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Middle Childhood Science Education Graduate Certificate

Cleveland State University's Middle Childhood Science Education graduate certificate program is designed to provide an opportunity for teachers who hold a teaching certificate or license in Elementary (K-8 or 1-8) and who have completed five or more years of teaching science in one or more middle school grades to earn a university graduate certificate in middle childhood science.

This program is not designed to lead to a license to teach middle school science.

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Curriculum & Foundations Department
Phone: 216.687.4577

Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Teaching certificate or license or 5+ years of teaching experience. 

Program Requirements

  • BIO 580 - Biology Content for Middle School Teachers
  • CHM 580 - Introductory Chemistry for Middle School Teachers
  • EDC 517 - Instructional Development In Science Education
Did You Know?

The U.S. Department of Education determined that there is a shortage of science teachers in Ohio. 

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Career Outcomes

  • This program is designed to further develop the skills of licensed/certified elementary/middle school teachers.
  • This program is not designed to lead to a license to teach middle school science.
  • These are some of the local institutions that are hiring CSU grads: Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Heights School District, Mentor Public School District, Madison Community Schools, The Goddard School, and Westside Community School of the Arts.