Degrees and Areas of StudyPlease review the teacher education content preparation programs in the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Liberal Arts sections of this catalog. Many teaching areas require a bachelor's degree in the content area, with teacher preparation being provided on the graduate level within a master's degree program. Examples include Mathematics Education, Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Modern Languages (French and Spanish), Social Studies, English, and Art.
The college offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree in selected teaching fields and for selected age levels, and to recommendation for Ohio teacher licensure in the fields listed following. Teacher licensure in Ohio also requires passing scores on examinations mandated by the Ohio Department of Education.
The teacher preparation programs meet the state of Ohio Standards for Colleges and Universities for preparing teachers. One of the requirements mandated by these standards is the completion of a minimum of 300 practica experience hours prior to student teaching. Full-day and/or half-day practica are required throughout Phase I and Phase II of the early childhood program and multi-age health and physical education program, as well as in Phase I (the undergraduate portion) of the middle childhood program and the adolescent to young adult programs.
Early Childhood Education-Grades Pre-K-3, Ages 3-8 (B.S. Ed.)
Middle Childhood Education-Grades 4-9, Ages 8-14 (B.S. Ed.)
(graduate program required for licensure)
Multi-Age-Grades K-12, Ages 3-21
Health and Physical Education (B.S.Ed.)
Modern Language Education (see College of Liberal Arts)
Music Education (see College of Liberal Arts)
Visual Arts (graduate program required for licensure) (see College of Liberal Arts)
Adolescent to Young Adult-Grades 7-12, ages 12-21
Science Education (graduate program required for licensure) (see College of Science and Mathematics)
English Education (graduate program required for licensure) (see College of Liberal Arts)
Social Studies Education (graduate program required for licensure) (see College of Liberal Arts)
Mathematics Education (graduate program required for licensure) (see College of Science and Mathetmatics)
Career Technical-Grades 4 and Beyond, Ages 8 and Beyond
Vocational Education (B.S.Ed.)
Marketing Education (B.S.Ed.)
Integrated Business Education (B.S.Ed.)
(B.S., Rehabilitation Services)
The College of Education and Human Services offers a four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in rehabilitation services. This program prepares students to work with people who have disabilities, are in the penal system, abuse substances, or are under the auspices of the human services system.
(B.S., Organizational Leadership)
This B.S. degree completion program is a leadership-focused, multidisciplinary, application-oriented major. It is designed for students with a two-year degree or its equivalent who want a broad academic background to prepare them for supervisory and management careers. The major combines courses in communication and leadership skills with the study of leadership theory and practice. Students will also learn problem-solving techniques and complete a leadership skill project. This integrated major prepares today's and tomorrow's leaders for challenges across all career fields.
Endorsement/Validation of Standard Teaching Licenses Curricula are available to validate standard teaching licenses in the following areas:
This endorsement is offered through the College of Education and Human Services for individuals who want to work as career assessment specialists, vocational special education coordinators (VOSEs), job training coordinators (JTCs), or work study coordinators. Students desiring to obtain a Transition To Work (TTW) endorsement must hold either a vocational or intervention specialist license prior to participating in the TTW course work. Students desiring more information should e-mail email@example.com or call (937) 775-3270.
Degree RequirementsStudents completing the teacher preparatory program in early childhood, integrated business education, marketing education, and health and physical education earn the Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Students in the teacher preparatory program in middle childhood earn the Bachelor of Science in Education degree upon completion of two teaching field concentrations and Phase I of the professional concentration, and Phases II and III of the professional concentration (which must be taken at the graduate level). A sample graduate program follows:
Sample Graduate Program of Study Classroom Teacher: Middle Childhood
To complete licensure, 65.5 graduate hours are required (only 52.5 graduate hours if Phase I* course work is not needed).
To complete the M.Ed. the following graduate courses are required, for a total of 1 graduate hour (only 53.5 graduate hours if Phase I* courses are not needed):
General Degree Requirements
Early Childhood Education (Grades Pre-K-3, Ages 0-8)
This program leads to licensure in Early Childhood Education for Pre-K to third grades (Ages 3-8).
This program does not result in state licensure at this level; additional graduate work is required.
Honors ProgramOutstanding students enrolled in programs in the College of Education and Human Services have an opportunity to complete the University Honors Program or an honors program in education, in rehabilitation services, and in health, physical education, and recreation. These programs provide students with expanded opportunities for creativity, self-direction, and excellence through special honors courses and an extended period of independent study.
Junior-level or senior-level students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services major are eligible for the honors program if they have maintained a 3.0 overall cumulative GPA, as well as a 3.0 cumulative average in professional education, and have been recommended by a faculty member from the program area in which they plan to work.
Students interested in pursuing an honors program should consult their faculty advisor.
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