Combine your passion for art, music or foreign languages with an education degree at The University of Toledo. Our students hone their own artistic talents, then foster that creativity in young students.
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. UToledo’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.
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:
Our graduates have outstanding pass rates on the Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exam. UToledo’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.
UToledo 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
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
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.