What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle School Education prepares students to work with children from fifth through ninth grade in public, private, and alternative school systems. You may consider a degree in education if you enjoy working with children and/or adolescents, want to strengthen the future through education, and want to make a difference in the lives of others. MU students work closely with mentors, practicing teachers, administrators, and university faculty to develop the knowledge and skills to enhance learning outcomes for children and youth. The coursework through the College of Education focuses on teachers’ roles in facilitating learning at all levels of development and considers the influences of cultural, political, historical, and economic factors on students, teachers, and schools. Upon successfully completing the initial teacher certification process, the state grants you certification in middle school science. Practical and rewarding clinical training in schools and agencies begins sophomore year, and continues each semester culminating in a senior-level teaching internship, enhancing teaching skills and confidence. Coursework within Middle School Science will teach you ways to support the development of science learning of middle school students. This includes consideration of the nature of science, methods for teaching science, strategies for assessing science learning, and pathways for developing into a professional science educator.

This is an emphasis area of the following major:

Middle School Education, BSEd


You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major:

  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Training and Development Specialists

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,812.00 per year
The tuition fee is based on 12 credit units each fall and spring semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Education

118 Hill Hall,



65211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Academic Requirement - High School Coursework; IGCSE scores of C or higher in five or more subjects AND three A-level certificates with a C or higher. English Language Requirements - TOEFL; Written test - 550 overall score, no section score below 52; Online test - 79 overall score, no section score below a 17; IELTS - 6.5 overall score, no section score below a 6.0.

For international students

Students must complete High School Coursework with 13 units (one unit = one year in class) with the following core coursework: Mathematics - Four units (algebra or higher), Science - Three units, Social Studies - Three units, Languages - Two units, Fine Arts - One unit.

Students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher on a U.S. 4.0 scale
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher on a U.S. 5.0 scale
  • Average grades of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale
  • Average grades of 8 or higher on a 10-point scale
  • IGCSE scores of C or higher in five or more subjects AND three A-level certificates with a C or higher

English Language Requirement:


Written test: 550 overall score no section score below 52
Online test: 79 overall score no section score below a 17


6.5 overall score no section score below a 6.0

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is a well-renowned American institution based on a beautiful 1,262-acre site.

  • Outstanding facilities across beautiful campus
  • Dedicated international center
  • Nationally recognized online courses
  • Diverse and active student body