Students can complete the entire Bachelor's of Science degree in Middle Childhood Education (MCED) completely at the Kent State University Geauga Campus.
All students pursuing a teacher education degree program are required to complete the following four classes with a minimum grade of a "C" (2.0).
CULT 29535 - Education in a Democratic Society
EPSY 19525 - Educational Psychology
ITEC 19525 - Educational Technology
SPED 23000 - Introduction to Exceptionalities
MCED students select two of the following concentration areas; Reading/Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. This allows the individual to teach in those two subject areas upon the successful completion of the B.S.E. and successful passage of the state license exams. A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required in all concentration courses.
Students interested in teaching all of the above concentration areas in grades 4-6 should consider completing coursework towards the 4-6 generalist license (State of Ohio). These additional courses are required to seek an Ohio 4-6 generalist license, but not for graduation. In addition to completing the coursework listed below, students will be required to pass specific content area assessments in order to apply for the license. Students interested in the 4-6 generalist license should review the course and application requirements.
Admission to Advanced Study is selective and occurs toward the end of the sophomore year. The faculty coordinator, Dr. Robin Dever, will review individual student files and select the most qualified applicants based on the following criteria:
- 2.75 minimum cumulative G.P.A.
- "C" grade or higher in concentration coursework, Early Adolescence, Education in a Democratic Society, and one other required course (College Writing I, College Writing II, Math Concepts I, or Math Concepts II)
- Satisfactory rating (S) in Field Experience I
- Qualifying score on Praxis I in Mathematics (174), Reading (174) and Writing (172) or equivalent competencies on the ACT, SAT, or COMPASS exams.
- Satisfactory rating (S) on the Faculty Interview
Advanced Study Block II is completed during the Fall Semester and Block III is completed during the Spring Semester. All Kent Core, content area, and professional (education) coursework must be completed prior to Student Teaching.
Download the Admission to Advanced Study Checklist
Student teaching is the final experience in a student's teacher education program. Pre-service teachers have opportunities to observe in-service teachers, apply knowledge learned during the undergraduate career, and practice the skills and dispositions necessary for effective teaching. Please meet with Dr. Dever to discuss any questions regarding your upcoming student teaching placement. All application materials (see below) are due electronically to Dr. Dever by March 6th (for the Fall 2015 term).