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.

This degree and licensure is offered in partnership with Lourdes University and provides the student with all of the course work for a degree in Science; one minor area chosen from English, history, or mathematics; and license requirements for Middle School teaching credentials for grades 4-9.

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COM130 Oral Communication & Presentation     3 hours

ENG141 Rhetoric and Introductory Research Writing [Composition]     3 hours

ENG142 Rhetoric and Academic Writing (w) [Composition]     3 hours

MAT181 College Algebra     3 hours

MAT273 Applied Statistics I     3 hours

EDU151 Technology In Learning     1 hour

EDU251 Technology & Pedagogy for Learning     1 hour

EDU351 Technology, Pedagogy, & Content Knowledge for Learning     1 hour

  • [EDU151/251/351 combined fulfill CIS requirement]

NAT130 Foundations of Healthy Living     3 hours 

Total     21 hours



EDU216 Multicultural and Social Issues in Education     3 hours

Total     3 hours



DEC100 Engage     3 hours

DEC200 Explore     3 hours

DEC300 Connect     3 hours

DEC400 Impact     3 hours

DEC400L Impact ePortfolio     1 hour

Total     13 hours



BIO210 General Biology I and BIO210L Lab     4 hours

CHM131 General Chemistry I and CHM131L Lab     4 hours

NAT114 Survey of Science     3 hours

NAT201 Principles of Physical Science     3 hours

NAT205 Earth Science     3 hours

NAT220 Survey of Health Issues     3 hours

NAT291 Drugs and the Body (w)     3 hours

NAT150 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology and NAT150L Lab     4 hours

SCI370 Integrated Science for Teachers     3 hours

Two of the following:     6 hours

  • PSY320 Motivational Psychology
  • PSY360 Introduction to Counseling PSY362 Abnormal Behavior
  • PSY363 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY401 Biological Foundations of Behavior

EDU250 Educational Psychology and Human Development     3 hours

Total     39 hours



EDU100 Foundations of Education or EDU 101 Education Bridge (1 hr)     3 hours

EDU230 Survey of Special Needs Education     3 hours

EDU319 Classroom Management for Middle Childhood & AYA Education     3 hours

EDU329 Differentiated Instruction & Assessment     3 hours 

Total     12 hours



EDU220 Reading Comprehension Skills, Strategies and the Writing Process in Inclusive Classrooms     3 hours

EDU221 Content Area Reading and Writing     3 hours

EDU324 The Role of Phonics and the Foundation of Reading and Writing     3 hours

EDU335 Reading Diagnoses and Assessment     3 hours 

Total     12 hours



EDM210 Education for Young Adolescents     3 hours

EDM235 Middle Childhood Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment     3 hours

EDM250 Middle Childhood Methods & Field Experience I     3 hours

EDM351-356 Middle Childhood Methods & Field Experience II     3 hours

EDM450 Middle Childhood Student Teaching     12 hours 

Total     24 hours

Sub-total     124 hours


Secondary Field of Study courses will be used to fill General Education Requirements. Students must choose secondary field of study when they declare their education major in order to avoid taking courses that do not fulfill graduation requirements for their major or secondary field of study.


ENG313 Theoretical Approaches to Reading and Writing     3 hours

One of the following:     3 hours

  • ENG360 American Poetry (w)
  • ENG361 British Poetry (w)

ENG422 World Literature (w)     3 hours 

Total     9 hours


Students must also take any 200-level CUL, ENG, or PHI to meet CUL448/449 prerequisite for an additional (3 cr. hours), total for LA minors is 9 hours.



MAT185 Quantitative Reasoning     3 hours

MAT271 Geometry for Middle School Teachers     3 hours

MAT275 Pre-Calculus     3 hours

MAT370 Teaching Mathematics in Middle School (w)     3 hours 

Total     12 hours



CUL250 World Cultural Geography     3 hours

ECO222 Principles of Microeconomics     3 hours

HIS122 Research and Writing for History     3 hours

HIS267 Challenges of Global Leadership: US History after 1945 (w)     3 hours

HIS323 The Emerging West (w)     3 hours

HIS410 The Inter-Connected World (w)     3 hours 

Total     18 hours

Total for Degree     133-142 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


Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.

Professor of Science

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., Calcutta University, India
  • M.S., Calcutta University, India
  • M.E.S., Baylor University
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.

Dr. Ghosh joined Tiffin University in the fall of 2008 as Associate Professor of Science, after beginning her teaching career in India. Dr. Ghosh taught courses in physiology and electron microscopy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Later she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois working in toxicology at the Veterinary School of Medicine and a Postdoctoral Research associate at Tulane University Medical Center, where she worked in the area of prostate cancer and lung cancer. Dr. Ghosh has presented her research at various scientific meetings and has published over 12 papers in reputed scientific journals.

Since 2001, Dr. Ghosh has taught in area colleges and universities in Ohio teaching a variety of courses at Terra Community College in Fremont, The University of Findlay, both Heidelberg College and Tiffin University in Tiffin. She has also developed and taught a number of seated and online classes. While teaching at Tiffin University, her courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, and Oceanography at the undergraduate level and The History and Philosophy of Scientific Exploration at the graduate level.

In 2006 and 2008, Dr. Ghosh assisted with the organization and implementation of the highly successful India Study Abroad Program conducted by Tiffin University and The University of Findlay respectively. She has also served as a judge at various science fairs in Illinois and Ohio.

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor of Science
Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor of Science
Michelle Meadows
Michelle Meadows

Michelle Meadows, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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


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