Middle Childhood Education

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Our Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education is a great fit for anyone dedicated to improving the educational experiences of young people in grades 4-9, with a special commitment to teaching all children. Potential students looking to become teacher candidates in middle childhood education select two areas of concentration from the content areas of mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts. Students begin their degree by taking courses across campus in the content areas they have selected, and during their second year apply for the professional cohort. In their third and fourth years, they become teacher candidates and learn how to teach “the whole child,” which includes practices most appropriate for the overall development of middle school students.

The School of Education at the University of Cincinnati is consistently ranked as a top institution in the field of Education. Most recently, US News and World Report placed it in the top 100 Best Education Schools (2016). The University of Cincinnati and all its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Program Objectives

By graduation, teacher candidates will be able to:

  • Articulate the central concepts, tools of inquiry and the structures of two disciplines
  • Collaborate effectively with others to develop their professional competence
  • Address issues of diversity with equity
  • Demonstrate pedagogical and philosophical knowledge of the middle school concept


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Where We Are Located

School of Education

615 Teachers-Dyer Complex
West Campus
University of Cincinnati

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Additional Information

The undergraduate Middle Childhood Education program offers a number of concentrations: