2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Childhood Education, MEd

Program Description

The Middle Childhood Education (MCE) Program at Wright State University offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Middle Childhood Education and is committed to the quality and success of every teacher candidate.  In accordance with the Association for Middle Level Educators (AMLE) national standards, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Ohio Learning standards, the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) standards, and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards, the MCE program faculty are committed to ensuring high teacher candidate quality from recruitment and admission, through the progression of courses and field experiences, to program completion and graduation of candidates in two content areas (math, science, social studies, language arts) and in reading.  Faculty and staff work closely with every candidate to ensure a positive experience and to support the learning outcomes of our specific courses and program.  The program is designed for the most talented candidates who must meet the academic standards defined below.

Admission Requirements

Wright State University bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education OR other bachelor’s degree from another accredited institution.

a) A cumulative undergraduate GPA: (https://policy.wright.edu/policy/5010-categories-admission)

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a cumulative undergraduate GPA between and including 2.6-2.69, but with a 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours earned toward the undergraduate degree

b) Grade of C or better required for all pre-requisite content courses and field experiences

c) Professional Dispositions (CDI) “Meets Requirements” rating for ED 2650 and ED 2750

d) No unresolved Concern Conferences.

e) Demonstration of competency on nationally normed tests in Reading, Writing and Math via the subtests on the ACT, SAT, and/or Praxis Core Academics for Educators exams. See program website for specific score requirements. https://education-human-services.wright.edu/teacher-education/master-of-education-and-licensure-in-middle-childhood-education

- OR - GRE scores at or above the 50th percentile.

f) Passing scores on two of the Ohio Assessment for Educators exams for Middle Childhood Education content areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. 

Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio.  If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Accreditation Standards (national accreditation is required by the state of Ohio) - which includes multiple key assessments and dispositions checks; CAEP Standards: http://www.caepnet.org/standards/introduction
  2. Alignment with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium [InTASC Standards;http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Publications/InTASC_Model_Core_Teaching_Standards_and_Learning_ Progressions_for_Teachers_10.html
  3. Association of Middle Level Education Standards for Middle Level educators; AMLE Standards: http://www.amle.org/AboutAMLE/ProfessionalPreparation/AMLEStandards.aspx
  4. State of Ohio Educator Standards - the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession; OSTP Standards: https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Equity/Ohio-s-Educator-Standards/Rev_TeachingProfession_aug10.pdf
  5. State of Ohio Learning Standards; Ohio Learning Standards: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards
  6. State of Ohio Reading Core requirement - 4-course/12-semester hour sequence for reading aligned to the 12-hour Ohio Reading and Literacy Core Competencies (2018); 12h-ORLCC:https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/ohio_educator_licensure_programs_standards_requirements_chart
  7. Aligned with National Science Education Standards (1996)/Next Generation Science Standards (2013);NGSS Standards: https://www.nextgenscience.org/
  8. Inclusion of the International Dyslexia Association Knowledge & Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading; IDA Standards: https://app.box.com/s/k77gltlwlwqawgdbdyywjwehzoa1pah2
  9. The Council for Exceptional Children; CEC Standards: https://www.cec.sped.org/Standards
  10. International Society for Technology in Education; ISTE Standards: https://www.iste.org/standards/for-educators
  11. Alignment to the Ohio Transfer Policy and Education Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS)
  12. Ohio Preparation Requirements for the following distinct areas; Ohio Program Requirements: https://www.ohiohighered.org/education-programs/standards-requirements#MCE
    1. Resident Educator License
    2. Ohio School Operating Standards (OAC Chapter 3301-35)
    3. Ohio Value-Added Progress Dimension
    4. Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
    5. Ohio Standards for Professional Development
    6. Preparation in Effective Methods of Instruction for Individuals with Dyslexia
    7. Opioid Education
    8. Alignment to the Core Administrative Requirements
  13. A minimum of 100 hours of supervised fieldwork prior to the student teaching internship
  14. A minimum 12-week student teaching internship
  15. Content knowledge to cover the following assessments Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE):http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Prepare-for-Certificate-License/Educator-Licensure-Examinations/Educator-Licensure-Testing-Requirements.pdf.aspx
    1. Two of the following Ohio Content Assessment for Educators (Content OAE): English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
    2. Ohio Assessment for Educators: Foundations of Reading
    3. Ohio Assessment for Educators: Assessment of Professional Knowledge (APK)

For More Information

Program Requirements:

Middle Childhood (Grades 4 through 9 and ages 8 through 14)

In addition to meeting requirements for graduation established by the Graduate School, Candidates for the Master’s degree in Education (MEd) will be required to complete the prescribed program of study listed below.

Semester 1: Spring Semester

Concentration Areas

Students must select two concentrations from: Language Arts and Reading, Social Studies, Math, and Science (Grades 4 through 9 and ages 8 through 14). 

Choose 2:

Total: 36 Hours