Wilmington College develops professional educators who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subjects they will teach as well as an understanding of the teaching and learning process, the needs of exceptional learners, as well as public policy and educational advocacy. Teacher education candidates in particular are expected to possess and convey high expectations to all students they teach. Teacher education candidates will gain the ability to teach diverse student populations and develop an understanding of the particular culture and community in which they teach. They will become professional educators equipped to create positive learning environments that encourage active student engagement and self-motivation. They will become reflective practitioners who are able to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in establishing P-12 learning communities.
Candidates receiving the ADOLESCENCE TO YOUNG ADULT LICENSE are approved to teach Grades 7 through 12.
Candidates for licensure must successfully complete all of the degree requirements; including student teaching, plus the academic and experience requirements prescribed the State Board of Education and the laws of Ohio. Candidates must achieve the required score(s) on all designated Pearson professional test(s) required by Ohio.
8-Semester Plans are provided by programs to assist students in planning which courses to take during each of their eight semesters of college. There is an 8-Semester Plan provided below for each of the concentrations in this area:
Note: The most up-to-date curriculum is available via the current catalog.
A total of 47 hours is required.
Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
ED130 Foundations of Education (4)
ED230 Human Development and Learning (4)
ED285 Field Practicum II (1)
ED341 Reading Core II: Principles and Practices for Literacy Instructors (4)
ED349 Secondary General Methods (4)
ED360 Survey of Inclusion Philosophy and Strategies (4)
ED385 Field Practicum III (1)
ED485 Field Practicum IV (1)
ED495 Student Teaching (16)
SE230 Introduction to Exceptionalities (4)
Select four hours based on chosen content discipline:
AG253 Foundations of Agricultural Education (2)
AG354 Methods of Teaching Agriculture Education (2)
ED352 Teaching Language Arts in Middle Childhood and Adolescence (4)
ED354 Teaching Math in Middle Childhood and
ED356 Teaching Science in Middle Childhood and
ED358 Teaching Social Studies in Middle Childhood and Adolescence