College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studieswww.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs
About This Program
The Middle Childhood Education Social Studies 4-9 Additional Licensure Preparation program is designed to provide licensed teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach social studies to students in grades 4-9. With a focus on engaging and innovative teaching methods, you will learn how to create meaningful and memorable learning experiences for your students. Read more...
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
Education teachers, postsecondary
- 4.8% about as fast as the average
- 77,300 number of jobs
- $65,440 potential earnings
Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education
- 3.6% about as fast as the average
- 627,100 number of jobs
- $60,810 potential earnings
Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education
- 3.8% about as fast as the average
- 1,050,800 number of jobs
- $62,870 potential earnings
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.750 overall undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure Form
- Evidence of valid four-year Resident Educator or five-year Professional State of Ohio teaching license
- Two letters of recommendation
- Interview (to be conducted prior to full acceptance Into the program)
Applicants are assessed holistically, considering academic credentials, academic or professional references, non-academic dimensions and other specific program criteria. For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
- Fall Semester
- Spring Semester
- Summer Term
|Code ||Title ||Credit Hours |
|GEOG 17063||WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) ||3|
|GEOG 37010||GEOGRAPHY OF OHIO ||3|
|or HIST 31061|| HISTORY OF OHIO |
|MCED 41192||MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GENERALIST PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE (ELR) 1||1|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||7|
Graduation Requirements Summary
|Minimum Major GPA || Minimum Overall GPA |
|3.000 ||3.000 |
- 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this non-degree program will be able to:
- Successfully pass the Ohio Assessment Exam.
- Demonstrate understanding of the content and pedagogy of required social studies courses.
- Successfully plan and teach two social studies lessons using the C3 framework.
- Successfully plan and teach a unit plan in social studies.
The Middle Childhood Education-Social Studies (4-9) Additional Licensure Preparation 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 a master's degree at Kent State must be fully admitted into and complete requirements for the master's program, in addition to courses that are prescribed for additional licensure.
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.