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.

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Competency Core

  • COM130 Oral Communication and Presentation
  • ENG141 Rhetoric and Introductory Research Writing [Composition]
  • ENG142 Rhetoric and Academic Wrtitng (w) [Composition]
  • MAT181 College Algebra
  • MAT273 Applied Statistics I
  • EDU151 Technology in Learning
  • EDU251 Technology & Pedagogy for Learning
  • EDU351 Technology, Pedagogy, & Content Knowledge for Learning
    • [EDU151/251/351 combined to fulfill CIS requirement]
  • NAT130 Foundations of Healthy Living

Culture Core

  • EDU216 Multicultural and Social Issues in Education

Science Major

  • BIO210 General Biology I
  • BIO210L Lab
  • CHM131 General Chemistry I
  • CHM131L Lab
  • NAT114 Survey of Science
  • NAT201 Physical Science
  • NAT205 Earth Science
  • NAT220 Survey of Health Issues
  • NAT291 Drugs and the Body (w)
  • NAT150 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 
  • NAT150L Lab
  • SCI370 Integrated Science for Teachers

Two of the following:

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

Sociology Requirement

  • EDU250 Education Psychology and Human Development

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

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

Testimonials

  • Sean M Durocher - Class of 2015
    "Tiffin University was my top choice when searching for colleges. I knew with nationally recognized Criminal Justice Programs, I would receive the best education for my future career goals. Because my undergraduate experience was so positive and rewarding, I have pursued my Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at TU working as a graduate assistant for First-Year Programs. As a GA, I have been able to give back to an institution that has given so much to me and my fellow classmates. Go Dragons!”

    – Sean M. Durocher, Class of 2015

    Sean M Durocher - Class of 2015
  • I knew Tiffin University was the place for me the second I stepped foot on campus. I toured a handful of other universities offering similar programs, but TU was the only school that truly made me feel at home.

    -Caleb Reynolds '15

    TU helped grow my network and give me experience by meeting students from other cultures and countries, and learning from a range of professors. Anyone who wants to feel connected to their fellow students, to their personable professors, and the community
  • Ivan Santiago - Class of 2015
    "I chose TU because of its reputation for excellence, national recognition, many extracurricular opportunities and because it offers in a small, diverse college environment. I have learned the significance of academics, leadership, diversity, communication, and relationships. TU allowed me to get out of my comfort zone in order to lead and inspire. It has prepared me to make wise and imperative decisions that will benefit me in my career and my life.”

    – Ivan Santiago, Class of 2015

    Ivan Santiago - Class of 2015
  • “There is always gonna be a little doubt in any person's mind when it comes to new things. But for me, I think proving people, who said I couldn't do it, wrong is my biggest motivation. There's really nothing that seems impossible to me anymore, the world is constantly changing and I feel like I am much more capable of adapting to those changes now compared to when I was walking on to TU's campus for the first time.”

    Alexandra Tozzie
    Class of 2018
    Louisville, Colorado

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  • “The main challenge I overcame in order to become a Dragon was the language barrier and the financial situation. However, Tiffin University gave the opportunity to join my passion for soccer with my dream of having an education in the U.S. As part of the soccer team, I was able to overcome my language barrier and have the best experience of my life. For that, I will always be thankful.”

    Talita Russo
    Class of 2013
    Sao Paulo, Brazil

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