College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studieswww.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs
Examples of Possible Careers*
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 is 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.
The Middle Childhood Generalist Science (4-6) Endorsement Preparation non-degree program prepares teachers to teach grades 4-6 in the concentration areas that are listed on the license. Completion of the coursework is a prerequisite to being recommended by Kent State University for endorsement, which is granted by the Ohio Department of Education.
This endorsement can be added to a Middle Childhood license for graduates of Kent State's middle childhood initial licensure education program after 2004.
- Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Childhood Education earned at Kent State University after 2004 or current Kent State University students enrolled in the degree program
- Minimum 2.750 overall undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Valid four-year Resident Educator or five-year Professional Middle Childhood teaching license from the State of Ohio
For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.
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.
|Code ||Title ||Credit Hours |
|BSCI 10110||BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB) ||4|
|CHEM 10030||CHEMISTRY IN OUR WORLD (KBS) ||3|
|ESCI 11040||HOW THE EARTH WORKS (KBS) ||3|
|ESCI 11041||HOW THE EARTH WORKS LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) ||1|
|MCED 41192||MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GENERALIST PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE (ELR) 1||1|
|PHY 11030||SEVEN IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE UNIVERSE (KBS) ||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||15|
Graduation Requirements Summary
|Minimum Major GPA || Minimum Overall GPA |
|3.000 ||3.000 |
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 teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the Middle Childhood Education department for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.