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Education and Human Services - Teacher Education Programs

Introduction

The Teacher Education Department offers programs that lead to licensure as a teacher, to master’s degrees, or to both. Each program has a brief description before the requirements. The list below represents the programs available from the Teacher Education department:

Master’s Degree Programs for Initial Teacher Licensure (for those who are not teachers)

Classroom Teacher: Middle Childhood Education
Classroom Teacher: Adolescent to Young Adult Education
Classroom Teacher: Multi-Age Education

Master’s Degree Programs for Initial Teacher Licensure and for Current Teachers Seeking Advanced Study and/or Additional Teaching Credentials

Classroom Teacher: Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Educational Needs
Classroom Teacher: Intervention Specialist: Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs
Classroom Teacher: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
Classroom Teacher: Library Media (see Educational Leadership)

Master’s Degree Programs for Teachers Seeking Advanced Study and/or Additional Teaching Credentials (Not Initial Teacher Licensure Programs; must have an initial teaching license)

Classroom Teacher: Advanced Studies
Classroom Teacher: Reading
Literacy Specialist Endorsement
Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (endorsement program only)
Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement (endorsement program only)
Transition-to-Work Endorsement

Admission

In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the School of Graduate Studies (these requirements can be reviewed at this Web site http://www.wright.edu/academics/catalog/grad/admissions/), candidates for these degrees who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement to waive the GRE or MAT, must submit satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores, unless otherwise noted (see Waiver of GRE/MAT). The Adolescent to Young Adult, Multi-Age, and Middle Childhood initial teacher licensure programs require passing scores on the state of Ohio’s mandated Praxis II Specialty (Content) Area Exam(s). Contact the college’s Office of Student Services or visit their Web site at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss/ to learn more about the Praxis II exams.

All students considering graduate-level courses in education and human services should do so with the understanding that graduate study differs in quality expectations from undergraduate study. Graduate study requires that students be increasingly self-directed and possess strong analytical skills. Students are not guaranteed a master’s degree by attending and completing courses. Exit requirements must be met in all programs.

Admission to the College of Education and Human Services is based on the candidate’s written statement of purpose, consideration of undergraduate and/or graduate cumulative grade point average, submission of satisfactory scores on either the MAT, GRE, or other required examination, and in some cases, letters of reference and a personal interview (see Waiver of GRE/MAT).

Technology Policy
For admission to the college, all College of Education and Human Services students, graduate and undergraduate, part-time and full-time, will be expected to certify that they own or have access to a computer and the Internet.

In order to meet the mission of the college “…to prepare professionals to meet the educational and human services needs of a diverse, democratic society,” it is necessary for our students to play an active role in the technological environment the college and Wright State University are creating to assist in the completion of this mission. An increasing number of classes and options will become available to students using a variety of distributed learning formats; library resources are available in a growing number of full-text formats, and global connections via telecommunications will be part of daily operations. Students preparing to become professionals in education and human service areas must demonstrate appropriate and effective skills and knowledge in technological aspects of their work.

Minimum equipment requirements are recommended by Wright State University’s Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS). Please check the following Web Site http://www.wright.edu/cats/purchase/pcguidelines.html for current information about minimum equipment requirements.

The college supports Macintosh computers in faculty and staff offices and maintains a computer lab. Wright State University has purchased a site license for most Microsoft software (see the Web page for Wright State’s Computing and Telecommunications Services, http://www.wright.edu/cats/ for details).

Tk20
In order for an Ohio college or university to prepare educators for licensure by the Ohio Department of Education, we must demonstrate that we meet the standards of the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). Programs that meet NCATE standards are approved to prepare educators to hold licenses in Ohio. NCATE standards require that all programs that lead to an educator license (including administrators, teachers, school counselors, etc.) must document how our programs prepare our candidates successfully to meet the challenges of today’s schools. This documentation must be uniform and systematic across all programs and licensure areas that the college offers. In addition, the college must show how faculty, staff and school partners utilize this information systematically to continuously improve our programs over time.

Since 2006 the college has utilized a data management system called Tk20 to collect key assessments to document the achievements of our candidates and programs. In order to do this, it is necessary for our faculty to ask students to submit certain assignments electronically. There is a one-time student fee of $100 to register for the Tk20 system. This system will be available to you and your professors for a period of seven years.

Initial Teaching Credential (License)
Candidates seeking to enroll in a Teacher Education program designed to deliver an initial teaching credential (license) are required to pass the specialty/content area exam(s) as defined by current state of Ohio standards. Candidates to these programs must contact the college’s Office of Student Services for assistance in identifying the appropriate exam(s) for his/her desired teaching field. Candidates unable to achieve a passing score as defined by state of Ohio standards will not be admitted to a Teacher Education program. Candidates seeking to enroll in a Teacher Education program designed to deliver an initial teaching credential will not be required to take the GRE or MAT exams. An exception to this rule is the Intervention Specialist programs. Applicants to these programs must take the GRE or MAT exams, unless eligible to waive testing requirement based on cumulative GPA (see Waiver of GRE/MAT).

Admission Standards for Initial Teaching Licensure Candidates
Entry requirements vary by program. All students will be required to pass a standardized test unless granted a waiver (see above), have a 2.7 grade point average as an undergraduate, submit a sample of writing, and may have an admissions interview and a criminal background check. All students who seek to attain a teaching license will be required to meet Ohio standards on a Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching exam at the end of the licensure portion of the program. Praxis II Specialty (Content Area) exams will serve as the entrance exam for the Middle Childhood, Multi-Age(Art), and Adolescent to Young Adult initial licensure programs. Multi-Age: Spanish and French candidates will be required to achieve the score of "Advanced/Low" on both the Oral Proficiency Exam(OPI) and the Written Proficiency Exam (WPT). The Intervention Specialist programs require the Graduate Record Exam (a combined score of 800 or more on the Quantitative and Verbal portion of the exam) or the Miller Analogy Test (a score of 380 or better) as the entrance exam. In addition, Intervention Specialist programs that lead to teacher licensure must submit an on-line application, a writing sample, and a copy of BCI and FBI criminal background check results to the College of Education and Human Services (for more information consult the college’s Office of Student Services Web site at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss/).

All candidates for an initial licensure program (in any licensure area) must complete the college’s application process concurrent with the School of Graduate Studies application. The college’s initial teacher applications are found on the Office of Student Services Web site at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss/. Please contact the college’s Office of Student Services if you have any questions about the requirements of a particular program.

Please note that the initial licensure programs in Middle Childhood (MC), Multi-Age (MA), and Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) education programs are designed as full-time programs in order to complete both course work and meet the Ohio Department of Education requirements for field experiences in schools.

Candidates with a grade point average of less than 2.3 on a 4.0 grading system are not ordinarily admitted to graduate school. A petition process is available to formally request admissions not having met an admission standard.

Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to select Teacher Education programs may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher. Candidates to Teacher Education programs requiring a passing score on a specialty area exam(s) must submit passing scores regardless of undergraduate GPA.

Provisional
Under certain conditions, a student may be admitted provisionally (for one quarter only), pending receipt of credentials. If admission requirements are not met during the quarter in which a student was admitted provisionally, registration for future quarters will be denied and the student will lose graduate credit for any graduate courses completed during the quarter.

Conditional
Candidates who have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better, or who have an average between 2.3 and 2.5 with 2.7 or better in the last half of undergraduate work, may be granted conditional admission. Regular admission to the College of Education and Human Services is granted after successful completion of 12 hours of course work with a grade of B or better in each course.

Licensure Candidate
Candidates who wish to complete licensure or endorsement requirements at the graduate level but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree may be admitted as licensure candidates with the permission of the department in which the programs are housed. Persons pursuing a teacher licensure program are required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed exams for their intended area of licensure. Many of the licensure programs in CEHS require seperate application to the college. Visit this web site for information - www.cehs.wright.edu/ss.

Nondegree Status
Persons who have a bachelor’s degree may enroll in nondegree status for graduate courses without being admitted to a graduate program in degree status. If you wish to enroll in a degree program, only 50 percent of such credits may be applied to a degree program if they are appropriate. Student attending in nondegree status are not considered to be candidates in a program.

Advising

Teacher Licensure Advisors and Faculty Advisors
The college’s Office of Student Services is referred to in many areas of this catalog. Persons considering becoming a teacher and teachers who have questions about adding a new licensure area are encouraged to visit the Office of Student Services and consult with a licensure advisor. The office is located in 378 Allyn Hall and employs full-time professional licensure advisors for consultation. Advisors are available without an appointment during regularly scheduled walk-in advising times. Daytime and evening walk-in advising is available; please consult the office’s Web site for current information regarding advising times at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss/. These advisors are charged by the college to audit students' programs for compliance with state of Ohio teacher licensure standards. Working with these advisors as you begin your studies will greatly increase the probability that you will select and take the appropriate courses for any given licensure area. Your application for the teaching license is filed with this office, and the licensure advisors assist the faculty by auditing your program at various stages of your program.

Many of our teacher licensure programs are also degree programs. We also offer advanced programs of study that provide current teachers with the opportunity for an in-depth study of an area, and the program does not include a new teaching license. Faculty advisors are assigned to each degree-seeking student at the point of acceptance to develop a separate plan for the degree. This formal program of study should be completed during the first term of a student’s admission into a program. The faculty advisor will determine course substitutes, transfer of credit, and other appropriate modifications of the published degree curriculum as it appears in this catalog. The faculty advisor provides professional advising regarding current research, career development, and professional organizations. Any questions regarding the degree portion of your program will be directed to this faculty advisor. The licensure advisors will consult with this faculty person when needed.

Degree Requirements

Initial Teacher Preparation Programs

Classroom Teacher: Middle Childhood (Grades 4 through 9 and ages 8 through 14)
Middle Childhood teachers will teach two of the following subject (content) areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. This is a full-time program of study currently requiring your commitment Monday through Friday. Students from Wright State Universcity’s Bachelor of Education program in Middle Childhood Education and others with a bachelor’s degree who meet the content requirements (two content oncentrations) of Wright State’s educator program will be enrolled in this program in a cohort group to begin the program in either Summer "B" or Winter quarters. Prerequisite content requirements are described on the college’s Web site at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss.

Students will serve as interns in school settings throughout the school year. Therefore, this program operates on a different calendar than the university and candidates may be required to start prior to the beginning of the university’s academic term. Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of this program and passing the Praxis II exams in the Principles of Learning and Teaching 5–9 and the Praxis II subject area(s), the student may apply for a provisional license in Middle Childhood Education. The state of Ohio will require a criminal background check as a part of the licensure application. This program may be completed in approximately 12 months of full time study and internship.

Note regarding the Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement:
The state of Ohio has an endorsement available to the Middle Childhood license. The college has an approved program for the middle childhood generalist endorsement for the licensed teacher to add either one or two of the following concentrations to their Middle Childhood license: English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science. This endorsement requires additional undergraduate content courses and/or graduate methods/content courses and passing the required Praxis II subject area assessment(s). The Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement qualifies one to work in self-contained classrooms in grades 4 to 6.

Classroom Teacher: Adolescent Young Adult (Grades 7 through 12, ages 12 through 21)
The holder of an AYA license will teach a single subject including language arts, social sciences, mathematics, or science in grades 7 through 12. To learn more about the approved AYA teaching (content) areas of study that Wright State offers, please visit our college’s Office of Student Services.

This is a full-time program of study requiring your commitment Monday through Friday. Students from Wright State University and others with a bachelor’s degree who meet the content requirements of Wright State’s educator program will be enrolled in this program in a cohort group beginning Summer "B" or Winter Quarters. Prerequisite content requirements are described on the college’s Web site at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss/.

Students will serve as interns in school settings throughout the school year. Therefore, this program operates on a different calendar than the university and candidates may be required to start prior to the beginning of the university’s academic term. Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of this program and passing the Praxis II exam in the Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12, the student may apply for a provisional license in Adolescent to Young Adult Education. The state of Ohio will require a criminal background check as a part of the licensure application. This program may be completed in 12 months of full time study and internship.

Classroom Teacher: Multi-Age (Grades pre-kindergarten through 12, ages 3 through 21)
Wright State is approved to endorse candidates for the Multi-Age license for those persons who wish to teach a world language (French or Spanish), or visual arts (Art). (Music education is only available on the undergraduate level through the university’s College of Liberal Arts.)

This is a full-time program of study requiring your commitment Monday through Friday. Students from Wright State University and others with a bachelor’s degree who meet the content requirements of Wright State’s educator program will be enrolled in this program in a cohort group beginning Summer "B" or Winter Quarters. Prerequisite content requirements are described on the college’s Web site at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss/.

Students will serve as interns in school settings throughout the school year. Therefore, this program operates on a different calendar than the university and candidates may be required to start prior to the beginning of the university’s academic term. Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of this program and passing the Praxis II exam in the Principles of Learning and Teaching (any level), the student may apply for a provisional license in Multi-Age Education. The state of Ohio will require a criminal background check as a part of the licensure application. This program may be completed in 12 months of full time study and internship.

Classroom Teacher: Intervention Specialist Programs (Grades Kindergarten through 12, ages 5 through 21)
The Intervention Specialist Programs in Mild to Moderate, and/or Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs are available for the currently practicing teacher as well as those persons who are not currently holding a teaching license. These are separate, individual programs. Because of the high demand for intervention specialists, it is not uncommon for persons to be employed by a school district on a special, temporary license pending completion of an Intervention Specialist licensure program. These programs are designed to serve both of those populations. Candidates who are not currently licensed will be required to complete prerequisite coursework prior to entering the professional course sequence. Please consult with a licensure advisor in the college’s Office of Student Services regarding prerequisite coursework.

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of this program and passing any one of the Praxis II exams in the Principles of Learning and Teaching and passing the Praxis II Specialty (Content) exams in special education, the student may apply for a provisional Intervention Specialists license valid for teaching students in the program area the student completed (Mild to Moderate, Moderate to Intensive). A Master of Education degree in classroom teaching may be earned with the successful completion of the balance of the programs.

Early Childhood Education Intervention Specialist (ECIS) License (Grades pre-kindergarten through 3, ages 3 through 8)
This program is available to graduate students seeking an initial teaching license and those currently holding a valid teaching credential. Licensure requirements include successful completion of all of the licensure courses and successful scores on Praxis II in the Principles of Learning and Teaching PK-3 and the Praxis II Specialty (Content) exam(s).

The ECIS license is valid for teaching student from age three through grade three with mild/moderate intensive disabilities. Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the licensure requirements for this program.

Advanced Teacher Preparation Programs and Admission Criteria
Note: The following Classroom Teacher programs are not initial licensure programs. They are available solely for advanced study by current teachers with at least a provisional teaching license). The college requires the GRE or MAT exam as the entrance exam for these programs unless the applicant’s cumulative undergraduate and graduate GPA is 3.0 or higher. These programs are available as either an M.A. or M.Ed. option. Some of the programs below also require a seperate application to the college.

Classroom Teacher: Advanced Studies
Classroom Teacher (CT): Advanced Studies is a master of education (M.Ed.) degree program for the continuing education of current teachers who hold at least a provisional teaching license. This program offers a flexible option for highly motivated persons who are seeking advanced study with specific professional objectives, such as updating and expanding knowledge or skills in a specified area, and/or preparing for an additional teaching license or endorsement.

Classroom Teacher: Reading
Classroom Teacher (CT): Reading is a master of education (M.Ed.) degree program for the continuing education of current teachers who hold at least a provisional teaching license. Opportunities for graduates of this program include classroom teaching, tutoring in a variety of settings, and work in training departments in business and industry. As part of the Ohio Coalition, the department is also providing online coursework for students to attain literacy specialist licensure. The Classroom Teacher:Reading program requires an additional application to the college. For more information, consult the college's Office of Student Services web site at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss.

Reading Endorsement
The reading endorsement program is for the continuing education of current teachers who hold at least a provisional teaching license and is designed to aid the classroom teacher (K-12) in helping students improve reading and thinking skills. This program leads to an reading endorsement that would be added to a standard teaching certificate/license

Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement
Teachers seeking an endorsement in Prekindergarten Special Needs through the Wright State University College of Education and Human Services must hold a current teaching certificate in prekindergarten or kindergarten to grade 12 special education or a provisional or professional early childhood education teaching license. This endorsement is valid for teaching students with disabilities in prekindergarten (ages 3-5) settings.

Teachers without a current valid teaching credential must complete the renewal requirements for their credential prior to the granting of this endorsement. Teachers desiring to continue for their Master’s degree or Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS) license must apply to the Master’s in ECIS degree program before 50% of the course work for that degree is completed.

Transition to Work Endorsement
Teachers seeking a Transition to Work Endorsement must hold a currently valid intervention specialist or career technical license. The endorsement training has adopted the transition standards from the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) as the model curriculum for transition specialists in Ohio. Please contact the Teacher Education Department, for specific questions about the endorsement process. For more information, consult the college's Office of Student Services web site at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss.

Faculty

Professors
Colleen Finegan (chair), early childhood education/intervention specialist (special education)
Ron Helms, teacher education
James Tomlin, science education/biology

Associate Professors
Mary Ellen Bargerhuff (associate dean), intervention specialist (special education)
Beth Basista, science education/physics
Angela Beumer-Johnson, English education
James Dunne, intervention specialist (special education)
Charlotte Harris (dean), teacher education
Doris Johnson, teacher education
Susann Mathews, mathematics education
Will Mosier, early childhood education
Richelle O’Connor, teacher education
Linda Ramey, teacher education
Patricia Renick, intervention specialist (special education)
Ken Schatmeyer, literacy education
William Slattery, science education/geology

Assistant Professors
Christa Agiro, English education
Aina Appova, mathematics education
Timothy Boester, mathematics education
Brian Boyd, mathematics education
John Haught, TESOL education
Catherine Keener, intervention specialist (special education)
Lisa Kenyon, science education/biology
Kathy Koenig, science education/physics
Sally Lamping, English education
Anna Lyon, early childhood education
Noeleen McIlvenna, social studies education
Benjamin Montague, art education
Nimisha Patel, teacher education
Michelle Reed, mathematics education
Melissa Schen, science education/biology
Rebecca Teed, science education/geology
Nephi Thompson, science education/physics

Lecturers
Tracey Kramer, literacy education
Gail Scott, intervention specialist (special education)

Course of Study

Master’s Degree Programs for Initial Teacher Licensure (for those who are not teachers)
Classroom Teacher: Middle Childhood Education
Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teacher licensure admission requirements for this program.

Pre-requisite courses for students who do not complete the following courses as undergraduates
ED 602 Education in a Pluralistic Society: Middle Childhood Perspective 4
ED 621 Human Development and Learning: Middle Childhood Perspective 4
EDS 624 Addressing Learning Differences 4
ED 612 Practicum I: Middle Childhood Level 1
Middle level course for all students
ED 600 Classroom Management 4
ED 714 Inquiry & Assessment for Middle Childhood 4
ED 732 Principles and Practices of Middle School 4
ED 642 Professional Seminar: Middle Childhood 2
ED 771 Inquiry Project(required for M.Ed.) 4
Content Pedagogy: Choose Two
ED 636 Integrated Middle Childhood Level Science Methods 4
ED 610 Middle Childhood Mathematics: Philosophy, Curriculum and Materials 4
ED 624 Middle Childhood Literature, Speech, and Drama 4
ED 629 Middle School Social Studies: Curriculum and Materials 4
Reading literacy courses

ED 606 Reading & Literacy Instruction I

4.5

ED 607 Reading & Literacy Instruction II

4.5

ED 609 Assessment and Intervention

4.5
ED 608 Word Study: Phonics 4.5
Practicum/Internship
ED 614 Practicum II: Middle Childhood Level 1
ED 614 Practicum III: Middle Childhood Level 1
ED 641 Internship/Seminar: Middle Childhood Level 10
Total M.Ed. Program Hours if Graduate prerequisite courses are needed 69
Total M.Ed. Program Hours if Graduate prerequisite courses are not needed 56

Classroom Teacher: Adolescent to Young Adult Education

Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teacher licensure admission requirements for this program.

Pre-requisite courses (for students who do not complete the following courses as Undergraduates)

ED 602 Education in a Pluralistic Society: Middle Childhood Perspective 4
ED 621 Human Development and Learning: Middle Childhood Perspective 4
EDS 624 Addressing Learning Differences 4
ED 612 Practicum I 1

Adolescent to Young Adult Content Courses

ED 715 Action Research Methods for Teachers

4
ED 664 Measurement and Assessment in Education 4

ED 600 Classroom Management

4
ED 652 Professional Seminar 1

ED 772 Inquiry Project

2
ED 653 Content Seminar 1
Content Pedagogy (Choose one Area)
Integrated Social Studies
Content Pedagogy I
ED 639 Adolescence Social Studies: Curriculum & Materials 4
Content Pedagogy II
ED 648 Improvement of Social Studies Instruction 4
Science
Content Pedagogy I
ED 731 Adolescence & Young Adult Science: Methods, Curriculum, & Materials 4
Content Pedagogy II
ED 746 Science, Technology & Society as a Teaching Imperative 4
Integrated Language Arts
Content Pedagogy I
ED 620 Studies in English Education 4
Content Pedagogy II
ED 623 Adolescence English: Curriculum & Materials 4
Integrated Mathematics
Content Pedagogy I
ED 637 Secondary School Mathematics: Curriculum & Materials 4
Content Pedagogy II
ED 638 Methods for Teaching Mathematics to Adolescence & Young Adults 4
Reading Literacty course
ED 631 Literacy Skills Through Adolescence 5
Practicum/Internships
ED 614 Practicum II 2
ED 616 Practicum III 2
ED 651 Internship: Adolesence 10
Portfolio/Capstone Requirements
ED 646 Action Research Capston 4
Total M.Ed. Program hours if prerequisites courses are needed 60
Total M.Ed. Program hours if prerequisites are not needed 47

Classroom Teacher: Multi-Age Education

Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teacher licensure admission requirements for this program.

Pre-requisite courses (for students who do not complete the following courses as Undergraduates)

ED 602 Education in a Pluralistic Society: Middle Childhood Perspective4
ED 621 Human Development and Learning: Middle Childhood Perspective4
EDS 624 Addressing Learning Differences 4
ED 612 Practicum I 1

Multi-Age Content Courses

ED 652 Professional Seminar 1
ED 715 Action Research Methods for Teachers 4
ED 600 Classroom Management 4
ED 772 Inquiry Project 2
ED 653 Content Seminar
1
Content Pedagogy (Choose one Area)
Visual Arts
Content Pedagogy I
AED 631 Art & the Child 4
Content Pedagogy II
AED 638 Multi-Age Visual Arts Methods 4
World Languages
Content Pedagogy I
ED 625 Modern Foreign Languages I: Curriculum & Materials4
Content Pedagogy II
ED 627 Modern Foreign Languages II: Curriculum, Methods & Materials 4
Reading Literacy
ED 631 Literacy Skills Through Adolescence 5
Practicum/Internship
ED 614 Practicum II
2
ED 616 Practicum III
2

ED 661 Internship/Seminar: Multi-Age

10
Portfolio/Capstone Requirements
ED 664 Measurement and Assessment in Education 4
ED 646 Action Research Capstone 4
Total M.Ed. Program hours if prerequisites are needed 60
Total M.Ed. Program hours if prerequisites are not needed 47

Master's Degree Programs for Initial Teacher Licensure or for Current Teachers Seeking Additional Teaching Credentials
Classroom Teacher: Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Educational Needs

Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teacher licensure admission requirements for this program.

ED 704 Introduction into the Foundations of Education 4
EDT 786 Application for Computers in Education 4
EDS 700 Special Education Entrance Seminar 4
EDS 655 Exceptional Learners 5
EDS 654 Assessment: The Intervention Specialist Role 4
EDS 642 Curricula Methods and Materials to Teach Students with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs 4
EDS 626 Introduction to Adaptive Technology 4

EDS 745 Special Education Midpoint Seminar

1
EDS 644 Instructional and Behavioral Management Skills for Intervention Specialists 4
EDS 645 Transitions of Students with Special Needs 4
EDS 659 Communication and Consultation Skills for Educators 4
EDS 656 Clinical Practice in Remediation 4
ED 661 Internship: Special Education Mild/Moderate 10
OR
ED 658 Practicum in Education 5
EDS 799 Special Education Exit Seminar 2
Total (M.Ed.) 53-58
EDL 751 Statistics and Research, 4 hours, EDL 852 Statistical Analysis and Research Design, 4 hours, and ED 899 Thesis, 1-9 hours, required for the Master of Arts option. The M.A. option removes EDT 786, EDS 700, and EDS 799 from this program of study.
Total (M.A.) 53-58

Classroom Teacher: Intervention Specialist: Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs

Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teacher licensure admission requirements for this program.

ED 704 Introduction into the Foundations of Education 4
EDT 786 Application for Computers in Education 4
EDS 700 Special Education Entrance Seminar 4
EDS 655 Exceptional Learners 5
EDS 652 Education of Individuals with Physical Sensory, Sensory, or Motor Disorders 4
EDS 653 Curricula Methods, Materials for Students with Moderate/Intensive Exceptionalities 4
EDS 643 Introduction to Augmentative Communication 4

EDS 745 Special Education Midpoint Seminar

1
EDS 644 Instructional and Behavioral Management Skills for Intervention Specialists 4
EDS 645 Transitions of Students with Exceptionalities 4
EDS 654 Assessment Skills: The Intervention Specialist Role 4
EDS 659 Communication and Consultation Skills for Educators 4
ED 626 Introduction to Adaptive Technology4
EDS 656 Clinical Practice in Remediation 4
ED 769 Content Reading Instruction: Grades 4-12 3
ED 661 Internship: Special Education Moderate/Intensive 10
OR
ED 658 Practicum in Education 5
EDS 799 Special Education Exit Seminar 2
Total (M.Ed.) 61-66
EDL 751 Statistics and Research, 4 hours, EDL 852 Statistical Analysis and Research Design, 4 hours, and ED 899 Thesis, 1-9 hours, required for the Master of Arts option. The M.A. option removes EDT 786, EDS 700, and EDS 799 from this program of study.
Total (M.A.) 61-66

Classroom Teacher: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist: (ECIS)

Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teacher licensure admission requirements for this program.

EDS 700 Special Education Entrance Seminar 4
EDS 745 Special Education Mid-point Seminar 1
EDS 799 Special Education Exit Seminar 2
ED 715 Action Research Methods for Teachers 4
EDT 786 Application of Computers in Education 4
EDS 626 Introduction to Adaptive Technology 4
OR
EDS 643 Introduction to Augmentative Communication 4
EDS 655 Exceptional Learners 4-5
EDS 644 Instructional & Behavioral Management Skills for Intervention Specialists 4
EDS 654 Assessment Skills: The Intervention Specialist Role 4
EDS 632 Principles and Practices in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education 4
EDS 633 Establishing Partnerships with Families of Children Identified for Early Intervention and/or Early Childhood Special Education4
EDS 634 Children Birth Through Age Eight with Medical Needs 4
EDS 635 Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Children Identified for Early Intervention and/or Early Childhood Special Education4
ED 656 Clinical Practicum in Remediation 4
ED 658 Practicum in Education* 6
OR
EDS 661 Internship: ECIS** 10
Total (M.Ed.) 58-62
The M.A. option removes ED 715 Action Research Methods for Teachers from the degree requirements.
Required for MA:
EDL 751 Statistics and Research 4
EDL 852 Statistical Analysis and Research Design4
ED 899 Thesis 1-9
Total (M.A.) 63-70

Master’s Degree Programs for Teachers Seeking Advanced Study and/or Additional Teaching Credentials (Not Initial Teacher Licensure Programs)
Classroom Teacher: Advanced Studies
Section I Core 12

ED 700 Advanced Studies Seminar I: Introduction

2

ED 701 Advanced Educational Psychology

4

ED 704 Inquiry into Foundations of Education

4

ED 715 Action Research Methods for Teachers

4
OR
EDL 751 Statistics and Research
4
ED 799 Advanced Studies Seminar II: Transition
3
ED 820 Advanced Studies Seminar III: Capstone
3

Section II Concentration 25 minimum

(Students must choose a concentration area with advisor)

Total (M.Ed.)

45 minimum


Classroom Teacher: Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement
Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teaching endorsement admissions requirements.
ED 702 Principles, Practices adn Learning in grades 4 and 5
3
ED 703 Reading and Language Arts Instruction in Social Studies for grades 4 and 5
4.5
ED 705 Effective Science Instruction for grades 4 and 5
3
ED 707 or MTE 641 Effective Mathematics Instruction for grades 4 and 5
4.5
Total
15
Classroom Teacher: Literacy Specialist Endorsement
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ED 790 Coaching in Diverse Classrooms
3
ED 791 Pedegogy of Effective Literacy Instruction
3
ED 792 Coaching for Effective Assessment Practice
3
ED 793 Professional Development in Literacy
3
ED 794 Advanced Literacy Research
3
ED 795 Literacy Internship I (fall)
4
ED 796 Literacy Internship II (winter)
4
ED 797 Literacy Internship III (spring)
4
Total
27
Classroom Teacher: Reading

Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the additional application requirements for this program.

ED 706 Foundational Knowledge 4.5
ED 722 Writing Curriculum and Instruction 4.5
ED 745 Reading Curriculum and Instruction 4.5
ED 750 Diagnostics and Assessment 4.5
ED 712 Literature for Diverse Learners 4.5
ED 760 Learning and Leadership 4.5
ED 765 The Psychology of Reading 4.5
ED 717 Phonics/Word Study4.5
ED 780 Action Research Methodology 4.5
ED 756 Assessment and Instruction* 4.5
ED 781 Literacy Research Seminar* 4.5
Total (M.Ed.) 49.5

Classroom Teacher: Prekindergarten Special Needs Endorsement

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ED 658 Practicum in Education 5
EDS 654 Assessment Skills: The Intervention Specialist Role 4
EDS 632 Principles and Practices in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education 4
EDS 633 Establishing Partnerships with Families of Children Identified for Early Intervention and/or Early Childhood Special Education 4
EDS 634 Children Birth Through Age Eight with Medical Needs 4
EDS 635 Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Children Identified for Early Intervention and/or Early Childhood Special Education 4
Total 25

Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (must be licensed in Middle Childhood Education (Ohio))

Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teaching endorsement admission requirements for this program. Please consult with a licensure advisor in the college's Office of Student Services for Ohio Department of Education test requirements (Praxis exams).

Science 8
PHY 646 Integrating Physical Science & Mathematics II
OR PHY 647 Integrating Physical Science & Math III
OR CHM 645 Integrating Chemistry & Math I
OR CHM 650 Integrating Chemistry & Math II
4
BIO 701 Selected Topics in Biology: Biology by Inquiry
(BIO 545 & 546 under development)
OR EES 699 Earth Systems
OR EES 615 Global Change
4
Mathematics 8
MTH 343/643* Algebra & Functions for Middle School Teachers 4
MTH 345/645* Geometry for Middle School Teachers 4
*the graduate versions are the same courses with different requirements and expectations
Some or all of the following prerequisites may be required.
(Contact the Math Dept in 120 Math & Microbiology Bldg.)
Level 5 on the Math Placement Test or MTH 128 College Algebra 5
MTH 143 Quantitative Reasoning 4
MTH 243 Fundamentals of Mathematics I 4
MTH 244 Fundamentals of Mathematics II 4
Social Studies 8
ED 629 Middle Childhood Social Studies: Curriculum Materials and Philosophy 4
HST 470 Early American History
OR HST 475 19th Century United States History
OR HST 480 20th Century United States History
OR HST 485 Special Topics in United States History
4
English/Language Arts 8
ENG 345 Writing Workshop
ED 624 Middle Childhood Literature, Speech & Drama
Total hours 8 per area

Reading Endorsement (for students with a teaching license/certificate)
Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teaching endorsement admission requirements for this program. A seperate application to the college is required for this program.
ED 716 Foundations of Reading Instruction 4.5
ED 717 Instruction in Word Study: Phonics 4.5
ED 712 Instruction of Diverse Learners, K-12 4.5
ED 722 Writing, K-12 4.5
ED 745 Content Reading Instruction Grades K-12 4.5
ED 750 Diagnosis/Assessment of Reading Performance 4.5
EDS 756 Practicum I: Intervention for At-Risk Readers 4.5
Please consult with a Teacher Licensure Advisor in the college's Office of Student Services for Ohio Department of Education testing requirements (Praxis).
Total 31.5

Transition to Work Endorsement (TTW) (Must hold a current teaching license in Intervention Specialist or Career Technical)
Please visit our college’s Office of Student Services and review that office’s Web Site http://www.cehs.wright.edu/ss to learn about the teaching endorsement admissions requirements for this program. This program requires a seperate application to the college.

EDS 655 Exceptional Learners

5

TTW 646 Vocational Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation

4

EDS 645 Planning and Managing

4

EDS 644 Managing Student Behavior

4

EDS 659 Communication and Collaborative Partnerships

4

TTW 647 TTW Internship I

2

TTW 647 TTW Internship II

2

TTW 649 TTW Internship III

2

TTW 650 TTW Internship IV

2

Total

29

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