May 26, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Middle Childhood Science and Social Studies (B.S.Ed.)


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Major code BS6176

Patton College of Education
Department of Teacher Education
McCracken Hall 206
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477
http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/te/index.htm

John Henning, contact person
 

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. Successful completion of the program and passing scores on PRAXIS II exams and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) will qualify you for an Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license. This major will prepare you to teach Science and Social Studies in grades 4-9 in Ohio.

Admission Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Most courses during the freshman year should be selected to meet the requirements of General Education, Tier I and Tier II. Requirements for admission to Professional Education include: successful completion of 30 semester hours with a 2.75 GPA or higher, a Tier I Math course (1M) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, a Tier I Freshmen Composition course (1E) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, and the following: EDTE 1500 - Introduction to Teacher Education and PSY 1010 - General Psychology.

Change of Program Policy

To obtain information about a change of major/minor/certificate policy, contact the Office of Student Affairs in the College of Education.

External Transfer Admission

To obtain information about external transfer admission, contact the Office of Student Affairs in the College of Education.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

See Program Overview.
 

Requirements

 

Major Hours Requirement


The middle childhood education science and social studies major requires a minimum of 122 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education


View the Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education .

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. 

MCE Preprofessional Education


Complete the following courses:

MCE 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 thru 9th grades.  For additional information, contact the Office of Professional Internships, McCracken Hall 124.

Complete the following courses:

Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Science


Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher:

Complete one of the following courses


Complete one the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher:

Complete one of the following courses


Note: Due to an error in the production of this catalog, this requirement was changed after its publication.

Complete one the following courses for a total of four hours with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher:

Middle Childhood Education Geography/Geology Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Social Studies


Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade C (2.0) or higher:

Middle Childhood Education Economics Elective


Complete the following course:

Middle Childhood Education Geography Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement: Language Arts & Mathematics (optional)


Ohio University has been 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: Language Arts


Complete any of the following courses with no grade below B, for a total of 6 semester credit hours. No transfer credit will be accepted. Any substitution must be approved by the chair of the Middle Childhood program. In addition, you must achieve a passing score on the PRAXIS II exam for Middle Childhood Language Arts:

Generalist Endorsement: Mathematics


Complete any of the following courses with no grade below B, for a total of 6 semester credit hours. No transfer credit will be accepted. Any substitution must be approved by the chair of the Middle Childhood program. In addition, you must achieve a passing score on the PRAXIS II exam for Middle Childhood Mathematics:

  • Any Math elective at the 2000-level or higher

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