Oct 28, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22

Middle Childhood Language Arts and Mathematics (B.S.Ed.)


Major code BS6180

Patton College of Education  
Department of Teacher Education  
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4400
https://www.ohio.edu/education/teacher-ed

Danielle Dani, contact person
dani@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Middle Childhood Education program includes six majors with academic specializations in any two of the following content specializations: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. To receive a teaching license, students must successfully complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) exams and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). This major is aligned with national and state standards and prepares future teachers to help young adolescents in grades 4-9 develop conceptual understanding and fluency in language arts and mathematics as well as the skills and competencies necessary for active and informed citizenship. The Middle Childhood Education program emphasizes a commitment to equity, justice, and diversity.

Admissions Information

In addition to first-year admission, teacher candidates must meet additional requirements to continue in the program (see below for additional details):

  • Admission to Teacher Candidacy (typically at the end of the first year)
  • Admission to Advanced Standing (typically at the end of the second year)
  • Admission to the Professional Internship (typically at the end of the third year)

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All students pursuing teacher education programs at Ohio University are subject to the Selective Admission and Retention Program in teacher education. Criteria and procedures are available in the Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall.

Regional campus students should check with their Office of Student Affairs or the Dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

Admission to Teacher Candidacy

Candidates must be admitted to Teacher Candidacy before taking any education courses numbered 2000 and above (Exception: EDCT 2030).

Generally, candidates apply for admission to Teacher Candidacy during the second semester of their first year. 

Requirements:

  1. Completion of 30 semester credit hours with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each course:
        a.    Fulfillment of the Foundations: Quantitative Reasoning general education
               requirement with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.
        b.    Completion of the Pre-Teacher Candidacy coursework listed below.
  3. Submission of test scores on one of the following assessments. Admission will be determined holistically in tandem with other requirements and supplementary materials. Students only need to take and submit scores for one of the following tests, not all three.
        a.     PRAXIS CORE (Academic Skills for Educators) Test
        b.     ACT
        c.     SAT
  4. Submission of the results of a background check through BCI & FBI. Ohio Revised Code: 3319.291D.
  5. New Transfer Students: Transfer CUM GPA may be considered towards Teacher Candidacy.

Admission to Advanced Standing

Candidates must be admitted to Advanced Standing before taking any education courses numbered 3000 or above. Candidates must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, as well as a 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is sought to continue to take education courses numbered 3000 or above. Methods courses can be taken no more than twice. Failure to obtain a satisfactory grade can result in dismissal from the program.

Generally, candidates apply for Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy at the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by Patton College Office of Student Affairs, and regional campus students should check with Student Services or the dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

Requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester credit hours with cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  2. Cumulative 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is being sought.
  3. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C in each:
         a.    EDTE 2000 - Learning and Human Development
         b.    EDTE 2010 - Characteristics of Learners with Exceptionalities 
         c.    EDTE 2020 - Field Experience in Education 
         d.    EDCS 2010 - Education and Cultural Diversity 
  4. Submission of the results of a background check through BCI & FBI. Ohio Revised Code: 3319.291D.

Admission to Professional Internship

During candidates’ final year in the program they will complete a Professional Internship of intensive field experiences in a grades 7-12 classroom. Candidates must apply for admission to the Professional Internship by October 1 of the preceding year. The following requirements must be completed prior to the start of the Professional Internship (contact your advisor for additional details on the application process).

  1. Apply for admission to the Professional Internship. Candidates must have a current BCI & FBI Background check and been recommended for the internship by a representative appointed by faculty.
  2. Earn at least 90 hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Earn at least 2 semesters (30 hours) of residence at OU.
  4. Complete all Educational Core coursework (exception: Language Arts Methods Courses) with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and a C (2.0) or higher in each course.
  5. Have completed at least 75% of the Language Arts Methods Coursework with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Transfer Admission

To obtain information specific to students seeking admission to the program as transfer students from another institution contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Change of Program Policy

To change or add your major/minor/certificate policy, contact the Office of Student Affairs, The Patton College of Education 740.593.4400.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

See Program Overview.

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Pre-Teacher Candidacy


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each:

Educational Core


Complete courses in four areas with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher across all courses and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each course.

  • Educational Foundations
  • General Methods
  • Subject Area Methods Courses
  • MCE Reading Core

Educational Foundations


These courses are typically taken during the sophomore year. Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each. These courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for the Educational Core.

General Methods


These courses are typically taken during the junior year. Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each. These courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for the Educational Core.

Language Arts Methods Courses


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each. These courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for the Educational Core.

Mathematics Methods Courses


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each. These courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for the Educational Core.

Reading Core


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each. These courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for the Educational Core.

MCE Professional Internship in Teaching


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in EDPL 4650:

MCE Language Arts Coursework


Complete the following courses with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each:

English Communication Elective


Complete one of the following:

English Creative Writing Elective


These courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for Language Arts Coursework. Complete one of the following:

MCE Mathematics Coursework


Complete the following courses with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each:

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement: Science & Social Studies (optional)


Ohio University has been approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Educator Standards Board to offer the Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement.  The Endorsement is optional, but available to candidates for the Middle Childhood teaching license who wish to add an additional teaching field, or two additional teaching fields, for grades 4 through 6 only.  

Generalist Endorsement: Science


Complete the following courses with no grade below B. No transfer credit will be accepted. Any substitution must be approved by the chair of the Middle Childhood program. In addition, you must achieve a passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators for Middle Childhood Science and earn 50 hours of field experience within a grades 4-6 science classroom.

Generalist Endorsement: Social Studies


Complete the following courses with no grade below B. No transfer credit will be accepted. Any substitution must be approved by the chair of the Middle Childhood program. In addition, you must achieve a passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators for Middle Childhood Social Studies and earn 50 hours of field experience within a grades 4-6 social studies classroom.