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Elementary-Middle School Dual Certification, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Frostburg, MD, United States
Frostburg State University’s Elementary/Middle School bachelor’s program offers a unique opportunity to excel in a career where preparation is key. Graduates of this program possess a sought-after skill set that combines the broad knowledge of an elementary teacher with the awareness and specialization required for middle school classrooms.  

Overview

  • Choose to focus your teaching internships in either elementary or middle school, with 15 weeks in one and 6 in the other to give you a well-rounded experience.

  • Thrive in experiential classes that follow a “study, observe, reflect” model, putting you in touch with quality teachers to see techniques in action with real-world elementary and middle school students.

  • Excel as a teacher with your unique training. While school administrators often have to choose teachers with either general or specialized skill sets, your preparation in both areas means you’ll be ready to shine in any middle school teaching position.

  • Enjoy FSU’s great facilities and resources, which include the Children’s Literature Centre and a collaborative partnership with local public schools.

  • Spend a semester in Limerick, Ireland! FSU offers a direct exchange program with Mary Immaculate College, which boasts strong education programs and allows you to pay FSU tuition while studying abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • The Composing Process 
  • Teaching Writing in the Classroom
  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Adolescent Literature
  • Children’s Literature
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Calculus 
  • Fundamental Concepts of Geometry
  • Early Adolescent Learning and Literacy
  • Strategic Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The University welcomes applications from undergraduate international students who demonstrate university-level language proficiency in English. Frostburg State University international student admission process focuses on three areas: (1) academic qualifications; (2) financial support; and (3) English language proficiency.

You must complete application for each phase of the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial aid includes any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment intended to help you meet your education-related expenses. It can come from a variety of federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations and universities, including FSU. You must be planning to take six credits or more per semester to qualify. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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