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BS in Middle Level Education (4-8)

Why Major in Middle Level Education?

Students seeking a middle level certification to teach in any 4-8 grades will choose from concentrations that include: 1) English/Reading, 2) Social Studies, 3) Mathematics, and 4) Science. The concentration that the student chooses entitles the graduating student to teach that subject in any of the 4 through 8 grades and in the other non-concentration (focus) areas, grades 4 through 6. Students may choose between nine different tracking options (see below) including dual concentrations with either Mathematics or Science as the other concentration.

Why Major in Middle Level Education at Eastern?

Eastern University & the Loeb School of Education are committed to the task of equipping its graduates to comprehend and apply the knowledge, concepts, and skills essential for successful middle level instruction, grades 4-8. The B.S. in Middle Level Education program is designed to promote the delivery of a high quality teacher preparation program which is aligned to the state academic standards. The intent is to produce new teachers who will understand and successfully apply learning principles in the classroom. The needs and interests of middle level students and their schools are at the center of the program.

  • Teaching Certifications are reciprocal in PA, NJ, DE, MD, OH, NY, WV
  • International Exchange Program in Auckland, New Zealand and Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Craymer Curriculum Lab – includes children’s publications, educational manipulatives, teaching curriculum, etc.
  • Integration of Christian faith and education major
  • Excellent student teaching opportunities in a wide variety of settings including urban, suburban, and rural
  • Student organizations – The Council for Exceptional Children, Kappa Delta Pi (honor society), Pennsylvania Student Education Association
  • Faculty with extraordinary academic and professional backgrounds
  • Emphasis on individualized counseling for all Education students
  • Strong student teaching and job placement assistance

Dr. Douglas Mountz

Dr. Douglas Mountz has been on the faculty of the Loeb School of Education since January, 2005, where he has served as a student teacher supervisor and has taught undergraduate and graduate students in various education courses. He received his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University in 2006 and his M.Ed. in Classroom Technology from Wilkes University in 2000. Previous to his coming to Eastern University, he taught a variety of science courses to secondary students ranging from seventh grade through 12th grade over a 34 year career. During this time he achieved Level II certification in the areas of Comprehensive Science and Earth and Space Science. Presently, Dr. Mountz teaches a science methodology course which promotes inquiry methods of instruction that engage his students in science investigations that require their active participation. He also teaches a secondary education seminar course that serves to prepare students who soon will be entering their student teaching experience. Read more about Dr. Douglas Mountz.

Middle Level Certification Programs


Social Studies*



*A dual concentration between English/Reading and Social Studies does not exist in this program.

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