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Middle Childhood Education

Patton College of Education

Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education (BSEd)

 

Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education provides a wide range of programs to support the interests of prospective and practicing P-12 teachers at the undergraduate level. The department gives the opportunity for students admitted to professional education to pursue undergraduate courses leading to teacher licensure in the state of Ohio.

Middle Childhood Education (MCE) prepares students for licensure to teach grades 4 through 9 in elementary school upper primary grades, middle school, junior high school, or high schools (9th grade only). All Middle Childhood Education licensure programs require students to choose two subject content specializations. These will be the two subjects graduates are licensed to teach. Four subject content specializations include:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Upon completing the program and achieving passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators, graduates are eligible for a two-year provisional teaching license for grades 4-9 in those areas.

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement

Middle Childhood teachers are licensed to teach two content areas (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, or Science) in grades 4-9. The Generalist Endorsement will allow licensed Middle Childhood teachers to add to the teaching li- cense two additional content areas for grades 4-6. State requirements stipulate six semester hours for each content area plus the required Ohio Assessment for Educators for the content area for licensure. Please note: transfer coursework does NOT count toward the generalist endorsement.

Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education provides a wide range of programs to support the interests of prospective and practicing P-12 teachers at the undergraduate level. The department gives the opportunity for students admitted to professional education to pursue undergraduate courses leading to teacher licensure in the state of Ohio.

Middle Childhood Education (MCE) prepares students for licensure to teach grades 4 through 9 in elementary school upper primary grades, middle school, junior high school, or high schools (9th grade only). All Middle Childhood Education licensure programs require students to choose two subject content specializations. These will be the two subjects graduates are licensed to teach. Four subject content specializations include:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Upon completing the program and achieving passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators, graduates are eli- gible for a two-year provisional teaching license for grades 4-9 in those areas.

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement

Middle Childhood teachers are licensed to teach two content areas (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, or Science) in grades 4-9. The Generalist Endorsement will allow licensed Middle Childhood teachers to add to the teaching li- cense two additional content areas for grades 4-6. State requirements stipulate six semester hours for each content area plus the required Ohio Assessment for Educators for the content area for licensure. Please note: transfer coursework does NOT count toward the generalist endorsement.

Admissions Requirements

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 I Math
    2. ENG 1510, English Composition
    3. PSY 1010, Intro to Psychology
    4. EDTE 1000, Intro to Teacher Education
  3. Satisfactory performance on the PRAXIS I (PPST/CBT) Test, scores of 172 or above in writing and mathematics and 173 or above in reading OR be exempt from the test because of a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT or 1590 SAT
  4. Submission of a Background Check, through BCI & FBI (available at OU Zanesville Bookstore) 5. Submission of the results of a TB test (available at Rambo Health Center or Health Department)

Admission to Advanced Standing

  1. Complete EDTE 2000, 2010, & 2020 with a grade of ‘C’ or above
  2. Minimum overall gpa of 2.75 or higher in at least 60 semester hours
  3. Minimum gpa of 2.75 or higher in each area of concentration

Admissions to Professional Internship

  1. Completion of all required EDTE, EDMC, and EDCS coursework with a grade of ‘C’ or better
  2. Completion of a minimum of 75% of the required coursework in both areas of concentration
  3. Minimum 2.75 overall gpa AND a minimum 2.75 in both areas of concentration

Contact Information

Dr Beverly Bell: bellb@ohio.edu or 740.588.1481

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

a. TIER I Math
b. ENG 1510, English Composition
c. PSY 1010, Intro to Psychology
D. EDTE 1000, Intro to Teacher Education

3. Satisfactory performance on the PRAXIS I (PPST/CBT) Test, scores of 172 or above in writing and mathematics and 173 or above in reading OR be exempt from the test because of a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT or 1590 SAT
4. Submission of a Background Check, through BCI & FBI (available at OU Zanesville Bookstore) 5. Submission of the results of a TB test (available at Rambo Health Center or Health Department)

Admission to Advanced Standing

1. Complete EDTE 2000, 2010, & 2020 with a grade of ‘C’ or above 2. Minimum overall gpa of 2.75 or higher in at least 60 semester hours 3. Minimum gpa of 2.75 or higher in each area of concentration

Admissions to Professional Internship

1. Completion of all required EDTE, EDMC, and EDCS coursework with a grade of ‘C’ or better 2. Completion of a minimum of 75% of the required coursework in both areas of concentration 3. Minimum 2.75 overall gpa AND a minimum 2.75 in both areas of concentration

Contact Information

Dr Beverly Bell: bellb@ohio.edu or 740.588.1481

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