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Middle Childhood Education, BSE

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Otterbein University offers programs to prepare teachers in several settings: Early Childhood (Pre-K through grade 3), Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (Pre-K through grade 3), Middle Childhood (grades 4-9), and Secondary (Adolescent/Young adult, grades 7-12).

Adolescent/Young Adult licenses may be obtained in: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Mathematics, Life Science, Chemistry, and Physics.

A Multi-Age license for Pre-K through grade 12 can be obtained in Music, Art, Spanish, and French (post-bacc only).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The department also offers both a major and minor in Educational Studies in cooperation with other departments on campus. 

Our mission is to prepare outstanding teachers who can be responsive to the needs of all  students. The pride of our program begins in the first Education course and includes integrated academics and fully-supported field experiences. These high-quality field experience continue throughout the program, so all our students are fully prepared for the student teaching internship.

English Language Requirements

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Official ACT or SAT test scores:  Otterbein recommends having test scores sent directly from the testing agency.  Otterbein’s ACT code 3318.  Otterbein’s SAT code 1597
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Personal essay (250 words)
  • 35 $ application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31424 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31424 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Westerville

  • 1189 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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