Program Requirements

Hours: 121-129

Prerequisites - 16 Hours

COM 100Spoken Word (3) C

ENG 101Written Word (3) C

EDU 190Introduction to the Educational Profession (1)

PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S/CEP

SOC 103Our Social World (3) S/CS

Choose a discipline specific Mathematics class in the core curriculum (3) MA

Major Courses - 24 Hours 

MCE 300Intro Middle School (3)

MCE 333MCE Ed Content Practicum (1-3)

MCE 444Middle Child Stu Teach Capstone (12) CAP

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

EDU 383Methods of Teaching Science (3)

EDU 384Methods of Teach Social Studies (3)

EDU 386Methods of Teach Language Arts (3)

MTH 384Methods of Teaching Middle School Mathematics (3)

Cognate Courses - 41 Hours 

AED 210Art Experiences for Children (3) A

EDU 217Technology in the Instructional Process (2)

EDU 255Foundation, Policy, and Professional Practice (3)

EDU 305Educational Assessment (3)

EDU 307Educational Theory & Reflective Teaching (3)

RDG 305Literacy Practicum (1)

EDU 356Classroom Mgmt & Organization (3)

RDG 215Theoretical Perspectives and Foundations in Literacy (3)

RDG 215SService Learning: Literacy (1) EXP

RDG 311Content Area Reading (3)

RDG 330Phonics and Linguistics (3)

RDG 331Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (3)

RDG 338Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems (3)

SED 215Human Exceptionalities (3)

SED 215SService Learning: Human Exceptionalities (1) EXP

SED 340Teaching in an Inclusive Setting (3)

Content Area Requirements:

Language Arts - 21 Hours 

Visual Media - 6 Hours, choose two

COM 201New Media, Culture & Society (3) LAS

COM 220Visual Communication (3)

COM 359American Film Authors (3) LAS


ENG 359American Film Authors (3) LAS

Ancient and Medieval Literature - 3 hours (choose one)

ENG 132In the Beginning: World Myths of Creation & Origins (3) L/CL

ENG 232Heroes & Heroines: The Ancient World (3) L/CL

ENG 234All the World's a Stage: Ancient Drama (3) L/CL

Modern and Contemporary Literature - 9 hours (choose 3)

ENG 171Sports in Literature (3) L/CL

ENG 17320 Voices, 20 Countries: World Poetry (3) L

ENG 174Meet Me at the Theatre: Mod & Contemp American Drama (3) L/CL

ENG 206State of the Unions:20th Century British and American Drama (3) L/CL

ENG 223Cincinnati Authors (3) L/CL

ENG 245African-American Writers (3) L/CL

ENG 274Reading Between the Stitches (3) L

ENG 275A History of Violence: Survey of 20th-Cent British Literature (3) L/CL

ENG 276The 20th-Century Graphic Novel (3) L/CL

ENG 277Dollars & Sense: Materialism in 20th-Century American Fiction (3) L/CL

ENG 278The End of the World as We Know It: Fiction After 9/11 (3) L/CL

ENG 279Killing the Angel in the House: 20th-Cent Brit Women Novelists (3) L/CL

ENG 280In Their Own Voices: American Autobiography,Letters,Memoirs (3) L/CL

Select one course of the following:

ENG 370Creative Writing: Poetry (3) LAS

ENG 372Creative Writing: Fiction (3) LAS

Social Studies - 21 Hours 

GEG 202World Regional Geography (3) S

PSC 201American National Government (3) S

SOC 202Race, Class, Gender (3) S

HIS 105World Civilization to 1500 (3) H/CH

HIS 106World Civilization Since 1500 (3) H/CH

HIS 109U.S. History to 1877 (3) H/CH

HIS 110U.S. History Since 1877 (3) H/CH

Science - 24 hours


BIO 110Biological Science & LAB (4) N/CN

CHE 104General & Organic Chemistry (3) N/CN

CHE 104AGeneral & Organic Chemistry LAB (1) N/CN

GEO 115Earth Science (L/L) (4) N/CN

PHY 105Physical Science L/L (4) N

choose two courses from the following

BIO 131Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) N/CN

GEO 130Oceanography (L/L) (4) N/CN

GEO 135Environmental Geology (L/L) (4) N/CN

GEO 165Meteorology (L/L) (4) N/CN

PHY 130Astronomy Lecture & LAB (4) N/CN

Mathematics - 24 hours 

MTH 143Problem Solving & Number Systems (3) MA

MTH 153Geometry and Measurement (3) MA

MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA


MTH 176Stats I With SPSS (3) MA/CMA

MTH 185Precalculus (3) MA/CMA

MTH 190Concepts of Calculus (3) MA/CMA

MTH 195Introduction to Math Computing (3)

MTH 220Discrete Mathematics (3) MA

MTH 328Technology for Math Educators (3)

In order to declare Math as a MCE content area, students placed in MTH 098 must earn an “A” and/or an “A” or “B” in MTH 099; students must first pass MTH 185 and MTH 190 with a grade of “C” or better.

Program Outcomes

Teacher Competencies

The School of Education has developed the following five teacher competencies describing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that each teacher candidate will have upon completion of any licensure program.

  1. Content knowledge - The candidate articulates accurate subject matter and applies that knowledge in planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 students’ needs and assessment results.
  4. Learning Environment - The candidate creates and manages a learning environment that encourages active, engaged learning and respect for others.
  5. Professional responsibilities - The candidate engages in reflective practice, promotes collaboration among peers, families, and communities, and takes on opportunities for professional development.