The Middle Childhood Licensure Program develops expertise in working with children in grades four through nine. The program prepares middle child educators in two of four content areas: language arts, math, science, and social studies.

The middle childhood educator will develop teaching, theoretical, and practical knowledge and experiences in understanding the nature and learning styles of young adolescents. The candidate will develop a substantive background in the liberal arts and humanities through the University Core, as well as depth of content knowledge in two academic areas. Candidates in the program have multiple experiences in the planning of appropriate lessons for specific subject areas and for interdisciplinary lessons. The middle childhood educator will come to understand the nature of the young adolescent and the middle school environment and develop a philosophy appropriate to learning situations for all learners in and outside of the classroom.

Our Middle Childhood Program is nationally recognized by the Specialized Professional Association, The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), through 2026.

For more information on the Middle Child Teacher Education Program, including course of study and course descriptions, please visit John Carroll’s Undergraduate Bulletin.