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MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (EDMC)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

 

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. This major will prepare you to teach Language Arts and Social Studies in grades 4-9 in Ohio.

 

Middle Childhood Education Bachelors Degree Printable Program Brochure


 

COURSE OF STUDY

The Middle Childhood Education curriculum may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening classes available. Students typically start fall semester, but may enter the program at any point during the academic calendar. Full-time students should enroll in 15 or more credit hours per semester. Part-time students may pursue the degree at a rate they desire, however a minimum of seven credit hours of course work each semester is recommended. In all, students completing the degree requirements will earn a Bachelor of Science in Education.

 

 

EDUCATION FACILITIES

Students enrolled in the Middle Childhood Education program complete their clinical-field placements and professional internships in classrooms and programs for children in grades fourth through nine. Public and private area schools partner with OUC to mentor Middle Childhood Education students enrolled in methods of teaching in a variety of content areas.

 

 

LOCATION

Education classes are conducted in Bennett Hall and in the Child Development and Family Service Center, located on the hill across from the Shoemaker Center.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Most courses during the freshman year should be selected to meet the requirements of General Education, Tier I and Tier II. Requirements for admission to Professional Education include: successful completion of 30 semester hours with a 3.0 GPA or higher, a Tier I Math course (1M) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, a Tier I Freshman Composition course (1E) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, and the following: EDTE 1500 - Introduction to Teacher Education and PSY 1010 - General Psychology. In addition, the candidate must score a 21 or better on the ACT or successfully complete the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. All candidates must submit a current BCI, FBI and TB Skin Test with their application.

 

 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Students are eligible for many different financial aid resources. These include:

➢  Federal Grants and Loans

➢  Ohio University Scholarships

➢  State Grants and Loans

 

To begin the process, you should apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible. For Ohio University Chillicothe, use the University Federal School Code: 003100 and 003102.

 

For more information about the financial aid process, contact our Financial Aid Office at (740) 774-7289 or toll free at (877) GO-2-OUCH.

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION

Ohio University believes that, as an educated person, you need certain intellectual skills in order to participate effectively in society. These include: the ability to communicate through the written word, the ability to use quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and broad knowledge of the major fields of learning. Therefore, students must take general education courses to complete a degree.

 

 

CORE VALUES

As a Unit, we prepare graduates who are CALLED to LEAD: Change Agents who are Lifelong Learners committed to Embracing Diversity and LEADership. Our leader-educators, practitioners, and human service professionals share our commitment to serving society responsibly as change agents in meeting diverse human and social needs.
 

These concepts inform the process by which we develop and articulate our goals, and it helps ensure that administrators, faculty, P-12 partners, higher education partners, and our candidates are working toward a common framework.

 

 

NCATE ACCREDITATION

The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is a national organization whose six standards must be met in order for teacher licensure programs to be accredited. We recently underwent a successful NCATE visit in October, 2009. The NCATE team determined that Ohio University’s Education Unit met all six NCATE standards. Our next NCATE visit will be in the fall of 2014.


Since 1954, the Ohio University Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

 

 

PROGRAM FEATURES

The Middle Childhood Education program prepares candidates for a license to teach grades four through nine, in upper elementary grades, middle school, junior high school, or high school (ninth grade only). All middle childhood licensure programs require candidates to choose two subject area content specializations from the following: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. A generalist endorsement for each of the four subject specializations is available for candidates who wish to add a third or fourth teaching field to the middle childhood license.

 

The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) requires teacher candidates to participate in a variety of clinical experiences, including those that address diversity. This requirement is met by the Rural Urban Collaborative (RUC), which is a required component of EDTE 2020 - Field Experience in Education . The RUC helps to prepare teacher candidates by fostering a deeper awareness of how to examine, understand and assess a variety of cultural experiences and issues based on gender, race, social class and geographic locality. The RUC is a requirement for admission to Professional Internship.

 

 

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Middle Childhood program is designed to meet requirements in three areas: General Education, Professional Education, and Content for the Teaching Fields.


One or more of your requirements in content for the teaching fields will also qualify to meet a General Education Tier II requirement. You may partially satisfy both requirements with a single course. You are always welcome to meet with an academic advisor for assistance in selecting General Education Tier II courses that also meet requirements in content in the teaching fields.

 

MCE Preprofessional Education

Complete the following courses:

➢ EDTE 1500 - Introduction to Teacher Education

➢ PSY 1010 - General Psychology

 

MCE Professional Education

Complete the following with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each:

➢ EDCS 3010 - Education and Cultural Diversity
➢ EDCT 2030 - Technological Applications in Education
➢ EDMC 3010 - Curriculum Development in Middle Childhood
➢ EDMC 3000 - Introduction to Middle Childhood Education
➢ EDTE 2000 - Learning and Human Development
➢ EDTE 2010 - Characteristics of Learners with Exceptionalities
➢ EDTE 2020 - Field Experience in Education
➢ EDTE 3720 - Instructional Adaptations for Middle Childhood Learners with

Exceptionalities and Diverse Needs

 

MCE Reading Core

Complete the following courses:

➢ EDTE 2200 - Phonics and the Structure of Language
➢ EDTE 3250 - Literature-Centered Developmental Reading Instruction
➢ EDTE 4200 - Teaching Reading in the Content Areas & English Language

Learners

➢ EDTE 4210 - Foundations of Reading Instruction, Diagnosis, and Remediation

for Classroom Teachers

 

MCE Professional Internship in Teaching

The following are taken concurrently to constitute the Professional Internship in teaching. Applications for admission to the Professional Internship are due on December 1 of the year prior to the year you plan to begin your internship. All Professional Internships, must be completed in classrooms in the middle level grades: 4th thru 9th grades.


Complete the following courses:

➢ EDPL 4610 - Professional Internship in Middle Childhood
➢ EDPL 4620 - Professional Internship in Middle Childhood
➢ EDPL 4650 - Professional Internship Seminar

 

Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Language Arts

Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher:

➢ EDMC 3100 - Teaching Middle Childhood Language Arts
➢ EDMC 3100L - Teaching Middle Childhood Language Arts - Lab
➢ EDMC 3210 - Children's Literature for Middle Childhood

 

English Critical Approaches Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ ENG 2010 - Introduction to Prose Fiction and Nonfiction
➢ ENG 2020 - Introduction to Poetry and Drama

 

English American Literature Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ ENG 3210 - American Literature to 1865
➢ ENG 3220 - American Literature: 1865-1918
➢ ENG 3230 - American Literature: 1918 to Present

 

English History of English

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ ENG 3500 - Grammar, Mechanics, and Usage
➢ ENG 3510 - The History of the English Language

 

English Diversity Literature Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ ENG 3250 - Women and Literature
➢ ENG 3370 - African American Literature to 1930
➢ ENG 3390 - African American Literature from 1930 to the Present

 

English Writing Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ ENG 2800 - Expository Writing and the Research Paper
➢ ENG 3610 - Creative Writing: Fiction
➢ ENG 3620 - Creative Writing: Poetry

 

English Communication Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ COMS 4100 - Cross-Cultural Communication
➢ THAR 1130 - Acting Fundamentals I

 

English World Literature Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ ENG 3550 - Studies in World Literature
➢ ENG 4660 - International Authors

 

Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Mathematics

Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each:

➢ EDMC 3300 - Teaching Middle Childhood Mathematics
➢ EDMC 3300L - Teaching Middle Childhood Mathematics - Lab
➢ MATH 1101 - Elementary Topics in Mathematics I Credit Hours: 3
➢ MATH 2110 - Introductory Geometry for Middle School Teachers
➢ MATH 2301 - Calculus I
➢ MATH 2500 - Introduction to Statistics
➢ MATH 3000 - History of Mathematics
➢ MATH 3050 - Discrete Mathematics
➢ MATH 3070 - Introduction to Number Theory

 

Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Science

Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each:

➢ EDMC 3400 - Teaching Middle Childhood Science
➢ EDMC 3400L - Teaching Middle Childhood Science - Lab
➢ CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I
➢ PHIL 2160 - Philosophy of Science Survey
➢ PHYS 2001 - Introduction to Physics
➢ PBIO 1030 - Plants and People

 

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ ASTR 1000 - Survey of Astronomy
➢ ASTR 1001 - Moons and Planets: The Solar System

➢ BIOS 1700 - Biological Sciences I: Molecules and Cells
➢ BIOS 1705 - Biological Sciences I Laboratory

(Must complete BIOS 1700 and 1705)

➢ PBIO 1140 - Foundations of Plant Biology

 

Middle Childhood Education Geography/Geology Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ GEOG 2400 - Environmental Geography
➢ GEOL 2150 - Environmental Geology
➢ GEOL 2210 - Earth and Life History

 

Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Social Studies

Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each:

➢ EDMC 3500 - Teaching Middle Childhood Social Studies
➢ EDMC 3500L - Teaching Middle Childhood Social Studies - Lab
➢ HIST 1320 - Introduction to World History Before 1750
➢ HIST 1330 - Introduction to World History Since 1750
➢ HIST 2000 - Survey of United States History, 1600-1877
➢ HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History, 1865-present
➢ POLS 1010 - Politics in the United States
➢ SOC 1000 - Introduction to Sociology

 

Middle Childhood Education Economics Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ ECON 1000 - Survey of Economics

 

Middle Childhood Education Geography Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

➢ GEOG 1200 - Human Geography
➢ GEOG 2400 - Environmental Geography

 

 

ADVISING FAQS AND IMPORTANT FORMS
Suggested Program Template

This is a sample template to complete the degree in four years. In addition to the major requirements, you must meet university general education requirements of Tier II courses: a minimum of 21 semester hours of TIER II courses that are spread out in the 6 categories. You will need to take advantage of summer course offerings for some Tier II courses so that your load during regular semesters is lightened.

 

Tentative Semester Planner Information

SUBJECT - COURSE NAMES  

SEMESTER 1

MATH 1200 College Algebra

 or

MATH 1101 Elementary Topics in Math I

ENG 1510 Writing and Rhetoric I

#### XXXX Natural Science TIER II
EDTE 1500 Introduction to Teacher Education
PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology

 

SEMESTER 2 
#### XXXX Natural Science (In Concentration) TIER II

#### XXXX Cross Cultural Perspectives TIER II
#### XXXX Fine Arts TIER II
#### XXXX Humanities & Literature (In Concentration) TIER II

#### XXXX Social Studies (In Concentration) TIER II

 Apply for Professional Education

*Must have 30 semester hours to apply

 

SEMESTER 3    
EDTE 2000 Learning & Human Development
EDTE 2010 Characteristics of Learners w/ Exceptionalities
EDTE 2020 Field Experience
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class

 

SEMESTER 4
EDCT 2030 Technological Applications in Education  
EDTE 2200 Phonics & Structure of Language

#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class

 Apply for Professional Education

*To qualify for advanced standing students must complete 60 hours with a 2.75 cumulative GPA, have a 2.75 in each teaching field, successfully complete EDTE 2000, 2010, and 2020, and have a current BCI and FBI Check.

 

SEMESTER 5
EDCS 3010 Education & Cultural Diversity
EDMC 3000 Intro to Middle Childhood Education  
EDTE 3250 Literature-Centered Developmental Reading
#### XXXX Methods Class
#### XXXX Methods Lab
#### XXXX Junior Composition (or concentration specific)

 

SEMESTER 6

EDMC 3010 Curriculum Development in Mid Childhood  
EDTE 4200 Teaching Reading in Content Areas
EDTE 3720 Instructional Adaptations for Mid Childhood
#### XXXX Methods Class
#### XXXX Methods Lab
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class (or Jr. Composition)
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class

 

SEMESTER 7
EDTE 4210 Foundations of Reading Instruction  
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class
#### XXXX Concentration Specific Class

 

SEMESTER 8
EDPL 4610 Professional Internship in Mid Childhood  
EDPL 4620 Professional Internship in Mid Childhood  
EDPL 4650 Professional Internship Seminar


*Courses may not be offered in the order listed in the brochure.

 

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION

To receive a B.S.Ed. in Middle Education, you must complete one of two programs and achieve a passing score on the Ohio Educator Assessment exam and successful completion of a Teacher Performance Assessment prior to licensure. Each program curriculum includes course work well distributed over two academic concentrations. For example, academic concentration combinations can come from language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Upon completing the program and achieving a passing score on the appropriate fields of the Ohio Educator Assessment exam, you are eligible for a Resident Educator License.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Karen Corcoran
Program Coordinator

Middle Childhood Education

Bennett Hall 252
T: 740.774.7232
F: 740.774.7295
corcoran@ohio.edu

 

 

Information about the Faculty

Karen Corcoran
Lecturer / Program Coordinator
Bennett Hall 230
T: 740.774.7232
corcoran@ohio.edu