Program Requirements

Hours: 67 + Chosen License Content Areas (see below)*

Prerequisites - 16 Hours

COM 100 Spoken Word (3) C
ENG 101 Written Word (3) C
EDU 190 Introduction to the Educational Profession (1)
PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3) CEP
SOC 103 Our Social World (3) CS
Choose a discipline specific Mathematics class in the core curriculum (3) CMA

Major Courses - 23 Hours 

MCE 300 Intro Middle School (3)
MCE 333 MCE Ed Content Practicum (2) EXP
MCE 444 MCE Student Teaching (12) EXP

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

EDU 355 Methods of Math Educators (3)
EDU 383 Methods of Teaching Science (3)
EDU 384 Methods of Teach Social Studies (3)
EDU 386 Methods of Teach Language Arts (3)

Education Core - 28 hours

EDU 207 Educational Theory & Reflective Teaching (3)
EDU 217 Technology in the Instructional Process (2)
EDU 356 Classroom Mgmt & Organization (3)
RDG 215 Theoretical Perspectives and Foundations in Literacy (3)
RDG 305 Literacy Practicum (1) EXP
RDG 311 Content Area Reading (3)
RDG 330 Phonics and Linguistics (3)
RDG 338 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems (3)
SED 215 Human Exceptionalities (3)
SED 215S Serv Lrng:Human Exceptionalities (1) EXP
SED 340 Teaching in an Inclusive Setting (3)

*Content Area Requirements: choose two

Language Arts - 21 Hours

Media - 6 Hours (choose 2)

COM 201 New Media, Culture & Society (3) LAS
COM 202 Intro to Communication Theory (3) LAS
COM 211 New Media Theory (3)
COM 220 Visual Communication (3)

Creative Writing - 3 hours (choose 1)

ENG 370 Creative Writing: Poetry (3) LAS
ENG 372 Creative Writing: Fiction (3) LAS

Ancient and Medieval Literature - 3 hours

ENG 360 The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare's Major Works (3) CL

Modern and Contemporary Literature - 9 hours (choose 3)

ENG 140 Survey of Women Writers (3) CL
ENG 171 Sports in Literature (3) CL
ENG 173 20 Voices, 20 Countries: World Poetry (3) CL
ENG 174 Meet Me at the Theatre: Mod & Contemp American Drama (3) CL
ENG 176 Modern Novel (3) CL
ENG 206 State of the Unions:20th Century British and American Drama (3) CL
ENG 223 Cincinnati Authors (3) CL
ENG 226 Multicultural Women Writers (3)
ENG 245 African-American Writers (3) CL
ENG 275 A History of Violence: Survey of 20th-Cent British Literature (3) CL
ENG 276 The 20th-Century Graphic Novel (3) CL
ENG 277 Dollars & Sense: Materialism in 20th-Century American Fiction (3) CL
ENG 278 The End of the World as We Know It: Fiction After 9/11 (3) CL
ENG 279 Killing the Angel in the House: 20th-Cent Brit Women Novelists (3) CL
ENG 280 In Their Own Voices: American Autobiography,Letters,Memoirs (3) CL

Social Studies - 21 Hours 

GEG 202 World Regional Geography (3)
HIS 105 World Civilization to 1500 (3) CH
HIS 106 World Civilization Since 1500 (3) CH
HIS 109 U.S. History to 1877 (3) CH
HIS 110 U.S. History Since 1877 (3) CH
MCE 200 Special Topics (3)
PSC 201 American National Government (3)

Science - 24 hours

BIO 101 Introduction to Biology (4) CN
CHE 104 General, Organic and Biochemistry (3) CN
CHE 104A General & Organic Chemistry LAB (1) CN
CHE 104R Gen & Organic Chem (Recitation) (0) CN
GEO 115 Earth Science (L/L) (4) CN
PHY 105 Physical Science L/L (4) CN

Choose two courses from the following:

BIO 131 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) CN
GEO 130 Oceanography (L/L) (4) CN
GEO 140 Environmental Science (4) CN
GEO 165 Meteorology (L/L) (4) CN
PHY 130 Astronomy Lecture & LAB (4) CN

Mathematics - 21 hours 

EDU 143 Problem Solving & Number Systems (3)
EDU 153 Geometry and Measurement (3)
MTH 174 Statistics I (3) CMA
MTH 180 Math for Business (3) CMA
MTH 185 Precalculus (3) CMA
MTH 190 Concepts of Calculus (3) CMA
MTH 220 Discrete Mathematics (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.