UToledo education majors spend four full semesters as student teachers in local classrooms — twice as much time as students at most colleges. This extra experience gives our students a competitive edge in the job market.
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. UToledo'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.
93% of UToledo’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.
UToledo hosts an annual UTeach Job Fair. We bring dozens of employers to campus to interview students.
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.