Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Middle Level Education, Minor

The Middle Level Education Minor prepares preservice teachers for the instruction of students in grades 4-8. 

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Young Adolescent Cognition
SEFE 245Middle Level Learning Theory3
SEFE 300Middle Level Cognitive Development3
Middle School Organization and Philosophy
SEFE 380History and Philosophy of Education3
Middle Level Pedagogy
SEFE 251Teaching Reading in the Content Areas Grades 4-83
SEFE 325Teaching in the Middle Level Grades3
SEFE 338Standards-Based Instruction & Assessment in the Inclusionary Classroom3
Total Hours18

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Minor in Middle Level Education (15A)
This program is effective as of Fall 2018.
Revised 10.28.2021