A Middle Grades (4th-8th) Social Studies Education degree from UNT Dallas is the first step in becoming a certified social studies teacher in fourth through eighth grade. Middle Grades Education majors can choose from four pathways: ELAR, math, science, and social studies. Students in the Social Studies Education with ESL pathway will be prepared to teach social studies in upper elementary and middle school. Many school districts in Texas require teachers to have an ESL supplemental certification.
The following are examples of classes you will take as a Middle Grades Social Studies/ESL major.