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Bachelor of Arts in Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Ursuline has built a reputation around our commitment to excellence in teacher preparation.

A hallmark of our program is early and frequent exposure to real classrooms, with field experiences beginning in the fall of your first year. You’ll clock up to 365 field hours leading into your final semester, making you exceptionally prepared for student teaching. And your fieldwork will be intentionally diverse – you’ll build experience in urban, suburban, public, parochial, and private schools. When you reach student teaching, we’ll work with you to teach in the geographic location of your choice.

We offer licensure areas in Early Childhood (pre-k to grade 3), Middle Childhood (grades 4 to 9), Adolescent/Young Adult (grades 7 to 12), Special Education (grades K to 12) and Multi-age Visual Arts (pre-K to grade 12). You can even complete your Early Childhood or Special Education major in as few as three years, getting you into your own classroom quickly.

While you aren’t ready for your graduate program just yet, it’s important for you to know about our sprawling alumni base in positions of leadership in school districts all across northeastern Ohio. More than 265 school administrators, the very people who will be instrumental in hiring and training you, are Ursuline alumni and an automatic part of your network.

Our programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Outcomes of the program:

  • You’ll witness your own personal development and learn to cultivate academic abilities in others.
  • You’ll pursue an integrated body of knowledge drawn from the content area you’re studying.
  • Through additional courses in your content area(s), you’ll establish depth to your professional knowledge base.
  • You’ll be prepared to serve the profession and the community through the professional development sequence specific to your area of specialization.

Learn more on the Education program homepage.

Ursuline has built a reputation around our commitment to excellence in teacher preparation.

A hallmark of our program is early and frequent exposure to real classrooms, with field experiences beginning in the fall of your first year. You’ll clock up to 365 field hours leading into your final semester, making you exceptionally prepared for student teaching. And your fieldwork will be intentionally diverse – you’ll build experience in urban, suburban, public, parochial, and private schools. When you reach student teaching, we’ll work with you to teach in the geographic location of your choice.

We offer licensure areas in Early Childhood (pre-k to grade 3), Middle Childhood (grades 4 to 9), Adolescent/Young Adult (grades 7 to 12), Special Education (grades K to 12) and Multi-age Visual Arts (pre-K to grade 12). You can even complete your Early Childhood or Special Education major in as few as three years, getting you into your own classroom quickly.

While you aren’t ready for your graduate program just yet, it’s important for you to know about our sprawling alumni base in positions of leadership in school districts all across northeastern Ohio. More than 265 school administrators, the very people who will be instrumental in hiring and training you, are Ursuline alumni and an automatic part of your network.

Our programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Outcomes of the program:

  • You’ll witness your own personal development and learn to cultivate academic abilities in others.
  • You’ll pursue an integrated body of knowledge drawn from the content area you’re studying.
  • Through additional courses in your content area(s), you’ll establish depth to your professional knowledge base.
  • You’ll be prepared to serve the profession and the community through the professional development sequence specific to your area of specialization.

Learn more on the Education program homepage.

The Education Department of Ursuline College offers programs to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree and licensure as well as State Licensure for individuals who currently hold a degree. Coursework is also available for renewal of certificates/licenses already held.

The teaching profession remains a rewarding, worthwhile and respected career. In today’s changing world, opportunities exist for teachers who are well prepared, flexible and adaptable. There is a demand for teachers in the far Mid-West, West, and South, as well as opportunities closer to home.The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment of kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers is projected to grow 12% by 2022. The need for both high school and special education teachers is expected to grow on this timeline as well. Our graduates secure jobs in public, parochial, private and charter institutions. Ursuline College offers students the education and environment to achieve success.

 

Ursuline offers the following programs as approved by the State of Ohio:

  • Early Childhood License (Pre-K – grade 3)
  • Middle Childhood License (grades 4 – 9) with two concentrations chosen from: Mathematics, Reading & Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Adolescence to Young Adult License (AYA) (grades 7 – 12) in four areas: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Life Sciences
  • Multi-age License (MAVA) (Pre-K – grade 12) in Visual Arts
  • Intervention Specialist License: Mild/moderate educational needs (K-12) (Special Education)

 

All educations majors complete the following classes, in addition to their courses within your licensure area plus your Ursuline Core Curriculum, to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Education:

  • Education 101 – Introduction to Education
  • Education 102 – Educational Psychology
  • Education 120  – Diversity in Education
  • Education 130  – Instructional Technologies for Educators
  • Education 210  – Planning for Instruction

If you’re majoring in Early Childhood Education, you’ll take the following:

  • Education 230 – Language Development in Early Childhood
  • Education 240 – Teaching, Learning, & Organizing in Early Childhood
  • Education 250 – Expressive Arts in Early Childhood (Music, Art, Drama, Play)
  • Education 260 – Systematic Phonics in the Integrated Language Arts
  • Education 270 – Home, School & Community Relations in Early Childhood
  • Education 301 – Elementary School Reading
  • Education 308 – Reading in the Content Area
  • Education  330 – Developmental Assessment in Early Childhood Education
  • Education 345 – Reading Assessment and Intervention
  • Education 350 – Special Education in Early Childhood
  • Education 355 – Child Guidance
  • Education 379 – Curriculum and Materials: K-3
  • Education 380 – Curriculum and Materials (Block): Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies
  • Education 390 – Health Issues in the Classroom
  • Education 410 – Administering the Early Childhood Program
  • Education 450 – Student Teaching (PK-3)
  • Education 452 – Student Teaching (K-3)

 

If you’re majoring in Middle Childhood Education, you’ll take the following:

  • Education 215 – Adolescent Development and Education
  • Education 260 – Systematic Phonics in the Integrated Language Arts
  • Education 301 – Reading Methods in the Middle School
  • Education 308 – Reading in the Content Area
  • Education 345 – Reading Assessment and Intervention
  • Education 350 – Middle School Language Arts Methods
  • Education 352 – Middle School Social Studies Methods
  • Education 354 – Middle School Mathematics Methods
  • Education 356 – Middle School Science Methods
  • Education 450 – Student Teaching in the Middle School

 

If you’re majoring in Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate; K-12, you’ll take the following:

  • Education 230 – Language Development in Early Childhood
  • Education 260 – Systematic Phonics in the Integrated Language Arts
  • Education  301 – Elementary School Reading
  • Education 308 – Reading in the Content Area
  • Education 345 – Reading Assessment and Intervention
  • Education 379 – Curriculum and Materials: K-3
  • Education 201 – Foundations of Special Education
  • Education 202 – Working with Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • Education 301 – Assessment of Students with Special Needs
  • Education 302 – Behavior Management
  • Education 303 – Curriculum and Instruction of Students with Special Needs
  • Education 304 – Collaborative and Consultative Roles of Special Education Teachers
  • Education 440 – Student Teaching: Working with students with mild to moderate needs

 

If you’re majoring in Adolescent/Young Adult Education, you’ll take the following:

  • Education 301 – Integrated Mathematics Methods
  • Education 302 – Integrated Science Methods
  • Education 303 – Integrated Social Studies Methods
  • Education 304 – Integrated Language Arts
  • Education 310 – Reading & Literacy – Adolescence to Young Adult
  • Education 440 – Student Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult

 

If you’re majoring in Multi-Age Visual Art Education, you’ll take the following:

  • Education 300 – Visual Arts Methods – Adolescence to Young Adult
  • Education 310 – Reading & Literacy – Adolescence to Young Adult
  • Education 300 – Visual Arts Methods – Early Childhood
  • Education 300 – Visual Arts Methods – Middle Childhood
  • Education 442 – Student Teaching: Multi-Age

 

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

Mary Jo Cherry, Ph.D.
Lisa B. Johnson, Ph.D.
Kathryn Tuohey, Ed.D.

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to see how you can change the world as an Ursuline student, begin your application below. Not ready to apply yet? Start learning more about Ursuline by requesting information or visiting today.

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