The School of Education at the University of Rhode Island has developed a middle level endorsement program that is well-grounded both in the lessons learned from research on middle level education and in the literature and lessons about enhancing the professional preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers.
The middle level endorsement is valid for service in grades 5-8 in a middle school in the content areas of mathematics, English, science, social studies, or foreign languages. It is also valid for service in grades 7 and 8 in a junior high school.
Special subject teachers, elementary/middle special educators and middle/secondary special educators are permitted to teach their specific areas in a middle school without the need to obtain middle level endorsement. However, such teachers who desire to teach a content area as defined below must obtain the middle level endorsement by completing all requirements.
Secondary students interested in Middle Level Endorsement should consult with their primary advisors:
Elementary students interested in Middle Level Endorsement should consult with their primary advisors: