Mar 17, 2018
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.
60 hours of education courses:
- See “Steps for Admission and Continual Progress for Licensure in Middle Childhood.” Also see “Student Handbook for Early & Middle Child.”
- 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.**
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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)
The candidate must complete the following courses in the chosen content area.