Multi-Age Education Major - Education - Defiance College

Multi-Age Education

(age 3 through grade 12)

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Health teachers believe that teaching children to care about their bodies—what they eat, how they exercise, whether they smoke—will have a life-long impact.

P.E. teachers know that all children, regardless of age, benefit from moving their bodies in a multitude of ways.

Intervention Specialists understand that all students have special and unique learning needs and ensure that those needs are met.

At Defiance College, multi-age education majors take something they love and learn creative ways to teach it to a wide age range of students, using innovation and creativity to teach age-appropriate knowledge and skills



A Rich Tradition

Defiance College has a rich teacher education heritage. For more than 100 years, the College has prepared and graduated teachers who not only teach, but become principals and superintendents as well. The success of Defiance College education graduates rests in part on the rapport established with area schools and the caring, personal attention given to each student by the experienced faculty. In addition to exceeding state minimum requirements, the program has many other strengths.

Multi-Age Majors can select a concentration in the following:



The Faculty

Clarissa Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education and
Director of the Hench Autism Studies Program
419-783-2355 |

Jo Ann Burkhardt, Ph.D.
, Associate Professor of Education
419-783-2315 | | Profile

Fred Coulter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education
419-783-2416 | | Profile

Katie Griffes, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
419-783-2419 |