Sep 26, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

Department-Level Requirements


Selective Admission and Retention

The Patton College of Education has a selective admission and retention process that applies to all candidates who intend to complete the teacher preparation program through Ohio University. Decisions regarding the retention of teacher education candidates in licensure programs will be made through a continual evaluation of progress in coursework, clinical experiences, and field-based experiences. Evaluation criteria will be directly related to the specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with each experience. There are three selection phases in this process, two of which are described below. The third phase is detailed under “Professional Internship in Teaching.”

A candidate may appeal a decision regarding admission or retention by filing an appeal with the Credential Review and Candidate Progress Board. Appeal information can be obtained from the Patton College Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall 124.

Admission to Professional Education for Early Childhood Majors

Applicants must meet the criteria for selective admission to the Early Childhood major and for professional education. Enrollment in the program is limited to promote quality instruction, appropriate field placement, and effective advising. Not all candidates who apply and meet the minimum criteria will be accepted. Applications are accepted in April and November for all campuses. Contact the early childhood coordinator for details on the Early Childhood selective admission criteria and process.

Candidates accepted into the ECE major have met the criteria for admission to Professional Education with the following exceptions. Candidates must submit the application for admission to Professional Education along with the results of a background report through BCI. FBI and the results of the tuberculosis skin test (administered by Campus Care or other appropriate office).

The following requirements must be met to be eligible for selective admission to the Early Childhood Major (B.S.Ed.)  major (BS6854):

  1. Completion of 30 semester hours of credit with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0; higher is preferred. A current DARS and (if a transfer student) transcripts from previous coursework at other institutions must be submitted with the application materials.
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) is required; higher is preferred:
  3. Satisfactory score on the PRAXIS I (PPST/CBT) Test. You must achieve scores of 172 or above in writing and mathematics, and 173 or above in reading OR be exempt from the test because of a standardized test score. You must have a composite score of 21 or better on the ACT and/or 990 or better on the SAT to be exempt. You cannot enroll in education courses until this requirement is met.
  4. Statement that your record is clear of felonies.

Not all candidates who apply and meet the minimum criteria will be accepted.

Admission to Professional Education for Adolescent to Young Adult, Middle Childhood, Multiage Education, and Special Education Majors

Candidates must be admitted to Professional Education before taking any education courses numbered 2000 and above.

Generally, candidates apply for admission to Professional Education during the second semester of your first year. Athens campus candidates must attend a group meeting arranged by Patton College Office of Student Affairs. Regional campus students should check with Student Services or the dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

Requirements

The following requirements must be met during the first 30 hours of enrollment. These requirements are subject to change.

  1. Completion of 30 semester hours of credit with an overall GPA of 3.00. No education courses may be included in the GPA.
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course:
    1. Tier I Math course (1M) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
    2. Tier I Freshman Composition course (1E) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
    3. EDTE 1500 - Introduction to Teacher Education  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
    4. PSY 1010 - General Psychology  with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
  3. Satisfactory performance on the PRAXIS I (PPST/CBT) Test. You must achieve scores of 172 or above in writing and mathematics, and 173 or above in reading OR be exempt from the test because of a standardized test score. You must have achieved a composite score of 21 or better on the ACT and/or 990 or better on the SAT to be exempt. You may not enroll in education courses until this requirement is met.
  4. Submission of the results of a background check through BCI & FBI.
  5. Submission of results of the tuberculosis skin test (administered by Campus Care or other appropriate office).
  6. Screening and recommendation by a representative appointed by faculty.
  7. GPA may be considered in admission decisions for transfer students.

Admission to Advanced Standing in Professional Education

Candidates must be admitted to Advanced Standing before taking any education courses numbered 3000 or above. Candidates must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, as well as a 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is sought to continue to take education courses numbered 3000 or above. Methods courses can be taken no more than twice. Failure to obtain a satisfactory grade can result in dismissal from the program.

Generally, candidates apply for Advanced Standing in Professional Education at the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by Patton College Office of Student Affairs, and regional campus students should check with Student Services or the dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

These requirements are subject to change.

  1. General requirements
    1. Completion of 60 semester hours of credit with an overall GPA of 2.75.
    2. A accumulative GPA of 2.75 in each teaching field for which a licensure is sought.
    3. Satisfactory reports from:
      1. Judiciaries
      2. Faculty
  2. Specific requirements for Early Childhood Education
    1. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C in each course and a GPA of 2.75 or higher:
      1. EDEC 1600 
      2. EDEC 1001 
      3. EDEC 2100 
      4. EDEC 2300 
      5. EDEC 2400 
      6. EDEC 3610 
      7. EDEC 3801 
      8. EDEC 3700 
      9. EDTE 2000 
      10. EDTE 2010 
      11. EDTE 2020 
    2. Completion of two science courses with labs (PBIO1140 or BIOL 1010 , GEOG 1100  or GEOL 1010 , ASTR 1000  (AND) 1400 or ASTR 1001 (AND) ASTR 1400  or PSC 1011  or PHYS 2001 or PSC 1051). Eight hours of science with labs are required. Courses must be chosen from the above list. Each course must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.
    3. Candidates will not be admitted to Advanced Standing until all required courses are completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.
  3. Specific requirements for Middle, Adolescent-To-Young Adult, Multiage (Pre-K–12) and Intervention Specialist Education
    1. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C in each:
      1. EDTE 2000 
      2. EDTE 2010 
      3. EDTE 2020 
    2. A 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is being sought.