Middle Childhood Education
Bachelor of Arts
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, the Lourdes University Department of Education has designed the Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education program to be developmentally responsive to the diverse and unique needs of young learners.
As a middle childhood education major, you can choose to specialize in two of the following concentrations:
- Language arts
- Social studies
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 the Lourdes 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 these practices are developmentally appropriate for the young adolescents and professionals you will work with.
Lourdes middle childhood education alumni have gone on to secure successful teaching positions in several diocesan, public and charter schools throughout the United States.
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High achieving students can choose to apply for membership as an Honors Program candidate, or for an international student teaching experience at the Pan American School of Porto Alegre in Brazil. Middle childhood education majors may also wish to enroll in the State of Ohio Middle Childhood Generalist (4-6) Endorsement and Catholic High School Religion Certificate programs.
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- Lourdes University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly known as the Ohio Board of Regents).
- The Lourdes University Teacher Education Initial Licensure Program in the College of Education and Human Services is accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles through the CAEP Accreditation System, for a period of 7 years, 2015 to 2022. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers TEAC accreditation.