– Jessica Paule, Class of 2015
History with licensure in Middle School Education
A teacher who loves to teach will fuel a student who loves to learn. Create a foundation for middle school students in history and focus on an understanding of their unique developmental needs. TU teaches curriculum standards and promotes invaluable field experience in the classroom that makes educational licensure stress-free.
Tiffin University has established an innovative partnership with Lourdes University that allows TU students to study and major in education without leaving the Tiffin University campus. Teacher credentialing and certification will be handled through the School of Education at Lourdes University. Meanwhile, the general education curriculum and the content specialization in history are taught by Tiffin University faculty.
This program provides all coursework for a degree in history, one teaching area chosen from English, mathematics or science; and license requirements for Middle School Teaching credentials for grades 4-9.
Knowledge Skills Core 16 hours & General Education Core 30 Hours
History Major 39 hours
CUL250 Cultural Geography
ECO222 Principles of Microeconomics
HIS122 Research for History
HIS231 Creating a Nation
HIS242 US History 1865 to 1945
HIS267 Challenges of Global Leadership: US History after 1945
HIS301 Dawn of Humankind
HIS323 The Emerging West
HIS410 The Interconnected World
HIS 200-400 elective
POL201 Political Geography
POL391 Comparative Political Systems
Professional education requirements 12 hours
EDU100 Foundations of Education or EDU 101 Education Bridge
EDU230 Survey of Special Needs Education
EDU250 Educational Psychology
EDU319 Classroom Management for Middle Childhood & AYA Education
Reading core requirements 12 hours
EDU334 Role of Phonics in Emergent Literacy
EDU212 Teaching Reading Through Literature for Young Adolescents
EDU330 Developmental Reading Through Content Area Reading
EDU332 Reading, Diagnosis & Assessment
Middle School Requirements 27 hours
EDM210 Education for Young Adolescents
EDM235 Middle Childhood Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
EDM250 Middle Childhood Methods & Field Experience II
EDM450 Middle Childhood Student Teaching
EDU329 Differentiated Instruction & Assessment
Language Arts 9 hours
Mathematics 15 hours
Science 16 hours
Total Hours 145-152 hours
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for daetailed registration and advising information.
On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August
Education for Young Adolescents (EDM210) - Fosters an understanding of the unique developmental needs and aspects of young adolescents. This course will examine not only the history and philosophy of middle school education but will explore exemplary practices, which are characteristics of effective middle childhood education.
Middle Childhood Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (EDM235) - Building on the general concepts presented in EDM210 Education for Young Adolescents, this course begins to bridge the gap between content and practice. The course examines middle childhood curriculum and provides an in-depth review of the Ohio Academic Content Standards. The course introduces instructional models and elements of assessment theory in support of curriculum development and effective teaching. Students have opportunities to plan, teach, assess and reflect on lessons for young adolescents that are developmentally appropriate and inclusive.
Middle Childhood Methods & Field Experience I (EDM250) - Provides students with opportunities to learn and practice the skills and competencies of effective teaching at the middle childhood level. This course will examine various instructional methods used to teach young adolescents in all four curriculum content area and reading. The course includes a field experience in a middle childhood setting.
Language Arts and Social Studies Methods and Field Experience II (EDM351) - Provides students with opportunities to learn and practice Middle Childhood pedagogy in your licensure areas (language arts and social studies). Students will engage in all elements of the Teacher Performance Assessment, including planning instruction and assessment, instructing and engaging students in learning, assessing student learning and final retrospective reflection. The course includes an extensive field experience in a Middle Childhood setting for both of your licensure areas. This course must be passed with a C+ or better. Falling below a C+ will result in the need to retake the course.
Professor Robert Stover earned a B.A. in Math Education form Capital University and a M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently the Teacher Education Coordinator for Tiffin University and also teaches in the education program.
Professor Stover is professionally affiliated with NCTM, OCTM, PCTM, and PADI. He has much experience in both teaching and administration at the K-12 educational level and has presented at the OCTM Fall conference in both 2013 and 2014.
His hobbies include scuba diving, white water rafting, solving math problems, and enjoying life as a grandfather.
Teresa Collins, Ph.D.
A native of Findlay, Dr. Terry Collins joined the Tiffin University faculty in 2005. For twenty-five years prior to that, she served as a U.S. Army bandsman at installations throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She also has the distinction of being the first woman to integrate the Military Band Program. For the past several years she has worked as a classroom teacher in both music K-12, English 6-12, and as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Maryland, Central Texas College, Tabernacle Baptist Bible College & Seminary, and Old Dominion University.