The Post Baccalaureate Initial Licensure Program is a teacher program for the adult learner with a liberal arts background and a desire to become a teacher. This approved teacher preparation program has always followed the approved curriculum for the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program. The Post-Bac program has the singular goal of providing the adult learner the opportunity to obtain Ohio Teacher licensure as a part-time, or full-time student.

Accreditation

  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Initial and Advanced Programs.
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Ohio Department of Education.

Admission Requirements
The following are prerequisites to admission:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Alternatives to the established admission procedure may be used to encourage the participation of individuals from under represented groups.
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher.

Educational Philosophy and Goals
The mission of the Department of Education and School Psychology, built upon the key ideas of a Jesuit educator, prepares educators with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. Five key areas focus all programs:

  • The Formation of the Total Person develops the total person through self-discovery and learning.
  • The Personal Influence of the Educator develops students through a personal dialectical process.
  • Utilizing Educational Settings as Communities of Influence utilizes a school as a community in which to personally engage students and begin their own process of self-development.
  • Accepting Education as a Vocation begins a life of dedicated service towards the growth and development of student.
  • Integrating Disciplines to Extend and Synthesize Knowledge cultivates ideal educators by combing human and spiritual experience found in the integration of the arts and sciences.

Graduate programs are organized around four additional strands:

  • Scholarship immerses students in their fields and engages them in scholarly inquiry by applying research methods to practice.
  • Personal and Professional Development addresses ethical principles including honesty, a sense of justice, and dealing humanely with other individuals.
  • Specialization incorporates theoretical and empirical work in communities of practice and addresses the differences between experts and novices.
  • Leadership addresses the dimensions of one person influencing the behavior of another.

Core Sequence
(for all programs)

  • Instructional Technology (ED186)
  • Assessment, Learning and Individual Differences (ED201)
  • School and Society (ED253)
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum (ED255)
  • Professional Development Seminar (ED300, 2 credits)
  • Multicultural Education (ED453)
  • Seminar in Teaching (ED405)
  • Student Teaching (ED444)

Early Childhood also includes:

  • Observational Assessment of the Young Child (ED 225)
  • Seminar I: Focus on Family Ecology (ED 225E)
  • Learning Across the Early Childhood Years (ED 325)
  • Seminar II: Focus on School Ecology (ED 325E)
  • Integrated Learning in Pre-School (ED 331)
  • Integrated Learning in the Early Elementary Years (ED 332)
  • Language Study and Phonics (ED 355)
  • Educational Procedures for the Exceptional Child (ED 415)
  • Physical Education in Early Childhood (PE 411)
  • Child Development (PS 261)

Middle Childhood also includes:

  • Middle Childhood Education Philosophy and Instruction (ED 226)
  • Language Study and Phonics (ED 355)
  • Adolescent Development (PS 262)
  • *Select 2 Content Methods Courses from 333 – 336 plus 2 Content Areas for Teaching:
  • Middle Childhood Education Curriculum and Special Methods: Language Arts (ED 333)
  • Middle Childhood Education Curriculum and Special Methods: Social Studies (ED 334)
  • Middle Childhood Education Curriculum & Special Methods: Science (ED 335)
  • Middle Childhood Education Curriculum & Special Methods: Math (ED 336)

Adolescent and Young Adult also includes:

  • Adolescent Education Special Methods (ED 337)
  • Adolescent Education Special Topics (ED 427)
  • Child Development (PS 262)
  • Plus 1 Content Area Teaching Field

Multi-Age also includes:

  • Adolescent Education Special Methods (ED 337)
  • Language Study and Phonics (ED 355)
  • Adolescent Education Special Topics (ED 427)
  • Child Development (PS 261)
  • Plus 1 Content Area Teaching Field