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Middle Childhood Education - Grades 4-9, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Toledo, OH, United States
The majors of the Middle Childhood Education - Grades 4-9 program of The University of Toledo spend four full semesters as student teachers in local classrooms — twice as much time as students at most colleges. This extra experience gives our students a competitive edge in the job market.
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Overview

It takes a special kind of person to teach children ages 8 to 14 — someone who’s energetic, passionate and who wants to make a difference. If that describes you, consider majoring in middle childhood education at The University of Toledo.

The Middle Childhood Education - Grades 4-9 program of The University of Toledo educates undergraduates in the best practices and theories for teaching children in grades 4-9. UToledo's accredited program explores critical issues, such as literacy, technology and multicultural perspectives.

Students choose two of the following specialties: reading and language arts, mathematics, science or social studies. For two years, they focus on these areas and other core education courses. During their final two years, they spend four semesters working with and learning from outstanding educators in local classrooms.

Middle Childhood Education - Grades 4-9 Bachelor's Degree Highlights

  • More time in the field. UToledo education majors are better prepared to teach in the classroom. They spend four full semesters in the field. Most schools require half that time. We partner with more than 150 area pre-K -12 schools to place our students.
  • Add a degree. Middle childhood education students have the option of earning second degrees in one of their specialties.
  • Focus on math and science education. Much of the demand in Ohio and other states is for teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Thanks to our partnerships, grants and faculty research, UToledo is a leader in these areas.
  • Experience in urban and diverse settings. UToledo’s close partnerships with Toledo-area schools allow students to get experience centered around the unique needs of today's students.
  • Camp Adventure. Many UToledo education majors travel to U.S. military bases around the world to work with children of those in the armed services.
  • Accreditation. The Judith Herb College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The middle grades licensure program is nationally accredited.
  • UToledo’s graduate programs. UT attracts high-caliber faculty and resources, thanks to our master's, education specialist and PhD programs in education.

Career Opportunities

93% of UT’s recent middle childhood education graduates found jobs in their field; 5% went on to graduate school.

UToledo education students are well prepared to teach in their content areas and have two years of experience in the field. Graduates have outstanding pass rates on the Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exam. Many also have sought licensure in other states, most of which have reciprocity agreements with Ohio.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Orientation to Education
  • College Composition
  • Math or Calculus
  • Technology and Multimedia for Educational Environments
  • Introduction to Educaiton
  • Perspectives in the Field of Exceptionalities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    527

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2.7 GPA or 21 ACT/1060 SAT
  • Official transcripts/certificates from each year of all secondary/high schools attended
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9097 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    18194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9097 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    8834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4417 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Toledo

  • 893 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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