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Middle Level Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , SC,
Designed specifically for those who have an interest in teaching young adolescents in grades five-eight, The Middle Level Education degree program at the University of South Carolina has received national recognition from the National Middle School Association.


As a Middle Level Education student at the University of South Carolina, you will be able to benefit from the Professional Development School sites that provide opportunities for teacher candidates to observe, experience and apply best teaching practices. The courses and field-based experiences will prepare you in two content areas; provide awareness of and experiences in equity and diversity issues; offer development of classroom management skills and a thorough understanding of middle school principles.

In the classroom, you can expect a variety of instruction practices including whole class discussions, hands-on engagement, inquiry-based learning small group activities, micro-lectures, working one-on-one with young adolescents and role playing.

You can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in middle level education. The type of degree that you earn is dependent on the two content areas you select: English, mathematics, science and social studies.


A major in middle level education can prepare you for careers in:

  • teaching
  • school administration
  • advocacy or state agencies that focus on children
  • tutoring
  • museum programs
  • camp programs
  • service organizations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Classroom Inquiry with Technology
  • Learning Through Community Service
  • Schools In Communities
  • Learners and the Diversity of Learning
  • Practicum: Learners and the Diversity of Learning
  • Introduction to Classroom Assessment
  • Introduction to Exceptional Children

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

Admission steps for international students to complete:

  • Fill out the University's application form completely. 
  • Submit your official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic Test scores. 
  • Submit official SAT or ACT scores if you are: 1) Applying for admissions to the South Carolina Honors College or want to be considered for merit-based scholarships. 2) Have attended high school in the United States for two years or longer
  • Submit all official (or attested) high school transcripts. 
  • Submit a professional credentials evaluation with GPA. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32362 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32362 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12262 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12262 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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