Buena Vista University

Middle School Endorsement (5-8)

The Middle School Endorsement is offered primarily at Graduate & Professional Studies locations, usually at a local community college. BVU teacher endorsements in Iowa must be accompanied by certification as an elementary or secondary teacher. Bilingual individuals can also choose to attain a teaching English as a second language (TESL) endorsement. 

Courses of study

Middle School Endorsement (5-8): 34 credit hours

Must be accompanied by certification as an elementary or secondary teacher.
This endorsement is offered primarily at BVU Graduate & Professional Studies.
EDUC 425/GEDU 525 Adolescent Growth & Development
EDUC 426/GEDU 526 Methods & Materials for Teaching Middle School
EDUC365/SEDU 365 Reading in the Content Areas
SEDU 290 Middle School Supervised Participation

To obtain this endorsement, the applicant must complete the coursework requirements in two of the following content areas:

1. Social studies concentration. The social studies concentration requires 12 semester hours of coursework in social studies to include coursework in United States history, world history, government and geography.
2. Mathematics concentration. The mathematics concentration requires 12 semester hours in mathematics to include coursework in algebra.
3. Science concentration. The science concentration requires 12 semester hours in science to include coursework in life science, earth science, and physical science.
4. Language arts concentration. The language arts concentration requires 12 semester hours in language arts to include coursework in composition, language usage, speech, young adult literature, and literature across cultures.

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Buena Vista University
610 W. 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
800.383.9600

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