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School of Health Professions and Education


Undergraduate Education Programs

Program Requirements



Middle Childhood Education (Grades 5 – 9)


The program in middle childhood education requires that students select a major in the subject area which they plan to teach. The areas open to students at Utica College are English, mathematics, sciences (majors in biology, chemistry, geoscience or physics), the social sciences (majors in economics, history, government and politics, social studies, or sociology and anthropology), and business and distributive education (majors in management or computer science). Certification in business and distributive education also requires a year of work experience in addition to college course work. See the Education Department Chair for further information.

In addition to the requirements in their majors and the courses in the middle childhood education program listed below, students must fulfill the following requirement (which may be satisfied by the requirements of the Utica College core curriculum):
  • 6 credit hours or the equivalent of study in a language other than English
  • 3 credit hours of fine arts
Course Requirements Credits Year
EDU 111 Introduction to Teaching  1 1
EDU 201 Applied Educational Psychology 3 2,3
EDU 215 Diversity, Disabilities, and Success 3 2,3
EDU 301 Foundations of Literacy 3 2,3
EDU 303 Literacy and Comprehension: Middle-Adolescence 3 3
EDU 312 Practical Teaching Methodologies 3 3
EDU 316  Social Studies/Literacy Methods: Birth-Childhood 3 3
EDU 321 Foundations of American Education 3 3,4
EDU 333 Adolescent English Language Arts Methods 3 3
  -OR-    
EDU 334 Adolescent Social Studies Methods 3 3
  -OR-    
EDU 335 Adolescent Mathematics Methods 3 3
  -OR-    
EDU 337 Adolescent Science Methods 3 3
EDU 344 Science and Technology Methods, Birth-Childhood 3 3
EDU 345 Mathematics Methods, Birth-Childhood 3 3
PSY 321  Infancy and Childhood  3  2,3
PSY 322 Adolescent Psychology  3  2,3
EDU 471 Student Teaching Seminar  0  4
EDU 475  Student Teaching I 6 4
EDU 476 Student Teaching II 6 4

NOTE: Students completing the middle childhood education program with majors in biology, chemistry, English, economics, history, mathematics, physics, government and politics, social studies, or sociology and anthropology must complete at least 90 credit hours in the liberal arts. Students completing majors in management or computer science must complete at least 60 hours in the liberal arts. Education courses are not liberal arts courses. Consult as early as possible with your adviser or with the Director of Teacher Education to be sure that you fulfill this requirement.



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