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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies / Middle Level Grades 4-8 Teacher Certification

Program Details

The Middle Level Grades Online Completer Program provides students with the pedagogical and practical knowledge necessary to become an effective educator for students in grades 4-8. Teacher candidates can specialize in grades 4-8 math, English/language arts, or social studies. A 4-8 generalist certification that certifies teachers to teach the four core subjects in grades 4-8 is also available. Qualifying students can complete all required courses online in less than three years.

Priority is given to:

  • Paraprofessionals or substitute teachers working full-time in schools.
  • Students living 60 or more miles from campus.
  • Full-time employment with commitments that do not allow for classes scheduled during the day.


  • GPA of 3.0 in 45 hours of approved, specified courses.
  • Prior or current experience with children.
  • Access to a 4-8 classroom for field experiences.
  • Commitment to travel to SFA at least once per semester of a minimum of two days.

This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including transfer credits.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges