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Middle Childhood Education

Learn about our Middle Childhood Program

Leading into a Bachelor of Science in Education degree without teacher licensure, this program prepares candidates in two content area specialties (language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, or science) as chosen by the teacher candidate.

In addition to the university’s CORE curriculum and the concentration coursework, candidates will complete a series of pre-professional education courses designed to provide them with an introduction to the total ecology of schools and allow for three individual opportunities for supervised field experience in a public school setting.

Candidates wishing to pursue teacher licensure in Ohio must also complete the graduate-level initial teacher licensure program. This program includes further coursework in educational methodology and pedagogy, action research, as well as additional supervised field experiences in a public school setting, culminating with the student teaching experience. Candidates who complete the graduate licensure program and obtain successful scores on the state pedagogy and content knowledge examinations are eligible to teach reading in grades 4–9 in addition to their two content area specialties.

Admission Requirements

  • 30 semester credit hours earned
  • 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Good moral character form

Students will complete three field experiences in local school buildings during their undergraduate program and a year long internship during their graduate year.  Wright State University - Lake Campus places students in nearly every school district in our service area.

NOTE: Completion of the B.S. Ed. In Middle Childhood Education does not qualify a candidate for teacher licensure in the state of Ohio. Admission to the graduate-level initial teacher licensure program requires a separate application process as well as passing scores on the two state content knowledge examinations.

Degree Requirements & Courses