What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education degree, at the University of Cincinnati, prepares students for teaching in grades 4-9, in two subjects, and also for working as special education intervention specialists in mild to moderate K-12 settings. This dual-licensure program is dedicated to preparing teachers for meeting the needs of all students in diverse settings.

Our Middle Childhood Education program with a concentration in Social Studies and Mathematics prepares our graduates to create and implement research-informed and engaging curriculum, manage productive learning environments, and support the academic, social, and emotional needs of learners. Social Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that addresses civic engagement through the study of history, politics, economics, and geography. Math covers number sense, algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics. Students with a middle childhood education degree in these concentration will be comfortable and confident in their abilities to teach students in these areas.


Successful candidates are those who: know how young adolescents learn and develop; can articulate the central concepts, tools of inquiry and the structures of their discipline; collaborate effectively with others to develop their own professional competence; demonstrate leadership through family and community involvement; address issues of diversity with equity; use technology to support their practice; use assessment to inform their classroom practices; demonstrate pedagogical and philosophical knowledge of the middle school concept; embrace the intent of the program through learning situations within an urban environment; exhibit responsible, caring, fair and honest behavior; are committed to social justice.


Graduates of the middle childhood education social studies and mathematics program may teach in public or private schools. The middle childhood license allows teachers to teach two licensure areas in grades four through nine. There are additional endorsements that allow teachers to teach in either or both of the additional licensure areas for grades four through six. Graduates of the middle childhood program usually elect to teach in Ohio, but graduates teach across the nation.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,972.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022, 1 November 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 9 May 2022, 22 August 2022, 9 January 2023


UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,



45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for admission to the RN to BSN online program, students must submit: Official transcripts of previous college coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5; Documented completion of an associate degree or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure; Documentation of an active, unrestricted RN license.

For international students

First-year applicants (sometimes referred to as freshman) are students who have completed high school and have not earned college course credit since graduating.

English test score requirements: ELS - 112 Graduation; IELTS - 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section; PTE – 46; TOEFL - 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section; Duolingo – 95; Cambridge - 169 minimum, Recommended exam: C1 Advanced.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is the birthplace of co-op learning and has led the world in applied experiential learning for over 200 years.

  • #1 public university for co-op and internships in the U.S.
  • Fantastic support for international students
  • Over 400 degree-programs, including a Pathway Program
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