Wright State University 2005-2006Undergraduate Catalog
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Admissions, Retention
  and Advising

Degrees and Areas of

Recommendation for

Student Organizations
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences

Business Education:

Chemistry Education
Early Childhood

Earth Sciences

English Education
General Sciences Education
Health Education and
  Physical Education

History Education
Marketing Education
Mathematics Education
Middle Childhood

Modern Languages

Music Education

Physics Education
Political Science


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

Recommendation for Licensure

Every teacher in Ohio public schools is required to be licensed in the field or fields in which he or she is teaching. This license is issued by the Ohio Department of Education upon the recommendation of the College of Education and Human Services. Students may apply for licensure in the College of Education and Human Services Office of Student Services during the last quarter of their professional undergraduate programs. (Note: Many programs require graduate level study for licensure.) A candidate for teaching licensure at Wright State University must be deemed of good moral character, have successfully completed the approved program of teacher preparation, obtain passing scores on the Praxis II exams, and be recommended by the dean of the College of Education and Human Services. Finger printing and a background check are also required for all applicants to receive an initial license.

"Good moral character" is defined as not having pleaded guilty to or not having been convicted of any felony; any violation of Section 2907.04 (Corruption of a Minor), Section 2907.06 (Sexual Imposition), or Division (A) or (C) of Section 2907.07 (Importuning) of the Revised Code; any violent offense, theft offense, or drug abuse offense that is not a minor misdemeanor; or any substantively comparable ordinance of a municipal corporation or of another state. An individual who has pleaded guilty to or has been convicted of any such offense may have an application for licensure considered by the State Board of Education, provided the individual meets the conditions specified in rule 3301-23-23 of the Administrative Code.

Licensure of Students From Other Colleges Within the University

Students who receive degrees from other colleges within the university may also wish to obtain teaching licenses. Recommendation for licensure will occur only after a student satisfactorily completes all of the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services. These include admission; selective retention; the major teaching field and related requirements, the preprofessional and Phase I professional courses and professional courses at the graduate level; and a passing score on the Praxis II exam(s).

Licensure for Holders of Nonprofessional Degrees

Students who are graduates of other accredited colleges or universities must meet the licensure requirements for their chosen teaching area. See a Student Services Advisor for additional information.

School Nurse Licensure Program

The School Nurse Licensure program is offered as a graduate program. The 22-credit, graduate-level program leads to endorsement for licensure as a school nurse in the state of Ohio.

  1. Baccalaureate degree with course work in growth and development, psychology, sociology, and/or anthropology.
  2. License to practice professional nursing in the state of Ohio.
  3. Course work in community health. For more information, refer to the College of Nursing and Health (937) 775-3131 or the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (937) 775-3223.
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