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With degrees that lead to more than 15 teacher licenses and additional endorsements, the Dwight Schar College of Education prepares you to teach in classrooms in Ohio and beyond. In addition to the undergraduate programs at the Ashland campus, Ashland offers "2+2" and "bachelors completion" programs at our Elyria and Columbus program centers. These programs enable you to begin your program at a two-year college and complete it at Ashland.
Have you already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and are interested in becoming a teacher? Our innovative Bachelor’s Plus program puts you on an accelerated path to earn your teaching license instead of enrolling in another four years. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to begin a teaching career in up to 15 different licensure areas, check out our Bachelor’s Plus initial teacher licensure program. In operation for more than 25 years, it is one of Ohio’s oldest post-baccalaureate licensure programs. Most classes, excluding field experiences, are held during the evenings or on Saturdays.
The Dwight Schar College of Education offers a wide variety of graduate degrees and licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs for educators and others. Our programs extend from the innovative Ed.D. in Leadership Studies, with its focus on leadership across professions, to flexible 30-hour M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (TL-21) program where you design curricula to meet your needs, to the 100% online technology programs. If you want to extend your ability to work with children for whom English is a second language, we recently added a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement...
Our online technology programs are gaining students’ attention. If you want a program that focuses on using technology at the district or building level, check out the Technology Facilitator Endorsement. The certificate provides teachers and others more information about how to use technology within the classroom or teaching environment. Both of these programs can be combined with the TL-21 program.
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UndergraduateUndergraduateDegree Type: BSEDWhat to Expect in the Adolescent to Young Adult/Secondary Program
The Adolescent to Young Adult/Secondary Program at Ashland University will prepare you for a deep knowledge of your chosen content area. You'll learn the skills to plan lessons, manage a class, and work as a highly trained professional in the...UndergraduateFall 2020 last semester to accept students in this program. The State has moved to the new Grade Band Primary Grades/ Intervention Dual Education Program (PK-5). Students will either finish out their program or switch to the new PK-5 GradeUndergraduateDegree Type: BSEDFall 2020 last semester to accept students in this program. The State has moved to the new Grade Band Primary Grades/ Intervention Dual Education Program (PK-5) . Students will either finish out their program or switch to the new PK-5 GradeUndergraduate
Do you recognize the value of diversity? Do you want to help create a world where all students have access to the education they need?
Intervention specialists are perhaps the most versatile teachers in the field. An intervention specialist license in Ohio, obtained through Ashland University's Intervention Specialist program, qualifies...UndergraduateDo you want to teach in order to make a difference?
The middle childhood level (grades 4-9) offers the opportunity to impact students who are undergoing the greatest and most rapid changes of their young lives.
Middle grades licensure provides the opportunity to teach in any two of four content...Undergraduate
Do you have a special talent in music, art or foreign language? Do you want to become even more accomplished in those areas and then teach it others? The Multi-Age (PreK-12) program may be want you want. Multi-age teachers might teach in elementary, middle or high school buildings in their...Undergraduate
The Bachelor of Science in Education Primary Grades/ Intervention Dual Program (PK-5) prepares our students to teach in preschool to grade five classrooms. Students will gain specific knowledge of current theory, methods and practices through rigorous coursework and participation in inclusive field experiences.
Students who successfully complete this program and...Graduate
GraduateGraduateDegree Type: License
The Dwight Schar College of Education’s Bachelor’s Plus program is designed for those individuals who already have a baccalaureate degree and have decided that they would like to become teachers. Rather than completing another degree, they work towards one of more than 15 teacher licensure areas available through the college....GraduateDegree Type: License
Ashland University's Building Principal licensure program builds on course work completed through typical M.Ed. Educational Administration programs. As such, a number of prerequisites are required for this program. Two years of satisfactory teaching experience at the level of licensure sought is required. The grade bands available for the principal license...GraduateDegree Type: Endorsement
The Computer/Technology Endorsement prepares teachers to serve as building or campus-level technology facilitators. Completing this 18-hour program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach technology applications; demonstrating effective use of technology to support student learning of content; and provide professional development, mentoring, and basic technical assistance...District Level Administration: Administrative Specialist License in Curriculum, Instruction & Professional DevelopmentGraduateDegree Type: License
Ashland University's Administrative Specialist License in Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development (CIPD) program builds on course work completed through typical M.Ed. Educational Administration programs. As such, a number of prerequisites are required for this program. Two years of satisfactory teaching experience is required.Is this program for you? You are...GraduateDegree Type: LicenseSchool Superintendent License Sealing Your Future as a Superintendent
Are you an Ohio school administrator who wants to gain additional knowledge and skills in order to become an effective school district leader? Our post-master’s School Superintendent Licensure program is for you.What to Expect
This program builds on your completed...GraduateDegree Type: Endorsement
The Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5) endorsement is designed as an addition to an Early Childhood License, which would allow you to teach in grade 4 and 5 classrooms in all subjects. The program focuses on the unique developmental characteristics of the middle childhood student and teaching methods and strategies...GraduateDegree Type: Ed.D.Accelerating Your Path to Executive Leadership
Are you a working professional or practitioner looking to complete your doctorate within a condensed time frame?
The Executive Ed.D. in Leadership Studies program is an accelerated, interdisciplinary doctoral degree program that allows you to complete your doctorate within two years.Mission
The mission...GraduateDegree Type: Endorsement
The Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement prepares teachers, coordinators, and administrators to teach gifted and talented students, and supervise and improve programs for gifted and talented students in Ohio K-12 schools.Is this program for you? You want to develop, teach and supervise curricula and services for students identified as Talented...GraduateDegree Type: Endorsement
The Ashland University Reading Endorsement qualifies you to teach students under the provisions of the Ohio Third Year Guarantee. It consists of 15 semester hours of graduate course work. You must have completed 12 hours of literacy coursework (undergraduate or graduate), including an approved phonics course, prior to beginning your...Graduate
The Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate graduate level, second licensure program is for licensed teachers seeking to teach children in grades K-12 with mild-moderate disabilities and educational needs in a variety of inclusive settings.Is this program for you?
You already have a teaching license, but want to be part of a...GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.M.Ed. in Adult Education Enhancing Lifelong Learning
Are you an education professional or practitioner looking to impact the lives of adult learners? The M.Ed. in Adult Education program at Ashland University will help you advance the practice of learning and teaching to increase adult achievement.What to Expect in the...GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.
We rated 123rd on US News Top Online M.Ed. programs in the USA in 2016, based solely on our M.Ed. in Educational Technology. In this degree program you obtain the Computer/Technology state of Ohio endorsement on your current teaching license after passing the OAE subtests for this...GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.
A program for currently licensed teachers seeking to teach in grades K-12 with mild/moderate educational needs in a variety of settings. Course work may be applied to licensure in this area.GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.
The Literacy program is designed to help classroom teachers at both the elementary and secondary levels to deepen their understanding of literacy processes, purposes, and development and to broaden their range of instructional and assessment approaches so that they can have the greatest possible impact on their students’ learning at...GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.
The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Talent Development Education prepares teachers, coordinators, and administrators to teach gifted and talented students, supervise and improve programs for gifted and talented students, and provide leadership in the field of gifted education (K-12) in Ohio.IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU? You want...GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (TL-21)
Are you a professional educator striving to keep up with the changing needs of students in the classroom?
Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century (TL-21) is a flexible graduate degree program designed to prepare you for the classroom of today...GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.
The Masters Degree in Educational Leadership (EDLS) + Administrative Licensure program trains you for the demands of 21st century education. Educational leadership courses feature the most up-to-date content and instruction from prominent leaders in the field of educational administration.
What to Expect in the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Program
During...GraduateDegree Type: Endorsement
Over the last ten years, Ohio’s percentage of EL students has doubled to approximately 60,000 students.
These students represent more than 110 different native or home languages. How well prepared are you to meet the learning needs of this growing population of students?
Is this program for you?
You...GraduateDegree Type: Ed.D.Training a New Generation of Ethical and Effective Leaders
Are you a working professional in K-12 schools, higher education, government, or human service organizations? Do you strive to be a catalyst for positive change?
Ashland University’s interdisciplinary Traditional Doctorate in Leadership Studies program is designed to enhance your leadership capacity....Online-Adult
Online-AdultOnline-AdultDegree Type: EndorsementOnline-AdultDegree Type: EndorsementOnline-AdultDegree Type: M.Ed.Online-AdultDegree Type: M.Ed.
What to Expect in the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Program
During...Online-AdultDegree Type: Endorsement
Is this program for you?
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Are you a current or incoming education student looking to get more involved? Are you interested in becoming part of a program that will help shape you into the educator you will become? We invite you to participate in the Education Living-Learning Community.
The Education Living-Learning Community places 24 students from the Dwight Schar College of Education together in a living-learning community during their freshman year to acclimate them to college life and the education department.
What to Expect in the Education Living-Learning Community
As part of this program, you’ll be placed in a cohort where you’ll:
Better connect to Ashland University
Identify as a future educator
Develop a strong sense of citizenship, community, and purpose
Engage in self-directed learning behaviors
Become a lifelong learner
In addition to living in the same residence hall as other education students, which provides you with an immediate support system during your critical first year, you’ll also gain:
Better connections with other students
Enhanced participation in campus-related activities
Stronger connections to the campus/surrounding community
Easy access to other students in your major
Increased interaction with faculty and staff
An appreciation of how academic disciplines are interrelated
Better academic performance due to deep, high-quality, and substantive learning
As a result of this program, you will learn how to work in teams and will be more likely to graduate on time due to the acclimation you’ll experience.