Jun 14, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Middle Childhood Language Arts and Mathematics (B.S.Ed.)


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Major code BS6180

Patton College of Education
Department of Teacher Education
Lindley Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477
http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/teacher-preparation/department-of-teacher-education/index.cfm

Frans H. Doppen, 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 the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) 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 Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 4-9 in Ohio.

Admission Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All students pursuing teacher education programs at Ohio University are subject to the Selective Admission and Retention program in teacher education. Criteria and procedures are available in the Office of Student Affairs, Lindley Hall. Admission to Teacher Candidacy is required before taking any education courses at the 2000 level or higher. Requirements for admission to Teacher Candidacy include:

  • successful completion of 30 hours with a 3.0 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,
  • EDTE 1500 Introduction to Teacher Education  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, and
  • PSY 1010 General Psychology  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

Generally, you apply for admission to Teacher Candidacy during the second semester of your freshman year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by the Office of Student Affairs, Lindley Hall, prior to submitting application for admission to Teacher Candidacy.

Admission to Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy is required before taking any education courses at the 3000 level or higher. Applications for admission to Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy should be submitted a semester after which students will have earned at least 60 semester credit hours in the major.

Regional campus students should check with the office of student affairs or the dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

Change of Major, Minor, or Certificate 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 language arts and mathematics major requires a minimum of 123 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, Teacher Candidacy, 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 Pre-Teacher Candidacy


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each:

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 November 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 through 9th grades.  For additional information, contact the Office of Clinical Experiences, Lindley Hall.

Complete the following courses. EDPL 4650 must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better:

Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Language Arts


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

English Critical Approaches Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

English American Literature Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

English History of English


Complete one of the following courses:

English Diversity Literature Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

English Writing Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

English Communication Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

English World Literature Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

Middle Childhood Teaching Field: Mathematics


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

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement: Science & Social Studies (optional)


Ohio University has been approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education 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 the following courses with no grade below B. 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 Ohio Assessment for Educators for Middle Childhood Science.

Generalist Endorsement: Social Studies


Complete the following courses with no grade below B. 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 Ohio Assessment for Educators for Middle Childhood Social Studies.

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