Middle Childhood Education
Welcome to Middle Childhood Education at Ohio University Lancaster
Information about the program requirements for Middle Childhood Education majors can be found using this link
Advising for Middle Childhood Education Students:
For program advising, contact the adviser listed on your DARS report. For course selection advising, please always review your own DARS and make a list of the courses that you have the prerequisites for and that meet your schedule before bringing it to your advisor.
EDTE 1500 must be taken by everyone before you are allowed to take any other education courses.
Take the following courses in order to be admitted to the Professional Education Program:
PSYCH 1010 a Tier I math course a Tier I composition course
You must also meet the following requirements for admission to Professional Education:
An - accumulation of 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of coursework with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (effective Fall, 2014)
- passing scores on the Praxis I test (Reading 173, Writing 172, Math 172)
an ACT score of 21 or above
an SAT score of 990 or above
- a valid FBI and BCI clearance
- results of a tuberculosis test within the last year
Admission to Advanced Standing requires you to have completed 60 Semester Hours of coursework with a GPA of 2.75. You must have completed each of the following courses with a grade of C or better: EDTE 1500, EDTE 2000, EDTE 2010, and EDTE 2020
you may submit this form in the semester that you complete all the requirements for Advanced Standing status. Make sure you have the current BCI&I and or FBI background reports on file at Athens. Always review your DARS to see where you stand and what you need to fulfill the requirements. Advanced standing status is required to take any education course at or above the 3000 level.
Clinical Field Experiences
The following junior and senior level Middle Childhood Education Courses require clinical field experiences throughout the semester:
Be prepared to commit 40 hours (one half day a week) throughout the semester if you are registered for one of these classes during a single semester.
Be prepared to commit 80 hours (one whole day or two half days a week) throughout the semester if you are registered for two or more of these classes during a single semester.
To be eligible for clinical experience, you must have been admitted to Professional Education status and have already completed EDTE 1500 and EDTE 2000. You must have a valid FBI and BCI clearance on file in the Field Experience Coordinator’s Office at Ohio University Lancaster before you will be placed in a field experience classroom.
It is your responsibility to be sure that your BCI and FBI Clearances are up to date before each semester that you are registered for a course that includes a clinical field experience. An expired security clearance will delay the beginning of your field experience and may even result in your having to withdraw from the class.
Please contact Rod Johnson at 335 Brasee Hall or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for field experience information and placement for your clinical experiences.
Professional Internship: The Professional Internship is the culminating clinical experience in your Middle Childhood Education Program. You are required to submit the Professional Internship Application by Nov. 1 of the academic year prior to your intended internship year. The application form will be completed online. The Professional Internship is an Athens course and Athens tuition fees will apply. You should register for the section of the course that is taught by the Lancaster supervisor of the Professional Internship, Paula Brown. There is a link to the application on this website under “Useful Links.”
Educator Licensure Examinations
Praxis II examinations are no longer accepted for the purposes of teacher licensure in the State of Ohio. If you have passed a Praxis II licensure exam before September, 2013, the passing scores are valid, and you will not need to retake that portion of the test. However, any tests that were not passed before September, 2013, will be required to be taken and passed using the new Assessments for Ohio Educators. You can find information about which new tests you need to take on the Ohio Department of Education website using the following link:
Reading Endorsement: This endorsement is now offered only through completion of a graduate level course sequence. Please be aware that your Middle Childhood license already qualifies you to teach reading in grades 4-8. The graduate reading endorsement further qualifies you as a reading specialist.
Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement: In addition to your middle childhood education degree, you may be able to add a 4th through 6th grade teaching endorsement, adding other content areas to the two areas already included in your MCE license. However, please be aware that this endorsement may not continue to be offered indefinitely in Ohio. For current information please check the website for the Ohio Department of Education
The MCE Generalist Endorsement currently enables you to add either one or two content areas. The course requirements for the Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement are listed on the website of the Patton College of Education.
Dr. Kaye M. Martin
Middle Childhood Education Coordinator
Information about the faculty
Middle Childhood Education
Kaye Martin, Coordinator
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Office: 525 Brasee Hall
T. : (740) 654-6711 ext. 237
M.A., The Ohio State University
Office: 331 Brasee Hall
T. : (740)654-6711 ext.636
Field Experience and Internship Personnel
Clinical Experience Coordinator
335 Brasee Hall
740-654-6711 x 641
Professional Internship in Teaching Supervisor
335 Brasee Hall
Tentative Semester Planner Information