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Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education

Total credit hours: 126

The Middle Childhood Program prepares teachers to work with learners from ages nine through 14 and grades four through nine.

The exact number of credit hours needed for graduation is dependent upon the two areas of concentration selected.

Required Curriculum

Core Course Requirements

First Year Experience (3 credit hours)
FYE 100 The Lourdes Experience

English (6 credit hours)
ENG 101 Composition I: Essay Writing
ENG 102 Composition II: Research and Writing

Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MTH 112 if ACT score <22 or SAT score <520 or
Any MTH course above MTH 114

Ethics (3 credit hours)
Education students meet the Core Curriculum Requirement for Ethics through an Integrated approach of studying ethics for educators in five courses (EDU 100/101, EDU 230, EDU 216, EDU 317/319, EDU 329).

Enduring Question Seminar (2-3 credit hours)

Capstone in the major (12 credit hours)
EDM 490 Capstone: Middle Childhood Student Teaching

Service Learning (20 hours)

Cultural Diversity course or experience (3 credit hours)
EDU 316 Multicultural and Social Issues in Education

General Education
History (3 credit hours)
HST 121 Survey of United States History I or
HST 219 Ohio History

Literature (3 credit hours)
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature

Philosophy (3 credit hours)
Any PHL course

Theology (6 credit hours)
First course (one of the following):
THS 101 Introduction to Religious Studies
THS 125 Foundation of Theology
THS 218 Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 220 Introduction to the Old Testament
THS 221 Introduction to the New Testament
THS 235 Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 299 Topics in THS: Faith and Science
THS 312 Jesus, the Christ
THS 316 The Shape and Mission of the Church

Second course (one of the following):
THS course 200 or above

Art/Music (3 credit hours)
Any approved Art or Music course

Natural Science (3-4 credit hours)
Any approved Natural Science course

* Field experience required
** Clinical experience required

Social Science (3 credit hours)
EDU 250** Educational Psychology

Professional Education Foundational Courses (22 credit hours)
EDU 100* Foundations of Education or
EDU 101 Foundations of Education Bridge Course
EDU 151 Technology in Learning
EDU 251 Technology & Pedagogy for Learning
EDU 351 Technology, Pedagogy & Content Knowledge for Learning
EDU 230** Survey of Special Needs Education
EDU 250** Educational Psychology
EDU 216 Multicultural & Social Issues in Education
EDU 319 Classroom Management for Middle Childhood and Adolescence to Young Adult
EDU 329 Differentiated Instruction & Assessment

Middle Childhood Strand (24 credit hours)
EDM 210** Education for Young Adolescents
EDM 235** Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School
EDM 250* Middle Childhood Methods and Field Experience I
EDM 351-356* Concentration Area – Methods and Field Experience II Student Teaching

Reading Strand (12 credit hours)
EDU 212 Teaching Reading Through Literature for Young Adolescents
EDU 330 Developmental Reading Through Content Area Reading
EDU 332 Reading, Diagnosis & Assessment (Elective)
EDU 334 The Role of Phonics in Emergent Literacy

Curriculum Content/Areas of Concentration (Choose 2 of the 4 areas listed)
Language Arts (21 credit hours)
COM 100 Oral Communications
ENG 101 Composition I: Essay Writing
ENG 102 Composition II: Research and Writing
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature
ENG 220 Structures of the English Language
ENG 300 Foundations of Western Literature
ENG 313 Theoretical Approaches to Writing, Reading and the Teaching of Writing

Math (21 credit hours)
MTH 114 Mathematical Principles for Educations II
if ACT score < 22 or SAT score < 520 OR any additional math course higher than MTH 114
MTH 116 Math Pedagogy for Middle Childhood and AYA Teachers
MTH 122 College Algebra
MTH 130 Elementary Analysis
MTH 132 Calculus for the Managerial Sciences
MTH 204 Geometry
MTH 212 Statistics

Science (22 credit hours)
BIO 201 Principles of Biology
BIO 215 Basic Ecology
CHM/CHL 130 Intro to General Chemistry
SCI 370 Integrated Science for Teachers
PHS 112 Introduction to Earth Science
PHS 113 Principles of Physical Science
BIO 254 Health Science for Teachers of Young Adolescent to Young Adults

Social Studies (21 credit hours)
HST 103 History of World Civilization
HST 121 Survey of United States History I
HST 122 Survey of United States History II
HST 219 Ohio History
PLS 122 American National Government
GEO 260 World Regional Geography
BUS 200 Introduction to Economics