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Middle Level Education B.S.Ed.  

Major  Minor  
120 credit hours
100% career outcome rate1
 

The transitional years between childhood and older adolescence are critical to a child’s development. As a middle level school teacher, you can be an important part of facilitating the transition from childhood to young adulthood. You can help your students delve more deeply into different subjects and, in the process, learn more about themselves and the world. In the middle level education program at Concordia University, Nebraska, you’ll gain a deep understanding of young adolescents and how they learn so you can deliver exciting, high-quality instructional experiences that resonate with your students.

The middle level education program at Concordia Nebraska connects theory with practice to prepare graduates to teach grades 5 through 9 in both self-contained and departmentalized classrooms. As a middle level education major, you will choose from among math, science, social sciences and language arts and have the opportunity to add a second subject from those or Spanish, physical education and ELL/ESL, allowing your passion for teaching to connect with your subject-area passions, which you can share with your students.

Concordia Nebraska offers both a stand-alone middle level program and a middle level endorsement within either elementary education or secondary education. In our program, you will gain exceptional knowledge about young adolescents and their developmental abilities in and out of the classroom. In addition to teaching in Christian, Lutheran or public schools, you will also have the opportunity to choose a career working with youth and families in varied non-school settings while still educating and shaping the minds of our future.

Make a difference in the lives of youth for years to come and help change the world with a degree in middle level education from Concordia!

12:1
Student-to-faculty ratio

90%
Faculty with terminal degree

Everything we learn in our middle level education classes is relevant to what we'll be doing in the future. The classes are super engaging and hands-on.
Lana Blakeman
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Core Concepts

The middle level education program at Concordia University, Nebraska equips students with exceptional knowledge about young adolescents and their developmental abilities in and out of the classroom. The middle level program also helps students develop great teaching skills for both self-contained and departmentalized middle school environments so they can lead and share the Gospel in their future schools.

Concordia NebraskaMiddle Level Education: Learning Objectives

Students in the middle level education program at Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to analyze and apply middle level education learning principles, knowledge and teaching strategies.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of cognitive development of children and adolescents in middle level grades as it relates to students’ intellectual, social and personal growth.​​​​​

Students will communicate middle level education principles effectively in oral communication, written materials and instructional technology.

Students will plan instruction based on knowledge of middle level education, students in the community and state performance standards.

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Concordia NebraskaMiddle Level Education: Program Goals

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Students will demonstrate essential knowledge of middle level school curriculum standards, specifically related to reading, writing, science, math and social studies.

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Students will be able to successfully plan, implement and evaluate classroom differentiated instruction to effectively maximize middle level students’ learning potentials, including the use of differentiation, instructional technology and literacy.

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Students will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and skills for effectively assessing middle level school children’s learning in the classroom.

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Students will continually improve their professional growth through the practice of inquiry and reflection as a middle level classroom teacher and leader.

Concordia Nebraska Middle Level Education: Career Outcomes

Instructional Coordinator

Instructional coordinators develop curricula for school systems and help teachers develop new strategies and techniques. This career is good for someone who wants to continue to impact children's education but doesn’t want to teach in the classroom. As an instructional coordinator, you would develop educational materials and work to implement them with teachers and principals as well as assessing their effectiveness. To become an instructional coordinator, you would need to earn your masters degree.

6% Annual Growth Rate2
$36,360 Entry-Level Salary2
$64,450 Mid-Level Salary2
$102,200 Late-Level Salary2

School Counselor

School counselors assist students with any school-related issues they have including selecting classes, dealing with academic difficulties and social problems. As a school counselor, you would be responsible for helping students develop academic goals and deal with personal, social and behavioral issues. Concordia Nebraska’s master’s degree in school counseling can help you on your path to becoming a school counselor.

8% Annual Growth Rate2
$33,610 Entry-Level Salary2
$56,310 Mid-Level Salary2
$94,690 Late-Level Salary2

Middle School Teacher

Middle school teachers teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level. As a middle school teacher, you will create lesson plans, teach your subject and grade assignments. You may also be in charge of administering state tests.

7.5% Annual Growth Rate2
$38,540 Entry-Level Salary2
$57,720 Mid-Level Salary2
$91,670 Late-Level Salary2

Concordia NebraskaMiddle Level Education: Related Programs

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Early Childhood Education

The early childhood education program at Concordia University, Nebraska equips teacher candidates with a current and well-researched curriculum to help you teach children at a critical stage in their growth and development by creating an education program specific to their needs. In addition to adding the supplemental early childhood endorsement to an elementary teaching degree, Concordia Nebraska also offers a stand-alone, birth through third grade inclusive program.

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Elementary Education

As an elementary educator, you are certified to teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade. You will typically spend the day with the same group of students, teaching them foundational skills in a wide variety of subjects. The liberal arts education you will receive at Concordia University, Nebraska, along with subject-specific methodology courses in the education department, will prepare you to be an outstanding elementary school teacher.

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Christian Education Leadership

The Christian education leadership major from Concordia University, Nebraska can help you serve Christ’s church through education as a Director of Christian education (DCE), youth or camp ministry leader, Christian teacher or as a national or international missionary by equipping you to bring Christian values and leadership to God’s people in a church or school.

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Secondary Education

With a degree in secondary education from Concordia University, Nebraska, you will be equipped to teach grades 7-12, encouraging intellectual and emotional growth at a critical time in the lives of your students. You’ll engage in rich coursework, collaborate with faculty and gain invaluable experience first shadowing a professional teacher and then teaching in your own high school classroom.

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.