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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Middle Childhood Language Arts and Science Major (B.S.Ed.)

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Major code BS6179

To receive a B.S.Ed. in Middle Childhood Education, you must complete a program of coursework and achieve passing scores on the Praxis II exams prior to licensure. The program includes coursework well distributed over two academic concentrations. Academic concentrations may be chosen in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. These will be the two subjects you are licensed to teach in grades 4-9. Upon completing the program and achieving passing scores on the Praxis II exams, you are eligible for a two-year provisional teaching license for grades 4–9 in those areas.

College-level Requirements

Please see the appropriate college listing for college-level academic requirements.

Middle Childhood Education Requirements

You are required to fulfill Ohio University’s General Education Requirements. Some concentrations include courses that are also required Tier courses. To avoid taking unnecessary courses, it is important that you meet with your advisor when planning your schedule.

General Education Courses

Earn a grade of C or better in a Tier I Math course, a Tier I English course, and the following:

Student Teaching

These three courses are taken concurrently and constitute the student teaching requirement. Apply for student teaching by December 1 of the year prior to the year you plan to student teach. All student teaching and early field experiences must be completed in grade levels associated with the state’s definition of middle childhood (fourth grade through ninth grade). For further information, contact the office of Student Services, McCracken Hall 124.

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement

The Ohio Board of Education has approved a Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement. This endorsement can be added to an existing Middle Childhood license (grades 4-9) and will allow teachers to teach grades 4-6 only in the concentration areas that are added.

A description of the Generalist License can be found at http://www.ode.state.oh.us.teachingprofession/teacher/certification_licensure/standards/standards.asp.


Complete any of the following for a total of nine hours with a 2.75 GPA:

Middle Childhood Language Arts Concentration

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