A major in Middle Level Social Studies is meant to prepare students for a career as a highly qualified teacher education candidate skilled to teach any core subject at the 4th-6th grade level and skilled to teach Social Studies at the 7th-8th grade level. For state certification, students must meet all the competency standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
To successfully complete the Middle Level Social Studies Certification major, the following coursework is required:
- 39 credits of Major Requirements
- 47 credits of Education Requirements
- 40 CORE credits
- A minimum of 126 credits are required for a degree, the last 30 of which must be completed at La Roche College. Developmental coursework does not count towards the required number of credits for graduation.