In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the Graduate School, applicants must meet content requirements and pass two appropriate state mandated content examinations: Middle School English Language Arts, Middle School Mathematics, Middle School Science, Middle School Social Studies. Contact the college's Office of Student Services to learn more about the exams. Candidates are required to present an original score report to the College of Education and Human Services for verification and notification to the Graduate School. Do not send score reports to the Graduate School.
Other admission criteria includes: submission of a program application and submission of a field experience application. The program application is a separate application from the Graduate School application. The accrediting agency for teacher education requires a separate consideration of every candidate seeking to be a teacher.
The program application includes a self-assessment, content verification, references, and a checklist regarding conviction of certain crimes (which may prevent the candidate from being licensed as a teacher by the state of Ohio). The faculty reserves the right to conduct an admission interview. Please visit with a Teacher Licensure Advisor to learn the details of the admissions process to the Middle Childhood Education program.
Proposed Additional Admission Requirement:
Wright State University bachelor's degree in middle childhood education OR other bachelor's degree from another accredited institution.
C or better required for all prerequisite content courses and field experiences.
Dispositional assessment - Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI). Candidates must receive a final rating of “Meets Requirements” on the final CDI for field experience (ED 2650 and ED 2750).
2.75 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA.
Passing scores on two of the Ohio Assessment for Educators exams for Middle Childhood Education content areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.
Demonstration of competency on a nationally normed test. Can be a combination that demonstrates competency.
One of the following Reading scores:
- ACT Reading score of 22 or better
- SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 543 or better
- ETS Praxis Core Reading score of 168 or better
One of the following Math scores:
- ACT Math score of 22 or better
- SAT Math score of 533 or better
- ETS Praxis Core Math score of 162 or better
One of the following Writing scores:
- ACT Writing score of 6 or better
- SAT Essay-Writing Dimension score of 5 or better
- ETS Praxis Core Writing score of 165 or better
OR the GRE scores at or above the 50th percentile.
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