Education Studies (non-licensure)

EDUCATION MAJOR


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.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

RECOMMENDATION FOR LICENSURE

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.

Curriculum

Note: The most up-to-date curriculum is available via the current catalog.

A total of 52 hours is required.

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

REQUIRED COURSES

ED130 Foundations of Education (4)
ED230 Human Development and Learning (4)
ED270 Internship I (2)
ED331 Foundations of Literacy (4)
ED360 Survey of Inclusion Philosophy & Strategies (4)
ED470 Internship II (6)
SE230 Introduction to Exceptionalities (4)

Choose from one of the following concentrations:

DIVERSE LEARNING (24 hours)

ED160 Beginning American Sign Language I (2)
ED161 Beginning American Sign Language II (2)
ED162 American Sign Language III (2)
ED163 American Sign Language IV (2)
SE332 The Law and Differentiated Instruction (4)
SE334 Tech in EdL Mild/Moderate Leaning Needs (2)
SE343 Behavior & Classroom Management (4)
SE361 Collaboration in Special Education (4)
SE364 Comm. Strategies & Tech: Mod/Intensive Needs (2)

TEACHING AND LEARNING (24 hours)

ED160 Beginning American Sign Language I (2)
ED161 Beginning American Sign Language II (2)
ED243 Early Childhood Philosophies and Practices (4)
ED347 Middle Childhood Philosophy and General Teaching (4)
ED349 Secondary General Methods (4)
SE343 Behavior & Classroom Management (4)

Choose four credit hours from the following:

ED162 American Sign Language III (2)
ED163 American Sign Language IV (2)
ED345 Math, Science and Social Studies in Early Childhood (4)
ED352 Teaching Language Arts in Middle Childhood and Adolescence (4)
ED354 Teaching Mathematics in Middle Childhood and Adolescence (4)
ED356 Teaching Science in Middle Childhood and Adolescence (4)
ED358 Teaching Social Studies in Middle Childhood and Adolescence (4)
SE356 Methods and Mat. For Middle & HS Students with Mild, Mod or Int (4)
SE361 Collaboration in Special Educations (4)