Middle Childhood Education

(Grades 4 - 9)

Middle Childhood Education

Unlocking Potential in Middle Childhood Education

The University of Cincinnati’s Middle Childhood Education program is ideal for educators who are dedicated to enriching the educational experiences of young learners in grades 4 - 9, with a special emphasis on inclusive instruction. In this dual-licensure program, educators are meticulously prepared to cater to students' diverse needs across a range of educational environments. Graduates of this program attain eligibility for special education intervention specialist licensure, empowering them to assist students with mild to moderate needs from kindergarten to grade 12. Furthermore, students aspiring for middle childhood education licensure have the flexibility to focus on their interests by selecting two concentration areas from mathematics, natural science, social studies, and language arts.


Projected Job Growth



4 yr

completion time

The School of Education was ranked in the top 100 Best Education Schools by U.S. News and World report, 2016.

Why study Middle Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Licensure (Grades 4 - 9)?

At the University of Cincinnati, we are committed to nurturing future educators who aim to create a lasting impact. UC proudly stands as Ohio's sole four-year public institution to offer a dual licensure for middle childhood education. Graduates of our specialized program move forward to pursue thriving careers in both public and private schools. If you are prepared to embark on a journey of educational influence, we invite you to join us at UC, where we unlock the doors to a fulfilling and influential teaching career. Your path to becoming an inspiring educator begins right here.

I have a passion for teaching. I knew that Middle Childhood Education program would give me amazing experiences in the classroom to prepare me for my future.

Ashley Davenport

Real World Experiences

MDL Experiences

The Middle Childhood Education program immediately immerses students in curriculum related to their selected content-area courses right from the start. By their second year, they embark on their journey within the professional cohort. Throughout their third and fourth years, they evolve into teacher candidates, honing their skills in instructing the "whole child" – a comprehensive approach finely attuned to the holistic development of middle school students. Join us in shaping the future of education and empowering the next generation of learners.

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Study Abroad

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The University of Cincinnati offers a variety of excellent programs abroad. Our education students studied the complexities of educational systems from around the world, with a special focus on Botswana.  

Search for programs at the links below and make plans to meet with a study abroad advisor.

Apply to our Bachelor's Degree in Middle Childhood Education

The University of Cincinnati’s Middle Childhood Education program features an industry-leading experience through a proven curriculum. Interested in learning more? Request more information today!