Bunce School of Education

Teacher Education Program

The Teacher Education Program includes all programs within the School of Education that lead to teacher licensure. These programs are: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescent to Young Adult, Multi-Age, Intervention Specialist - Mild/Moderate & Early Childhood, Early Childhood Associate, and Career-Technical. The Career-Technical Licensure program is available for individuals with specialized work experience who are teaching within a Career-Technical school setting. The Sport and Exercise Studies curriculum provides students with an opportunity to study Sport and Physical Fitness without seeking teacher licensure.

Teacher Education Conceptual Framework

The Conceptual Framework of the Teacher Education Program is to produce dynamic, professional educators who open "Windows to the Future." The philosophy and purpose is summarized by three concepts: best practices for teaching and learning; the understanding and teaching to the diversity of learners; and developing a sense of efficacy. The curriculum and assessment revolve around these three concepts under which the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Ohio Teacher Standards and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards fall. Each teacher education program area has matched its specialized professional association standards with ODE and INTASC principles. These three concepts are windows of opportunity that offer teacher candidates a view of their future as classroom teachers.

 Degrees Offered

Master of Education - Intervention Specialist in Mild/Moderate
Master of Education - Intervention Specialist in Early Childhood
Master of Education - Principal's Licensure
Master of Education - Superintendent's Licensure

Bachelor of Science - in the licensure areas of: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood (Science, Math, Language Arts and Social Studies), Adolescent to Young Adult (Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Life Science and Physical Science), Multi-Age (Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts and Health), and Intervention Specialist.

Bachelor of Science – Sports and Exercise Studies
Associate of Applied Science – Physical Education
Associate of Applied Science-Pre Kindergarten: Two-Year Licensure Program

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of student learning and development as well as a respect for the diversity of the students they will teach.

• Demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the content area(s) for which they have instructional responsibility.

• Demonstrate their ability to use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate and ensure student learning.

• Plan and deliver effective instruction which will advance the learning of each of their students.

• Create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievement for all students.

• Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning.

• Assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.