Bachelor's Degree in Middle Childhood Education
The University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Arts degree in middle childhood education degree and license prepares students to work with grades 4-9, with a choice of focus in language arts, science, social studies and mathematics. Middle childhood majors choose two of the four areas of emphasis in addition to a minor area of study. Similar to other education majors, middle childhood students begin field experience in the spring of freshman year with placements in a variety of school and agency settings.
GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)
English proficiency (one of the following):
- TOEFL: 61 iBT
- IELTS: 5.5
- PTE: 55
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- Foundations of Middle Childhood Education
- Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School
- Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School
- Teaching Language Arts in the Middle School
- Teaching Science in the Middle School
- Content Area Reading and Writing in Middle School
- Middle Childhood Professional Practices, Research and Preclinical Practice
- Middle Childhood Assessment and Literacy Practices
- Clinical Practice-Middle Childhood
Scholarships & funding
A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website.
Upon completion of the program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
- Candidates will demonstrate understanding of the subject matter areas and create meaningful learning experiences based on this knowledge.
- Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of each student’s cognitive, Social, physical, and emotional development and to create learning opportunities that support student academic development.
- Candidates will demonstrate the ability to recognize and value student diversity and the differences in how students learn and provide instruction to accommodate such diversity.
- Candidates will demonstrate the ability to develop instructional plans based on student's needs, curriculum goals and models, subject matter and community.
- Candidates will demonstrate pedagogical knowledge and skills and use this expertise to encourage each student to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Candidates will demonstrate the ability to create a classroom environment that facilitates learning and a climate that encourages fairness, positive social interactions, active learning, and self-motivation.
- Candidates will demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, written, technological, and media communication skills to support and enhance student learning.
- Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the role of assessment and the use of formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate student learning.
- Candidates will demonstrate the skills necessary for self-reflection and use this knowledge to analyze past experiences and pursue professional development opportunities.
- Candidates will demonstrate the ability to collaborate with students, candidates, parents, community members, and professional colleagues in order to support student learning and development.
- Candidate will demonstrate a sense of caring.
Join the growing field of teaching by pursuing a degree in middle childhood education from the University of Mount Union and completing our CAEP accredited Teacher Education Program.
Due to a larger number of children and adults seeking education opportunities and increased retirements, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities in the education field will grow significantly in the years to come. This growth is expected to be larger at the elementary (grades 1-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) levels.
As a middle childhood education major at Mount Union, you will be able fulfill this growing need with preparation for teaching grades four through nine. You will be primed to specialize in young adolescent development, selecting at least two areas of emphasis that may include language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Our program also provides you with an opportunity to earn reading and middle school generalist endorsements.
Mount Union's Department of Education and Teacher Education Program is geared toward assisting candidates in obtaining a teaching appointment after graduation. A major or minor in education also provides students with an excellent foundation for careers in a number of fields outside of education.
Common careers include:
- Childcare centers
- Youth ministry
- Human services professions
- Corporate training
About this institute
University of Mount Union
The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...
Why study at University of Mount Union
Mount Union is a small institution. We are proud to offer small class sizes, all taught by professors. More than 80% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields of study. This gives our students a chance to research and learn alongside our talented faculty in their academic fields. We are proud that 98% of our students find jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!
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