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Middle Childhood Education - B.S.E.

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.

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Program Highlights
  • Kent Core Requirements
  • Seminars
  • Middle Childhood Education Courses
  • Students select two concentrations from the following: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • 12 hours of teaching reading
  • 3 years of field experiences in urban, rural, and small town schools
  • Cohorts of students and faculty teams
  • Technology rich curriculum
  • "Blocks" of interdisciplinary classes
Applying for Advanced Study

Students admitted to the College of Education may select Middle Childhood Education (MCED) as their major. Applicants to advanced study in MCED will be reviewed by the Middle Childhood Education faculty toward the end of the sophomore year. In order to manage enrollment and provide a high quality program, the faculty will select the most qualified applicants based on the following criteria:

  • 2.75 minimum overall G.P.A.
  • No grade lower than "C" in concentration course work, Early Adolescence, Education in a Democratic Society and one other required education course, College English I, II, Math Concepts I, II
  • Satisfactory rating in Field Experience I
  • Qualifying score on Praxis I in Mathematics, Reading, Writing
  • Satisfactory rating on the Faculty Interview
  • Must have completed half of the total hours needed for each concentration (currently enrolled courses are included) before Block II

Read more about applying for Advanced Study

Checklist for Admission to Advanced Study (PDF)

Program Information

Program Description

Full Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Childhood Education prepares students for teacher licensure in selected subject areas, plus reading, for grades four to nine. In addition to content coursework and a substantial amount of field experiences, the Middle Childhood Education major includes intensive pedagogy courses that prepare students to understand the unique social, physical, cognitive and emotional needs of the young adolescent; these courses are taken as a cohort. Student teaching occurs during the final semester of the program.

Students choose two concentrations from the following:

  • The Language Arts concentration includes courses in communication, grammar, literature, reading and writing.
  • The Mathematics concentration includes courses in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, geometry and statistics.
  • The Science concentration includes diverse courses in chemistry, biology, geology and physics.
  • The Social Studies concentration includes diverse courses in economics, history, political science and geography.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Accreditation 

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation | Association of Middle Level Education

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Applications to the B.S.E. in Middle Childhood Education are not being accepted starting spring 2024 on the Geauga Campus.

Admission to this major is selective. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.750 high school GPA.

Students who do not meet the GPA requirement at the time of admission for this major will be admitted to the EHHS General non-degree program until which time they have established a Kent State GPA of 2.750. They may then submit a change of program to declare this major.

Current Kent State and Transfer Students: Active Kent State students who wish to change their major must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and meet all admission criteria listed above to be admitted. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency unless they meet specific exceptions. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and disposition needed to work collaboratively with diverse others.
  2. Demonstrate content knowledge in two licensure specialization areas.
  3. Demonstrate in-depth instructional and planning skills to effectively meet the needs of all their students.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CULT 29535EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (min C grade)3
ENG 22071STORIES THAT BUILT THE WORLD: HEROES, QUESTS AND LEGENDS (KHUM) 13
or ENG 22072 STORIES TO SAVE THE WORLD: LITERATURE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (KHUM)
EPSY 29525EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (min C grade)3
MATH 14001BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) (min C grade)4
MATH 14002BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) (min C grade)4
MCED 20000LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (min C grade) 23
MCED 30001TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD I (min C grade)3
MCED 30002INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (min C grade)3
MCED 31000TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (min C grade) 23
MCED 40005EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING (min C grade)3
MCED 40006READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (WIC) (min C grade)6
MCED 40007TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (min C grade)3
MCED 41000CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (min C grade) 23
MCED 42392STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (ELR) 29
MCED 49525INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (min C grade)3
SPED 23000INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) (min C grade)3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
GEOG 17063WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) 33
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 33
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition (min C grade)6
Kent Core Fine Arts3
Concentrations
Choose from the following:45-55
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120-130
1

A minimum C grade is required in either ENG 22071 or ENG 22072 for students in the Language Arts concentration.

2

Teacher candidates are only permitted to repeat a field experience course once. Please see Repeating Field Experience Courses in Teacher Education Programs policy for details.

3

A minimum C grade is required for students in the Social Studies concentration.

Language Arts and Mathematics Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA; min C grade required in all courses)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
COMM 26000CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
or MDJ 20001 MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)
ENG 31001FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR 3
or ENG 31003 LINGUISTICS
MATH 10041INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR) 4
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 34001FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA 3
MATH 34002FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY 3
MCED 40001TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
Literature Electives, choose from the following:3
ENG 21001
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DIVD)
ENG 21002
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 21003
INTRODUCTION TO LGBT LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 32002
LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
ENG 33012
MODERN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 34021
WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 35301
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (DIVD)
Writing Electives, choose from the following:3
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
ENG 20021
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
ENG 30050
WRITING AND RHETORIC IN A DIGITAL AGE
ENG 30051
WRITING, RHETORIC AND NEW MEDIA
ENG 30064
ARGUMENTATIVE PROSE WRITING
ENG 30071
CREATIVE NONFICTION
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
AFS 23001BLACK EXPERIENCE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
or HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM)
or HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM)
BSCI 10001HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)3-4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:48

Language Arts and Science Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA; min C grade required in all courses)
ANTH 18630HUMAN EVOLUTION (KBS) 3
or BSCI 10002 LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
COMM 26000CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
or MDJ 20001 MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)
ENG 31001FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR 3
or ENG 31003 LINGUISTICS
MCED 40002TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
PHY 11030SEVEN IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE UNIVERSE (KBS) 3
Literature Electives, choose from the following:3
ENG 21001
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DIVD)
ENG 21002
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 21003
INTRODUCTION TO LGBT LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 32002
LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
ENG 33012
MODERN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 34021
WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 35301
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (DIVD)
Writing Elective, choose from the following:3
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
ENG 20021
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
ENG 30050
WRITING AND RHETORIC IN A DIGITAL AGE
ENG 30051
WRITING, RHETORIC AND NEW MEDIA
ENG 30064
ARGUMENTATIVE PROSE WRITING
ENG 30071
CREATIVE NONFICTION
Physical Science Electives, choose from the following: 15
CHEM 10060
CHEM 10062
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
Earth Science Electives, choose from the following:4
ESCI 11040
ESCI 11041
HOW THE EARTH WORKS (KBS)
and HOW THE EARTH WORKS LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
ESCI 11042
ESCI 11043
EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME (KBS)
and EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
Science Elective, choose from the following:3-4
BSCI 20021
BASIC MICROBIOLOGY
BSCI 30275
LOCAL FLORA (ELR)
BSCI 30560
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
GEOG 31062
FUNDAMENTALS OF METEOROLOGY
GEOG 41073
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
ESCI 21080
ALL ABOUT THE OCEANS (KBS)
ESCI 41073
GEOLOGY OF OHIO
PHY 21040
PHYSICS IN ENTERTAINMENT AND THE ARTS (KBS)
PHY 21430
FRONTIERS IN ASTRONOMY (KBS)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
AFS 23001BLACK EXPERIENCE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
or HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM)
or HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM)
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB) (min C grade for either course)4
or BSCI 10110 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
CHEM 10030CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) (min C grade)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:46
1

Additional mathematics course(s) may be required depending on mathematics placement. Please see your advisor.

Mathematics and Science Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA; min C grade required in all courses)
ANTH 18630HUMAN EVOLUTION (KBS) 3
or BSCI 10002 LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)
MATH 10041INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR) 4
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 34001FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA 3
MATH 34002FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY 3
MCED 40001TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
MCED 40002TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
PHY 11030SEVEN IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE UNIVERSE (KBS) 3
Physical Science Electives, choose from the following:5
CHEM 10060
CHEM 10062
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
Earth Science Electives, choose from the following:4
ESCI 11040
ESCI 11041
HOW THE EARTH WORKS (KBS)
and HOW THE EARTH WORKS LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
ESCI 11042
ESCI 11043
EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME (KBS)
and EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
Science Elective, choose from the following:3-4
BSCI 20021
BASIC MICROBIOLOGY
BSCI 30275
LOCAL FLORA (ELR)
BSCI 30560
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
GEOG 31062
FUNDAMENTALS OF METEOROLOGY
GEOG 41073
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
ESCI 21080
ALL ABOUT THE OCEANS (KBS)
ESCI 41073
GEOLOGY OF OHIO
PHY 21040
PHYSICS IN ENTERTAINMENT AND THE ARTS (KBS)
PHY 21430
FRONTIERS IN ASTRONOMY (KBS)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
AFS 23001BLACK EXPERIENCE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
or HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM)
or HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM)
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB) (min C grade for either course)4
or BSCI 10110 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
CHEM 10030CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) (min C grade)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:55

Mathematics and Social Studies Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA; min C grade required in all courses)
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
HIST 11050WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 11051WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12070EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
HIST 31061HISTORY OF OHIO 3
MATH 10041INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR) 4
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 34001FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA 3
MATH 34002FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY 3
MCED 40001TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
MCED 40003TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
POL 10100AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BSCI 10001HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)3-4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:51

Social Studies and Language Arts Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA; min C grade required in all courses)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
COMM 26000CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
or MDJ 20001 MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ENG 31001FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR 3
or ENG 31003 LINGUISTICS
HIST 11050WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 11051WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12070EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
HIST 31061HISTORY OF OHIO 3
MCED 40003TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
POL 10100AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Literature Elective, choose from the following:3
ENG 21001
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DIVD)
ENG 21002
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 21003
INTRODUCTION TO LGBT LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 32002
LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
ENG 33012
MODERN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 34021
WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
ENG 35301
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (DIVD)
Writing Elective, choose from the following:3
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
ENG 20021
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
ENG 30050
WRITING AND RHETORIC IN A DIGITAL AGE
ENG 30051
WRITING, RHETORIC AND NEW MEDIA
ENG 30064
ARGUMENTATIVE PROSE WRITING
ENG 30071
CREATIVE NONFICTION
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BSCI 10001HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)3-4
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credits hour, including 39 upper-division credit hours)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:45

Social Studies and Science Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA; min C grade required in all courses)
ANTH 18630HUMAN EVOLUTION (KBS) 3
or BSCI 10002 LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
HIST 11050WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 11051WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
HIST 12070EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
HIST 31061HISTORY OF OHIO 3
MCED 40002TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
MCED 40003TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
PHY 11030SEVEN IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE UNIVERSE (KBS) 3
POL 10100AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Physical Science Electives, choose from the following: 15
CHEM 10060
CHEM 10062
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
Earth Science Electives, choose from the following:4
ESCI 11040
ESCI 11041
HOW THE EARTH WORKS (KBS)
and HOW THE EARTH WORKS LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
ESCI 11042
ESCI 11043
EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME (KBS)
and EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
Science Elective, choose from the following:3-4
BSCI 20021
BASIC MICROBIOLOGY
BSCI 30275
LOCAL FLORA (ELR)
BSCI 30560
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
GEOG 31062
FUNDAMENTALS OF METEOROLOGY
GEOG 41073
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
ESCI 21080
ALL ABOUT THE OCEANS (KBS)
ESCI 41073
GEOLOGY OF OHIO
PHY 21040
PHYSICS IN ENTERTAINMENT AND THE ARTS (KBS)
PHY 21430
FRONTIERS IN ASTRONOMY (KBS)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA; min C grade required in all courses)
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB) 4
or BSCI 10110 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
CHEM 10030CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:49
1

Additional mathematics course(s) may be required depending on mathematics placement. Please see your advisor.

Progression Requirements

Students must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study. To be admitted, students must display evidence of the following:

  • Adequate communication skills
  • Sound content area knowledge (language arts, mathematics, science or social studies)
  • Basic understanding of the teaching profession
  • Basic understanding of young adolescents
  • Dispositions aligned with the conceptual framework of the College of Education, Health and Human Services, including being open-minded, flexible, caring and responsible.

Faculty will select the most qualified applicants based on an interview, letters of recommendation, and GPA1. Applicants to the Middle Childhood Education major should have experience working with young adolescence in a supervisory capacity, such as tutoring, camp counseling, volunteer work or related experience. Students should contact the College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Vacca Office of Student Services, 304 White Hall, at the Kent campus, or the Geauga Student Services Office at 440-834-4187 at the Geauga campus, or the Office of Student Services, 132 Main Hall, 330-244-3251 at the Stark campus, during the first year of study to inquire about the procedures and criteria associated with advanced study

1

Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for advanced study and professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen or transfer GPA for transfer students.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
- 2.750

Licensure Information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet state-approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12-month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.

Roadmaps

Roadmaps

 

Language Arts and Mathematics Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
AFS 23001
or HIST 11050
or HIST 12070
BLACK EXPERIENCE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 (DIVG) (KHUM)
or WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM)
or EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM)
3
GEOG 17063 WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) 3
!MATH 14001 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) 4
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
BSCI 10001 HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 14002 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by the end of term  
ENG 31001
or ENG 31003
FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR
or LINGUISTICS
3
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
MCED 20000 LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
COMM 26000
or MDJ 20001
CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM)
or MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)
3
ENG 22071
or ENG 22072
STORIES THAT BUILT THE WORLD: HEROES, QUESTS AND LEGENDS (KHUM)
or STORIES TO SAVE THE WORLD: LITERATURE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (KHUM)
3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MATH 34001 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA 3
!MCED 30001 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD I 3
!MCED 30002 INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 31000 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 40006 READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (WIC) 6
 Credit Hours18
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MATH 34002 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY 3
!MCED 40001 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
!MCED 40007 TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 41000 CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
Writing Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MATH 10041 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR) 4
MCED 40005 EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Literature Elective 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum C grade in all professional courses and minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MCED 42392 STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (ELR) 9
!MCED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:123
 

Language Arts and Science Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
GEOG 17063 WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) 3
!MATH 14001 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) 4
PHY 11030 SEVEN IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE UNIVERSE (KBS) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
AFS 23001
or HIST 11050
or HIST 12070
BLACK EXPERIENCE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 (DIVG) (KHUM)
or WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM)
or EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM)
3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
ESCI 11040
or ESCI 11042
HOW THE EARTH WORKS (KBS)
or EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME (KBS)
3
ESCI 11041
or ESCI 11043
HOW THE EARTH WORKS LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
or EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
1
!MATH 14002 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) 4
 Credit Hours14
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by the end of term  
BSCI 10120
or BSCI 10110
BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
or BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
4
CHEM 10030 CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
MCED 20000 LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
CHEM 10060
or PHY 13001
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
or GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
4
CHEM 10062
or PHY 13021
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
1
COMM 26000
or MDJ 20001
CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM)
or MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)
3
ENG 22071
or ENG 22072
STORIES THAT BUILT THE WORLD: HEROES, QUESTS AND LEGENDS (KHUM)
or STORIES TO SAVE THE WORLD: LITERATURE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (KHUM)
3
ENG 31001
or ENG 31003
FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR
or LINGUISTICS
3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!MCED 30001 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD I 3
!MCED 30002 INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 31000 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 40006 READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (WIC) 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
ANTH 18630
or BSCI 10002
HUMAN EVOLUTION (KBS)
or LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)
3
!MCED 40002 TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
!MCED 40007 TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 41000 CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
Writing Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MCED 40005 EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Literature Elective 3
Science Elective 3-4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum C grade in all professional courses and minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MCED 42392 STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (ELR) 9
!MCED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:121
 

Mathematics and Science Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
GEOG 17063 WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) 3
!MATH 14001 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) 4
PHY 11030 SEVEN IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE UNIVERSE (KBS) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
ANTH 18630
or BSCI 10002
HUMAN EVOLUTION (KBS)
or LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)
3
CHEM 10030 CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 14002 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by the end of term  
BSCI 10120
or BSCI 10110
BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
or BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
4
MATH 10041 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR) 4
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
MCED 20000 LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
CHEM 10060
or PHY 13001
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
or GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
4
CHEM 10062
or PHY 13021
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
1
ESCI 11040
or ESCI 11042
HOW THE EARTH WORKS (KBS)
or EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME (KBS)
3
ESCI 11041
or ESCI 11043
HOW THE EARTH WORKS LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
or EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
1
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
 Credit Hours17
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MATH 34001 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA 3
!MCED 30001 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD I 3
!MCED 30002 INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 31000 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 40006 READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (WIC) 6
 Credit Hours18
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!MCED 40001 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
!MCED 40002 TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
!MCED 40007 TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 41000 CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
AFS 23001
or HIST 11050
or HIST 12070
BLACK EXPERIENCE I: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 (DIVG) (KHUM)
or WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM)
or EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM)
3
ENG 22071
or ENG 22072
STORIES THAT BUILT THE WORLD: HEROES, QUESTS AND LEGENDS (KHUM)
or STORIES TO SAVE THE WORLD: LITERATURE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (KHUM)
3
MATH 34002 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY 3
MCED 40005 EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Science Elective 3-4
 Credit Hours18
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum C grade in all professional courses and minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MCED 42392 STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (ELR) 9
!MCED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:130

Mathematics and Social Studies Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
GEOG 17063 WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) 3
HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
!MATH 14001 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) 4
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 14002 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) 4
POL 10100 AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by the end of term  
HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
MATH 10041 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR) 4
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
MCED 20000 LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
BSCI 10001 HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
ENG 22071
or ENG 22072
STORIES THAT BUILT THE WORLD: HEROES, QUESTS AND LEGENDS (KHUM)
or STORIES TO SAVE THE WORLD: LITERATURE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (KHUM)
3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
HIST 11051 WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
 Credit Hours17
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MATH 34001 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA 3
!MCED 30001 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD I 3
!MCED 30002 INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 31000 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 40006 READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (WIC) 6
 Credit Hours18
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA. Note: apply for student teaching  
MATH 34002 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY 3
!MCED 40001 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
!MCED 40003 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
!MCED 40007 TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 41000 CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
HIST 31061 HISTORY OF OHIO 3
MCED 40005 EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3-4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum C grade in all professional courses and minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MCED 42392 STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (ELR) 9
!MCED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:126
 

Social Studies and Language Arts Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
GEOG 17063 WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) 3
HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
!MATH 14001 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) 4
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
BSCI 10001 HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
!MATH 14002 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) 4
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by the end of term  
HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
MCED 20000 LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
POL 10100 AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3-4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
COMM 26000
or MDJ 20001
CRITICISM OF PUBLIC DISCOURSE (DIVD) (KHUM)
or MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)
3
ENG 22071
or ENG 22072
STORIES THAT BUILT THE WORLD: HEROES, QUESTS AND LEGENDS (KHUM)
or STORIES TO SAVE THE WORLD: LITERATURE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (KHUM)
3
ENG 31001 FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
HIST 11051 WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!MCED 30001 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD I 3
!MCED 30002 INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 31000 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 40006 READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (WIC) 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!MCED 40003 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
!MCED 40005 EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING 3
!MCED 40007 TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 41000 CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
Writing Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
HIST 31061 HISTORY OF OHIO 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Literature Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum C grade in all professional courses and minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MCED 42392 STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (ELR) 9
!MCED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Social Studies and Science Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
GEOG 17063 WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) 3
!MATH 14001 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) 4
PHY 11030 SEVEN IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE UNIVERSE (KBS) 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
BSCI 10120
or BSCI 10110
BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
or BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
4
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
ESCI 11040
or ESCI 11042
HOW THE EARTH WORKS (KBS)
or EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME (KBS)
3
ESCI 11041
or ESCI 11043
HOW THE EARTH WORKS LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
or EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
1
!MATH 14002 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) 4
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by the end of term  
CHEM 10030 CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) 3
HIST 11050 WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
MCED 20000 LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
POL 10100 AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
CHEM 10060
or PHY 13001
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
or GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
4
CHEM 10062
or PHY 13021
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
1
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ENG 22071
or ENG 22072
STORIES THAT BUILT THE WORLD: HEROES, QUESTS AND LEGENDS (KHUM)
or STORIES TO SAVE THE WORLD: LITERATURE AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (KHUM)
3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
HIST 11051 WORLD HISTORY: MODERN (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!MCED 30001 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD I 3
!MCED 30002 INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
MCED 31000 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 40006 READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (WIC) 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
ANTH 18630
or BSCI 10002
HUMAN EVOLUTION (KBS)
or LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)
3
!MCED 40002 TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
!MCED 40003 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II 3
!MCED 40007 TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
!MCED 41000 CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
HIST 12070 EARLY AMERICA: FROM PRE-COLONIZATION TO CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (DIVD) (KHUM) 3
HIST 31061 HISTORY OF OHIO 3
MCED 40005 EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Science Elective 3-4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
MCED 42392 STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (ELR) 9
!MCED 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:124
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Geauga Campus   Applications to the B.S.E. in Middle Childhood Education are not being accepted starting spring 2024 on the Geauga Campus.
    • Kent Campus
    • Stark Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.6%

about as fast as the average

627,100

number of jobs

$60,810

potential earnings

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.8%

about as fast as the average

1,050,800

number of jobs

$62,870

potential earnings

Notice:

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.