Middle Childhood Education

College of Education and Human Development

529 Education Building, 419-372-7320

BGSU teacher education programs are highly competitive and require additional admission and graduation criteria. These requirements include, evidence of proficiency on a nationally normed achievement assessment (ACT, SAT, PRAXIS core), professional disposition reviews, an overall grade point average of 3.0, and passing scores for all required Ohio Assessments for Educators examinations in each content area required by the State of Ohio. Candidates in this program will also be required to obtain annual BCI/FBI checks in order to participate in required field experiences.

Middle Childhood Education is a highly competitive, four-and-a-half year program that requires meeting additional criteria beyond the state minimum. Admission to BGSU's Middle Childhood Education program entails the accumulation of at least 45 credit hours, completion of Year 1 education courses, WRIT 1120, HDFS 1930 or PSYC 1010, EDTL 2020, EDIS 2310, and EDFI 3030, with a "C" or better, and an overall GPA of 3.0. Applicants must also submit a writing sample, as well as demonstration of positive dispositions, with possible participation in an interview with faculty. Eligibility for at least one junior-level course, notably EDTL 3400, Instruction and Differentiation in Middle and High School Classrooms, and the methods block in the senior "professional" year, requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA, plus a minimum 2.8 GPA in each area of academic specialization.

Graduates completing the middle childhood major meeting these requirements may then apply for Ohio's four-year Resident Educator license, which permits teaching their specialization areas in grades 4-9.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in teacher education programs are expected to:

  • Apply theories of human development and learning to their teaching through the design of lessons and units of instruction.
  • Plan, implement and assess instructional strategies.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical behavior when working with students, their parents, other educators and community members.

Select two of the following specializations:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social studies
  • Reading and language arts

Middle Childhood Education -  Spring 2021 course requirements