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Licensure for Middle Childhood Education (MCE) (Gr. 4-9)

The Notre Dame College Middle Childhood Education (MCE) field-based licensure program prepares undergraduates and post-baccalaureate middle school (MS) teachers with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to successfully meet the educational needs of 4-9 students. The State of Ohio has outlined expectations for MS candidates. Candidates are required to select two of the following content areas for a concentration: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies. Candidates must pass the Praxis II subject assessment in each area of their concentration. They must also pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test for grades 5-9 with a qualifying score of 168 or better. Ohio requires that 80% of program completers must pass the Praxis.

Throughout their preparation program, the candidates relate their practice to the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. The Ohio standards cluster in three categories: teaching and learning conditions for teaching and learning, and professional work. Candidates are prepared to create effective learning experiences for a diverse student population. Ohio requires all middle childhood candidates to complete 12 semester hours of reading, including a three-hour course in phonics. The phonics course, along with content area reading, reading across the curriculum, and assessment and correction of reading disabilities, requires the candidates to demonstrate understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of learning and the role reading plays in learning

Professional Education Core (11 courses)
ED 202 Introduction to Education
ED 203 Field Experience for Introduction to Education
ED 204 Educational Psychology
ED 205 Psychology of Student with Special Needs
ED 206 Field Experience for ED 205
ED 301 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum
ED 341 Curriculum Principles Pre-K - 12
ED 342 Integrated Methods Pre-K - 12
ED 343 Field Experience for ED 342
ED 358 Classroom Management
ED 475 Issues in Education

Middle Childhood Education Courses (8)
ED 221 The Role of Phonics in Reading
ED 265 Foundations of Early and Middle Childhood Education
ED 332 Reading Across the Curriculum in Early Childhood Education and Middle Childhood Education
ED 335 Reading in the Content Areas
ED 355 Assessment and Correction of Reading Disabilities
ED 380 Field Experience for Reading in Early Childhood Education and Middle Childhood Education
ED 412 Student Teaching in Middle Childhood Education
AND one mathematics course:
MA 130 Elementary Number Theory
OR
MA 131 Geometry, Probability and Statistics from an Elementary Point of View

Content Area Requirements: (Choose two areas)
Mathematics (5):

MA 120, MA 130, MA 131, MA 221 and MA 330

Reading & Language Arts (7):
CA 212, CA 250, EN 312,
CA 220 OR EN 210 OR EN 318
EN 331 OR EN 332
EN 341 OR EN 342

Choose one:
EN 255, EN 256, EN 281, EN 381, EN 382
Recommended but NOT required:
EN 314

Science (5):
BI 105 and 106 OR 110 and 111 OR 112 and 113;
BI 200 and 201;
CH 100 and 101 OR CH 111 and 113;
CH 220 and 221;
PS 150 and 151

Social Sciences (6):
HI 110, HI 200, EC 100, GO 200, PO 111, SO 201