Middle Level Minors

Middle Level Minors can be added to the Elementary Education K-6 major.  There are many reasons that you might want to do this.  One reason is that this will make you more marketable as you enter the teaching profession.  This is especially true if you pursue a Middle Level Minor in Mathematics or Science because these areas are in high demand.  Another reason to pursue a Middle Level Minor is that some states (including Wisconsin) require a PK - grade 6 or a grade 1 - grade 8 license.

Middle Level Minors make it possible for a teaching candidate to be licensed to teach in grades 5-8 in the following areas:
Communications Arts & Literature (CAL)
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Specific course information is available for each of the Middle Level Minors (pdf).  Four of the courses required for the Middle Level Mathematics Minor (Math 303, Math 304, Math 142, and Educ 429) will be available during the summer of 2014.

Keep in mind that the Middle Level Minor can only be used to add on to an existing license. In other words, it is not possible to solely be licensed to teach in the Middle Level area (grades 5-8).