Jun 19, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

College of Education


http://www.ohio.edu/education/

McCracken Hall

Renée A. Middleton, Dean

Aimee Howley, Associate Dean

Linda Rice, Associate Dean

Maureen Coon, Assistant Dean

The College of Education is committed to preparing individuals for professional roles in education and education-related fields. Undergraduate programs are designed to prepare teachers for teaching at the following levels: early childhood, middle childhood, adolescent-to-young adult, and multiage (in special education, modern languages, music education, and physical education). In addition to professional preparation programs at the undergraduate level, the College provides graduate programs in a full range of professional education and education-related fields of study.

All undergraduate programs include a broad base of general education, intensive preparation in the subject matter teaching field, a professional emphasis that integrates theory with practice, and a capstone professional internship. With a strong background in liberal arts and a thorough understanding of teaching and learning processes, as well as strategies and techniques for effective teaching, each program is designed to prepare candidates for entry-level positions and lifelong engagement in education.

The College of Education is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). All programs leading to licensure for teaching in Ohio are approved by the Ohio Department of Education and aligned with Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession, developed by the Ohio Educator Standards Board.

The College of Education shares in the mission of Ohio University. Its special mission is to provide supportive and challenging experiences that foster the development of educational and human services professionals and the communities they serve. The College is a center for the development of knowledge and effective practices in education, human development, and organizational leadership. It promotes the efforts of participants to design and experiment with new practices, evaluate their impact, and share the results. Thus, programs evolve and are frequently reviewed to comply with changing standards established by the State of Ohio and accrediting agencies.

The information provided here does not include changes made after the publishing deadline. Students must follow the program requirements that are in effect at the time of their admission into an initial licensure program and be prepared to incorporate additional changes that might be required by program revisions. When you first enroll at Ohio University, the academic requirements and policies you must follow are determined by the catalog of entry, which remain in effect for a period of five years. If you do not meet all requirements within five years, the requirements of the current catalog apply. Contact the College of Education Office of Student Affairs for current information about a particular program.

Bachelor of Science in Education

Conferral of the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree signifies successful completion of a program that enables demonstration of competence in three areas: (1) general/liberal education; (2) the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for teaching; and (3) the subject matter in the chosen teaching field(s). In addition to the General Education requirement of the University, candidates for a teaching license must also satisfy requirements established for their specific licensure programs.

The College of Education Department of Teacher Education has four programs at the undergraduate level. These are: Adolescent-to-Young Adult, Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, and Special Education. The Department also serves a range of candidates for initial licensure in multiage programs in Human and Consumer Sciences, Modern Languages, Music Education, and Physical Education.

Coursework in reading and literacy is infused in all programs. A reading endorsement may be added to accompany any licensure program. A generalist endorsement is also available to qualify those seeking a middle childhood teaching license to teach one or two additional subject areas in grades four through six.

The Early Childhood Education program, jointly offered by the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services, prepares candidates for teaching children three years old through third grade. In addition to being qualified to teach in primary grades, candidates are also prepared for teaching in preprimary programs, such as public school preschools, nursery schools, childcare centers, and Head Start programs.

Applicants interested in early childhood will enter Ohio University with an Early Childhood premajor code (ND6854). Admission to the major requires subsequent application and selection, based on successful completion of all requirements for selection. Graduates will earn the B.S.Ed. degree, jointly conferred by the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services. Contingent on passing scores on the Praxis II examinations, graduates will be eligible for an Ohio two-year provisional teaching license in early childhood.

The Middle Childhood Education program prepares candidates for a license to teach grades four through nine, in upper elementary grades, middle school, junior high school, or high school (ninth grade only). All middle childhood licensure programs require candidates to choose two subject area content specializations from the following: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. A generalist endorsement for each of the four subject specializations is available for students who wish to add a third or fourth teaching field to the middle childhood license.

Applicants must meet the criteria for selective admission and retention in Middle Childhood Education. Graduates of the program will earn the B.S.Ed. degree. Upon conferral of the degree and passing scores on the PRAXIS II exams, graduates are eligible for an Ohio two-year provisional teaching license in middle childhood.

The Adolescent-to-Young Adult Education program prepares candidates for a license to teach in high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools in grades 7-12. Specific programs vary by subject content areas, including earth sciences, integrated language arts, integrated mathematics, integrated sciences, integrated social studies, life sciences, and physical sciences (chemistry and physics).

Applicants must meet the criteria for selective admission and retention in the Adolescent-to-Young Adult Education program. Graduates of the program will earn the B.S.Ed. degree. Upon conferral of the degree and passing scores on the PRAXIS II exams, graduates are eligible for an Ohio two-year provisional teaching license in their adolescent-to-young adult education teaching field.

Special Education offers programs leading to the intervention specialist teaching license. The license is valid for teaching learners ages 5-21 and grades kindergarten through 12. There are two intervention specialist licensure programs available: the Intervention Specialist Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs program and the Intervention Specialist Moderate-to-Intensive Educational Needs program. Enrollment in the programs is selective and limited in order to promote effective advising, quality instruction, and appropriate field placements.

Applicants must meet the criteria for both professional education and selective admission and retention in the Special Education program. Graduates of the program will earn the B.S.Ed. degree. Upon conferral of the degree and passing scores on the PRAXIS II exams, graduates are eligible for an Ohio two-year provisional intervention specialist teaching license.

Multiage education programs prepare students for a license to teach in Ohio in grades pre-K through 12. Specific programs include Modern Languages, Music Education-Choral Emphasis, Music Education-Instrumental Emphasis, and Physical Education.

Applicants must meet the criteria for selective admission and retention in their multiage education program. Graduates of the program will earn the B.S.Ed. degree. Upon conferral of the degree and passing scores on the PRAXIS II exams, graduates are eligible for an Ohio two-year provisional teaching license in their multiage education teaching field.

All undergraduate teacher education programs at Ohio University are aligned with Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession, developed by the Ohio Educator Standards Board, and conform to preparation for teaching the Ohio Academics Content Standards. All undergraduate teacher preparation programs at Ohio University are approved for licensure by the Ohio Department of Education, and are nationally recognized by the NCATE. Programs and course of study requirements apply to all students entering Ohio University in the 2008-09 academic year but are subject to change to conform to any revisions set forth by the Ohio Department of Education and national accrediting agencies. Questions about program requirements are always welcome and should be directed to the faculty advisor or the Office of Student Affairs at:

College of Education
McCracken Hall 124
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979
740.593.4400
http://www.ohio.edu/education/

Title II of the Higher Education Act (1998) requires that all institutions engaged in teacher preparation report information on how the institution performed, based on annual data from a national testing company. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for the most recent information.

Selective Admission and Retention

The College has a selective admission and retention process that applies to all students who intend to complete the teacher preparation program through Ohio University. Decisions regarding the retention of teacher education students in licensure programs will be made through a continual quarterly 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.”

You may appeal a decision regarding admission or retention by filing an appeal with the Credential Review Committee. Appeal information can be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall 124.

Admission to Professional Education for Early Childhood Majors

The following requirements must be met to be eligible for admission to the Early Childhood Education major:

  1. Completion of 45 quarter hours of credit with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. 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 or better in each course:
    • PSY 101
    • Tier I freshman composition
    • COMS 103
    • Science – Select 1 courses with a lab from the following:
      • PBIO 100L or BIOL 101
      • GEOG 101 or GEOL 101
      • P SC 100 or P SC 140
      • P SC 101L
      • PHYS 201
    • Mathematics – 2 courses MATH 120 or above
      (Note: C or better in all math and science requirements will be required for admission to advanced standing)
    • HCCF 160
    • HCCF 170
    • HCCF 160A
  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. Submission of a Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) report; and (if you have lived in Ohio fewer than 5 years) an FBI report.
  5. Submission of results of the tuberculosis skin test (administered by Hudson Health Center or other appropriate office).

Enrollment in the program is limited to promote quality instruction, appropriate field placement, and effective advising. Not all students who apply and meet the minimum criteria will be accepted. Contact your Office of Student Affairs for details on the Early Childhood restrictive admission criteria and process.

Procedure for application:

  1. Complete and submit the online application by June 1.
  2. Students who are admitted to the Early Childhood major will be admitted automatically to Professional Education.
  3. Graduates of the program will receive a B.S.Ed. degree, awarded jointly by the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services. Upon conferral of the degree and after passing the Praxis II exam, students are eligible for an Ohio two-year provisional teaching license in early childhood education.

Students who are admitted to the Early Childhood major will be admitted automatically to professional education. Students must meet the criteria for both professional education and admission and retention in the Early Childhood program.

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

You must be admitted to Professional Education before taking any education courses numbered 200 and above.

Generally, you apply for admission to Professional Education during the third quarter of your first year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by 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 45 hours of enrollment. These requirements are subject to change.

  1. Completion of 45 quarter hours of credit with an overall GPA of 2.75. 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. PSY 101
    2. Tier I freshman composition and quantitative skills
    3. COMS 103
    4. EDTE 150
  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.
  5. Submission of results of the tuberculosis skin test (administered by Hudson Health Center 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

You must be admitted to Advanced Standing before taking any education courses numbered 300 or above. You 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 300 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, you apply for Advanced Standing in Professional Education at the end of the third quarter of your sophomore year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by Student Services, and regional campus students should check with Student Services or the dean’s office on the regional campus for relevant information.

These requirements are subject to change.

  1. General requirements
    1. Completion of 90 quarter hours of credit with an overall GPA of 2.75.
    2. An accumulative GPA of 2.75 in each teaching field for which a licensure is sought.
    3. Satisfactory reports from:
      1. Judiciaries
      2. Faculty
    4. Screening and recommendation by a representative appointed by faculty.
    5. Completion of a one-page statement of purpose, including student’s goals as a future educator.
  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. HCCF 160
      2. HCCF 160A
      3. HCCF 170
      4. HCCF 260
      5. HCCF 260L
      6. HCCF 361
      7. HCCF 361L
      8. EDEC 206
    2. Completion of ALL science courses with labs (PBIO 100L or BIOL 101, GEOG 101 or GEOL 101, P SC 100 and 140 or P SC 101L or PHYS 201). Fifteen hours of science with labs are required. Courses must be chosen from the above list. Keep in mind that one science course with a lab must be chosen from the biological sciences, one course with a lab must be chosen from the earth sciences, and one course with a lab must come from the physical sciences. Each course must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
    3. Students will not be admitted to Advanced Standing until all required courses are completed with a grade of C 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 200
      2. EDTE 201
      3. EDTE 202
    2. A 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is being sought.

Transfer to the College of Education

Students from other colleges at Ohio University who wish to transfer into the College of Education must have an accumulative GPA of 2.75. Admission requirements are subject to revision.

Professional Expectations

Membership in the Ohio University academic community carries with it certain rights and responsibilities that are specifically delineated in the Student Code of Conduct. In addition, membership in the education profession requires that you demonstrate the ability and commitment to respect the dignity, worth, and diversity of all persons with whom you work and study, including peers, school students, and professional contacts on campus and in the community.

Core Values & Dispositions
The core values and dispositions of the College of Education are a set of fundamental principles and values that guide the practice and development of our faculty, students, and staff.

Commitment to Social Justice

Professional practice incorporates multicultural and international perspectives.

Professional practice respects the dignity of all stakeholders in the educational environment.

Professional practice attends to issues of social, economic, and political equity for individuals and groups that differ by gender, race, social class, disability, and sexual orientation.

Professional practice entails creation of a challenging, student-centered learning environment that makes use of multiple approaches.

Commitment to Ethics

Professional practice attends to codes of ethical conduct relevant to the candidates’ respective educational specialties.

Professional practice demonstrates responsible, principled behavior.

Professional practice respects the human dignity of all members of the school community.

Commitment to the Well-Being of Students, Families, and Communities

Professional practice promotes the development and welfare of all students.

Professional practice attends to the students’ health and safety.

Professional practice models caring and empathy.

Professional practice initiates productive relationships with students, families, communities, and colleagues.

Commitment to Professional Competence and Ongoing Professional Development

Professional practice involves decision making and problem solving, based on reflection, critical thinking, and self-awareness relating to intra/interpersonal functioning.

Professional practice demonstrates proficiency in the ethical use of technology.

Professional practice demonstrates engagement with continuing education relating to both content and pedagogy.

Professional Internship in Teaching

A successful professional internship in teaching represents the culmination of professional preparation; it is a requirement in all teacher preparation programs. Students in the Early Childhood program and those with double majors require additional professional internships.

Application for Professional Internship in Teaching

It is your responsibility to submit an application for professional internship in teaching to the Office of Field Experiences and Professional Internships (located in McCracken 124), no later than December 1 preceding the academic year in which a professional internship assignment is desired.

Schedule, Housing, Transportation, and Assignments for Professional Internship

You will experience a complete range of the teacher’s activities in full-time professional internship in teaching assignments for one quarter. It is expected that you will take no other courses when you are completing the professional internship. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the assistant dean. Students cannot be paid for the internship. The assignment of each student to a school is the responsibility of the Office of Field Experiences and Professional Internships, located in McCracken 124. You must secure your own housing and provide your own transportation to your assignments. You will need a car. Professional internship assignments in the Athens area are made within a commuting distance from one of the six campuses. You will indicate your preferences when you apply. The University assumes no responsibility for your transportation.

Prerequisites for Professional Internship in Teaching

Applicants for admission to professional internship are evaluated in terms of the prerequisites described in this section. You are responsible for meeting the appropriate prerequisites prior to the opening of the quarter designated for professional internship on your application. In addition to the prerequisites detailed in this section, applicants in music, physical education, and hearing, speech, and language sciences must have approval of the appropriate department/school head.

Enrollment in professional internship in teaching is open only to Ohio University degree candidates or to degree holders who are completing Ohio licensure requirements, and who will be eligible for Ohio University’s recommendation for an Ohio license upon the completion of the internship.

Requirements must be completed by the time you begin the internship, not at the time of application. It is recommended that the Praxis II be taken before the internship; it must be taken prior to graduation.

These requirements are subject to change.

  1. General requirements
    1. Completion of at least two quarters (30 quarter hours) of residence work at Ohio University. Transfer students must complete at least one fourth of the preparation in the principal teaching field at Ohio University.
    2. Completion of at least 135 quarter hours with an accumulative GPA of 2.75.
    3. Completion of all requirements to be admitted to Advanced Standing in Professional Education at least one quarter prior to starting the professional internship, including passing scores on PRAXIS I or equivalent.
    4. Completion of junior-level English composition requirement with a C or better.
    5. Completion of a significant portion (at least 75 percent) of the general education portion of the teacher education program you are pursuing and all of the University General Education Tier I and Tier II requirements.
    6. Screening and recommendation for professional internship in teaching by a representative appointed by the faculty.
  2. Specific requirements for early childhood education: EDPL 458, 459, 465
    1. Meet all general requirements for admission to professional internship in teaching.
    2. Completion of the following courses with a GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade of C in each:
      1. HCCF 160, 160A, 170, 260, 260L, 361, 361L, 363, 363L, 371, 455, 455L, 463, 465, 467
      2. EDTE 220, 371C
      3. EDEC 269 or 206, 225, 319, 330, 330L, 340, 340L, 350, 350L, 421, 421L
  3. Specific requirements for middle childhood: EDPL 461, 462, 465
    1. Completion of the following courses with a GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade of C in each:
      1. EDTE 200, 201, 202, 371A
      2. EDCS 301, 301L, 400
      3. EDCT 203
      4. EDMC 300, 301
      5. Eighteen hours of State-required reading courses: EDTE 220, 325, 420, and 421
      6. Specific methods courses, one in each concentration area
    2. Completion of a major portion (at least 75 percent) of the work in each of the two concentration areas in which the student wishes to be licensed.
    3. An accumulative GPA of 2.75 in each teaching field for which licensure is sought.
  4. Specific requirements for adolescent-to-young adult: EDPL 463, 464, 465
    1. Completion of the following courses with a GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade of C in each:
      1. EDTE 200, 201, 202, 371B
      2. EDCS 301, 301L, 400
      3. EDCT 203
      4. EDSE 350, 351
      5. Methods courses associated with your content area
    2. Completion of a major portion (at least 75 percent) of the work in each of the teaching fields in which the student wishes to be licensed.
    3. An accumulative GPA of 2.75 in each teaching field for which licensure is sought.
  5. Specific requirements for multiage music, physical education, and the modern languages: EDPL 461, 463, 465
    1. Completion of the following courses with a GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade of C in each:
      1. EDTE 200, 201, 202, 371B
      2. EDCS 301, 301L, 400
      3. EDCT 203
      4. EDSE 350, 351
      5. Methods courses associated with your content area
    2. Completion of a major portion (at least 75 percent) of the work in each of the teaching fields in which the student wishes to be licensed.
    3. An accumulative GPA of 2.75 in each teaching field for which licensure is sought.
  6. Specific requirements for mild-moderate educational needs: EDPL 461, 463, 465
    1. Completion of all courses in Blocks I, II, III, and IV with a minimum grade of C in each course and a 2.75 GPA in all blocks.
    2. Completion of all field experience courses required in Blocks I, II, III, IV, and EDEC 330, 330L, EDTE 220, 325, EDCS 301, 301L, 400.
    3. Eighteen hours of State-required reading courses: EDTE 220, 325, 420, and 421
  7. Specific requirements for moderate-intensive educational needs: EDPL 461, 463, 465
    1. Completion of all courses in Blocks I, II, III, and IV with a minimum grade of C in each course and a 2.75 GPA in all blocks.
    2. Completion of all field experience courses required in Blocks I, II, III, IV, and EDEC 330, 330L, EDTE 220, 325, EDCS 301, 301L, 400.
    3. Eighteen hours of State-required reading courses: EDTE 220, 325, 420, and 421

Graduation Requirements

Each student must earn at least 192 quarter hours and successfully complete a program to receive a degree from the College of Education. Students completing two degrees must complete a minimum of 208 hours. No more than 20 hours of courses may be taken through the Pass/Fail option. No more than six hours of HSC, HSM, HSW, or PED classes may count in the total hours required for graduation. Additionally, no more than eight hours of developmental coursework may be used toward the completion of a degree. Although courses can apply to more than one requirement, the hours earned for such classes may count only once in the total. Students are required to have an accumulative GPA of 2.75 and to have a 2.75 or higher in the field(s) for which licensure is sought.

Teaching Licenses

If you plan to teach in Ohio, you submit your application for a teaching license to the Office of Student Affairs after completing the required classes. Before you will be licensed to teach, passing scores for the Praxis II exams must be reported to Student Affairs in the College of Education. You also need a 2.75 overall GPA and a 2.75 GPA in each field for which licensure is sought. License applications may be obtained from the Department of Education’s Web site. The license is issued by the State Department of Education and qualifies you to teach the subjects indicated on the license.

To be recommended by Ohio University for licensure, you must have a level of preparation in your major area of specialization that corresponds with the requirements listed in the program, even though these requirements in many instances exceed those shown in the State licensure regulations.

Completion of requirements for graduation and of the professional courses required for licensure does not ensure that you will be recommended for licensure. Instructors in various courses, especially in courses in education and the professional internship in teaching, will evaluate your fitness for the teaching profession in ways other than observation of academic performance in the classroom. Limitations that might impair your effectiveness as a teacher in the public schools will be made a part of your record. When you apply for a license, this record will be examined and your fitness for teaching given further consideration.

All students applying for a teaching license must undergo a BCI background check. The State Department of Education will not issue a new license until it receives a copy of the background check from the BCI. This requirement includes:

  1. Those applying for their first license and
  2. Those who have a license but are applying for an additional license.

If you are applying for an endorsement, you will not need to undergo a background check.

If you are not planning to teach in Ohio, familiarize yourself with the requirements specified by the state in which you expect to teach.

Passing Rates of Certification/Licensure Examinations
All students are required to take the appropriate PLT and content PRAXIS II tests prior to graduation. Test scores must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs. Students are required to pass the appropriate PRAXIS II tests in order to be recommended for licensure. For initial licensure in the State of Ohio, individuals must pass the PRAXIS II examinations. This series of tests, developed by the Educational Testing Service, include professional knowledge and the content knowledge test(s) for the specific licensure being sought. Specific information can be found at http://www.ets.org/.

All students in licensure programs MUST take the required PRAXIS II examinations before graduation. You will NOT be permitted to graduate until your PRAXIS II results have been received by the Office of Student Affairs, located in McCracken Hall 124.

You are NOT required to pass the PRAXIS II in order to graduate. Passing scores are required for licensure. Students are also required to submit a complete copy of their PRAXIS II scores at the time they turn in their applications.

Students wishing to graduate in:

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Summer Quarter

Praxis II must be taken no later than:

September

January

April

June

Out-of-State Licensure and Reciprocity

Many states have licensure guidelines that allow all NCATE–accredited colleges to recommend students for licensure. If you need to obtain licensure outside Ohio, contact the Department of Education in the appropriate state to obtain an application and learn if additional tests or courses are required. Your out-of-state application should be sent to the Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall.

Partnerships

In conjunction with public schools in southeastern Ohio, the College of Education has developed several partnerships. Partnership programs provide increased field experience opportunities for preservice teachers to learn with and from experienced teachers. Partnership schools also support and encourage ongoing professional development for faculty members and administrators. Current partnerships for Early Childhood Education include: Chauncey Literacy Partnership, East R.E.A.D. Partnership, and The Plains Partnership. Applications for early childhood partnerships should be submitted at the beginning of spring quarter, prior to admission to Advanced Standing. For students in the Middle Childhood, Adolescent-to-Young Adult, and Multiage majors, the Creating Active and Reflective Educators (C.A.R.E.) Partnership is offered. Applications for C.A.R.E should be submitted spring quarter of your freshman year. Middle Childhood students are also eligible for the East R.E.A.D. Partnership. Applications should be submitted spring quarter prior to admission to advanced standing.

Information about all partnerships is available at www.coe.ohiou.edu/centers-partnerships.

Placement

The Office of Career Services, located in Baker University Center, offers assistance to undergraduate students seeking educational positions. Information about available teaching and administrative positions in the public schools, as well as openings in education, student personnel, counselor education, and physical education departments of colleges and universities of most states and many foreign countries, is disseminated through the office.

Education Abroad

COST Program

The COST Program arranges international professional internship experiences for qualified Ohio University education majors. All COST schools overseas are English speaking or bilingual. Education majors apply a year in advance of the quarter they wish to student teach. Additional requirements include EDCS 450 (fall quarter only), EDCS 205 (spring quarter only) and a COST teaching practicum the quarter prior to going abroad. COST student teaching satisfies the state requirement for licensure. For additional information, visit http://www.teachabroad.ua.edu/ and see Dr. Frans Doppen, COST coordinator.

For information about education abroad opportunities, also refer to “Office of Education Abroad” in the Academic Opportunities - Universitywide section.