Middle Childhood 4-9 Education Major

Bachelor of Science Degree

Do you want to teach fourth through ninth grade?

Teachers have a tremendous impact on the lives of their students. A challenging but rewarding career choice, Urbana University provides the ideal environment for you to thrive in your pursuit to become a teacher. At Urbana, you will learn by example from faculty who are, first and foremost, dedicated to student success. By majoring in Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9) at Urbana, you will become a teacher who challenges, encourages and inspires.

Here’s what you’ll LEARN:

s a Middle Childhood Education major, you’ll complete eight core courses and nine pedagogy courses. As part of obtaining a middle childhood education licensure, you must select two content concentrations. Choose from English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies. The state of Ohio requires 24 semester hours of coursework in each content concentration. You’ll review your degree requirements periodically with your advisor at each advising session.

As part of your coursework, you’ll complete a minimum of 100 clock hours of field experience; complete a semester of student teaching in your licensure area; as well as any other assessments or requirements necessary to be licensed as a middle childhood teacher in the State of Ohio.

Throughout the program, you’ll be evaluated by credentialed faculty and teachers in the field to ensure you have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will enable you to welcome all learners, expect high outcomes and inspire self-confidence and drive in all of your students.

As an Urbana University student, you’ll also benefit from public school partnerships in and around Urbana, which often result in job placements for graduates.

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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