A bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education is now within reach for Twinsburg-area students, both geographically and financially.
Starting Fall Term 2020, future middle school teachers can choose to begin their Middle Childhood Education degree at either the Geauga Campus in Burton or Twinsburg Academic Center. Introductory coursework will be provided remotely through Zoom videoconferencing to students at the TAC. As students progress through the program, more interactive learning experiences will be fully available at the Geauga Campus in Burton.
The most unique aspect of this program is that it is an IB-authorized program in the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Kent State University is one of only three universities in the country that have incorporated the MYP into its undergraduate program. With this accreditation, graduates are eligible to receive the IB Teaching and Learning Certification, making them valuable educators both domestically and internationally. The MCED program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Association of Middle-Level Educators.
“The big thing is to open up opportunities for students in Geauga, Lake, Summit and even Cuyahoga counties,” says Assistant Dean Susan Emens. “Accessibility at Twinsburg creates an affordable, close-to-home opportunity for more students in the region to receive an education degree.”
A strength of the MCED program at Kent State Geauga is its intimate learning environment. With small cohort sizes, students in the program will receive individualized attention and work closely with their professors. In addition, students will have dynamic, hands-on field experience opportunities at a minimum of four different school districts across multiple demographic areas.
Prospective majors can explore their Middle Childhood Education roadmap here.