Middle Childhood Licensure with option for M.S.E.

The Middle Childhood program prepares students to teach grades four through nine in two of the following teaching fields: mathematics, science, social studies, and reading/language arts. UD’s Department of Teacher Education equips future teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to educate and support children in their transition from childhood to early adolescence. Through group collaboration and hands-on learning, innovative methods will prepare you to creatively educate in a middle school structure.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the adolescence to Middle Childhood program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (*See below).
  5. Submit copies of Praxis, or the Ohio Assessment for Educators, passing score(s) results of content area(s).

Additional requirements apply for international students.

*Applicants must have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA may be admitted if they achieve a raw score of 40 or higher or a scaled score of 396 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or scaled scores of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For test administrations prior to October 2002, a scaled score of 490 or higher on the analytical ability section is required.

Admission Resources