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Middle Level Education Graduate Certificate Program

Do you want to teach middle school? Do you need to add-on middle level certification? Do you need one of the two required Read to Succeed courses? Then the online Middle Level Education Graduate Certificate Program is for you! Visit the Graduate School for details on admissions requirements and tuition. Individual courses may also be taken as a non-degree seeking student for add-on certification purposes only. This program is for licensed teachers only.

The 12-hour graduate professional certificate in Middle Level education will allow professional educators who already have an initial teaching license to gain pedagogical skills specifically focused on working with middle level students while providing the required add-on courses for middle level certification for those who meet the 15-hour content course and content exam requirements as outlined by the S.C. State Department of Education. Additionally, it will provide inservice teachers with the new S.C. DoE requirement of 3 hours in Content Area Reading & Writing in ML/SEC mandated by the Read to Succeed initiative. This certificate program is appropriate for K-12, early childhood, elementary, and secondary educators seeking middle level add-on certification. The program provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of effective strategies for working with young adolescents as advocated by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE).

Required Program Courses (online):

  • MLED 600 – Philosophy, Organization, and Curriculum of the Middle School (3)*
  • MLED 610 – Early Adolescence in Contemporary Society (3)*
  • MLED 630 – Pedagogy and Assessment in the Middle School (3)
  • READ 645 – Content Area Reading & Writing in ML/SEC (3)*

Total: 12 Credit Hours

*can be taken for add-on certification 


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