Program Options, Certificates & Endorsements

Middle School Endorsement

The College of Education offers courses that lead to a Middle School Endorsement for current undergraduate and graduate students in licensure programs. An individual who is already licensed must be a current UIC student or must take the courses either as a non-degree student, or through the Office of Continuing Education. 

For more information, contact the Office of Student Services at 312-996-4532 or the Council on Teacher Education at 312-355-0714. 

Option Requirements

  • A middle grade teacher must have 18 semester hours in the single subject area of the major teaching assignment (e.g., Math, Language Arts, Science, etc.), with the exception of foreign language, which requires 20 semester hours in a single foreign language.
  • A middle grade teacher must have the equivalent of three semester hours of specific course work in middle school philosophy, curriculum and instruction and instructional methods for designing and teaching appropriate programs in middle schools, including content area reading instruction. This is covered through CI 484, Curriculum & Instruction in the Middle School.
  • A middle grade teacher must have the equivalent of three semester hours of specific course work in educational psychology. This is covered in the course EPSY 446 Characteristics of Early Adolescence.

Options and Outcomes

The middle school endorsement permits students to teach grades 5 to 8 in a single subject area (e.g., Math, Language Arts, Science, etc.) for the majority of the school day.

Application Process

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