The focus of the Middle Grades Education Program at Elizabeth City State University is excellence in preparing candidates to teach in grades 6-9. The program is designed to prepare middle grades candidates to meet both developmental and content area standards that are correlated with the following: Common Core/Essential Standards, the Professional Teaching Standards, the core standards developed by the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Standards, the National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards Core Propositions and the Conceptual Framework of the School of Education and Psychology at ECSU.
The goals of the Middle Grades Education Program are as follows:
- to prepare candidates for initial licensure in Middle Grades Education;
- to provide courses for in-service teachers seeking licensure renewal in Middle Grades Education; and
- to meet the middle level teacher needs of local educational agencies in the 21county area.