Middle School Education (Grades 4-8)

You should major in middle school education if:

  • You want to teach students at a formative age.
  • You want to be that teacher who makes a difference in kids’ lives.
  • You want to encourage students’ curiosity and expand their understanding of the world.  

Be the teacher who inspires. Be the teacher that students will remember.

As a middle school education major, you’ll learn the theories and practices to become a great teacher — a teacher who builds confidence and introduces students to new worlds of opportunity.

Our classes focus on adolescent development plus working with families and communities to support students. You’ll observe middle school classes, develop lesson plans, and practice teaching in local schools and camps.

All middle school education majors choose a primary concentration and a secondary focus area. Choose from:

  • English education
  • General science education
  • Mathematics education
  • Social studies education

With this degree, you’ll meet the Louisiana Department of Education requirements for certification to teach grades 4 through 8. When you graduate, you’ll be certified to teach in the two focus areas you choose.

Middle School Education at UL Lafayette

What's Middle School Education (Grades 4-8) Like?

  • Research
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Writing
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Presenting
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Student teaching & internships
    Rated 3 out of 3

for training teachers

UL Lafayette graduates the most certified teachers of any college or university in Louisiana.

Life as a Middle School Education Major