Ohio University

Middle Childhood Education

Ohio University Eastern provides a comprehensive program in Middle Childhood Education allowing students to take all the coursework for their Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education (BSEd) solely at our Eastern Campus. OUE's Middle Childhood Education program (MCE) prepares students for licensure to teach grades 4 through 9 in two of the following content areas: language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Students who complete the Middle Childhood Education program are able to teach their content area and grade levels in the following settings: elementary schools, middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools (9th grade only). Students who carefully follow the sequence of coursework are typically able to earn their degree in four years time. 


Contact Information


Other Resident Middle Childhood Education Faculty


Program Requirements

Ohio University Catalog for Middle Childhood Education (BS6175, BS6176, BS6177, BS6178, BS6179, BS6180)


Important Information for Students


Admissions Information


Middle Childhood Education Major Options (select 1)


Ohio University Eastern Recommended Course Sequence

Jacqueline Yahn, the Middle Childhood Coordinator, works closely with students as they progress throughout the program. Students enrolled in Middle Childhood Education engage in a sequence of education coursework as well as coursework in their selected content areas. Here is the recommended sequence of coursework.


Program Requirements

Ohio University Eastern students majoring in Middle Childhood Education advance through the following series of requirements as they work towards graduation and licensure: 


Admission to Teacher Candidacy (*required before taking any 2000 level Education course)
  1. Students must successfully complete 30 semester hours with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better:
    1. Tier 1 Math
    2. ENG 1510, Writing and Rhetoric
    3. PSY 1010, Introduction to Psychology
    4. EDTE 1000, Introduction to Teacher Education
  3. Satisfactory performance on the PRAXIS Core Skills Test, with a score of 156 or above in reading, 162 or above in writing, and 150 or above in mathematics; OR be exempt from the test because of a composited score of 21 on the ACT or 990 SAT.
  4. Submission of a background check, through BCI & FBI (available at OUE Student Services).
  5. Submission of the result of a TB test (available at the Belmont County Health Department).


Admission to Advanced Standing in Professional Education
  1. Complete EDTE 2000, 2010, & 2020 with a grade of C or above.
  2. Minimum completion of 60 semester hours with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher in each area of concentration.


Admission to the Professional Internship
  1. Completion of all required EDTE, EDMC, and EDCS coursework with a grade of C or better.
  2. Completion of all required coursework in both areas of concentration.
  3. Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 AND a minimum 2.75 GPA in both areas of concentration


Anticipated Schedule @ OUE (subject to change):


Middle Childhood Education at the Athens campus