Teacher Education (TE)
Middle Childhood Education

Patrick Wachira
Associate Professor Patrick Wachira Ph.D

The Middle Childhood Education Program is intended to prepare candidates for teaching children from ages 8 to 14. Taken as a whole, the curriculum focuses on the nature and needs of early adolescents as they particularly relate to the design, delivery, and evaluation of culturally and developmentally responsive instruction. Throughout the program, the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills is aided by reflective practice and inquiry. To that end, the observation of middle- and junior-high school students and settings accompanies relevant study, is followed by on-site practice, and culminates in supervised student teaching. As previously noted, the program provides for concentrated study in at least two of the following content areas: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies.


Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Education and Human Services
Teacher Education
2121 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 302
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Location
2485 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 302
Phone: 216-687-4600
Fax: 216-687-5379

Program Coordinator
Patrick Wachira
Phone: 216-687-3747
Email: p.wachira@csuohio.edu