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Middle Childhood Degree Program


teacher teaching2Middle Childhood Education (MCE) prepares students for a license to teach in grades 4 - 9 in upper elementary grades, middle school, and junior high school. All Middle Childhood Education licensure programs require students to choose two content area specializations.

Degrees Offered

Middle Childhood Education program majors:

BS 6175 Mathematics and Social Studies

BS 6176 Science and Social Studies

BS 6177 Mathematics and Science

BS 6178 Language Arts and Social Studies

BS 6179 Language Arts and Science

BS 6180 Language Arts and Mathematics



Middle Childhood teachers are licensed to teach in two content areas (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies) in grades 4-9. The Generalist Endorsement will allow licensed Middle Childhood teachers to add one or two additional content areas for grades 4-6. State requirements require six semester hours for each content area, evidence of preparation in pedagogy in each of the additional content areas, and the appropriate required Ohio Assessments for Educators exam. Students currently need six semester hours with 3 of those hours being a content methods course to meet state requirements. Click to view and save information about the Generalist Endorsement

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Program Coordinators

Lisa Harrison, PhD
Assistant Professor 

Faculty Advisors:

Frans Doppen, PhD
Chair, Teacher Education

Lisa Harrison, PhD
Assistant Professor 

Information For Current Students

Middle Childhood Partnerships

CARE Partnerships

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

The Ohio Department of Education Office of Certification/Licensure