Bachelor of Arts

Science with licensure in Middle School Education

A combination of the love of science and the love of learning can bring middle school students a love of education. Learn how to create a foundation for students’ future with an array of TU science classes that can bridge the gap between content and the love of the field. Combine this degree with an English, math or history concentration to expand your reach to students.  

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 science are taught by Tiffin University faculty.

This program provides all coursework for a degree in science, one teaching area chosen from English, mathematics or history; and license requirements for Middle School Teaching credentials for grades 4-9.

  • BIO210 General Biology I
  • BIO210L Lab
  • NAT275 Introduction to General Chemistry
  • NAT Elective 
  • NAT201 Principles of Physical Science 
  • NAT205 Earth Science 
  • NAT215 Environmental Science
  • NAT220 Survey of Health Issues
  • NAT291 Drugs and the Body 
  • BIO311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 

Two of the following:

  • PSY320 Motivational Psychology 
  • PSY360 Introduction to Counseling 
  • PSY362 Abnormal Behavior 
  • PSY363 Cognitive Psychology 
  • PSY401 Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • SCI370 Integrated Science for Teachers

One of the following: 

  • SOC250 Social Psychology 
  • SOC310 Sociology of the Family 
  • SOC320 Community Sociology

Total 40 hours

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

There are no related concentrations available

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




Teresa (Terry) Collins, Ph.D
Teresa (Terry) Collins, Ph.D

Teresa Collins, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.Mus., Georgia State University
  • M. Mus., Georgia State University
  • B.A., University of Findlay
  • M.A., Morehead State University
  • Ph.D., New York University

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.

Teresa Collins, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Teresa Collins, Ph.D.
Professor of Education

Mindy Brown

Lourdes University Education Liaison

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • M.Ed., Educational Technology, University of Toledo
  • B.Ed., Elementary Education concentration in Social Studies, University of Toledo
  • State of Ohio licenses: Elementary Education 1-8 and Administrative License for PK-12

Mindy Brown

Ms. Mindy Brown serves as the liaison between Tiffin University and Lourdes University for the undergraduate education program.

She joins Lourdes-Tiffin University after a 18 year classroom teaching career at Fremont City Schools with concentration on grades 5-8 in all core content areas. She has a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education with a concentration in Social Studies more specifically African-American History and Women's Studies, a Master of Education in Educational Technology from the University of Toledo and State of Ohio licensures in Elementary grades 1-8 and Principal PK-12. Mindy is pursuing a Master of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership through Lourdes University.

Professor Brown served on numerous committees including, but not limited to the construction of new middle school, District Oversight Committee, Kiwanis International Liason to middles school students by advising Builder's Club. She was also elected by peers to serve as faculty representative, Treasurer, Vice-President and President of the Fremont Education Association during tenure at Fremont City Schools.

Mindy Brown
Lourdes University Education Liaison
Mindy Brown
Lourdes University Education Liaison


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