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4 Areas of Emphasis
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academics/professional-licensure-disclosure-statementMidway University was founded as a teacher school and has a long history of training amazing educators in our teacher education program. Midway’s middle school education program prepares teachers to teach in grades 5-9. Students can select from subject emphasis areas in middle school English, middle school math, middle school science, and middle school social studies.  When you graduate you will meet the middle school teaching requirements for certification in Kentucky.

Once students have met admissions requirements and are accepted into Midway University, they will need to apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education program.

Students wishing to seek certification in other states should contact that state’s teacher certification granting agency for information on specific requirements. If you plan to teach outside the U.S. or don’t need teaching certification you may consider our Education Studies degree.

Areas of Study

Each middle school teaching student must have one area of academic emphasis. You may be able to meet the requirements for a minor while meeting the requirements for your emphasis.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2021 to 2031. The median annual wage for middle school teachers was $61,320 in May 2021.

State Licensure Requirements

Midway University makes every effort to ensure state licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change.

If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Kentucky, you should contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.


Frequently Asked Questions

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We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email

Let your Admissions Counselor know if you are interested in pursuing Option 9 though one of our school district partnership agreements.

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid page for more details.

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Depending on your student type, there are different steps needed to get you ready to begin classes. Visit our Next Steps page to find your path, or contact admissions at

Traditional students may declare a major that is only offered online following the guidelines of the online major policy in the academic catalog.

Yes, Midway University currently has Option 9 agreements in place with five school districts – Harrison County Schools, Henry County Schools, Pulaski  County Schools, Spencer County Schools and Trimble County Schools. Students interested should speak with their Admissions Counselor or Dr. Faye Deters for specific details.

Student Testimonial

"I've been able to take the training and the education I received at Midway and apply it directly to the classroom and into real life situations. This has particularly been the case when it comes to the leadership aspect of the Teacher Education Program. With the strong foundation provided to me in both leadership and collaboration, I've been able to smoothly transition into my new school, and help to generate and implement positive changes that will have a real impact on the students, staff and community in the coming school year."

Chris Workman ' 17 & '20
B.A. in Education P-5 and 5-9 with areas of emphasis in Social Studies and English / Language Arts, with a Minor in Psychology & Master of Education

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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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Faye Deters
Professor of Teacher Education
Chair of Department of Education