Feb 24, 2024
Major code BS6180
To receive a bachelor’s degree with a major in Middle Childhood Education and an Ohio teaching license for grades 4-9 in two teaching fields, you must complete the program of coursework outlined below and achieve passing scores on the Praxis II exit exams. Academic specializations for your two teaching fields may be chosen from the following: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Your initial Ohio teaching license will be a two-year provisional license for grades 4–9 in your two teaching fields. An optional Generalist Endorsement is also available for those who wish to add a third or fourth teaching field.
Middle Childhood Education Requirements
Your program is designed to meet requirements in three areas: General Education, Professional Education, and Content for the Teaching Fields.
One or more of your requirements in Content for the Teaching Fields will also qualify to meet a General Education Tier II requirement. You may partially satisfy both requirements with a single course. You are always welcome to meet with an academic advisor for assistance in selecting General Education Tier II courses that also meet requirements in Content in the Teaching Fields.
Most courses during the freshman year should be selected to meet requirements of General Education, Tier I and Tier II. Requirements for admission to Professional Education include: successful completion of 45 credits with a 2.75 GPA or higher, a Tier I Math course with a grade of C or higher, a Tier I English course with a grade of C or higher, and the following:
Complete the following with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C or higher in each:
Professional Internship in Teaching
The following are taken concurrently to constitute the Professional Internship in teaching. Applications for admission to the Professional Internship are due on December 1 of the year prior to the year you plan to begin your internship. All Professional Internships, as well as Early Field Experiences, must be completed in classrooms in the middle level grades: 4th grade thru 9th grade. For additional information, contact the Office of Professional Internships, McCracken Hall 124.
Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Language Arts
Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Mathematics (44)
Complete the following courses and four additional credit-hours in MATH at the 200 level or above:
Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement: Science & Social Studies (optional)
Ohio University is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Educator Standards Board to offer the Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement. The Endorsement is optional, but available to candidates for the Middle Childhood teaching license who wish to add an additional teaching field, or two additional teaching fields, for grades 4 through 6 only.
Generalist Endorsement: Science
Complete any of the following for a total of 9 credit hours with a 2.75 GPA, and achieve a passing score on the PRAXIS II exam for Middle Childhood Science:
Generalist Endorsement: Social Studies
Complete any of the following for a total of 9 credit hours with a 2.75 GPA, and achieve a passing score on the PRAXIS II exam for Middle Childhood Social Studies: