Middle Childhood Education

We offer several licensure and non-licensure programs in Middle Childhood Education (MCED) to prepare teachers for grades 4 through 9 (ages 8 to 14), at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The MCED licensure program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Ohio State Department of Education.

We offer a Bachelor of Science in Education with two concentrations - students select from Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts - and the teaching of reading. Graduates of this baccalaureate program receive an Ohio Resident Teaching License in Middle Childhood Education, valid for four years. This license is required for teaching and may be used for substitute teaching.

Read more about the Bachelor's Degree in Middle Childhood Education

The Middle Childhood Generalist License can be added to an existing Middle Childhood license. Licensure candidates need to earn a C or better in all courses that apply to licensure. The MC Generalist License will allow teachers to teach grades 4-6 only (in the concentration areas that are listed on the license).

Read more about the Middle Childhood Generalist License

Students are automatically eligible for the Middle Childhood Reading Endorsement. Those who did not apply for the endorsement at the time of licensure may add it for a $20.00 fee. Students must apply for the endorsement through the College of Education, 304 White Hall.

Contact Information

Dr Steven L. Turner
Middle Childhood Program Coordinator
404 White Hall
sturner6@kent.edu

Lisa Froning
Academic Advisor Coordinator
Middle Childhood Undergraduate Advising & Questions;
Undergraduate Transfer
304 White Hall
lfroning@kent.edu

Erin Harwood
Graduate Academic Advisor
Middle Childhood/C&I Masters, Graduate Advising & Questions;
Additional Licensure, Graduate Plan of Study in MCED
418 White Hall
eharwood@kent.edu