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

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Toledo, OH, United States
The Middle Childhood Education - Grades 4-9 program at the University of Toledo emphasizes that 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.
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The Middle Childhood Education - Grades 4-9 program at the University of Toledo educates undergraduates in the best practices and theories for teaching children in grades 4-9. UT'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.

Degree Highlights

  • 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. UT’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.


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
  • 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
  • Applied Psychology for Teachers
  • Best Practices In Middle Level Teaching

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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

  • 4 years/units of English
  • 4 years/units of math (including algebra I and II and geometry or equivalent)
  • 3 years/units of natural science
  • 3 years/units of social science

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19155 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19155 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    19155 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19155 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    11434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11434 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Toledo

  • 893 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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