Middle Grade Endorsement
Middle Grade (5-8) Endorsements: IWU offers coursework that leads to Middle Grade endorsements in Language Arts, Social
Science, General Science, and Mathematics. Middle Grade endorsements allow one to
teach in a specfic content area in grades 5 through 8 or in grades 5 and 6 in a Self
Contained General Education class (6 hours in each content area to be taught). Middle
Grade endorsements require a content specific methods course within the 18-hour coursework
requirement (some coursework at the upper level is strongly suggested) and passage
of the appropriate content test. At IWU the classes that meet the Middle Grade methods
requirement are as follows:
|MG ENDORSEMENT (Grades 5-8)
||16 hours of language arts coursework: English, journalism, reading and/or speech +
2 hour LA methods course EDUC 360 is acceptable.
||Middle Grade Language Arts
||16 hours of social science coursework: economics, geography, history, political science,
psychology, sociology and/or anthropology + 2 hour SS methods course EDUC 361 is acceptable.
||Middle Grade Social Science
16 hours of science coursework: biology, ecology/environmental science, chemistry,
physics and/or earth-space science + 2 hour science methods course EDUC 363 is acceptable.
|Middle Grade Science
16 hours of math coursework: algebra, geometry, probability, and/or statistics are
recommended + 2 hour math methods course EDUC 362. (MATH 105 does not count towards
MG math endorsement).
|Middle Grade Math
*See ISBE list of coursework that is acceptable for all endorsement areas
It is strongly recommended that those seeking a Middle Grade endorsement also take:
EDUC 370: Special Topics: The Middle School.