Judith Herb College of Education

Undergraduate Programs


Adolescent and Young Adult Education (grades 7-12)

Do you remember a teacher who has influenced your life in some way? You can return the favor by majoring in secondary/adolescence to young adult education and change the lives of young adults, ages 12–21. Students with high energy and a passion for life learn the skills needed to make a difference in adolescents’ lives and their families through teaching.



Early childhood education prepares adults with energy and a passion for life with the skills to influence the lives of young children and their families through teaching. Students learn theories and the best teaching practices to do their job effectively. Great learning experiences can be found on campus and in the community. UToledo's program embeds the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement in the degree, so graduates are certified to teach up to grade 5.


Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4 - 9)

Do you have high energy, a passion for life and a desire to make a difference in the lives of children, ages 8-14, and their families? This can be accomplished by majoring in middle childhood education. Opportunities on campus and in school and community settings help students absorb the best teaching practices and theories that can be applied to children in grades 4-9.


Multi-Age Education (grades Pre K - 12)

Art Education

The Art Education program of study is designed to develop your knowledge and skills as a student, teacher, and artist. You must complete 39 hours of general education, ensuring a broad foundation in the liberal arts, an important facet of a strong education. A critical element in the development of effective teaching skills is a strong professional background in the fundamentals of education.

Music Education

What are the most effective ways to teach people how to play and appreciate music? That's what you'll learn as a music education major, and a combination of exceptional faculty and facilities make UToledo an ideal learning environment.

Foreign Language Education

Students majoring in foreign language education will not only learn the French, Spanish or German language, but also how to teach others how to speak it. In this program, students will also focus on the culture, traditions and famous figures of countries that speak these languages.


Special Education Intervention Specialist (grades k - 12)

You can make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by majoring in special education. Intervention Specialists become classroom teachers in grades K-12 of students with mild to moderate disabilities (including mental retardation, specific learning disabilities, challenging behaviors, etc.), students with moderate to intensive disabilities (including physical disabilities, mental retardation, autism, significant emotional/behavioral issues, etc.). There is a high demand for Intervention Specialists.

The University of Toledo (UT) programs leading to licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement, whether delivered online or face-to-face, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement eligibility vary from one profession to another and from state to state. For students who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please contact the program director/advisor to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements in that state.  For state directories, visit the Professional Licensure Information page.

Last Updated: 10/22/20