Middle Childhood Education
The middle childhood period (age eight to 14 and grade four to nine) lays the foundation to help students become good citizens and lifelong learners, as well as healthy, caring, ethical and intellectually reflective individuals. Therefore, Lourdes has designed our Middle Childhood Education (MCE) program to be developmentally responsive to the diverse and unique needs of young learners. As a MCE major, you can choose to specialize in two of the following concentrations—mathematics, language arts, social studies or science.
Lourdes recognizes that teachers of middle childhood need specific training in facilitating the growth and development of the whole child in the domains of physical, cognitive, language, creative, social and affective development. Integrated into your teacher preparatory methodology are conceptual fundamentals of child development theory, curriculum, development, knowledge of environmental designs, classroom management, multicultural education, instructional technology, assessment, and various effective teaching practices; all of which are developmentally appropriate for the young adolescents and professionals you will work with.
Students may also wish to enroll in the State of Ohio Middle Childhood Generalist (4–6) Endorsement program.