Middle Childhood Education

Everyone has a favorite teacher from childhood, that special person who encouraged and motivated you to do your best. As a Middle Childhood Education student, you'll specialize in two areas-social studies, math, science or reading—while developing the skills needed to teach older children in grades 4-9. And, because Xavier uses a holistic approach emphasizing care for the whole person, you could become that special teacher for someone you have yet to meet.


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Field Work in Cincinnati

Experience different kinds of classroom environments—urban, suburban, public and private. We have partnerships with 50+ school districts in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky for field experiences and student teaching.

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Hispanic Focus

The Hispanic population is the fastest-growing group in the country, and the need for teachers who speak Spanish is unmatched. Gain a competitive edge in our exclusive program.

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Get Involved

See and do things that will change your life—and the world. Sign up to tutor, coach and mentor students in local community schools, or volunteer for a service trip where you'll make connections and memories you'll never forget.

Welcome to the Family


School of Education: It Takes a Partnership

The School of Education is second only to the School of Nursing in numbers of students. What makes Xavier the destination of choice for teaching is also what makes Xavier the choice for so many other degrees—a focus on experiential learning.

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After Graduation

Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Early Childhood Education graduates go on to work in

public and private school
public and private schools
hospital and child care
educational settings such as hospitals
nature centers
outdoor education and nature centers


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