Undergraduate Program (BS)

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.

Sample Four-Year Middle Childhood Education Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
CORE 100 First-Year Seminar 3
ENGLISH 100/115 Composition/Rhetoric 3
EDUCATION 110 Human Development and Learning 3
Natural Science elective 3
MATH 120 3
Second Language I 3
CORE 101 Goa: First-Year Co-Curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDUCATION 100 Intro to Education 3
EDUCATION 260 Cultural Diversity in Education 3
MATH 150 3
THEOLOGY 111 Theological Foundations 3
Second Language II 3
Scientific Perspectives 3
CORE 102 Goa: First-Year Co-Curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
EDMC 212 Nature and Needs of Adolescence 3
MATH 211 Foundation of Arith. in MCED 3
EDUCATION 251 Instructional Technology 3
EDCH 326 Children's Literature for MCED 3
PHILOSOPHY 100 Intro to Ethics 3
CHEM 102,103 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDSP 200 Special Ed. Identification & Issues 3
MATH 212 Geometry & Measurement in MCED 3
CHEM 104,105 3
EDRE 269 Phonics & Foundations of Literacy 3
PHILOSOPHY 200 Philosophical Perspective 3
Historical Perspectives 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
EDMC 340 Middle School Philosophy & School Org 3
Theological Perspectives 3
MATH 116 Elementary Statistics 3
EDRE 314 Reading Methods for Middle Grades 3
EDMC 345 Intro to EDMC Classroom Mgmt. 3
MATH 213 Algebra Concepts MCED 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
ENGLISH 205 Literature & Moral Imagination 3
MATH 214 Math Prob. Solving MCED 3
EDMC 325 Arts in Middle Childhood Education 3
EDMC 351 Middle School Methods I 3
EDMC 354 Middle School Methods II 3
BIOL 120, 127 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
EDMC 455 Student Teaching Middle Childhood 11
EDMC 456 Seminar: Current Issues in EDMC 1
EDRE 471 Content Area Literacy 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Creative Perspectives Elective 3
EDRE 478 Diagnosis/ Reading Disabilities 3
EDUCATION 351 Instructional Strategies for ELL 3
PHYS 116, 117 3
Science Elective 3
ER/S Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Middle Childhood Education major at Xavier:

Human Development and Learning (EDFD 110) - An introductory course presenting theories on human growth, development, and learning.

Arts in Ed: Middle Childhood (EDMC 325) - Art, music, and drama integrated into the middle school curriculum.

Nature and Needs of Adolescents (EDMC 212) - Development of young adolescents in family and society. Health and safety. Risk behaviors.

Middle School Science Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment (EDMC 353) - This course consists of theory and research that will provide a foundation for science teaching. There are hands on active teaching strategies; integration of science content; the nature of science; use of electronic educational technology; science and society issues; assessment for student outcomes; classroom management and safety for the science classroom.

Children's Lit for Middle Chil (EDCH 326) - Children's literature for the middle school licensure. Study of literary genre from picture books to non-fiction as it applies across the content curriculum of the middle school.

99% Of Xavier education students pass state exams.

99%

Of Xavier education students pass state exams.

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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

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