Wilkes University

Middle Level Education Program

A Middle Level Education Master's degree prepares teachers for teaching grades 4-8.

The master’s degree in Middle Level Education (EDML) offers concentrations in Middle Level Mathematics, Science, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies.

The degree prepares teachers to better meet the needs of adolescent learners and prepares candidates to apply for Pennsylvania’s grades 4-8 certificate in a particular content area.

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Two options are available for Pennsylvania teachers who hold Level I or Level II instructional certification:

  • The 36-credit degree plus certification option culminates with a semester-long internship, and is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a certification preparation program.
  • The 30-credit degree option meets the needs of teachers who wish to add the Grades 4-8 certification through PDE's "test only" option, or who do not wish to seek certification.

Prospective students must hold Level I or Level II instruction certification. The curriculum for the program includes:

  • Adolescent development, cognition and learning;
  • Subject matter pedagogy
  • Assessment in the program of study

Students will select one of four concentrations at the time of application:

  • Middle Level Mathematics
  • Middle Level Science
  • Middle Level Social Studies
  •  Middle Level English/Language Arts

Convenient online format
This program is conducted completely online. The 36-credit degree plus certification option culminates with an internship course, during which students will work under the mentorship of a middle-level educator in their area of specialization in a local school setting. 

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Admissions Requirements:

  • An online application
  • Bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Two completed graduate recommendation forms
  • Instructional Level I or II certificate from PDE

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