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MCE Program Outcomes

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 students in grades 4-9. The State of Ohio has outlined expectations for MCE candidates.

Candidates are required to select two of the following content areas for a concentration: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. In order to be licensed to teach in Ohio, candidates are required to pass the Ohio Assessments for Educators. The Ohio Assessments for Educators assesses the content-area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator licensure or adding a new licensure area. The assessments are aligned with Ohio Academic Content Standards and Common Core State Standards. Candidates must also take the Foundations of Reading as part of the OAE battery. See the following website for a complete list of tests, qualifying scores, and registration information: http://education.ohio.gov/Teachers

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Notre Dame College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected organizations of higher education in the country.

The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Founding institution of the American Council on Education.
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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