Middle Childhood Education (EMS)

Note: This program is available for students entering fall 2014 and earlier. Students entering fall 2015 and later should visit the middle childhood/intervention specialist dual licensure program page.

In middle childhood education, you'll prepare to teach grades four through nine through specializing in two areas of concentration. The emphasis in this program is on the unique characteristics of middle schools and the challenge of early adolescence. In addition to earning the middle childhood license, the department of teacher education offer the opportunity for students to earn the middle childhood generalist endorsement (grades four through six) as well. This endorsement is designed for those who wish to teach all subjects in grades four through six. A student in this program is required to have two concentrations of 24 or more semester hours in the following content areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Reading/Language Arts

A student must meet all academic and competency requirements in order to continue in the program, to student teach and to be recommended for licensure. In addition, all field and clinical experiences must be successfully completed. Students are expected to have completed all of the teaching concentration courses prior to student teaching; exceptions must be approved by a faculty advisor. In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio teaching license application, applicants must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests.

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Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall 680 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966