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Ohio University Majors

Middle Childhood Language Arts and Science

Program Overview

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. To receive a teaching license, students must successfully complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) exams and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). This major is aligned with national and state standards and prepares future teachers to help young adolescents in grades 4-9 develop conceptual understanding and fluency in language arts and science as well as the skills and competencies necessary for active and informed citizenship. The Middle Childhood Education program emphasizes a commitment to equity, justice, and diversity.

Admissions Information

In addition to first-year admission, teacher candidates must meet additional requirements to continue in the program (see below for additional details):

  • Admission to Teacher Candidacy (typically at the end of the first year)

  • Admission to Advanced Standing (typically at the end of the second year)

  • Admission to the Professional Internship (typically at the end of the third year)

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education
Code: BS6179


Patton College of Education 
Department of Teacher Education  
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4400

Administrative Contact

Danielle Dani, contact person

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