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Middle Childhood Education, Master of Education

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The Middle Childhood Education major prepares you to teach in grades 4-9 leading to licensure in the state of Ohio. Develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to become an effective leader and advocate for social justice with a master’s degree in middle childhood education. This program provides the training needed to become a teacher and obtain initial licensure to teach grades 4-9 in two specific areas of concentration – language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. 
Combined with a dedication to equity and social justice, the Middle Childhood MEd program is fully accredited and is consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation. It meets national and state curricular standards in addition to the Association for Middle Level Education teacher preparation standards. 

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Degree Requirements

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Prerequisite Coursework with minimum 2.75 GPA, bachelor’s degree, overall 3.0 GPA

View prerequisite sheet here

Program start

Summer Semester

Deadline to apply

November 15

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This is a competitive program. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed by completing prerequisites.

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Licensure Disclosure 

Licensure requirements may be subject to change because of state-legislated mandates. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Department of Teaching and Learning each year to ensure they have the most up-to-date information. 

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for 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 and certification at

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