The off-campus Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education degree at Appalachian
The Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education program at Appalachian State University will help you instill your students with a love of learning and help them gain confidence as they grow into teenagers and young adults.
The curriculum emphasizes strong academic preparation grounded in a liberal arts tradition, discipline studies and pedagogical studies.
This flexible App State Online program offers full- and part-time options. Successful completion of this program prepares you for a rewarding new career and leads to North Carolina state licensure in middle grades education, teaching grades 6-8.
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(Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to App State Online students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.)
- 4-5 courses per semester, year-round
- Student teaching is completed during the last semester, full-time in a classroom setting
- Completion time: 2.5 years
The following are criteria required for entry. After admission, you may need additional transfer hours. The hours delivered by Appalachian and your transfer hours must equal 120 hours by the end of the program.
- Transfer Admission to the university
- Minimum of 30 transfer credit hours
Visit our transfer equivalency course search to see how your previous coursework transfers to Appalachian.
NOTE: ACT/ SAT test scores not required for admittance, but may be considered in lieu of PRAXIS program requirement
Additional courses required for entry
- Expository Writing R C 1000 (ENG 111 at a NC community college)
- College transferable math (Ex: MAT 140, 143, 161, 165, 171, 172, 175, 263, 271, or 272 at a NC community college)
- Concentration requirements are fulfilled by completing a combination of specified transfer courses and courses delivered by Appalachian to the cohort. Two academic concentrations are required and each academic concentration requires a minimum of 24 semester hours.
- Before beginning your Clinical Internship, you must also have met Appalachian’s General Education requirements.
- Admission to Teacher Education is required by the end of the first year in the program.
All Appalachian State University Education programs that lead to licensure or a similar credential require multiple site-based field experiences throughout the program as well as on-campus and regional meetings prior to and during the Clinical Internship. Learn more.
This is a program that can lead to licensure or certification. Appalachian State University cannot confirm whether this program will meet the requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories.
If this applies to you, check the U.S. Department of Education for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at Appalachian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7559.