Middle Childhood Education (4-9)

Math/Language Arts Concentration

OVERVIEW

In cooperation with various academic discipline departments in the University, the Department of Teacher Education offers a four-year Middle Childhood Education Program (grades 4-9), Math and Language Arts Concentration, approved by the Ohio Department of Education.  The Middle Childhood Math and Language Arts License (Grades 4-9), Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires a minimum of 127 semester hours of course work.  This teaching field also requires passage of the Ohio Assessments for Educators in order to be eligible to student teach. 

COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1 (requires a B average)
Writing 2 (requires a B average)
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement3
One of the following courses may be taken to fulfill Math GER
Math 2652 is preferred math course if you are required to take Math Praxis Core
Quantitative Reasoning
OR:
Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers 2
(Preferred course if required to take Math Praxis Core)
OR:
Foundations of Middle School Mathematics 2
(Mathematics Concentration takes this one)
General Education Knowledge Domains
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the General Education model. Courses listed for GER's below are required in this program. See page 2 for other General Education recommendations.
Arts and Humanities 6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 lab)7
Social Science6
General Psychology
Social Science GER
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective3
Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE
Mathematics Concentration
MATH 1564Foundations of Middle School Mathematics 14
MATH 2665Foundations of Middle School Mathematics 24
MATH 3767Algebra/Geometry for Middle School Teachers 14
MATH 3768Algebra/Geometry for Middle School Teachers 24
MATH 4869Functions, Calculus, and Applications for Middle School Teachers3
MATH 4870Mathematics Seminar for Middle School Teachers2
STAT 2601Introductory Statistics3
Language Arts Concentration
CMST 2656Interpersonal Communication3
ENGL 2610World Literature (AH/SPA)3
ENGL 2618American Literature and Diversity (AH/SPA)3
ENGL 2651Introduction to Language (SS/SPA)3
ENGL 3700Literary Study3
ENGL 3704Literature for Middle School Readers3
ENGL 3730Teaching Language Arts3
ENGL 3739Writing for Middle School Teachers3
Professional Education Curriculum
FOUN 1501Introduction to Education3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 13
FOUN 3708Education and Society 23
TEMC 3702Teaching & Learning in Middle Schools 1,23
Reading Course Requirements
TERG 3710Reading Application in Content Areas, Middle Years 13
TERG 3701Phonics in Reading Instruction3
TERG 3702Developmental Reading Instruction and Literature Strategies PreK-9 13
TERG 3703Assessment and Instruction in Reading Internship, PreK-9 23
Preclinical Curriculum
TEMC 4801The Middle School Learning Community 23
TEMC 4804Middle Level Instructional Design and Student Outcomes 23
TEMC 3704Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School 23
TEMC 3706Teaching Language Arts in the Middle School 23
Student Teaching Curriculum
TEMC 4802Student Teaching: Middle Childhood 210
TEMC 4803Student Teaching Seminar for Middle Childhood Education 22
Total Hours Required for the Degree = 127
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 Prerequisites for preclinical curriculum.

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 Upper division course.

BCOE Notes:

  • Neither admission to the University nor declaration of a major related to a teaching field guarantees admission to the BCOE’s Teacher Education Programs or candidacy for a teaching license. Formal Admission to Teacher Education (Upper-Division) is required before students are allowed to enroll in junior and senior level courses in the college.  Undetermined Education students must declare a major before applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program.
  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program is obtained upon satisfactory completion of the following requirements:
    • Minimum completion of 50 s.h.
    • Minimum 2.75 overall GPA
  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Overall GPA 3.4 or better, OR
    • ACT scores of Reading 21, English 18, Mathematics 22, OR
    • SAT scores of Reading 450, Writing 430, Mathematics 520, OR
    • Praxis CORE scores, Reading 156, Writing 162, Mathematics 150
  • Grade of "B" or better in:
    • ENGL 1550
    • ENGL 1551
    • If failure to receive a grade of "B" or better in ENGL 1550 and ENGL 1551 - ENGL 2601 grade must be a "B" or better. If you recieve a "C" or below, you will need to retake the course.
  • Grade of "B" or better in the following courses. If you do not have a "B" or better, you will need to retake one or more of these courses until the "B" is achieved.
    • FOUN 1501
    • CMST 1545
    • SPED 2630
    • ENGL 2651 or MATH 1564 or HIST 2606/HIST 1511 or BIOL 1505
  • Professional education, preclinical, and student teaching courses may only be repeated one time.
  • Minimum requirements for teachers' licenses are determined by the Ohio Department of Education; if those requirements change, they become effective immediately at Youngstown State University. 

Program Notes:

  • If Math concentration is chosen, Math GER is not required. If Science concentration is chosen, Natural Science GER is fulfilled through subject area curriculum. If Language Arts concentration is chosen, Arts & Humanities GER is fulfilled through subject area curriculum. If Social Studies concentration is chosen, Social Sciences GER is fulfilled through subject area curriculum.

Upper Division Notes:

Upper Division Application (The application and forms must be completed and printed from the BCOE website.)

  • After candidates have completed a minimum of 50 s.h., they should submit an Upper Division application along with the completion of the Good Moral Character Statement, a copy of BCI and FBI clearances, and Dispositional Assessment to the BCOE Office of Student Services, room 2101, no later than:
    • September 1 - to register for upper division courses for Spring 
    • February 1 - to register for upper division courses for summer and fall
  • Each completed application must be reviewed and approved by the Upper Division Admission and Retention Committee. If all requirements are met, the student will be allowed to register for upper division courses the following semester. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be processed until the end of the respective semester.

Preclinical Application with Request for Graduation Evaluation

  • The application must be completed and printed from the BCOE website.
  • Preclinical application with the Graduation Evaluation Request summary is to be submitted one year prior to the intended preclinical semester to the BCOE Office of Student Services no later than
    • September 1 - for Fall preclinical
    • February 1 - for Spring preclinical
  • Preclinical candidates are screened for eligibility because specific course and grade point average prerequisites must be met.

Student Teaching Notes:

  • Prerequisites: BCOE upper division and senior status, overall 2.75 GPA, minimum of 2.67 GPA in subject area curriculum and professional education courses with no grade less than a "C", and passage of OAE test(s) and ACTFL tests for foreign language.
  • Instructions for completing the Student Teaching application and forms are available on BCOE website. The application and forms must be completed and printed from the BCOE website and submitted to the BCOE Office of Student Services no later than:
    • September 1 - to student teach the following spring semester
    • February 1 - to student teach the following fall semester

Graduation Process

  • Apply for graduation during the first three weeks of the semester you plan to graduate (you must have a graduation evaluation completed in advance).

Completing a Bachelor of Science in Education without Licensure:

  • Students choosing to graduate without licensure must apply for approval to graduate without licensure at the BCOE Office of Student Services, 2101 Beeghly Hall, 330-941-3268.
  • Once approved, students must complete all program requirements except for student teaching curriculum.  In place of student teaching curriculum, students will take TCED 4830 Undergraduate Capstone Course for Education Majors

General Education Requirements:

  • All students must satisfy General Education requirements; some majors, prescribe specific GE courses. 
  • Courses taken for the major may be applied toward satisfying General Education requirements but credit hours toward graduation cannot be double counted.
  • Approved General Education courses can be found at http://web.ysu.edu/ger.

Advisement:

  • Freshmen, athletes,and students on warning and probation are required to meet with an advisor before registration.
  • It is recommended that all majors meet with a faculty advisor every semester.

Financial Aid:

Other:

  • Residency rule requires the last 30 semester hours of your degree and at least 16 semester hours in your major and 21 semester hours in upper-division courses to be completed at YSU.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
SpringS.H.
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 2665 Foundations of Middle School Mathematics 2 4
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
FOUN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
ENGL 2610 World Literature (counts as AH or SPA Elective) 3
 Semester Hours16
Fall
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
MATH 1564 Foundations of Middle School Mathematics 1 4
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
ENGL 2618 American Literature and Diversity (counts as AH or SPA Elective) 3
TCED 1500 Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Spring
MATH 3768 Algebra/Geometry for Middle School Teachers 2 4
ENGL 3700 Literary Study 3
CMST 2656 Interpersonal Communication 3
TERG 3701 Phonics in Reading Instruction 3
Natural Science GER 3
 Semester Hours16
Fall
MATH 3767 Algebra/Geometry for Middle School Teachers 1 4
TERG 3710 Reading Application in Content Areas, Middle Years 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
ENGL 2651 Introduction to Language (counts as SPA Elective) 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Spring
MATH 4870 Mathematics Seminar for Middle School Teachers 2
ENGL 3730 Teaching Language Arts 3
ENGL 3739 Writing for Middle School Teachers 3
TEMC 3702 Teaching & Learning in Middle Schools 3
TERG 3703 Assessment and Instruction in Reading Internship, PreK-9 3
Natural Science/Lab GER 4
 Semester Hours18
Fall
MATH 4869 Functions, Calculus, and Applications for Middle School Teachers 3
STAT 2601 Introductory Statistics 3
TERG 3702 Developmental Reading Instruction and Literature Strategies PreK-9 3
ENGL 3704 Literature for Middle School Readers 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
Social Science GER 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 4
Spring
TEMC 4802 Student Teaching: Middle Childhood 10
TEMC 4803 Student Teaching Seminar for Middle Childhood Education 2
 Semester Hours12
Fall
TEMC 4801 The Middle School Learning Community 3
TEMC 3704 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School 3
TEMC 3706 Teaching Language Arts in the Middle School 3
TEMC 4804 Middle Level Instructional Design and Student Outcomes 3
FOUN 3708 Education and Society 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours127