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Program Requirements

Students pursuing the Master of Science in Middle Childhood Education (Grades 5 to 9) must take the following courses in education.

Course Requirements

Course 33-36 Credits
EDI 551 Psychology of the Adolescent Student 3
EDI 555
EDI 601
Social & Organizational Foundations of the High School

Social Foundations of Education
EDS 612 Literacy, Teaching and Learning: Grades 5-12 3
EDS 641 Literacy in the Content Area: Grades 5-12 3
EDS 643 Education for Cultural Diversity 3
EDI 700 Introduction to Educational Research: The Teacher as Researcher 3
EDI 610 Curriculum & Teaching in Middle & High Schools 3
EDI 651-660 Methods of Teaching in Specific Areas (i.e., Biology, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies or Spanish) 3
EDI 677 Curriculum & Assessment for Classroom Teachers 3
EDI 712 Supervised Student Teaching and Seminar 6
Final Project or Comprehensive Exam or EDI 750-Thesis 0-3


In addition to the above courses, students take 18 to 21 credits within the Liberal Arts and Science curriculum in one of the following six areas: Biology, Earth Science, English, MathematicsSocial Studies or Spanish.

The Middle Childhood Education degree is a joint program between LIU Post’s College of Education, Information and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The teacher-education programs in LIU Post’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), ensuring you receive the highest quality instruction.