Bachelor of Arts

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 
  • 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

  • EDU324 The Foundations of Reading Development 
  • EDU220 Reading Comprehension Skills & Strategies
  • EDU221 Content Area Reading 
  • EDU335 Reading Assessment for Instruction 

Middle School Requirements 27 hours

  • EDM210 Education for Young Adolescents
  • EDM235 Middle Childhood Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • EDM250 Middle Childhood Methods & Field Experience II
  • EDM351-356 Middle Childhood Methods and 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

Michelle Meadows
Michelle Meadows

Michelle Meadows

meadowsml@tiffin.edu
567-268-6028

Assistant Professor of Education, Chair of the Masters in Education program

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Kent State University
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Mathematics, Kent State University
  • B.S. in Middle Childhood Education: Science and Mathematics, Kent State University

Michelle Meadows

Dr. Michelle L. Meadows, Assistant Professor of Education, has been with Tiffin University as an Affiliate Professor since 2015. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Education degree in also in Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Mathematics, and Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education: Science and Mathematics, all from Kent State University.

Michelle Meadows
Assistant Professor of Education, Chair of the Masters in Education program
Michelle Meadows
Assistant Professor of Education, Chair of the Masters in Education program

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    – Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016

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    Nellene Arnett
    Class of 2017
    Toledo, Ohio

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