Director of Teacher Education: Terry Burant, Ph.D.

The middle childhood/early adolescence teacher education program leads to a teaching license for grades 1 through 8. Students who select this program must meet the College of Education’s admission and retention requirements and must complete the following components:

  1. The Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC)
  2. An Elementary/Middle Education major, which includes specific state-mandated general education requirements
  3. An additional academic major from the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences or the Diederich College of Communication

Students who intend to complete the teacher education program through the Marquette University College of Education are strongly encouraged to meet with the assistant dean of undergraduate advising and student services in the Office of Teacher Education as early as possible to avoid delays in their program.

Academic Majors

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

  • Science
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Classics
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Diederich College of Communication

  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Theatre Arts

Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) - 30 credits

Refer to the Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) in the university section of this bulletin for courses that fulfill requirements. The university allows a maximum of two courses in the Discovery Tier to apply towards a primary major.

Education Core Requirements

MATH 2030Problem Solving and Reasoning for Teachers3
MATH 2031Number Systems and Operations for Elementary Teachers3
MATH 2032Algebra and Geometry for Teachers3
Major Concepts in Modern Science 1
Survey of Meteorology
Earth and Environmental Physics
Introduction to Environmental Biology
Total Credit Hours:12-13

Elementary/Middle Education Major

To be eligible for the middle childhood/early adolescence teaching license, students must complete the following courses offered by the College of Education:

EDUC 1000Educational Inquiry 1: Critical Perspectives on Education3
EDUC 1001Psychological Development: Children and Adolescents 3
EDUC 2001Teaching Practice 1: Instructional Design and Teaching Models3
EDUC 2002Teaching Practice 2: Cultivating Relationships and Communities for Learning3
EDUC 2330Integrating the Arts Across the Curriculum3
EDUC 4000Educational Inquiry 2: Advanced Topics3
EDUC 4003Teaching Practice 3: Assessment and Differentiation3
EDUC 4217Educating Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 4307Early Childhood Development: Cognition, Numeracy, Literacy (K4-Gr 1)3
EDUC 4327Foundational Principles and Practices of Teaching Writing (K4-9)3
EDUC 4337Social Studies and Social Inquiry3
EDUC 4357Foundational Principles and Practices of Teaching Reading3
EDUC 4367Integrated STEM Methods (K4-9)5
EDUC 4964Teaching Elementary Level Reading Practicum4
EDUC 4966Student Teaching: Elementary/Middle15
Students must also complete:
MATH 2030Problem Solving and Reasoning for Teachers3
MATH 2031Number Systems and Operations for Elementary Teachers3
MATH 2032Algebra and Geometry for Teachers3
Total Credit Hours:69

Students must check with their advisers in the College of Education with regard to sequence and admission requirements. EDUC 4966 Student Teaching: Elementary/Middle, is the last course to be completed in the program. Students must apply and be approved by the Office of Teacher Education to student teach.

Typical Program for Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Majors

First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARSC 1020, BIOL 1420, PHYS 1007, or PHYS 10093-4ENGL 1001 or MAJOR (MCC)3
EDUC 10003EDUC 10013
ENGL 1001 or MAJOR (MCC)3EDUC 42173
PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3MATH 20303
Major3PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3
Service LearningService Learning
 15-16 15
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CORE 19293EDUC 20023
EDUC 20013EDUC 43073
DSCV (MCC)1, 23DSCV (MCC)1, 23
MATH 20313DSCV (MCC)1, 23
Field Experience MATH 20323
 15 18
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EDUC 40033EDUC 40003
EDUC 43273EDUC 43373
EDUC 43675EDUC 43573
Major3DSCV (MCC)1, 23
Field Experience Field Experience
 17 15
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CORE 4929 (MCC)3EDUC 496615
EDUC 23303 
EDUC 49644 
Field Experience 
 16 15
Total Credit Hours: 126-127