Middle School Education

Be an effective school professional, a reflective change agent and an advocate for equity and excellence.

At Park University, you can launch your career as a teacher with a Bachelor of Science in Education with Missouri certification in middle school education. Completion of the certification process will enable you to teach at the middle school level in either public or private institutions in the state of Missouri.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle School Education program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. This degree requires a minimum of 120 completed credit hours, including 61 hours of degree-specific core curriculum courses. Students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75—with no grade lower than a “C” allowed in the education core. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework and requirements for this degree.

  • Parkville, MO

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Concentrations

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All students, including both degree-seeking certification and certification only, must apply for admission and meet admission requirements of the School of Education.

School of Education Admission Requirements and Procedures

Dr. Timothy Westcott

Interim Dean
Associate Professor of History
tim.westcott@park.edu

Dr. Kathy Lofflin

Program Coordinator
Associate Professor, Watson Literacy Center
kathy.lofflin@park.edu

Dr. Georgina Chambers


Assistant Professor of Education
gchambers@park.edu

Dr. Donna (Dong) Choi


Professor of Early Childhood Education
dong.choi@park.edu

Dr. Brant Winn


Director of Field Experience
brant.winn@park.edu

As a middle school educator, you can be a reflective change agent, an expert in collaborative problem-solving and critical inquiry, a thinker, a leader and an innovator.

At the Park University School of Education, we are committed to preparing the next generation of educators to be effective teachers, community leaders, change agents in their schools and advocates for learners. As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle School Education degree program, you will develop as an effective school professional, a reflective change agent, and an advocate for equity and excellence for all learners.

Areas of Certification

Students seeking middle school certification must select one of the following areas:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
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Program Highlights

When you pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle School Education at Park University, you will study a range of philosophical, historical and modern methodological approaches to education. You will have the opportunity for extensive field-based experiences, including a variety of in-school activities, which culminate in student teaching. Because many education courses require out-of-classroom and off campus visits to learning facilities, you should be prepared to provide your own transportation in this program.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.