College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human ServicesCollege of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human ServicesUniversity of CincinnatiCollege of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services

College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services

Literacy & Second Language StudiesLiteracy & Second Language StudiesSchool of Education

Literacy & Second Language Studies

Middle Childhood Education


The middle childhood education program at the University of Cincinnati is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of children in grades four through nine, with a special commitment to urban education. Candidates in the bachelor of science degree program learn through a blend of course work, field experience, and internships, gaining the skills to meet the challenges and changing needs of schools and communities.

Eligible candidates apply for an initial state of Ohio teaching license, which licenses them to teach two subject areas from the following: language arts, mathematics, science or social studies. Graduates of the middle childhood program usually elect to teach in Ohio, but our graduates do teach across the nation. Opportunities depend in part on the fields of specialization chosen by the student – there is a growing need for teachers with concentration in the areas of science, technology and mathematics, or STEM disciplines.