Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. It is deeply committed to student success, builds great student and alumni loyalty, and empowers its students, faculty, and staff to become engaged citizens who use their knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of our global society.
Miami provides the opportunities of a major university while offering the personalized attention found in the best small colleges. It values teaching and intense engagement of faculty with students through its teacher-scholar model, by inviting students into the excitement of research and discovery. Miami’s faculty are nationally prominent scholars and artists who contribute to Miami, their own disciplines and to society by the creation of new knowledge and art. The University supports students in a highly involving residential experience on the Oxford campus and provides access to students, including those who are time and place bound, on its regional campuses. Miami provides a strong foundation in the traditional liberal arts for all students, and it offers nationally recognized majors in arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, and fine arts, as well as select graduate programs of excellence. As an inclusive community, Miami strives to cultivate an environment where diversity and difference are appreciated and respected.
Miami instills in its students intellectual depth and curiosity, the importance of personal values as a measure of character, and a commitment to life-long learning. Miami emphasizes critical thinking and independent thought, an appreciation of diverse views, and a sense of responsibility to our global future.
Address:401 McGuffey Hall 201 Spring St
Oxford OH 45056
We prepare future and current teachers who design and implement culturally and contextually relevant curriculum and pedagogy. Empowered by a critical and substantive understanding of research, these teachers are positioned to confront social injustices, apply global perspectives, and actively participate in democratic society.
Our undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, and Adolescent to Young Adult lead to teaching licenses in grades PK–3, grades 4–9, and grades 7–12, respectively. Our foreign language programs in Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish enable graduates to teach at any PK–12 grade level.
Our graduate programs are geared towards aspiring teachers as well as working classroom teachers. Individuals with bachelor’s degrees can obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree with a teaching license for grades 7–12. Those with teaching licenses can pursue a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Literacy and Language or in our collaborative program in Transformative Education. We also offer graduate endorsements in Reading, Early Childhood Generalist, and Middle Childhood Generalist.
Graduates of our programs are highly sought-after to teach in schools in Ohio and across the country, and have been recognized for their distinguished innovation and leadership in curriculum, instruction, and student engagement. Our alumni’s stellar accomplishments include winning the 2011 Ohio Teacher of the Year Award, 2011 National Catholic Education’s Distinguished Teacher Award, 2010 Vermont Teacher of the Year Award, 2010 and 2008 Ohio Outstanding Student Teacher Awards, and 2008 Milken Educator Award.
Associated SEPA Project(s)
Health Science Partnerships for the Middle/Junior High School
R25RR009834 : 09/30/1991 - 08/31/1995
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Address:Hughes Laboratories, Room 36 651 E High St
Oxford OH 45056
The department has six teaching areas: analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistries along with biochemistry and chemistry education research. The Department has identified three major research focus areas: biophysics, materials/nanotechnology, and chemistry education research.
For 25 years, the Center for Chemistry Education at Miami University in Ohio has helped teachers and students love science through professional development courses and high-quality lessons and labs. The Center’s Fighting with Food project focuses on the benefits of nutrient-rich foods. A new analysis of data from 343 published studies finds that, compared with conventionally grown foods, organic plant-based foods may pack 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants and around 48 percent less cadmium, a cancer-causing metal.
Associated SEPA Project(s)
Fighting With Food: Battling Chemical Toxicity with Good Nutrition
R25RR032208-01 : 07/01/2011 - 03/31/2016
Department Contact(s)Susan Hershberger PhD Phone: 513-529-4961