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  • Middle Childhood Licensure

    Degree offered: Bachelor of Science in Education 

    Licensure offered: Middle Childhood Education 

    Endorsement offered: Middle Childhood Generalist 

    The Middle Childhood Teacher Education Program prepares the teacher education candidate for an Ohio teaching license in middle childhood teaching for grades four through nine. Studies include the general education core, a concentration in two areas of content including Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies and a wide range of professional education courses. In addition, students are provided opportunities to participate in extensive field-based experiences in diversified middle childhood settings prior to student teaching. It is the nature of this program to integrate theory, practice and educational technology as the candidate is gradually inducted into the middle childhood teaching profession. It is the purpose of this program to develop reflective, problem-solving, caring teachers who have the knowledge base, the professional competencies and the dispositions to be effective middle childhood professionals. The program models teacher preparation guidelines of the National Middle School Association, the Ohio Department of Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

     


    Requirements for a B.S.E. in Middle Childhood Education

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and the requirements listed in the chart below.  
       
    EXSC 125 Introduction to Exercise, Health and Nutrition 3
       
    Select Two Concentrations from the following:   24-30
       
    Language Arts Concentration (12)    
    3 semester credits of ENG at the 200 level or above (not taken elsewhere)  3
    THR 181 Introduction to the Theatre 3
       
    Select one of the following: 3
    ENG 216 Survey of American Literature  
    ENG 343 Literature of American Diversity  
    ENG 344 19th Century American Fiction  
    ENG 346 20th Century American Literature   
       
    Select one of the following: 3
    ENG 342 African Literature  
    ENG 357 World Literature  
    ENG 451 Studies in Women's Literature  
       
    Science Concentration (17)    
    BIO 201General Biology: Cells, Genetics, Evolution  4
    BIO 202 General Biology: Botany, Zoology, Ecology  4
    ENV 115 Environmental Science 3
    SCI 102 Basic Principles of Chemistry and Physics 3
       
    Select one of the following: 3
    ENV 111 Astronomy  
    ENV 113 Geology  
       
    Social Studies Concentration (12)   
    HST 348E A History of US Foreign Relations 3
    POL 101 The Great Issues of Politics 3
    SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3
       
    Select one from the following: 3
    ECN 207 Principles of Micro Economics  
    ECN 205 Principles of Macro Economics   
       
    Mathematics Concentration (13)    
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    MTH 160 Precalculus** 3
    MTH 240 Calculus I  4
    MTH elective at 128 level or higher  3
       
    Professional Education Courses:  
    EDU 105 Introduction to Teaching: Middle Childhood 3*
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading Through Lit for Child & Young Adults 3*
    EDU 211 Teaching Phonics and the Structure of Language 3*
    EDU 212 Developmental Issues and Practice in Reading 3*
    EDU 220 Educational Psychology 3*
    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education & Diverse Learners 3*
    EDU 314 Content Area Reading 3*
    EDU 335 Intro to Middle Child, Diversity, & Classroom Management 3*
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3*
    EDU 479C CORE: Middle Childhood  3*
    EDU 484 Supervised Teaching: Middle Childhood 12*
       
    Select two of the following to match concentrations: 6*
    EDU 347 Middle Childhood Language Arts Methods  
    EDU 349A Middle Childhood Science Methods  
    EDU 349B Middle Childhood Social Studies Methods  
    EDU 349C Middle Childhood Math Methods  
       
    Total Credits Required for the Major 75-81
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  
    **If eligible for Calculus without Precalculus, students may take other math or technology courses. Please see advisor before selecting choice.  

      


    Requirements for Middle Childhood Licensure - Continuing Education Students Only

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning this program.  
       
    ENG 110 College Writing I 3
    MTH 152 Prin of Mathematics and Technology for Middle Childhood Tchrs 3
    HST 201 American History I 3
    GEO 120 World Geography 3
    Natural Science Course 3
    EXSC 125 Introduction to Exercise, Health and Nutrition 3
       
    Select Two Concentrations from the following:   24-30
       
    Language Arts Concentration (12)    
    3 semester credits of ENG at the 200 level or above (not taken elsewhere)  3
    THR 181 Introduction to Theatre 3
       
    Select one of the following: 3
    ENG 216 Survey of American Literature  
    ENG 343 Literature of American Diversity  
    ENG 344 19th Century American Fiction  
    ENG 346 20th Century American Literature   
       
    Select one of the following: 3
    ENG 342 African Literature  
    ENG 357 World Literature  
    ENG 451 Studies in Women's Literature  
       
    Science Concentration (17)    
    BIO 201General Biology: Cells, Genetics, Evolution  4
    BIO 202 General Biology: Botany, Zoology, Ecology  4
    ENV 115 Environmental Science 3
    SCI 102 Basic Principles of Chemistry and Physics 3
       
    Select one of the following: 3
    ENV 111 Astronomy  
    ENV 113 Geology  
       
    Social Studies Concentration (12)   
    HST 348E A History of US Foreign Relations 3
    POL 101 The Great Issues of Politics 3
    SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3
       
    Select one from the following: 3
    ECN 207 Principles of Micro Economics  
    ECN 205 Principles of Macro Economics   
       
    Mathematics Concentration (13)    
    MTH 140 Intro to Statistics 3
    MTH 160 Precalculus* 3
    MTH 240 Calculus I  4
    MTH elective at 128 level or higher 3
       
    Professional Education Courses:  
    EDU 105 Introduction to Teaching: Middle Childhood 3*
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading Through Lit for Children & Young Adults 3*
    EDU 211 Teaching Phonics and the Structure of Language 3*
    EDU 212 Developmental Issues and Practice in Reading 3*
    EDU 220 Educational Psychology 3*
    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education & Diverse Learners 3*
    EDU 314 Content Area Reading 3*
    EDU 335 Intro to Middle Child, Diversity, & Classroom Management 3*
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3*
    EDU 479C CORE: Middle Childhood  3*
    EDU 484 Supervised Teaching: Middle Childhood 12*
       
    Select two of the following to match concentrations: 6*
    EDU 347 Middle Childhood Language Arts Methods  
    EDU 349A Middle Childhood Science Methods  
    EDU 349B Middle Childhood Social Studies Methods  
    EDU 349C Middle Childhood Math Methods  
       
    Total Credits Required for the Major 90-97
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  
    **If eligible for Calculus without Precalculus, students may take other math or technology courses.  Please see advisor before selecting choice.   

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