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Master's in Middle Childhood Education with Licensure

The Master’s Program in Middle Childhood Education (MCE) offers a clinical program and leads to a teaching license for middle childhood (grades 4-9) in two subject areas (select two from: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies).

The program can be completed in one year (3-4 academic terms). Teacher candidates are expected to begin their program of study during the Summer term and to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. Teacher candidates who enter the program during the Fall or Spring term or who must meet additional content knowledge requirements will require more than 4 academic terms to successfully complete the program.


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Deadline: April 15


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Lisa Harrison
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McCracken Hall 309W
harrisl1@ohio.edu
740.593.2455

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Majors and Program Codes

Majors and Program Codes

We offer the following majors. See the Graduate Catalog for additional information.

Major Program Code
Mathematics and Social Studies ME6870
Science and Social Studies ME6871
Mathematics and Science ME6872
Language Arts and Social Studies ME6873
Language Arts and Science ME6874
Language Arts and Mathematics ME6875

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Required Courses

Required Courses

The Middle Childhood Program requires coursework focused on engaging in teacher research, curriculum and instruction, reading (state requirement for all concentrations), teaching methods, and a professional internship (classroom-based field placement). See the Graduate Catalog for additional information.

Teacher Research

EDTE 6670 Teacher as Action Researcher (3 credits)
EDTE 6940 Master’s Research Project (3 credits)

Curriculum and Instruction

EDTE 5100 Principles of Curriculum (3 credits)
EDTE 5600 Advanced Studies of Children and Adolescents (3 credits)
EDSP 5700 Nature and Needs of Persons with Exceptionalities (3 credits)

Reading (State Requirement)

EDTE 5270 Phonics and the Structure of Language (3 credits)
EDTE 5200 Foundations of Reading (3 credits)
EDTE 5220 Diagnosis: Reading/Languages (3 credits)
EDTE 5260 Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits)

Teaching Methods

Select two methods courses corresponding to your two subject areas.

EDTE 5300 Problems and Practices in Modern Elementary Mathematics (3 credits)
EDTE 5400 New Programs and Practices in Science (3 credits)
EDTE 5510 Teaching Middle Childhood Social Studies (3 credits)
EDTE 6932 Methods of Teaching English Language Arts (3 credits)

Professional Internship

EDPL 5620 Professional Internship (6 credits)
EDPL 5630 Professional Internship (6 credits)
EDPL 5650 Professional Internship Seminar (3 credits)
EDPL 6920 Internship: Theory into Practice (3 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 51

 

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Program of Study (Sequence of Coursework)

Program of Study (Sequence of Coursework)

To complete the program in one year (3-4 academic terms) teacher candidates must complete the following sequence of courses.

Sequence of Coursework
Coursework Credit Hours

Summer Term

15

EDSP 5700 Nature and Needs of Persons with Exceptionalities 3
EDTE 5100 Principles of Curriculum 3
EDTE 5200 Foundations of Reading 3
EDTE 5260 Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas 3
EDTE 5600 Advanced Studies of Children and Adolescents 3

Fall Semester

18

EDPL 6920 Internship: Theory into Practice 3
EDTE 6670 Teacher as Action Researcher 3
EDTE 5220 Diagnosis: Reading/Languages 3
EDTE 5270 Phonics and the Structure of Language 3
Two teaching methods courses for your concentration (see required courses above) 6

Spring Semester

18

Full time classroom placement (EDPL 5620 & 5630) 12
EDPL 5650 Professional Internship Seminar 3
EDTE 6940 Master’s Research Project* 3

Total Credit Hours

51

*If your advisor is available, you can complete your master's research project during the following summer term. This generally requires enrolling in 1 credit hour of EDTE 6900 as an independent study.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Prior to initiating your application must schedule a personal meeting with Lisa Harrison (harrisl1@ohio.edu).

As part of your application to Graduate College you must submit a minimum GRE score of 290.

Candidates must also submit a passing scores on the appropriate Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) content exam for their concentration as shown in the table below.

For additional admission requirements, visit the Graduate College website.

Concentration Required OAE Exams
Mathematics and Social Studies OAE 030  Middle Grades Mathematics
OAE 031  Middle Grades Social Studies
Science and Social Studies OAE 029  Middle Grades Science
OAE 031  Middle Grades Social Studies
Mathematics and Science OAE 030 Middle Grades Mathematics
OAE 029  Middle Grades Science
Language Arts and Social Studies OAE 028 Middle Grades English Language Arts
OAE 031 Middle Grades Social Studies
Language Arts and Science OAE 028 Middle Grades English Language Arts
OAE 029  Middle Grades Science
Language Arts and Mathematics OAE 028 Middle Grades English Language Arts
OAE 030 Middle Grades Mathematics

 

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Deadline: April 15

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Yearlong Teaching Internship / Field Placement

Yearlong Teaching Internship / Field Placement

All teacher candidates must complete a yearlong internship in a classroom which includes a Fall seminar (EDPL 6920) and Spring seminar (EDPL 5650). In the Fall term candidates observe and teach in a classroom for a minimum of 2 full days per week and participate in the Rural Urban Collaborative, a non-consecutive four day placement in an urban school setting. During the Spring term candidates observe and teach in a classroom full-time and complete the edTPA assessment.

All placements will be made by the OHIO Center for Clinical Practice in Education and may under no circumstances be initiated by the teacher candidate.

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Capstone Project

Capstone Project

The capstone project consists of a portfolio, a research study, or a master's thesis. Students must consult with their faculty advisor to determine the capstone project that is most appropriate for their goals. You must complete your capstone project to graduate from the program and obtain your teaching license. You will begin conceptualizing your project in the Fall term in EDTE 6670 and complete the project in the spring and/or summer terms in EDTE 6940. Please be aware that your advisor may not be available to work with you in the summer term and you should discuss your timeline with your advisor before the end of the fall term.

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