Middle Childhood Education

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Certification in 4th–9th Grades

In the Middle Childhood Education Program, teacher candidates choose two concentration areas of study:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

In addition to proficiency in two of these concentrations, candidates take three courses in study. At the successful completion of the program, a candidate is certified to teach two disciplines in grades 4 through 9.

At Cedarville University, there are specialized courses specifically for middle childhood. When studying science, for example, there are specialized courses such as science concepts, methods, and environmental science just for the middle childhood major. The same is true for the other three concentrations. Candidates experience more than 200 hours of field experience, including 60 hours of co-teaching in an urban setting and special education. Prior to the candidates' 16-week student teaching internship experience, candidates experience a structured field experience in reading and in their areas of concentration. Our graduates are very well prepared for taking charge of a middle school classroom.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (57-65 hours)
Middle Childhood Education Major Requirements (48 hours)
Concentration Requirements (29-39 hours)
Total Minimum Hours (134-144 hours)