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Earn the BSE in Middle Childhood Education at Kent State Geauga!


Contact Information

Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Robin Dever

Academic Advisor: Sarah Hull

Questions?  Call 440-834-4187

Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education

Interested in teaching middle school?  Middle school teaching is highly complex; teachers must be knowledgeable of content, young adolescent development, and dozens of additional social, critical thinking, and professional skills.  Teachers bring diverse knowledge, strengths, and experience for their roles.  They care deeply about young people and commonly enter teaching because of that care and concern.

The Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education (MCED) can be completed entirely at the Kent State University Geauga Campus.  Kent State Geauga's MCED program prepares teachers for grades 4 through 9 (ages 8 to 14).  

Mathematics Concentration

Content area coursework in the mathematics concentration includes classes in algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and statistics.

Reading/Language Arts Concentration

Content area coursework in the reading/language arts concentration includes classes in communication, grammar, literature, and writing.

Science Concentration

Content area coursework in the science concentration includes classes in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, and physics.

Social Studies Concentration

Content area coursework in the social studies concentration includes classes in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology.

Kent State University offers a variety of other education and teacher licensure programs.  Support is available for students who begin a degree program at the Geauga Campus with the intention of transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete the degree.


"The Middle Childhood Education program at Kent State Geauga gave me everything I could have hoped for out of a college education.  One-on-one instruction, meaningful and challenging curriculum, a family atmosphere, and the confidence to grow and develop in the current teaching field are all things you can expect out of this program."

Luke-James Wilmot    Class of 2015

"Thanks to Dr. Robin Dever and the Kent State Geauga MCED program, I was well prepared to meet every requirement for obtaining my teaching endorsement.   When I entered the classroom, I felt confident that I had been provided with the training I needed in order to be an effective teacher.   As a non-traditional student with a family to consider, I was thankful to have a first-class educational program close to home."

Sarah Mast   Class of 2014

Fall 2015 Advanced Study Applications will be available starting early February.  Applications will be due March 20, 2015.  Interviews will be held March 31st and April 1st.


Please contact Sarah Hull ( with any questions.