Major code BS6178
Patton College of Education
Department of Teacher Education
Athens, OH 45701
Frans H. Doppen, contact person
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 Social Studies in grades 4-9 in Ohio.
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:
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.