The Middle Childhood Education program at Mount St. Joseph University is both a major and a license which prepares individuals to meet the needs of students in grades four through nine. The student receives a liberal arts and sciences education in support of specific course work and field experiences at the middle grades level.  The teacher education program is developmentally based and offers the preprofessional in-depth study in two concentration areas (selected from language arts, mathematics, science and social studies).

The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)) and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). Licensure is granted by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).

Preprofessional teachers who complete the middle childhood course work and field work are uniquely qualified to teach at the middle school level.