Nov 21, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

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 18-24 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.

Note(s):


  • 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.
  • Students are eligible for the Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement, valid for teaching in a self-contained 4,5, or 6th grade classroom if they complete the specified core courses for the areas other than their specific concentrations. See your advisor. See below.

Concentration Requirements


Social Studies


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


First Semester

  • CORE 101 (GOA)
  • EDFD 110 - Human Development & Learning
  • BIOL 130 - Intro to Life Sciences
  • BIOL 131 - Intro to Life Sciences Lab
  • MATH 140-Concepts of Calculus or equivalent
  • Second Language I
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric

Total (15)

Second Semester

  • EDEL 100 - Introduction To Education
  • Second Language II
  • CORE 102 GOA
  • EDFD 110 - Human Development & Learning
  • MATH 150 - Elements of Calculus I
  • PHYS 114 - Our Universe: Physical Science
  • PHYS 115 - Our Universe: Physical Sci Lab
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar

Total (18)

Sophomore Year


First Semester

  • EDMC 212 - Nature & Needs of Adolescents
  • MATH 211 - Foundations of Arith. - MCED
  • EDEL 251 - Instructional Technology
  • EDCH 326 - Children’s Lit for Middle Chil
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • CHEM 102 - Chemistry: Environ & Energy
  • CHEM 103 - Chemistry: Environ & Ener Lab

Total (18)

Second Semester

  • MATH 212 - Geom & Measurement MCED
  • EDSP 200 - Sp Ed: Identification & Issues
  • CHEM 104 - Chemistry: Life and Health
  • CHEM 105 - Chem: Life and Health Lab
  • EDRE 269 - Phonics & Foundation of Literature
  • Historical Perspectives Elective
  • EDEL 260 - Cultural Diversity In Education

Total (18)

Junior Year


First Semester

  • EDMC 340 - Middle School Phil & School Or
  • Philosophical Perspectives Elective
  • MATH 116 - Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 213 - Algebra Concepts -MCED
  • EDRE 314 - Reading Methods for Middle Chd
  • EDMC 345 - Middle Child Class Mgmt Assess

Total (18)

Second Semester

  • BIOL 120 - Life: Ecology & People
  • BIOL 127 - Life Lab: Investigation II
  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination
  • MATH 214 - Math Problem Solving -MCED
  • EDMC 325 - Arts in Ed: Middle Childhood
  • EDMC 352 - Middle Childhood Math Methods
  • EDMC 353 - Middle Childhood Science Meth

Total (18)

Senior Year


First Semester

  • EDMC 455 - Student Teaching: Middle Sch
  • EDMC 456 - Sem: Current Issues in EDMC
  • EDRE 471 - Content Area Literacy

Total (15)

Second Semester

  • Creative Perspectives Elective
  • Theological Perspective and ER/S Elective (cross count - see advisor)
  • EDRE 478 - Diagnosis/Correct of Read Disa
  • EDEL 351 - Instruct Strat for Engl Lang L
  • PHYS 116 - Our Universe: The Earth
  • PHYS 117 - Our Universe: The Earth Lab

Total (15)

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


First Semester

  • CORE 101 GOA
  • EDFD 110 - Human Development & Learning
  • BIOL 130 - Intro to Life Sciences
  • BIOL 131 - Intro to Life Sciences Lab
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Second Language I
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric

Total (18)

Second Semester

  • CORE 102 - GOA
  • EDEL 100 - Introduction To Education
  • EDEL 260 - Cultural Diversity In Educ
  • COMM 101 - Oral Communication
  • PHYS 114 - Our Universe: Physical Science
  • PHYS 115 - Our Universe: Physical Sci Lab
  • Second Language II
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar

Total (18)

Sophomore Year


First Semester

  • EDMC 212 - Nature & Needs of Adolescents
  • EDEL 251 - Instructional Technology
  • EDCH 326 - Children’s Lit for Middle Chil
  • History Course /Social Studies Concentration
  • EDSP 200 - Sp Ed: Identification & Issues
  • Math I

Total (18)

Second Semester

  • History Course/Social Studies Concentration
  • EDRE 269 - Phonics & Foundation of Literature
  • ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles
  • Writing Elective
  • Math II
  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives

Total (18)

Junior Year


First Semester

  • EDMC 340 - Middle School Phil & School Or
  • History Course/ Social Studies Concentration
  • EDRE 314 - Reading Methods for Middle Chd
  • EDMC 345 - Middle Child Class Mgmt Assess
  • EDMS 207- World and Cultural Geography
  • Theological Perspectives Elective

Total (18)

Second Semester

  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination
  • History Course/ Social Studies Concentration
  • POLI 140-American Government and Politics
  • EDMC 325 - Arts in Ed: Middle Childhood
  • EDMC 351 - Middle Childhood Lang Art Meth
  • EDMC 354 - Middle Childhood Soc Stud Meth

Total (18)

Senior Year


First Semester

  • EDMC 455 - Student Teaching: Middle Sch
  • EDMC 456 - Sem: Current Issues in EDMC
  • EDRE 471 - Content Area Literacy

Total (15)

Second Semester

  • Creative Perspectives
  • EDRE 478 - Diagnosis/Correct of Read Disa
  • EDEL 351 - Instruct Strat for Engl Lang
  • Literature Elective
  • ENGL 320 - Topics in Linguistics or ENGL 321 - Hist of the English Language

Total (18)

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 as dictated by specific department..
  • Off Campus courses are approved by the college dean.  See advisor for procedure.
  • All students must elect one each in 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.

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