Ohio Dominican University's Middle Childhood Education program prepares students for an Ohio teaching license in middle childhood, teaching grades four through nine. Students are provided opportunities to participate in extensive field-based experiences in diverse middle childhood settings prior to student teaching. Our program integrates theory, practice and educational technology to introduce students into the middle childhood teaching profession.
At ODU, Middle Childhood Education majors are provided opportunities to participate in extensive field-based experiences in diverse middle-level classroom settings. ODU Middle Childhood teacher candidates have hands-on experience with educational technologies, including Smartboards, iPads, personal response systems clickers and software applications to prepare exciting classroom presentations to help engage students in the learning process. Students can choose two teaching areas from four concentrations, including Social Studies, Math, Science, and Language Arts and Reading. ODU offers flexible combinations and additions to the Middle Childhood teaching license. Many ODU students are able to add an endorsement to their license without prolonging the four-year program. These endorsements make our graduates eligible for additional teaching positions.
• 16-week student-teaching experience. • Option to participate as a Dominican Scholar with special events and speakers.• Opportunity to join Kappa Delta Pi and be part of an international honor society for education professionals.• Option to join Ohio Student Education Association, which is open to all ODU Education majors.
Dr. Virginia McCormack, Associate Professor, is a published author. Some of her publications and presentations include "Content Area Literacy for Diverse Learners” (2008); "Guiding truth seekers in examining technological innovations that promote ethical values and decision making;" "Digital Audio Recording as an Essential Tool for Classroom Teachers and Students to Capture Evidence of Learning;" and "The Right to an Education: Reflections on Social Justice."
Dr. John Mascazine, Associate Professor, was the invited keynote speaker at the 2008 Australian Multiple Births Association annual meeting. He is also one of the content editors for TwinsandMultiples.org, the international twins and multiple birth website for parents and educators. Dr. Mascazine is also published. His works include “Teaching science with inquiry” in Today’s Catholic Teacher and “Be prepared for the placement of your multiples in school” in Twins Magazine.