A major in Middle Level English/Language Arts and Reading 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 the English/Language Arts and Reading content area at the 7th-8th grade level. For state certification, students must meet all competency standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
To successfully complete the Middle Level English/Language Arts and Reading Certification major, the following coursework is required:
- 40 credits of Major Requirements
- 47 credits of Education Requirements
- 40 CORE credits
- A minimum of 127 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College. Developmental coursework does not count towards the minimum number of credits required for graduation.