Middle Childhood Education Major

Learn how to approach teaching students ranging from upper elementary grades to junior high school and how to meet their varying educational needs through our Middle Childhood Education major.

What You'll Study

Your coursework will begin with a First-Year Experience course that will provide you with everything you need to know about the Middle Childhood Teacher Education program. You'll also have opportunities early on to gain practical experience in tutoring elementary children.

Outside of your general courses, you'll pick two concentration areas to sharpen your expertise in a specific discipline. Choose from the concentrations of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

Other courses will allow you to spend time in the schools observing, co-teaching and leading lessons on your own. The culminating experience is a semester-long student teaching placement in a local school system.


  • Middle Childhood Education Major

    All Middle Childhood Education majors complete professional teaching courses, a clinical experience and a student teaching component in order to become skilled middle school educators. You'll choose two of four curriculum concentration areas. Middle Childhood Education majors may also complete two additional courses and a state exam to be licensed in a third teaching area.

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Internships and Jobs

  • Youngstown City schools
  • Warren City schools
  • Mahoning County schools
  • Trumbull County schools
  • Columbiana County schools
  • Ashtabula County schools
  • Additional schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania
  • K-12 public schools
  • K-12 private schools
  • Educational service centers
  • Tutoring facilities
  • Educational consulting centers