Middle Childhood Education (Pre)
Teachers act as coaches, using interactive discussions and “hands-on” approaches to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects such as science, mathematics, or English. They provide the tools and the environment for their students to learn abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thought processes.
Middle grades teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school and expose them to more information about the world. Middle grades teachers in Ohio usually specialize in two of three concentrations: science, math and social studies.
They also play a vital role in the development of their students. Middle grades teachers often become role models for pre-adolescents and young adolescents. What children learn and experience during these years can shape their views of themselves and the world, and may affect their later success or failure in school, work and their personal lives.
Our middle grades education program is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of children in grades four through nine, with a special commitment to urban education.
A bachelor’s degree in education is the minimum educational requirement for entering the teaching profession. This program provides you with the first two years toward completion of your bachelor’s degree.
Where It Will Take You
With your bachelor’s degree and proper licensing, your employment opportunities include becoming a teacher, instructor and tutor. You may teach in public or private schools. Opportunities depend, in part, on your areas of concentration. (You will pick two from: language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.)
This program is for students who plan to transition to the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services to complete their bachelor’s degree in one of the most innovative teacher education programs in the country.