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.
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