UC Clermont

Pre-Middle Childhood Education : Social Studies & Natural Sci

Associate of Science

Location: UC Clermont & UC East
College: Clermont College
Duration: 2 Years

What is Pre-Middle Childhood Education : Social Studies & Natural Sci?

Education is the profession of teaching. Teachers act as coaches, using interactive discussions and “hands-on” approaches to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects such as science, mathematics, or English. They provide the tools and the environment for their students to learn abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thought processes.

Middle grades teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school and expose them to more information about the world. Middle grades teachers in Ohio usually specialize in two of three concentrations: science, math, language arts, and social studies.

They also play a vital role in the development of their students. Middle grades teachers often become role models for pre-adolescents and young adolescents. What children learn and experience during these years can shape their views of themselves and the world, and may affect their later success or failure in school, work, and their personal lives.

Clermont College's middle grades education program is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of children in grades four through nine, with a special commitment to urban education.

A bachelor’s degree in education is the minimum educational requirement for entering the teaching profession. This program provides you with the first two years toward completion of your bachelor’s degree, majoring in social studies and natural science.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

You must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, and motivate students, as well as understand their educational and emotional needs. You must be able to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in students. Flexibility and adaptability are important. You should also be organized, dependable, patient, and creative. You must be able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents, and members of the community. You should also respect and enjoy working with children and young adolescents.

With a bachelor’s degree and proper licensing, employment opportunities include becoming a teacher, instructor and tutor in public or private schools. Opportunities depend, in part, on areas of concentration. (Students will pick two from: language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.)

Advanced degrees are generally required for director, principal, superintendent, librarian and guidance counselor positions.

The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. The college is relatively small and the faculty to student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, oClermont College's tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

The college also maintains close ties with area school administrators through the Educational Advisory Committee (representatives from the classroom, pupil personnel, counselors, and county board of education offices).

Ties to the local community are also strengthened by the service learning component added to most education courses. You will provide valued assistance in area schools, as you connect learned academic theory to real-world experiences.

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. The college accepts transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Enrollment Services
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu

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