Middle Childhood Education (4-9)
Teacher candidates in Middle Childhood Education complete an approved program of coursework, field experiences, and other requirements leading to the application for an initial Four-Year Resident Educator Ohio Teaching License for grades 4-9 in chosen areas of concentration. Candidates choose at least two subject areas of concentration from among Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science.
All teacher candidates complete required coursework as well as extensive field experience in which the candidate collaborates with university faculty and PK-12 classroom teachers and students to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become a competent teacher.
Coursework includes general education classes such as English, mathematics, history, art, music, sciences, and others, as well as professional education coursework such as culture and schooling, adolescent development, exceptional learners, technology, literacy, methods of teaching, and more.
The Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement is an option which provides the coursework for a Middle Childhood Education major (grades 4-9) to add grades 4-6 non-concentration areas to the Ohio Teaching license so they may teach in a self-contained classroom.