Program Requirements

Hours: 54

The Teaching major with a Concentration in Middle Childhood Education is offered to students who hold a baccalaureate degree and are interested in teaching grades 4-9. Students are eligible for a middle childhood education license when they successfully complete the program.

All candidates for MCE licensure must have specialization in 2 subject content areas, as chosen from:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Required content courses are undergraduate level and may have been taken as part of the candidate's baccalaureate degree or may be taken concurrently while participating in the graduate level licensure program. See undergraduate catalog for content course requirements.


EDU 500Statistics and Research (3)

EDU 501Educational Psychology (3)

EDU 600Integrative Project (1)

EDU 602Ethics for Educators (3)


EDU 502Measurement & Evaluation (3)

EDU 504Behav Mgmt/Classroom Org (3)

EDU 601Differentiated Instruction for Inclusive Settings Mild to Moderate (3)

EDU 644Graduate Student Teaching (6)

MCE 533School Practicum: Education Content (2)

MCE 540Introduction to Middle Childhood Education (3)

RDG 505Psychology of Reading (3)

RDG 511Content Area Reading (3)

RDG 530Phonics/Linguistics (3)

RDG 538Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Problems (3)

SED 515Human Exceptionalities Across the Lifespan (3)

EDU 517Technology in the Instructional Process (3)

Choose two courses from the following, according to subject content:

EDU 556Methods of Teaching Language Arts (3)

EDU 558Methods of Teaching Social Studies (3)

EDU 559Methods of Teaching Sciences (3)

MTH 555Methods for Math Educators (3)

Program Outcomes

  • Content knowledge - The candidate articulates accurate subject matter and applies that knowledge in planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  • Learner characteristics - The candidate incorporates knowledge of how students learn and how diverse experiences affect learning when planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  • Instructional strategies - The candidate applies a variety of scientifically-based, data-driven instructional strategies based on learning goals, assesses student's progress toward these goals, and differentiates instruction based on student needs and assessment results.
  • Learning environment - The candidate creates and manages a learning environment that encourages active, engaged learning and respect for others.
  • Professional responsibilities - The candidate engages in reflective practice, promotes collaboration among peers, families and communities, and takes on opportunities for professional development