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Graduate Studies Offering Master's Level Courses Leading to Reading Endorsement

College Suspends Master of Education Program in Light of State's Lessening of Requirements for Ohio Teachers

August 20, 2013

Education faculty member Gary Louis works with students in class.

Education faculty member Gary Louis works with students in class.

Wilmington College’s Graduate Studies program is offering three courses this fall leading to the reading endorsement.

The coursework is open to educators that hold current Ohio teaching licenses. Classes will be held on three evenings, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and start Sept. 10.

They include Educational Research Methods on Tuesday nights, Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Problems on Wednesdays and Advanced Educational Psychology on Thursday evenings.

In responding to recent state developments that changed the requirements regarding Ohio’s educators and the pursuing of a graduate degree in education, Wilmington College has suspended its Master of Education Program, according to Terry Miller, director of Graduate Studies.

He said licensure in special education has been moved to WC’s undergraduate program, where, beginning this fall, coursework is being offered leading to licensure as an intervention specialist for pre-kindergarten through third grade.

“The College also is exploring adding K-12 licensure in special education for children with mild-moderate to intensive needs to the undergraduate program in the near future,” Miller added.

More information about the reading endorsement program and registering for fall classes can be obtained by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies at (937) 382-6661 ext. 512.