At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.
Majors & Programs
Pre-Middle Childhood Education : Lang Arts & Social Studies
What is Pre-Middle Childhood Education : Lang Arts & Social Studies?
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, 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, manoring in language arts and natural science.
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 a student's area 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.
Minoring in Pre-Middle Childhood Education : Lang Arts & Social Studies
UC does not offer a minor in pre-education.
|EDST1001||Introduction to Education||3|
|COMM1071||Introduction to Effective Speaking||3|
History/Diversity Directed Elective
Select HIST 2061, African History II: The Rise of Globalization and Africa, 1860 to Present
|SPED1001||Individuals with Exceptionalities||3|
|GEOG1001||Introduction to Physical Geography||3|
Students must complete one course from ENGL 2021 or ENGL 2022
|ENGL2021||World Literature I||3|
|ENGL2022||World Literature II||3|
MATH/STAT Directed Elective
Select one course from MATH1008, MATH1021, or STAT1034
|CI3003||Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms||3|
Sociology Directed Elective
Select one course from SOC1001 or SOC1002
History Directed Elective
Select one course from HIST1001 or HIST1002
Economics Directed Elective
Select one course from ECON1001 or ECON1002
|EDST2003||Pre-Adolescent through Adolescent Development||3|
|COMM2026||Introduction to Mass Communication||3|
|MDL2001||Introduction to Middle School Field Experience||1|
|ENGL2001||Topics in Literature||3|
History Directed Elective
Select one course from HIST1003 or HIST1004
Political Science Directed Elective
Select one course from POL1010 or POL1040
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
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, Clermont 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 recently added to all education courses. You will provide valued assistance in area schools, as you connect learned academic theory to real-world experiences.
The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.
Freshman 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.
Transferring to UC Requirements
To transfer to UC Clermont, a student must be in good academic standing at the college or university attended. Clermont 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.
Changing Majors within UC Requirements
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 Clermont College, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
International Student Requirements
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email email@example.com with questions.
Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.
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.
UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Middle Childhood Education : Lang Arts & Social Studies
Full-Time Program Duration
UC Clermont & UC East
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103