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

Contact Information

Tracey Kramer

343 Allyn Hall



Middle Childhood Level educators first complete a rigorous undergraduate program in two specialized areas (language, arts, social studies, mathematics or science) accompanied with 15 hours of 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 bachelor's degree curriculum will vary depending on the combination of specialized areas the candidate selects - see the program links on this page for the different combinations of content areas.

The Teacher Education professional Phase 1 classes, provide the undergraduate with an introduction to the total ecology of schools with focus on Middle Childhood Level education.

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Bachelor of Science in Education (BS Ed.)

The BS Ed. in Middle Childhood does not lead to licensure at the bachelor's degree level. Additional graduate level preparation is require for the license (see MEd program of study below).

BS Ed, Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in
Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics

Course #
Course Title
Credit Hours
Element 1: Communications
ENG 1100Academic Writing and Reading3
ENG 2100Writing in Academic Discourse3
Element 2: Mathematics
MTH 2430Mathematics Concepts for Teachers II3
Element 3: Global Traditions
HST 1200The West and the World since 15003
Choose one:
CST 2510
EC 2900
RST 2610
RST 2620
RST 2710
RST 2810
RST 2910
RST 2920
URS 2000

Comparative Nonwestern Social Systems
Global Economic, Business and Social Issues
Regional Studies: Japan
Regional Studies: China
Regional Studies: Africa
Regional Studies: Latin America
Regional Studies: Middle East
Regional Studies: India
Growth and Change in Urban Society
Element 4: Arts/Humanities
Choose one:
CLS 2040
CST 2420
ENG 2040
ENG 2050
PHL 2040
REL 2040
ART 2140
MUS 2140
MUS 2900

Great Books: Classics
Comparative Nonwestern Cultures: Music
Great Books: Literature
African-American Literature
Great Books: Philosophy
Great Books: Bible & Western Culture
Themes in Visual Culture
Music in Western Culture African-American Music: America and Beyond
Element 5: Social Science
Choose two:
ATH 2200
EC 2000
EC 2100
EC 2040
EC 2050
PLS 2000
PSY 1010
SW 2720
UH 2020 WMS 2000

Introduction to Archeology
Economic Life
The Economics of State and Society
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Political Life
Introduction to Psychology
Multicultural Competence in a Diverse World
Studies in Social Sciences
Approaches to Women’s Studies
Element 6: Natural Science
CHM 2450Chemistry for Early & Middle Childhood Education3.5
BIO 3450Concepts in Biology I for Early & Middle Childhood Education3.5
EES 3450Concepts in Earth Science for Educators3.5
PHY 2460Concepts in Physics for Middle Childhood Education3.5
Element 7: Additional CORE Courses
ED 2100Education in a Democratic Society3
ED 1100Introduction to Middle Childhood Education2
ED 2600Introduction to Education3
ED 2700Educational Psychology3
ED 4060Reading and Literacy I: Background and Tools3
ED 4080Phonics and Word Study Instruction3
ED 4210Middle Childhood Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum4
ED 4220Middle Level Teaching: Principles, Practices and Learning3
ED 4590Classroom Management and Organization3
EDS 2900Individuals with Exceptionalities3
EDT 2800Educational Technology3
ENG 4770ESL in the Pre-K-12 Classroom3
GEO 2100 or GEO 2200Physical Geography or Human Geography3
HST 2110American History to 18773
HST 2120American History since 18773
MTH 2410Mathematics Concepts for Teachers I3
MTH 2450Mathematics Concepts for Teachers III3
ED 2650Field Experience I: ECE1
ED 2750Field Experience II: ECE1
ED 4250Field Experience III: Middle Childhood Literacy1
CONCENTRATION 1: Language Arts18
COM 1520Mass Communication3
ENG 3500Language for Teachers3
ENG 3520Writing Pedagogy for Integrated Language Arts3
ENG 3310American Texts: Colonial – 18903
ENG 3320American Texts: 1890 – Present3
Choose one:
ENG 2050
CST 2310

African-American Literature
Comparative Literature: Non-Western Literatures
MTH 3430Algebra and Functions for Middle School Teachers4
MTH 3450Geometry for Middle School Teachers3
MTH 3480Concepts in Calculus for Middle School Teachers3
MTH 4460Problem Solving and Mathematical Modeling for Middle School Teachers4
STT 4460Probability and Statistics for Middle School Teachers3
ED 2260MCE and AYA Math Pedagogy and Content Seminar2
Total Hours in Bachelor of Science in Education:129
Program information last modified Wednesday, 22nd August, 2012 @ 02:35pm