Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Education in Middle Level Education Required Program
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Master of Middle Level Education Required Program

Required Program


Semester Hours

Professional Core Courses:
EDUC 640 Educational Research, Design and Analysis 3
EDUC 670 Schooling in American Society 3
EDUC 681 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
Education Core Courses:
MLED 600 Philosophy, Organization and Curriculum of the Middle School 3
MLED 610 Early Adolescence in Contemporary Society 3
MLED 620 Content Literacy in Middle School 3
MLED 630 Pedagogy and Assessment in the Middle School 3
MLED 690 Capstone and Advanced Field Experiences in the Middle School 3
Disciplinary Focus*    12-15

Total Semester Hours




Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions.

*Degree candidates will select courses, with approval from their advisors, from one or more of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. The number of hours is flexible to reflect National Middle School Association/NCATE-Approved Guidelines which stipulate that programs must meet the curricular needs of graduate candidates with varied professional backgrounds and experiences.

Candidates will be required to meet performance measures as specified below:

Midpoint Assessment
1. Program of Study filed,
2. 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA,
3. Successful completion of key assessment from EDCI 630,
4. Review of professional dispositions.

Exit from the Program
1. 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA,
2. Successful completion of a culminating portfolio,
3. Successful completion of key assessment from EDCI 690, and
4. Final review of professional dispositions.

Last Updated: 3/27/20