Courses of Study

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.

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).

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.

The Middle Childhood Education (4-9) Initial Licensure Preparation program is for degree-holders seeking to earn their initial Ohio teaching license in Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9). Candidates must first specialize in two subject areas as a post-undergraduate non-degree student before applying to the Middle Childhood Education (4-9) Initial Licensure Preparation program. This is a graduate-level licensure only/non-degree program. Candidates are reviewed 3 times per year for formal admission to the Middle Childhood Education (4-9) Initial Licensure Preparation (Non-Degree) program. See the Initial Licensure Preparation page for application deadlines.
The Middle Childhood (4-9) Additional Licensure Preparation program is for teachers who hold a valid (unexpired) Ohio 4-year Resident Educator or 5-Year Professional Teaching License and would like to earn additional licensure in Middle Childhood Education (4-9). Candidates must first specialize in a minimum of one subject area as a post-undergraduate non-degree student before applying to the Middle Childhood (4-9) Additional Licensure Preparation program. This is a graduate-level licensure only/non-degree program.

The Curriculum & Instruction program offers an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Middle Childhood.