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 Teachers2
MATH 2032Algebra and Geometry for Teachers2
Major Concepts in Modern Science 1
Survey of Meteorology
Earth and Environmental Physics
Total Credit Hours10-11

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 1964Teaching Elementary Mathematics1
EDUC 1210Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 1220Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2001Teaching Practice 1: Instructional Design and Teaching Models3
EDUC 2330Integrating the Arts Across the Curriculum3
EDUC 2964Teaching Middle School Mathematics1
EDUC 4217Methods of Teaching Children/Youth with Exceptional Needs3
EDUC 4240Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues3
EDUC 4297Teaching in the Middle School4
EDUC 4317Teaching Elementary Level Science3
EDUC 4337Teaching Elementary Social Studies3
EDUC 4347Teaching Elementary Reading, Language Arts, and Children's Literature 14
EDUC 4357Teaching Elementary Reading, Language Arts, and Children's Literature 24
EDUC 4540Philosophy of Education3
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 Teachers2
MATH 2032Algebra and Geometry for Teachers2
Total Credit Hours67

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, PHYS 1007, or PHYS 1009 (choose one)3-4EDUC 1220 (ESSV1 MCC)3
ENGL 1001 or CORE 1929 (MCC)3ENGL 1001 or CORE 1929 (MCC)3
EDUC 12103MATH 20303
PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3
Major or Elective3Major3
Service Learning Service Learning 
 15-16 15
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
DSCV (MCC)1, 23DSCV (MCC)1, 23
DSCV (MCC)1, 23DSCV (MCC)1, 23
EDUC 2001 (requires fieldwork)3EDUC 23303
Field Experience I  
 15 15
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
MATH 20312MATH 20322
EDUC 19641EDUC 29641
Major3EDUC 4297 (requires fieldwork)4
EDUC 4217 (requires fieldwork)3EDUC 4317 or 4337 (requires fieldwork)3
EDUC 4317 or 4337 (requires fieldwork)3EDUC 4357 (requires fieldwork)4
EDUC 43474Major3
Field Experience II Field Experience III 
 16 17
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CORE 4929 (MCC)3EDUC 496615
EDUC 42403 
EDUC 45403 
EDUC 4964 (requires fieldwork)4 
Senior Level Practicum  
 16 15
Total credit hours: 124-125