Social Studies Methods
  • MLED 4010 Math/Science Methods
  • MLED 4060 Field Experience (0 credits)
  • EDUC3165 Teaching English Language Learners
  • STAT 2110 Statistics
  • MATH 2170 Calculus w/ Analytic Geo II or MATH3030

Senior Year, Spring

  • MLED 4200 Supervised Teaching (9 credits)
  • MLED4210 Student Teaching Seminar (3 credits)

Math Specialization

  • MATH2070 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry 1
  • MATH3200 Geometry
  • MATH3250 Practicum Teaching Math w/Technology
  • MATH3400 Linear Algebra w/applications
  • Choose 2:
    • MATH2170 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II
    • MATH3030 Operations Research
    • MATH4000 Discrete Math
4-Year Course Plan: Science

Freshman Year, Fall

  • CSEN 1010 Reading and Writing Strategies or CSCM 2050 Intercultural Communications
  • PSYC 1010 General Psychology
  • HIST 1100 U.S. History I or HIST 1200 U.S. History II
  • MLED2000* Middle Level Education
  • MATH 1050 Math. Reasoning / Application
  • FYSP1000 First Year Experience (1 cr.)
     

Freshman Year, Spring

  • CSEN 1020 Argument and Research
  • PSYC 3530 Adolescent Psychology
  • SCIE (ENVS, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS, SCIE)
  • METE1000 Intro to Meteorology
  • EDUC2100 Ed Psychology & Class Management
  • MATH2010 Fundamental Concepts of Math

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • CSCM 1030 Public Speaking and Persuasion
  • EDUC2200 Technology for Teachers
  • SCIE 1020 Fundamental Science Concepts or ENVS 1160 Environmental Science
  • STAT2110 Statistics
  • BIOL1310 Principles of Bio I
  • POLS 1020 American National Government

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • CSCM 2040 Professional Communication In the Workplace
  • ELIT 1070 Children’s Literature
  • ECON 1010 Survey of Economies
  • HUMA 1010 Humanities: Art/Music
  • GEOG 1020 World Geography
  • SPED3010 Intro to Special Education: PreK-12

Junior Year, Fall

  • EDUC3400 Curriculum Instruction Design PreK-12
  • EDUC3165 Teaching English Language Learners
  • SPED3020 Teaching in the Inclusive PreK-12
  • ENVS2500 Ecology Fundamentals
  • ENVS2550 Ecology Lab (1 cr.)
  • GEOL1000 Intro Physical Geo & GEOL1015 Intro to Physical Geo Lab (4 cr.) 

Junior Year, Spring

  • EDUC3600 Educational Assessment
  • SPED3030 Positive Behavioral Supports or SPED3050* High Incidence Disabilities
  • SOCI 1010 Principles of Sociology or SOCI 1020 Cont. American Social Problems
  • MLED 4020 Reading/LA Methods
  • SCIE1020 Fundamentals of Science Concepts
  • MLED 0101 Praxis II Prep (0 credits)

Senior Year, Fall

  • MLED 4000 Social Studies Methods
  • MLED 4010 Math/Science Methods
  • MLED 4060 Field Experience 
  • PHYS1010 Physics for Allied Health & PHYS1015 Physics for Allied Health Lab (4 cr.)
  • CHEM1210 Chemistry I and CHEM1215 Chem Lab (4 cr.)

Senior Year, Spring

  • MLED 4200 Supervised Teaching (9 credits)
  • EDUC4210 Professional Topics Seminar (3 credits)

Science Specialization

  • BIOL1310 Principles of Bio I
  • CHEM1210 Chemistry I 
  • CHEM1215 Chemistry Lab
  • GEOL1000 Intro Physical Geo
  • METE1000 Intro to Meteorology
  • PHYS1010 Physics for Allied Health
  • PHYS1015 Physics for Allied Health Lab
  • SCIE1020 Fundamentals of Science Concepts
4-Year Course Plan: Social Studies

Freshman Year, Fall

  • CSEN 1010 Reading and Writing Strategies or CSCM 2050 Intercultural Communications
  • PSYC 1010 General Psychology
  • HIST 1100 U.S. History I 
  • MLED2000* Middle Level Education
  • MATH 1050 Math. Reasoning /Application
  • FYSP1000 First Year Experience (1 cr.)

Freshman Year, Spring

  • CSEN 1020 Argument and Research
  • PSYC 3530 Adolescent Psychology
  • SCIE (ENVS, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS, SCIE)
  • HIS1200 US History II 
  • EDUC2100 Ed Psych & Class Management
  • MATH2010 Fundamental Concepts of Math

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • CSCM 1030 Public Speaking and Persuasion
  • EDUC2200 Technology for Teachers
  • SOCI 1010 Principles of Sociology or SOCI 1020 Cont. American Social Problems
  • SCIE 1020 Fund. Science Concepts or ENVS 1160 Environmental Science
  • ANTH1010 Intro to Anthropology 
  • POLS 1020 American National Government

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • CSCM 2040 Professional Communication In the Workplace
  • ELIT 1070 Children’s Literature
  • ECON 1010 Survey of Economies
  • HUMA 1010 Humanities: Art/Music
  • POL3020 The Constitution (check w advisor)
  • SPED3010 Intro to Special Education: PreK-12

Junior Year, Fall

  • EDUC3400 Curriculum Instruction Design PreK-12
  • ENVS2500 Ecology Fund. with ENVS2550 Ecology Lab (1 cr.)
  • GEOG 1020 World Geography
  • SPED3030 Positive Behavior Supports
  • HIST1700 World Civilizations I

Junior Year, Spring

  • EDUC3600 Educational Assessment
  • SPED3020 Teaching in Inclusive PreK-12 Classroom
  • MLED 4020 Reading/LA Methods
  • MATH3250 Practicum Teaching Math w Technology
  • SPED3030 Positive Behavior Supports
  • HIST1800 World Civilizations II
  • MLED0101 Praxis Prep (0 cr.)

Senior Year, Fall

  • MLED 4000 Social Studies Methods
  • MLED 4010 Math/Science Methods
  • MLED 4060 Field Experience 
  • EDUC3165 Teaching English Language Learners
  • HIST3400 PA History
  • ECON1030 Principles of Micro Economics 

Senior Year, Spring

  • MLED 4200 Supervised Teaching (9 credits)
  • MLED4210 Student Teaching Seminar (3 credits)

Social Studies Specialization

  • ANTH1010 Intro to Anthropology or ANTH1020 Cultural Anthropology
  • ECON1030 Principles of Micro economics
  • HIST1200 United States History II         
  • HIST1700 World Civilizations I
  • HIST1800 World Civilizations II
  • HIST 3400 PA History
  • POLS 3020 The Constitution
Admission Requirements

To receive acceptance to Robert Morris University's education programs, students must meet one of the following sets of academic criteria listed here:

Additional admission requirements for RMU education programs are available on this page.

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Educational Psychology & Classroom Management
Curriculum Design & Instruction
Children's Literature
Major Credits
84-91
Depends on Chosen Concentration
Core Credits
39
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
0

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