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There’s never been a better or more important time to be a teacher or pursue a career in allied industries such as childcare, private education, mental health, higher education or community/social services. You will have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and young adults who need positive and culturally responsive role models now more than ever.

As part of our Teacher Education Licensure Program, you will be immediately immersed in the teaching profession, with field experiences your first year as a Wilmington College student. By the time you complete your program of study, you will have engaged in a minimum of 200 hours of hands-on learning experiences in a variety of PK-12 classrooms, in addition to 16 weeks of full-time student teaching. You will gain not only a thorough knowledge of the content area(s) you will teach, but also an in-depth view of teaching and learning that maximizes positive student outcomes.

Integral to the Education Department’s mission is the concept of preparing “reflective practitioners for peaceful schools.” We believe that peaceful classroom practices, such as positive discipline, conflict resolution, and engaging in critical self-reflection, result in educators who are more culturally competent and in increased student engagement. Similarly, you will gain further insight into the department’s mission via ProjectTRUST, WC’s highly acclaimed anti-bullying and conflict resolution program.

Education Studies Major

Accreditation

CAEPWilmington College of Ohio Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare teachers in the liberal arts tradition, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, from June 11, 2012 – December 31, 2018.  TEAC Accreditation is now administered by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Call for Comment

The Education Area at Wilmington College is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 8-10, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to callforcomments@caepnet.org

Such comments must be submitted prior to Feb. 25, 2018 and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP’s performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent’s relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.
Admission

Admission to the Education Program

Candidates seeking licensure must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program no later than the end of their fourth semester at Wilmington College. Education majors who transfer to Wilmington College with 60 or more hours must be admitted no later than the end of their second semester at Wilmington.

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Admission to Student Teaching

Student teaching represents the culmination of the student’s educational preparation and is open only to those who have demonstrated the competencies and attitudes characteristic of competent, caring practitioners.

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Education Licensure

In addition to courses leading to an Education major, candidates for licensure must complete the requirements of the Department of Education. Candidates who satisfy all other degree requirements of the Education major without successfully completing student teaching cannot be recommended by Wilmington College for an Ohio teaching license. Wilmington College does not grant licenses, we only recommend qualified candidates for licenses in our Ohio approved programs. Candidates must choose two teaching fields, 24 hours each, from the following:

Early Childhood License – pre-kindergarten through grade 3

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist – (special education) pre-kindergarten through grade 3

Middle Childhood License – grades 4 through 9. Candidates must choose two teaching fields, 20 semester hours each, from the following:

  • language arts and reading,
  • mathematics,
  • social studies, and
  • science.

Adolescence to Young Adult License – grades 7 through 12. Candidates must also earn a major in the related content for their teaching field:

  • Integrated language arts,
  • Integrated mathematics,
  • Integrated social studies,
  • Life sciences
  • Life Sciences/Chemistry

Multi-Age License – K-12 Intervention Specialist (Special Ed) Candidates must also earn a major in the related content for their teaching field.

Career-Technical License – grades 4 through 12

  • Agriscience