Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement

About the Program

Our Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement 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. Those who already hold a degree in Early Childhood Education or two areas of Middle Childhood Education can expand their licensure by completing appropriate course work to become eligible to apply for a generalist license, which would allow those with a middle childhood license to teach in all four subject areas in grades 4, 5, and 6. For those with an early childhood license, once they completed the generalist coursework, they could expand their teaching to include grades 4 and 5 only.

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

Upon completion of this Endorsement, candidates will be knowledgeable in and able to teach additional content areas in addition to their previous license after they pass either the OAE Elementary Education (Subtest I), the OAE Elementary Education (Subtest II), or the content test for each subject area.

Accreditation

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

Choose one of:

  • MDL 4032/6032: Methods of Teaching Natural Science in Grades 4-6.
    • First summer session: May 13 to June 25, 2019
    • 3 semester hours
  • MDL 4033/6033: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Grades 4-6.
    • First summer session: May 13 to June 25, 2019
    • 3 semester hours
  • MDL 4030/6030: Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Grades 4-6.
    • Second summer session: June 26 to August 10, 2019
    • 3 semester hours
  • MDL 4031/6031: Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Grades 4-6.
    • Second summer session: June 26 to August 10, 2019
    • 3 semester hours

 

*These methods course include 50 hours of embedded field service. 

*Six hours of additional content coursework in the relevant subject.

  1. Individuals currently holding an Ohio 4-9 license
  2. Students in the MDL professional cohort at UC
  3. Hold at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA

Apply Online between November 15, 2018 and June 15, 2019:

  • Current MDL cohort students:
    • Sign in to Tk20 with your 6+2 and click “Applications” on the main menu.
    • Select “Application to the Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement”
  • All other applicants:
    • Go to uc.tk20.com
    • Click “Admissions” at the bottom of the home page.
    • Click “Click here to create your account” at the bottom of the page.
    • Create a guest account
    • Click “Admissions Applications” from the menu.
    • Click “Create New Application”
    • Locate the “Application to the Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement"

Passing scores on the OAE Elementary Education (Subtest I &II) or the relevant OAE Middle Childhood content exam.