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Middle Childhood Education Teaching Licensure Program

Want to become a middle or upper elementary school teacher in Ohio? If you already have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college but you have a passion for teaching, Urbana’s Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program offers a direct route to the world of middle childhood education, grades 4-9. This program offers flexibility for the organized and motivated working adult.

You must choose to specialize in two of the following content areas when earning your licensure in middle childhood education: math, language arts, science or social studies. In addition to being eligible to apply for licensure in the state of Ohio, you’ll acquire skills in pedagogy, content, methods, curriculum and teaching strategies and combine it with field experience and student teaching. We’ll place you at schools where you’ll gain valuable classroom field experience and apply your learning in a 16-week student teaching program.

An Upper Elementary or Middle School Teaching Career in Ohio is Within Reach

Post-Bacc students must complete education core courses in addition to the professional and pedagogical content courses for their chosen license area. You can use content courses completed as part of your bachelor’s degree with a grade of “C” or better to satisfy content requirements.

Post Baccalaureate & Endorsement Requirements

Urbana’s Educator Preparation programs offer students who have completed a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to complete the pedagogical and specialized content coursework needed to apply for a Resident Educator initial license.

Educator Preparation Programs Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Official college transcript from any institution where coursework was completed

Program Outcomes

  1. Program completers will be able to identify and describe student milestones and related variations in all domains of student development.

  2. Program completers will be able to create engaging instruction that leads students to take ownership in learning.

  3. Program completers will be able to match instructional methodologies to students' needs and progress.

  4. Program completers will be able to create learning goals, objectives, and strategies aligned with specific standards and district priorities.

  5. Program completers will demonstrate the ability to establish a classroom culture this is inclusive to all students.

  6. Program completers will be able to help their students make significant connections with various aspects of the subject matter and other topics within their area of licensure in authentic and technology-related ways.

  7. Program completers will be able to identify ethical dilemmas, legal disparities, and policy gaps on district and state levels, and apply solutions within the appropriate parameters.

Take the first step toward becoming a licensed teacher!

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