Middle Childhood Education (4-9), (4 ½ - 5-year program) Bachelor's Degree Overview
It takes a special kind of person to teach children ages 8 to 14 — someone who’s energetic, passionate and who wants to make a difference. If that describes you, consider majoring in middle childhood education at The University of Toledo.
We educate undergraduates in the best practices and theories for teaching children in grades 4-9. UT's accredited program explores critical issues, such as literacy, technology and multicultural perspectives.
Students choose two of the following specialties: reading and language arts, mathematics, science or social studies. For two years, they focus on these areas and other core education courses. During their final two years, they spend four semesters working with and learning from outstanding educators in local classrooms.
Middle Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations
- Reading language arts
- Social studies
Middle Childhood Education (4-9), (4 ½ - 5-year program) Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- More time in the field. UT education majors are better prepared to teach in the classroom. They spend four full semesters in the field. Most schools require half that time. We partner with more than 150 area pre-K -12 schools to place our students.
- Add a degree. Middle childhood education students have the option of earning second degrees in one of their specialties.
- Focus on math and science education. Much of the demand in Ohio and other states is for teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Thanks to our partnerships, grants and faculty research, UToledo is a leader in these areas.
- Experience in urban and diverse settings. UT’s close partnerships with Toledo-area schools allow students to get experience centered around the unique needs of today's students.
- Camp Adventure. Many UToledo education majors travel to U.S. military bases around the world to work with children of those in the armed services.
- Accreditation. The Judith Herb College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The middle grades licensure program is nationally accredited.
- UT’s graduate programs. UT attracts high-caliber faculty and resources, thanks to our master's, education specialist and PhD programs in education.
93% of UT’s recent middle childhood education graduates found jobs in their field; 5% went on to graduate school.
UToledo education students are well prepared to teach in their content areas and have two years of experience in the field. Graduates have outstanding pass rates on the Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exam. Many also have sought licensure in other states, most of which have reciprocity agreements with Ohio.
UT hosts an annual UTeach Job Fair. We bring dozens of employers to campus to interview students.
Middle Childhood Education (4-9), (4 ½ - 5-year program) Bachelor's Degree Plan of Study
Middle Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Reading in the Middle Grades
- Advanced Methods of Teaching Middle Grades
- Classroom Assessment
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Internship Opportunities for Middle Childhood Education (4-9), (4 ½ - 5-year program) Bachelor's Degree
University of Toledo education students have two year-long experiences working in local classrooms. The Judith Herb College of Education partners with more than 150 pre-K-12 schools in rural and urban settings. Undergraduates in their junior years teach two lessons in the fall and two mini-units in the spring. These experiences allow students to plan, teach, assess and reflect before they take full control of the classroom during their senior years.