Bachelor of Arts

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 
HIS425 Historiography 
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

All History licensure concentrations offered

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.

  • English Teacher
  • History Teacher
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Horizon Science Academy
  • Springboro Community City Schools
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Vermilion Local Schools

Faculty

Robert Stover
Robert Stover Teacher Educator Coordinator
Teresa (Terry) Collins, Ph.D
Dr. Teresa (Terry) Collins, Ph.D Associate Professor of Education

Testimonials

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    - Xin Guo, China

  • "What I love about Tiffin University is the fact that I am learning about real-life experiences inside the classroom. Once I graduate, I know I will be prepared for a career in my field. I am thankful for the support I have received from my professors and classmates."

    - Hasan Abdul Elah, UAE

  • "Tiffin University is the college that has helped me grow into the person that I am today. While at Tiffin, I have made unforgettable memories and friends. I continued my education at The University of Toledo College of Law. Although I am moving on, I will never forget everything I have gained from my time at Tiffin University."

    – Jessica Paule, Class of 2015

  • "TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”

    – Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016

  • "I chose Tiffin University because of the curriculum, the online opportunities, and the fact that it is a brick-and-mortar school close to my home. I made many invaluable contacts through my TU experience."

    – John Carpenter

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