School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
- Kent Campus
The Middle Childhood Education–Science Grades 4-9 non-degree program provides coursework and field-based experiences for students who plan to apply for additional teacher licensure from the Ohio Department of Education. This non-degree program cannot be used for students seeking initial licensure.
This program does not culminate in a master's degree. Students interested in obtaining a teaching license and a master's degree from Kent State University must also be fully admitted to a master's degree and complete the prescribed coursework on the master's degree prospectus, in addition to courses that are prescribed here for additional licensure.
Applicants are assessed holistically, considering academic credentials, academic or professional references, non-academic dimensions and other specific program criteria.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.000 GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure Form
- Evidence of valid 4-Year Resident Educator or 5-Year Professional State of Ohio teaching license
- Two letters of recommendation
- An interview will be conducted prior to full acceptance into the program
For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this non-degree program will be able to:
- Describe the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.
- Describe the Ohio Standards for Professional Development.
- Describe the Ohio School Operating Standards.
- Describe the Ohio Value Added Progress Dimension(s).
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills consistent with the AMLE standards.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills identified in CAEP Advanced Standard A.1.1.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.
Residence Requirement Policy for Non-Degree Teacher Education Licensure/Endorsement Preparation Programs
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are a total of 15 credits or above: Students must complete 60% of the coursework at Kent State University, including the course that addresses the CAEP A.1.1 Standard as designated by the program area.
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are less than 15 total credits: Students must complete 100% of the coursework at Kent State University.
- Students are permitted 6 years to complete licensure programs and 4 years to complete endorsement programs at Kent State University.
- Coursework transferred from another university cannot be more than 6 years old at the time the licensure/endorsement program is completed.
- Students who do not meet the residence requirements will not be recommended for licensure by Kent State University.
|CI 57502||SCIENCE TEACHING IN EARLY AND MIDDLE GRADES 1||3|
|or CI 57505||INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE|
|or MCED 50002||TEACHING SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD II|
|CI 57504||TEACHING READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE GRADES||3|
|CI 67092||ADVANCED PRACTICUM AND INTERNSHIP IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 2||1|
|CI 67107||CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN THE MIDDLE GRADES||3|
|CI 67108||TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE MIDDLE GRADES||3|
|CI 67396||INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS||3|
|HDFS 64027||EARLY ADOLESCENCE||3|
|MCED 50005||EFFECTIVE USE OF PHONICS IN READING||3|
|MCED 50007||TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||25|
Students will need permission from the middle childhood education program coordinator to register for the course.
Requirement to be determined by faculty advisor after review of previous teaching experience.
|Minimum Major GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Additional Coursework: An analysis of additional content-area coursework required at the post-undergraduate level will be completed before entering into the program, and a Plan of Study will be created based on transcript analysis and current licensure requirements by the Ohio Department of Education. A minimum C grade is required in each of these courses. This coursework would be in addition to requirements for the Middle Childhood Education non-degree program.
Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): Data literacy and analysis, use of research and assessment data, leadership and collaboration, utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline, and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass the OAE Content Knowledge Assessment for each teaching field in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.
Students who do not apply for license within 12 months of program completion may be subject to additional course requirements, based on Ohio licensure standards in force at the time of application.