Why Study 6-8 Middle School (Math)
The 6-8 Middle School (Mathematics) Licensure Program at APSU provides comprehensive coursework that integrates courses in the general education core, the major, and the professional education courses to prepare you for teacher licensure. The major prepares candidates to teach mathematics in grades 6-8. This program meets all state standards. Courses in the major include methods courses with required field experience in grades 6-8. This program gives teacher candidates the skills and knowledge to be able to (1) teach the interdisciplinary field of mathematics to middle school students, (2) design and implement formative and summative assessment of learning that also informs teaching practice, (3) manage the middle school classroom, and (4) design and implement instruction across the core content areas of mathematics.
The faculty in this program are highly credentialed and experienced educators who bring unique expertise and practical insight into the classroom to prepare you for teaching the interdisciplinary field of mathematics at the middle grades level.
This program is part of the degree programs offered by the nationally recognized Eriksson College of Education at Austin Peay State University. The Eriksson College of Education has specialized accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This program prepares you for passing the edTPA as part of licensure. Students seeking to be a licensed 6-8 middle grades mathematics teacher in both public and private school settings. Students who also have interdisciplinary interests will benefit from this program, especially those who have interests’ in mathematics.
What Will I Learn?
- Teach in the interdisciplinary field of mathematics to middle school students.
- Design and Implement formative and summative assessment of learning while also informing teaching practice.
- Broad overview of the concepts, theories, and applications of education.
- Preparedness to lead and manage a middle school classroom.
- Broad overview of adolescent development and unique needs of middle school students.
Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.