Middle Level Education | Winthrop University

Middle Level Education

Bachelor of Science

When you think back to your time in middle school, was there a teacher or coach that believed in you and helped you get through those difficult years? Would you like to be the one that makes a difference in the life of a teenager? The Middle Level Education program trains pre-service teachers to work in teams and connect with young adolescents during this crucial developmental stage. Beginning in the freshman year, our middle level education teacher candidates participate in field experiences in public school settings. We believe in hands-on engaging instruction that models best practices of research related to the concepts and characteristics of successful middle schools.

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Potential Employers

Some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work for:

  • Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC
  • Charlotte Country Day School
  • Cleveland County Schools
  • Fort Mill School District #4
  • Instructure
  • Kershaw County School District
  • Lexington County School District One
  • Lexington School District Two
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Rock Hill School District
  • South Carolina Department of Education
  • Union County Public Schools
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of South Carolina

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Assistant Principal
  • Assistant Principal High School
  • Cheerleading Coach
  • Director of Studies
  • English Language Art Teacher
  • English Second Language Teacher
  • English Teacher Intern
  • Executive Director of Professional Learning and School Choice
  • Head Men's Basketball Coach
  • Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Technology Coach
  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • On-Location Photographer
  • Paralegal - Client
  • Personalized Learning Coach
  • Principal of Dutchman Creek Middle School
  • Teacher

Top Industries

Many of the graduates of this program find themselves working in:


  1. Higher Education
  2. Education Management
  3. Primary/Secondary Education
  4. Medical Practice
  5. Law Practice
  6. Information Technology and Services

Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

The curriculum of the degree prepares the middle level educator to teach in one content area. Each student will select a content concentration from the following options: English/Language Arts, mathematics, science, or social studies.

    Due to the complexity of this degree, its content areas, general education requirements, and lack of electives, students are urged to always receive prior approval from their advisers before enrolling in any course.

    English Curriculum

    Mathematics Curriculum

    Science Curriculum

    Social Studies Curriculum

Why Winthrop?

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Real World Experience

Gain real experience in the classroom student teaching under the guidance of an experienced middle level teacher in the Rock Hill area.

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Nationally Accredited

We have a long history of meeting rigorous professional standards and pride ourselves in preparing highly effective educators ready to meet the diversity and demands characterized by 21st century classrooms.

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Exceptional Faculty

Learn from faculty who are committed to research and scholarly endeavors that both inform the profession and enhance public education in our society.

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Beyond Graduation

Graduates will enjoy great success as teachers and professionals in the field of Middle Level Education. These grade levels routinely experience teacher shortages, resulting in numerous career opportunities for prospective teachers. Recent mandates from the state of South Carolina have made it imperative that all those teaching in middle schools be middle level certified, which has increased the demand for appropriately prepared teachers.