Multi-Age Education (Pre-K - 12) Bachelor's Degree Overview
Were you one of those students who lived for “specials” — classes in music, art or a foreign language?
Foster creativity in the next generation of pre-K through high school students and earn a multi-age education degree from The University of Toledo. UT’s accredited multi-age program prepares students to be artists, creative thinkers, and art, music and foreign language teachers.
You take a majority of your classes in the department of your specialty area during your first two years. In your final two years, learn educational theory and real-world classroom skills as you student teach in local classrooms.
Multi-age Education Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations
- Visual arts education
- Music education
- Foreign language education (Spanish, French, German)
Multi-Age Education (Pre-K - 12) Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Extensive student teaching experience. UToledo education undergraduates spend four semesters in local rural, suburban and urban schools. This is twice as much time as most colleges require. This field experience, coupled with extensive coursework in classroom management and methods, makes our students more effective teachers. It also makes them attractive to future employers.
- Top-notch art and music programs. Art and music education majors spend most of their first two years taking courses in the art and music departments.
- UToledo’s art education students have access to resources that no other program in the state has. Our art program is housed in the Center for Visual Arts on the campus of the world-class Toledo Museum of Art. Students study a variety of studio skills and are well-prepared to teach traditional and non-traditional media.
- The UT music program provides a wide range of performance options in both instrumental and vocal music. Students benefit from our relationships with professional arts organizations, including the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Opera and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra.
- Outstanding foreign language resources. UT’s Foreign Language Learning Center is a media-driven learning lab. Listen to digital audio, read foreign-language comic books and watch live and pre-recorded Dish Network international programming.
- Learn from the best. UToledo undergraduates benefit from resources and high-caliber faculty who are attracted by the University’s master's, education specialist and PhD programs.
- Accreditation. The Judith Herb College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The art education, music education and foreign language licensure programs are nationally accredited.
Employers know that UToledo multi-age education graduates are able to translate their diverse classroom and field experiences into professional practice. Our students know how to:
- Design and implement effective units
- Skillfully manage classrooms
- Use inquiry-based learning, integrated technology and evidence-based strategies
Our graduates have outstanding pass rates on the Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exam. UT’s annual UTeach Job Fair gives students a chance to interview with dozens of potential employers. Nearly all recent graduates have found jobs in education.
UT graduates are licensed to teach in Ohio, but most states offer reciprocity agreements.
"I teach students many subjects and concepts through visual arts. They are not just learning how to paint. They are learning science, history and math using art materials. It is amazing how much more our students retain when you make learning hands on."
Crystal Anderson, Art Teacher, Washington Local School District, Ohio
"The art education program at The University of Toledo is an outstanding opportunity for any individual who loves art, community and sharing their knowledge of art with others. Access to the Toledo Museum of Art is the perfect complement to incorporate visual and hands-on materials. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and goes beyond basic obligations to ensure a positive educational experience for every student."
Elly Gilbert, Art Teacher, Oak Harbor Senior High School, Ohio
"I feel all of the art, music and physical education classes that were incorporated in my degree at The University of Toledo helped me to come out with a well-rounded outlook on education."
Jennifer Moorman, Art Teacher, Eastwood High School, Ohio
Multi-Age Education (Pre-K - 12) Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Multi-age Education Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
Visual Arts: Innovation in Art Education, Computer Graphics in Art Education
Music: Music for Children, Elementary & Secondary School Instruction Methods
Foreign Language: Teaching Methods/Foreign Language, Issues in Foreign & Secondary Language Instruction
Internship Opportunities for Multi-Age Education (Pre-K - 12) Bachelor's Degree
UToledo partners with more than 150 local schools in diverse settings. A full-time field coordinator places students in schools for their methods courses and student teaching experiences. Education majors spend four full semesters in the field.