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Middle School Education

Students enrolled in the MA in Teaching and Learning Program may obtain deeper knowledge about middle school education through enrollment in an 18 credit hour concentration.  A middle school endorsement may be earned through the completion of all or part of this concentration. 

The following two online courses (6 credit hours) are required to earn the concentration.

  1.  EDUC 411, Adolescent Development
  2. EDUC 413, Foundations of Middle School

Nine (9) credit hours (3 courses) may be chosen in consultation with the advisor below.  Students can choose courses from the Bilingual/ESL Concentration or content areas typically taught in middle school settings. 

The capstone course for this concentration is TLED 480, Inquiry in the Classroom.  It is offered online during the summer semester. 


Please contact Laura Lag, Assistant Dean of Student Services, at 312-853-4753 or send your question or comment to