Earning a graduate certificate in middle level education could be your chance to expand your expertise and make yourself more marketable.

This completely online graduate certificate:

  • prepares you to address the specific and unique needs of middle school students
  • gives you increased job flexibility
  • helps you build a strong support network of middle school contacts throughout Indiana and beyond
  • allows you to earn graduate credit from a nationally recognized teacher education program

This certificate addresses issues pertaining to the effective education of middle school students including developmental characteristics of adolescents, planning and implementing effective instruction for middle level learners, and facilitating learning environments conducive to academic success in middle schools. This 15-credit program is designed for teachers interested in enhancing their abilities to address the specific and unique needs of middle level learners.

Academic Advisors

Jill Bradley-Levine, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies 
Department of Educational Studies

Course Requirements

This is a 15-credit program. The following courses are required:

  • EDRD 620 Content Area Reading (3 credits)
  • EDJH 512 Instructional Strategies and Approaches in Junior High and Middle Schools (3 credits)
  • EDJH 534 Classroom Management: Practical Approaches to Improving Student Behavior (3 credits)
  • EDCU 630 The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum (3 credits)
  • EDPS 628 Adolescent Development (3 credits)

For a complete list of program requirements and courses, see the course catalog.

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Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, certain states have regulations regarding licensing programs in nursing and education. Learn more about state authorizations for non-Indiana students.

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