College of Education > Academics > Teacher Education > Graduate Programs > Middle Grades Education (MED) > Degree Requirements
Middle Grades Education teachers need to have a deep understanding of the two content areas they will teach in the middle grades. DePaul’s program requires that students in the Middle Grades program have a minimum of 32 hours in each of their two designated content areas. Students should meet with their designated Content Area advisor at the beginning of their program for an official written content evaluation and provide a copy to your academic advisor. Requirements can be satisfied by undergraduate coursework or courses taken elsewhere. Content courses must be completed before student teaching.
A content area is a single area of study in language arts, math, science, or social science. The second content area must be a different area than the one chosen as the primary content area (cannot include coursework in Education). At least 4 courses must be at the upper level.
Registration in student teaching requires completion of all requirements and procedures listed in the college core section EDU 95 indicates to the Illinois State Board of Education that all field experience hours are complete.
All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license. Middle Grades Education majors must complete the following tests:
Each student seeking licensure from the College of Education/Professional Education Unit must complete supervised field experiences in appropriate settings in conjunction with education courses. All field experiences must be completed prior to final approval for student teaching. For details on requirements, expectations, documentation, & courses in your program that require hours, visit the College of Education website.
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