The Middle Childhood Education program includes six majors with academic specializations in any two of the following content specializations: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Successful completion of the program and passing scores on PRAXIS II exams and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) will qualify you for an Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license. This major will prepare you to teach Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 4-9 in Ohio.
The Department provides the opportunity for students admitted to professional education to pursue undergraduate courses leading to teacher licensure in the State of Ohio.
A signature feature of the department is its partnership relationships. These include partnerships with the University laboratory school, the Child Development Center; with local schools, as corrdinated by the Center for PDS Partnerships; with The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services, such as The Edward Stevens Center for the Study and Development of Literacy and Language; and with regional organizations like the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS) and The Southeast Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science (SEOCEMS). These partnerships provide significant opportunities for field experiences, professional internships, and practicums. We are also one of the few teacher preparation programs that offers their teacher candidates an Honors Program in Education.
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The Patton College of Education has been a proud pillar of Ohio University since 1886, when it became the first state-supported teacher preparation program in Ohio. Today, the college has grown to include undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to careers in teaching, counseling, and public school and higher education administration.
Learning is at the heart of all we do in The Patton College of Education, but our mission is about more than just providing an education. The Patton College of Education strives to be an equitable, effective, and interactive learning community that makes a difference to education and human development through excellent teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek answers to questions about how people learn and what they should know and be able to do as students, teachers, counselors, and administrators.
The Patton College of Education's teacher and administrator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Counselor education programs in the college are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs and the Council on Rehabilitation Education.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.