2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Childhood Education, BSEd

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Program Description:

Wright State University’s Middle Childhood Education (MCE) program prepares educators to teach grades 4-9 students in two content areas.  Teacher candidates choose these two content areas from Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, or Science.  The BSEd in Middle Childhood does not lead to licensure.  Teacher candidates must complete a graduate level program and state-mandated tests in order to be eligible for a license in Middle Childhood.  Please visit our Master of Education and Graduate Level Licensure in MCE page for more information about the fifth year of the program.

What is Middle Childhood Education?

Students in grades 4-9 are transitioning from a self contained primary classroom to the content specialization of high school.  Middle Level Philosophy embraces the notion that middle grades teachers need to be developmentally responsive during this transition, addressing the unique developmental needs of young adolescents.  This often is demonstrated with interdisciplinary teaming, flexible scheduling, integrated curriculum, and special programs to meet the social-emotional needs of young adolescents.

What are the features of Wright State’s MCE program?

  • We are nationally recognized by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE).
  • The five-year program approach allows our teacher candidates to focus and specialize in their content areas during their BSEd program and then focus more on the art of teaching in their fifth year M.Ed program.
  • Our program prepares a well rounded teacher candidate.  Our teacher candidates are exposed to more than their two chosen content concentration areas.  They all take a required series of math, science, social studies, and literacy courses.
  • Our program provides more classroom experiences that similar programs at other universities.  Our teacher candidates are required to be in a classroom during three different semesters during the BSEd and for the entire school year in one assigned classroom for their M.Ed.

Admission Requirements:

  • 30 semester credit hours of college coursework
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5

Admission Process:

Apply to the University.  You will be admitted automatically upon meeting the acceptance criteria with the completion of the Middle Childhood Intent/Statement of Good Moral Character (PDF) form.

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 41 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Science: 6 Hours

IV. Concentration Core (Choose two areas) (Specific Course Hours listed after course numbers)

Social Studies: 21 Hours

Total: 128-132 Hours

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