Students are eligible for a Middle Childhood Education license after successfully completing the program. All licensure candidates must have specialized in two subject areas. You can choose from Language Arts, Science, Math or Social Studies.

Middle Childhood Education at the Mount

  Career Potential

Students who complete licensure in MCE receive a Resident Educator License which is good for four years. With the license, a graduate can become a teacher in any public or private school in the state of Ohio which includes grades from 4-9. Many teachers with MCE licensure sponsor extracurricular activities, including clubs, service organizations as well as coach interscholastic sports. 

Over time, MCE teachers can take positions of leadership within a school, such as:

  • Lead teacher
  • Department chair
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Educational administrator

The program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Pre-professional teachers who complete the middle childhood course work and field work are uniquely qualified to teach at the middle school level.

  Alumni Spotlight

Being a part of the education program at the Mount put me in a position to excel not just at teaching, but guiding students through education. The Mount's program was designed to create educators passionate about teaching and constantly looking for ways to continue improving in the classroom. Small class sizes helped to create a learning environment built around opportunities to explore concepts and theories at the forefront of the contemporary classroom. Throughout my time at the Mount, I felt supported by professors with years of experience in classrooms similar to those in which I would be teaching, creating a clearer picture of how the content of the courses I was taking could be practically applied when I began to teach.

Christopher Kline, ‘16

  About the Program

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