Programs of Instruction

College of Education Programs of Instruction

Learn more about the undergraduate degree programs of instruction offered by the College of Education. For specific curriculum guides for bachelor's degrees, minors and certificates offered through the College, see the Undergraduate Curriculum Guides section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Department of Curricular & Instructional Studies

5200: Early Childhood Education

Prior to admission, students must complete 34 credit hours of coursework with at least a 2.50 GPA. These requirements provide Early Childhood majors with the breadth of knowledge (science, written and oral communication, math and social studies) they will need to make decisions in the Early Childhood setting. Students admitted to Early Childhood Education must achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all professional education courses to be eligible to student teach and graduate from the College of Education. Other admission requirements are outlined on the program application form.

Courses and experiences prepare our teacher candidates to work in preschools, childcare centers, or to teach in primary schools. Various techniques to establish positive learning environments are taught as students learn to plan, implement, and evaluate instructional programs, and to select, develop and implement methods and materials for the introduction of science, language arts, math and social sciences to children in an integrated curriculum which stresses critical thinking and problem solving.

These Education majors work toward licensure in early childhood. Endorsements such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Reading can be added to licenses.

For specific program and licensure requirements, teacher candidates should contact a pre-admission advisor in Zook Hall 207, (330) 972-7750.

5250: Middle Childhood Education

Prior to admission, teacher candidates must complete 31 credit hours of coursework with a 2.50 GPA. These requirements provide Middle Childhood Education majors with the breadth of knowledge (science, written and oral communication, math and social studies) they will need to make decisions in the Middle Childhood setting. Teacher candidates admitted to Middle Childhood Education must achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all professional education courses to be eligible to student teach and graduate from the College of Education. Other admission requirements are outlined on the program application form.

Courses and experiences prepare teacher candidates to work in elementary, middle and junior high schools. Various techniques to establish positive learning environments are taught as teacher candidates learn, plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs, and select, develop and implement methods and materials for the introduction of science, language arts, math and social sciences to children in an integrated curriculum that stresses critical thinking and problem solving.

These Education majors work toward licensure in Middle Childhood Education. Endorsements such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Reading (Graduate only)can be added to licenses. All teacher candidates in Middle Childhood Education are also required to have two areas of concentration from outside the College of Education. Teacher candidates may choose from natural sciences, social studies, mathematics, and language arts and reading.

For specific program and required course listings in each area of concentration, teacher candidates should contact a pre-admission advisor in Zook Hall 207, (330) 972-7750.

5300: Secondary (Adolescence to Young Adult) Education

Prior to admission, students must complete 29 credit hours of coursework with a 2.50 GPA as outlined below. These requirements provide Adolescence to Young Adult Education, P-12 and Specialty Program majors with the breadth of knowledge they will need to make decisions in the secondary school setting. Students admitted to Secondary Education must achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all professional education courses to be eligible to student teach and graduate from the College of Education. Other admission requirements are outlined on the program application form.

The program mandates an expert knowledge in a specific content area. This knowledge prepares and encourages teachers to be decision-makers by adapting and applying content knowledge to the needs and interests of a diverse student population. Upon graduation, teacher candidates are ready to teach in school settings appropriate to their licensure.

The Department offers teacher licensure in the following areas: Language Arts (7-12), Math (7-12), Science (7-12), Social Studies (7-12), Foreign Language (P-12), Dance (P-12), and Drama/Theatre (P-12). Licensure is also available in Visual Arts (P-12), Music (P-12) and Family and Consumer Sciences (4-12). For licensure in Dance, refer to the Department of Sport Science and Wellness.

For specific program and licensure requirements, students should contact a pre-admission adviser in Zook Hall 207, (330) 972-7750.

5610: Special Education

Prior to admission, teacher candidates must complete 32 credit hours of coursework with a 2.50 GPA. This program is designed to prepare educators to meet the needs of children and adolescents with exceptionalities. The College of Education offers three licensure options: Intervention Specialist Early Childhood (P-3); Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate (K-12); and Intervention Specialist Moderate to Intensive (K-12).

These programs prepare teacher candidates to work effectively with pupils who experience physical, learning, and/or emotional special education needs. Graduates of these programs are trained to put theory into practice by providing instruction for students with special needs in a variety of educational settings. These settings include the classroom setting, individual and small group tutoring, and special classes.

For specific program and licensure requirements, teacher candidates should contact a pre-admission advisor in Zook Hall 207, (330) 972-7750.

Endorsements

TESOL Endorsement (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

This program introduces teacher candidates to the key issues in teaching English to non-native speakers through coursework in linguistics, second language theory and methods, and related disciplines.

Teacher candidates seeking this endorsement must have studied a foreign language at some time during their academic career.

Students who do not have English as a native language must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English with a valid TOEFL score of 580 or above and a score of 240 or above on the TSE (Test of Spoken English).

Reading Endorsement

Teacher candidates who are preparing to teach or who already hold a teaching license may add a reading endorsement at the graduate level only.

Sport Science & Wellness Education

5550: Physical Education

The Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education offers the following undergraduate programs:

  • Physical Education (Pre K-12)
  • Athletic Training Education Program
  • Exercise Science
  • Sport Studies
  • Licensure in Dance (Pre-K-12)

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Physical Education courses to be recommended for licensure.

5560: Outdoor Education

Admission Suspended

5570: Health Education

  • Health Education with Licensure

5570: Community Health and Wellness Education

  • Community Health (Admission Suspended)

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Physical Education courses to be recommended for licensure.

Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership

Teaching and Training Technical Professionals (TNT)

Prior to admission, students must complete 30 credit hours of coursework with at least a 2.50 GPA overall. These requirements provide Teaching and Training Technical Professionals (TNT) majors with the breadth of knowledge they will need to make decisions in their teaching or training career. Other admission requirements are outlined on the program application form, available online.

Within the Department, the Teaching and Training Technical Professionals (TNT) program prepares students to teach in postsecondary institutions or in education training programs in private industry or public agencies. This program does not provide for State of Ohio licensure for P-12. Specific teaching content areas for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals (TNT) include: business, health, engineering, natural sciences and public service technologies. Students interested in teaching a subject in a technical specialty or training technique should consult the program coordinator.

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