Middle School Education – Social Studies

Middle School Education – Social Studies



Online courses make it convenient for working students to earn their degree

100% Pass Rate

100% Pass Rate

All Midway graduates pass provisional licensure exam

Would you like to become a middle school social studies teacher?

Do you need the convenience of online courses?

Consider Midway University’s online Middle School Social Studies Education program.

Midway’s program prepares teachers to teach in grades 5-9. When you graduate you will meet the middle school teaching requirements for certification in Kentucky. Students wishing to seek certification in other states should contact that state’s teacher certification granting agency for information on specific requirements.

Each middle school teaching student must have one area of academic emphasis*. You may be able to meet the requirements for a minor while at the same time, meeting the requirements for an area of emphasis.

The program courses described below fulfill the Middle School Social Studies emphasis. Other areas of emphasis in Middle School Education are English/communications, mathematics and science.

Once students have met admissions requirements and are accepted into Midway University, they then will need to apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education program. Find out more about those requirements here.

If you plan to teach outside the U.S. or don’t need teaching certification you may consider our Education Studies degree.

*Online students should consult with their advisors as all areas of concentration might not be available online.

Why Choose Midway University?

Convenience – Online courses make it convenient for working students to earn their degree
Affordable – We offer competitive tuition rates, financial aid options and several payment options. Each year 90% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
Faculty – Our faculty are responsive and provide a high level of support to our students
Personal Attention – Midway provides a high level of service to our students. Faculty and students form bonds that last a lifetime.

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Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

General Education Requirements


Major Requirements


Teacher Education Orientation must be attended prior to taking EDU 103, 108, 188 and 201.

EDU 103Introduction to Education3
EDU 108Introduction to Teacher Education Concentrations3
EDU 188Field Experience - Initial0
EDU 201Technology in the Educational Setting3
EDU 210Teaching and Learning I3
EDU 286Field Experience - Elementary0
EDU 287Field Experience - Mid School0
EDU 288Field Experience - High Sch0
EDU 314Multicultural Education3
EDU 315The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education3
EDU 332Educational Evaluation Techniques3
EDU 338Foundations of Literacy3
EDU 360Teaching and Learning II3
EDU 370Teaching Literacy to All Students across Grade Levels and Content Areas3
EDU 419Social Studies Teaching Methods3
EDU 498Student Teaching12
PSY 260Human Growth and Development3

Middle School Social Studies Course Requirements

HIS 101World Civilization I3
HIS 102World Civilization II3
HIS 140 History of the United States to 1865 3
HIS 141 History of the United States since 1865 3
GEO 110Physical Geography3
GOVT 201American Government3
ECO 217Principles of Micro Economics3


ECO 220Principles of Macro Economics3
SOC 120Principles of Sociology3



Total Credit Hours


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