Middle Childhood Education Major

Middle school presents unique challenges. Rapid changes are occurring intellectually, emotionally and physically as students begin to develop their adult identities.  

A middle childhood education degree provides the knowledge and skills you will need to help children learn and think. You will choose two areas of concentration from language arts, mathematics, social studies and science.

Get Your Teaching Degree at Urbana University

Many schools offer a degree in education – but you won’t find the mentoring experience available to you as an Urbana University student. Our faculty members know that how they teach you will influence how you learn to teach. Their passion is to create the best teachers possible.

Students are individually placed at partner schools for field experiences that are diverse, technology-enhanced and outstanding in teaching practice. Urbana’s program lays the foundation for a successful teaching career.

Acquire Skills for Becoming a Middle Childhood Education Professional

Our Middle Childhood Education major teaches you the fundamentals of teaching – and lets you roll up your sleeves and put that knowledge into practice with valuable field experiences.

After graduation and upon acquiring a teaching license, Urbana’s Middle Childhood Education major prepares you to transition confidently into a teaching career knowing you are well prepared for a teaching career in a public or private school. You’ll also be well-positioned to attend graduate school to expand your marketability into fields such as administration, psychology, or higher education.

Meet Dr. John Forsthoefel | Faculty Spotlight   

With over 30 years in the field of education, Dr. John Forsthoefel brings a wealth of experience to Urbana University. Prior to joining Urbana University in 2000, he held positions as elementary teacher and principal, assistant superintendent and professor. 

Program Outcomes

Language Arts

  1. Articulates milestones and variations in student development in the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social, affective, and moral domains and how they impact student learning.
  2. Understands assessment instruments and practices, the relationship between assessment and instruction, and how to use assessment data to plan and adapt effective learning experiences and monitor student progress.
  3. Creates developmentally appropriate learning goals, objectives and strategies in a safe and inclusive learning environment to ensure the engagement and success of all students, including students who are English Language Learners and students with exceptionalities.
  4. Defines roles and expectations for professional educators, strategies for self-reflection and continuous professional growth, and identifies methods to establish effective partnerships and collaborations with families, colleagues, and the community.
  5. Applies strategies for developing vocabulary knowledge, reading comprehension, and strategies for reading across the curriculum.
  6. Understands the conventions of Standard American English and the elements of effective composition and writing across the curriculum.

Science

  1. Articulates milestones and variations in student development in the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social, affective, and moral domains and how they impact student learning.
  2. Understands assessment instruments and practices, the relationship between assessment and instruction, and how to use assessment data to plan and adapt effective learning experiences and monitor student progress.
  3. Creates developmentally appropriate learning goals, objectives and strategies in a safe and inclusive learning environment to ensure the engagement and success of all students, including students who are English Language Learners and students with exceptionalities.
  4. Defines roles and expectations for professional educators, strategies for self-reflection and continuous professional growth, and identifies methods to establish effective partnerships and collaborations with families, colleagues, and the community.
  5. Understands the principles and procedures of scientific inquiry, application and the relationship with technology, engineering, mathematics, and society.
  6. Understands the facts, concepts, principles, laws and theories of physical science, life science, and earth and space science.

Mathematics

  1. Articulates milestones and variations in student development in the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social, affective, and moral domains and how they impact student learning.
  2. Understands assessment instruments and practices, the relationship between assessment and instruction, and how to use assessment data to plan and adapt effective learning experiences and monitor student progress.
  3. Creates developmentally appropriate learning goals, objectives and strategies in a safe and inclusive learning environment to ensure the engagement and success of all students, including students who are English Language Learners and students with exceptionalities.
  4. Defines roles and expectations for professional educators, strategies for self-reflection and continuous professional growth, and identifies methods to establish effective partnerships and collaborations with families, colleagues, and the community.
  5. Understands the principles of number sense and operations, algebra and functions, measurement and geometry, and statistics, probability and discrete mathematics.

Social Sciences

  1. Articulates milestones and variations in student development in the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social, affective, and moral domains and how they impact student learning.
  2. Understands assessment instruments and practices, the relationship between assessment and instruction, and how to use assessment data to plan and adapt effective learning experiences and monitor student progress.
  3. Creates developmentally appropriate learning goals, objectives and strategies in a safe and inclusive learning environment to ensure the engagement and success of all students, including students who are English Language Learners and students with exceptionalities.
  4. Defines roles and expectations for professional educators, strategies for self-reflection and continuous professional growth, and identifies methods to establish effective partnerships and collaborations with families, colleagues, and the community.
  5. Understands historical, geographic, and political science, terms, sources, perspective, and research skills.
  6. Understands major developments across world history and US history, including government structures, physical features, physical systems, and the interaction between environment and human societies.
  7. Understands basic economics, macroeconomics, and international economics.

 

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