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Admissions, Retention
  and Advising

Degrees and Areas of
  Study

Recommendation for
  Licensure

Student Organizations
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences
  Education

Business Education:
  Integrated

Chemistry Education
Early Childhood
  Education

Earth Sciences
  Education

English Education
General Sciences Education
Health Education and
  Physical Education
  Multi-Age

History Education
Marketing Education
Mathematics Education
Middle Childhood
  Education

Modern Languages
  Education

Music Education
Organizational
  Leadership

Physics Education
Political Science
  Education

Psychology/Sociology
  Education

Rehabilitation Services
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Visual Arts Education
Career and Technical
  Education

Degrees and Areas of Study

Please 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 Education, (French and Spanish), Social Studies Education, English Education, and Art Education.

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, adolescent to young adult programs, and select multi-age 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 Education and Physical Education (B.S.Ed.)
Modern Language Education (graduate program required for licensure, see College of Liberal Arts)
Music Education (see College of Liberal Arts)
Visual Arts (graduate program required for licensure) (see College of Liberal Arts, Art Education)

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 and Technical-Grades 4 and Beyond, Ages 8 and Beyond

Technical Education (B.S.Ed.)
Marketing Education (B.S.Ed.)
Integrated Business Education (B.S.Ed.)

Rehabilitation Services

(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.

Sign Language Interpreter

The College of Education and The Department of Human Services in the College of Education and Human Services offers a Bachelor of Science in Sign Language Interpreting (SLI) designed for students who have completed an associate's degree in sign language interpreting or the equivalent.

In this program, students will complete 60 quarter hours of professional requirements focusing on sign language interpreting and deafness, and approximately 44 quarter hours of general education courses beyond the associate's degree.

Organizational Leadership
(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:

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Degree Requirements

Students completing the teacher preparatory program in early childhood education, 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 education earn the Bachelor of Science in Education degree upon completion of two teaching field concentrations and Phase I of the professional concentration, but Phases II and III of the professional concentration must be taken at the graduate level to obtain licensure. A sample graduate program follows:

Sample Graduate Program of Study Classroom Teacher: Middle Childhood (for informational purposes only)

ED 600 Classroom Management: 4
ED 602* Education in a Pluralistic Society: Middle Childhood Perspective 4
ED 606 Reading and Literacy Instruction I: Middle Childhood Level 4.5
ED 607 Reading and Literacy Instruction II: Middle Childhood Level 4.5
ED 612* Practicum I: Middle Childhood Level 1
ED 614 Practicum II : Middle Childhood Level 1
ED 616 Practicum III: Middle Childhood Level 1
ED 621* Human Development and Learning: Middle Childhood Perspective 4
ED 641 Internship/Seminar: Middle Childhood Level (Student Teaching) 12
ED 709 Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading Performance 4.5
ED 714 Inquiry and Assessment for Middle Childhood 4
ED 717 Word Study: Phonics Middle Level 5
ED 732 Principles and Practices of Middle Schools 4
ED 771 Inquiry Project (req. for M.Ed.) 1
EDS 624* Addressing Learning Differences 4
Methods courses specific to the program of study (see below) 8
Total 66.5

Methods Courses: Choose Two
ED 610 Middle Childhood Mathematics: Philosophy and Curriculum 4
ED 624 Middle Childhood Literature, Speech, and Drama 4
ED 629 Middle School Social Studies Methods 4
ED 636 Integrated Middle Childhood Level Science Methods 4
Total 8

* Phase I courses consist of ED 602 (4), ED 612 (1), ED 621 (4), and EDS 624 (4). Phase I courses are not needed if the equivalent courses were completed as part of the undergraduate program.

Option 1
To complete licensure, 65.5 graduate hours are required (only 52.5 graduate hours if Phase I* course work is not needed).

Option 2
To complete the M.Ed. the following one-hour graduate course is required (only 53.5 graduate hours if Phase I* courses are not needed):

ED 771 Inquiry Project Completion 1

General Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 183 credit hours
  2. Fulfillment of university General Education requirements
  3. An overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for teacher education, 2.35 for rehabilitation services, 2.0 for organizational leadership, 2.0 for middle childhood education, and 2.5 for athletic training
Specific 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 0-8).
  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Of the 190 credit hours required for graduation, a minimum of 83 quarter hours in professional education courses
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better to student teach and graduate
  4. Completion of prescribed pattern of courses
Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9, Ages 8-14)
This program does not result in state licensure at this level; additional graduate work is required.
  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Of the 191 hours required for graduation, a minimum of 16 quarter hours in professional education
Rehabilitation Services
  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Completion of a minimum of 192 credit hours
  3. Completion of prescribed pattern of courses

 

Sign Language Interpreter

  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Completion of a minimum of 192 credit hours
  3. Completion of prescribed pattern of courses

 

Organizational Leadership
  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Completion of a minimum of 193 credit hours
  3. Completion of prescribed pattern of courses
Health Education and Physical Education (Grades Pre-K-12, Ages 3-21)
  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Completion of a minimum of 187 credit hours
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better to student teach and graduate
  4. Completion of prescribed pattern of courses
Athletic Training
  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Completion of a minimum of 194 credit hours, without teaching
  3. Completion of a minimum of 251 credit hours, with teaching
  4. Completion of prescribed pattern of courses
Marketing Education (Grades 4 and beyond, Ages 8 and beyond)
  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Completion of a minimum of 186 credit hours
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better to student teach and graduate
  4. Completion of prescribed pattern of courses
Integrated Business Education (Grades 4 and beyond, Ages 8 and beyond)
  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Completion of a minimum of 202 credit hours
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better to student teach and graduate
  4. Completion of prescribed pattern of courses
Career and Technical Education (Grades 4 and beyond, Ages 8 and beyond)
  1. General requirements listed previously
  2. Completion of a minimum of 185 credit hours
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in professional education coursework
  4. Completion of prescribed pattern of courses

Honors Program

Outstanding 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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