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  Oct 20, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4 - 9), B.S.


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Middle Childhood Education will prepare a candidate for an Ohio teaching license to work with children ages 9 through 14, or grades 4 through 9, for teaching in two fields of concentration. The teacher candidate will choose two fields from the areas of Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Reading/Language Arts.

Students choosing Middle Childhood will be required to take 21-24 hours in each of the two content areas that they choose for licensure. All students will have at least 12 hours in reading instruction. Students will experience interdisciplinary learning, a hallmark of middle childhood education, as part of their learning experience at Xavier. The middle school teaching concept is unique, and our students will be prepared for curriculum, pedagogy, philosophy and organization of the middle school. Field experience and internship/student teaching will occur in both subject areas and at two age levels.

Requirements for the Middle Childhood Education Major


Undergraduate core curriculum requirements:


39 - 48 hours, including

  • Social Sciences requirement is included in the major requirements.
  • Humanities elective area fulfilled in major with EDCH 326  .
  • E/RS Focus Elective that meets another core requirement should be chosen.
  • A 2.5 cumulative overall GPA is required for admission to program and must be maintained for the Bachelor of Science degree. A 3.0 GPA must be maintained in the major.

Major requirements:


See “Steps for Admission and Continual Progress for Licensure in Middle Childhood.” Also see “Student Handbook for Early & Middle Child.”

60 hours of education courses: EDFD 110, EDEL 100, 251, 260; EDSP 200; EDMC 212, 325, 340, 345; EDRE 269, 314, 471, 478; EDCH 326; two courses from EDMC 351-354, and EDMC 455, 456. A 3.0 GPA must be maintained in the major. Students must have “B” or higher in courses prefixed with EDEC, EDRE, or EDMC or retake in subsequent semesters. Students may elect two concentration areas: Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Language Arts/Reading.

B.S. Middle Childhood Education


**This block serves as a guideline only, not a required sequence.  Specific core and concentration courses are indicated below as a sample due to the nature of the middle childhood program.  Concentration sets (i.e., math and science, language arts and social studies, etc.) will differ among students and therefore courses will vary.  Students may elect their own two areas of concentration.  See your academic advisor. Subject to Change.**

Math and Science Concentrations


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Scheduling Notes:


  • Course sequence is realistic only for the student who declares the Middle Childhood major as a freshman.
  • Consult the Undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements of the catalog.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree.
  • The sequence of courses in the program is subject to change.
  • Advanced placement credit and summer course work may be applied to core or concentration requirements.
  • Off Campus courses are approved by the college dean.  See advisor for procedure.
  • All students must elect one each of oral communications, quantitative reasoning and writing intensive flagged courses; many of these are available within the core or major.

Language Arts and Social Studies Concentrations


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Scheduling Notes:


  • Course sequence is realistic only for the student who declares the Middle Childhood major as a freshman.
  • Consult the Undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements of the catalog.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree.
  • The sequence of courses in the program is subject to change.
  • Advanced placement credit and summer course work may be applied to core or concentration requirements.
  • Off Campus courses are approved by the college dean.  See advisor for procedure.
  • All students must elect one each opf oral communications, quantitative reasoning and writing intensive flagged courses; many of these are available within the core or major.
  • ER/S Focus elective should fulfill another core requirement.

Middle Childhood Generalist (4-6)


The Middle Childhood Generalist (MCG) Endorsement allows the teaching candidate with two licensure areas to add either one or two more content areas specifically for teaching in a self-contained 4th, 5th, or 6th grade classroom. This endorsement is not valid for holders of any license other than Ohio Middle Childhood Education. Updates and/or changes to licensure are dictated by the State of Ohio and may supersede the requirements listed for licensure in the catalog.

To have the MCG endorsement added to the MCE license:

  1. The candidate must have previously completed a MC Education program in two content areas and hold a valid MCE license (we will assume that our initial licensure candidate will apply for the endorsement along with, or soon after application for the initial license in two areas); and
  2. In addition to successfully completing the MCG Endorsement course work in either one or two additional areas, the candidate must also successfully complete the required  test(s).

Either the candidate must pass:

  • A.)  OAE Education (Subtest I)/018 and OAE Elementary Education (Subtest II)/019

OR

  • B.)  Content area test for each content area added to MCE license:
    • OAE MS English/Language Arts (028)
    • OAE MS Mathematics (030)
    • OAE MS Social Studies (031)
    • OAE MS Science (029)

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