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Middle Level Math/English Certification

Students seeking certification in middle-level Math/English education (grades 4 through 8) must complete a pre-approved interdepartmental major in Math/English. The interdisciplinary major in mathematics and English for middle level teacher certification consists of twelve course units, including:

  • Mathematics 170, 171, 211 or higher, 216 (writing intensive), 220, and 340
  • Education 131
  • English 211 or 212 (writing intensive)
  • English 221
  • English 225 (writing intensive)
  • two courses in English numbered 200 or above, one of which must also satisfy the U1 or U2 LinC requirement.

Students must also complete the College’s program of general education, Learning in Common. Students must select Environmental Science 112 to fulfill the lab science requirement (F4). In the Multidisciplinary (M) categories, students must take History 113 to fulfill the Historical Studies (M1) requirement; Education 131 to fulfill the Literature (M2) requirement; Education 160 to fulfill the Ultimate Questions (M3) requirement; Political Science 110 to satisfy the Economic, Social, and Political Systems (M4) requirement; and Interdisciplinary 110 to fulfill the Cultural Values and Global Issues (M5) requirement. 

The Aesthetic Expression (M6) requirement is waived for these students. In addition, middle-level education students must complete one of the two Upper-Division (U) categories, which may be a part of the major; the other is waived.