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Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9)

Bachelor of Science in Education


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Influence Student Lives

Teaching requires knowledge about the characteristics of learners, social structures of schools, families and communities, assessment techniques, classroom practices, law, statistics, technology, curriculum, and resources. Students will investigate this knowledge and combine it with extensive experiences in a variety of schools.

Contact Info

Judy Mahabir

Academic Advisor

Department of Teacher Education

127 McGuffey Hall

210 E. Spring Street

Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

You’ll choose two licensure areas from Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies as your concentrations to make up 37-45 of your required credit hours. In addition, a few of the courses taken by all middle childhood majors include:

  • EDP 256 Psychology of the Exceptional Learner
  • TCE 252M Early Field Experience for Middle Childhood Education
  • EDL 318M Teacher Leadership and School Organization
  • TCE 346M Reading Instruction for Middle Grades
  • TCE 421M Classroom Cultures, Community, and Climate

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

With a content specialization in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, you'll successfully be able to command a classroom and educate young minds for the future. Additionally, students who obtain additional education may choose to pursue roles in educational administration.

Additional Opportunities

Teachers prepare, motivate, encourage, and inspire.

Why Teach?
  • Urban Cohort

    Urban Cohort

    The Urban Cohort is a community-based approach to teacher education. Miami faculty and Urban Cohort students collaborate with high-need schools and community-based organizations to prepare teachers who are grounded in the life of the community.

    About the Urban Cohort
  • student at a teacher job fair

    Teacher Job Fair

    Miami’s annual teaching-specific job fair connects our undergraduate and alumni teacher candidates with school districts from across the country.

  • MCE Generalist Endorsement

    The MCE Generalist Endorsement is an add-on (i.e., it can only be obtained with the MCE license) that allows a teacher to teach grades 4-6 in one or two additional content areas not on the original teaching license.

    About Undergraduate Certificates and Endorsements

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data

Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

Students declare a pre-major in a Teacher Education program at the time of university admission or as soon as possible. After declaring a pre-major, students must apply for acceptance to a cohort-a group of students selected to experience certain parts of the program together. Selection is limited for each cohort to ensure quality instruction; those applicants with the greatest potential for academic success are selected for each cohort. Admission to Miami University or to the College of Education, Health, and Society as a pre-major neither implies nor guarantees selection to a cohort.

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