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The purpose of Wright State University's Middle Childhood program is to prepare highly qualified middle grade educators skilled in promoting learning in young adolescents.


Contact Information

Tracey Kramer

343 Allyn Hall



Middle Childhood educators first complete a rigorous undergraduate program in two specialized areas (language, arts, social studies, mathematics or science) accompanied with teacher education professional coursework and field experiences in urban and suburban practicum experiences in middle school settings.

After completing the bachelor's degree program, the candidate applies to a graduate level teacher licensure program (the teaching license is not provided on the undergraduate level).

The Teacher Education pre-professional classes, provide the undergraduate with an introduction to the total ecology of schools with focus on Middle Childhood education.

Important Links

At the College:
Our "basic handout" (on these programs)
Ohio's Alternative Licensure Program
Content Course Requirements
Admissions Process
Graduate Level Initial Teacher Program Application
Transcript Evaluation Request Form

Outside the College:
National Council of Teachers of English
School of Graduate Studies (application, catalog, etc.)
National Science Teachers Assoc.
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council of Teachers of Math
National Network for Educational Renewal

Ohio Department of Education

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - Graduate Level Licensure and Master's Degree Program
Licensure to teach two subjects: Middle Childhood - English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science

Master of Education (M. Ed.)

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, meet content requirements, and pass two appropriate licensure exams: Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School Mathematics, Middle School Science, Middle School Social Studies. Other admissions criteria apply, please visit with a Teacher Licensure Advisor to learn the details of the admissions process to the Graduate Level Initial Licensure program in Middle Childhood Education.

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing the licensure exam, candidates are eligible apply for an Ohio provisional middle childhood license(s) in the concentration areas that apply to the candidate's preparation : Language Arts and Reading (4-9), Mathematics (4-9), Science (4-9), Social Studies (4-9).

Course #
Course Title
Credit Hours
Semester 1
ED 6090Literacy Assessment and Intervention3
ED 6170Middle Level Inquiry and Action Research3
EDS 6670Collaboration for Inclusion3
Semester 2
ED 6070Reading and Literacy II: Content Literacy3
ED 6180Assessment for Middle Childhood Level Educators3
ED 6250Field Experience IV: MCE Content Methods1
Choose 2 (3 hours each)6
ED 6330Middle School Social Studies: Curriculum and Materials3
ED 6340Methods for the Integration of Literature, Speech and Drama for Middle Level Educators3
ED 6350Middle Childhood Mathematics: Curriculum and Methods3
ED 6360Middle Childhood Education Science: Curriculum and Methods3
Semester 3
ED 6410Student Teaching: MCE8
ED 6420Professional Seminar: Middle Childhood3
ED 6490 Middle Childhood Inquiry Project3
Program information last modified Wednesday, 27th November, 2013 @ 01:13pm