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Middle Childhood


The Middle Childhood Education program is Nationally Recognized by the National Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). Middle 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. The four content area specializations include:

  • Language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Click one of the links below to find more information about specific majors in the Middle Childhood Education program:

Generalist Endorsement

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 and the appropriate required Ohio Assessments for Educators exam. Students currently need six semester hours to meet state requirements. Click to view and save information about the Generalist Endorsement.

Program Coordinator:

Lisa Harrison
Assistant Professor 
Lindley Hall S234

Faculty Advisors:

Frans Doppen:
Lisa Harrison: