The Middle Childhood Education (MCE) Generalist Endorsement Program in the Teacher Education Department (TED) in the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) at Wright State University is committed to the education and success of every teacher candidate. The MCE program faculty are dedicated to ensuring that every teacher candidate receives a high quality of content knowledge, developmentally responsive instructional techniques, and creative, effective pedagogy for candidates in the MCE Generalist Endorsement for grades 4-6 for the following content areas: mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts. The MCE faculty work closely with every candidate to ensure a positive experience that supports the required learning outcomes throughout the various content and methods courses, and in accordance with the Association for Middle Level Educators (AMLE), the national standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Ohio Department of Higher Education - International Dyslexia Association (ODHE-IDA) standards, and the Ohio Learning Standards for mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies content.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Middle Childhood Education graduates will be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding and skill in relation to:
Association of Middle Level Educators (AMLE, 2012)
Middle level philosophy, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the implications of diversity, school organization, developmentally responsive best practices, and their professional roles and dispositions.
Ohio Department of Higher Education 12 Semester-Hour Ohio Reading Requirement (ODHE-RR/OBR-OAC/2010); International Literacy Association Standards (ILA, 2017)
The foundational content of literacy learning, reading, writing, phonics, the creation of a literacy-rich learning environment, value of the forms of diversity among individual learners, the cognitive and sociological context of comprehension and vocabulary instruction, supporting students’ literacy learning through meaningful instruction and assessment, the importance of writing in students’ lives, and the need to stay current with literacy trends, research, and professional development.
Ohio Department of Higher Education International Dyslexia Association Standards (ODHE-IDA, 2010)
Dyslexia and other learning disorders regarding their connection to foundational concepts of oral and written learning, the structure of language, the interpretation and administration of assessments for planning instruction, structured language teaching, and the need to follow ethical standards for the profession.
Ohio Learning Standards (OLS, 2017) for English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM, 2012); National Science Education Standards/Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS, 2013)
The appropriate middle level content knowledge and pedagogical best practices related to English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science content.
Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP):
Student learning development and diversity, their instructional responsibility regarding their content area(s), the use of varied assessments to inform instruction and evaluate/ensure learning, the importance of planning and delivering effective instruction that advances the learning of all students, the creation of learning environments that promote the achievement of all students, the importance of collaborating and communicating with students, parents, colleagues, administration, and the community, and the importance of their own professional growth.
Current Ohio Middle Childhood Education license (grades 4-9) OR acceptance into WSU’s Middle Childhood Education Graduate Program
3.0 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA OR GRE/MAT score in the fiftieth percentile or higher
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