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Middle Grades Education

Thayer School of Education

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The middle grade years are a unique and challenging time for many children.  They’re discovering new traits about themselves while dealing with the growing pains that come with adolescence.  For this pivotal time for children, it’s important to focus on a content area you’re passionate about so students can benefit from your enthusiasm.  If you plan to teach grades 6-9, you will choose one of the following middle grades concentrations:

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters. There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability. Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.


Dr. Charlesa Hann

(704) 233-6035