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Bachelor of Science in Education, Middle Childhood Education

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The Middle Childhood Education major prepares you to teach in grades 4-9 leading to licensure in Ohio. You will develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to become an effective leader and advocate for social justice with a bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education. 

  1. Fully accredited, meets national and state curricular standards and the Association for Middle Level Education teacher preparation standards. 

  1. Learn disciplinary content knowledge, educational foundations along with pedagogy and methods courses which focus on early exposure to child development and psychological and social foundations of education. 

  1. Major offered on Columbus, Lima, Marion, Mansfield and Newark campuses. 

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Hands-on experience from the start

From your introduction to your education major to full-time student teaching, Ohio State has developed a program that not only gives you first-class education, but numerous opportunities to experience what it is like to be a teacher in the field that you will be ready for your career from day 1. 

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First Education Experience Program

A service-learning course that gives a first-hand look at the education field by spending time in pre-K to 12th grade classrooms and other settings. Education abroad is also possible.

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First Education Experience Program
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Pre-education field experience

Provides undergraduate students the opportunity to work in a supervised professional setting at schools or community agencies prior to starting major coursework.

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Pre-education field experience
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Early Childhood advanced field experience

In the advanced field experience, you will be in a classroom two days per week taking on some teaching responsibilities and developing relationships with a teacher mentor and students.

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Early Childhood advanced field experience
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Student teaching

A culminating experience is a full-time practicum that permits you to confidently take on the role of teacher for an in-depth quality experience to end your bachelor’s program.

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Student teaching
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Student Opportunities

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Career Paths

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Degree Requirements

Deadline to declare major readiness

January 15 

Prerequisites

minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA; minimum 2.75 GPA in content courses

Students are directly admitted to the Middle Childhood program. 

Must demonstrate nearly all pre-major/GE courses completed with minimum GPA  

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Licensure Disclosure 

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 go.osu.edu/onground

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November 1

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