The Department of Education & School Psychology’s Teacher Education Programs prepare candidates for careers in one of three licensure areas:
- Early childhood (EC), pre-K to 3rd grade
- Middle childhood (MC), 4th grade to 9th grade
- Adolescent/young adult (AYA), 7th grade to 12th grade
Successful completion of degree and licensure requirements entails course work in three categories:
- Professional education
- General education
- Curriculum content (EC, MC) or teaching field (AYA, MA)
Our students participate in multiple field experiences in diverse settings, including the home, preschool, school, and service agencies. These situations prepare prospective teachers to understand and implement appropriate practices for their young students. The Teacher Education Program includes a “professional year” in which all candidates participate in a full academic year experience in one classroom for Pre-Student Teaching (first semester) and Student Teaching (second semester).
Our undergraduate initial licensure programs are accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2026. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.
Our programs are also nationally recognized and approved by:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) formerly National Middle School Association (NMSA)
- National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- Ohio Department of Higher Education
To learn more about undergraduate programs offered through the Department of Education and Allied Studies, including course of study, please visit John Carroll’s Undergraduate Bulletin.