Introduction into the Department
Ohio Wesleyan is teachers that are educating significantly more than a century. This experience confirms our belief that the absolute most innovative and effective instructors are ready at strong liberal arts universities such as ours. Our program emphasizes a great theoretical base and experience that is practical.
- A laboratory preschool program from your first course onward, you learn about the responsibilities and rewards of the teaching profession by working directly with children in area schools, community centers, and in Ohio Wesleyan’s Early Childhood Center.
- Ohio Wesleyan provides programs planning pupils for instructor licensure during the childhood that is early primary school, center college, and senior school levels. We additionally provide licensure in special training.
OWU’s instructor planning system during the early Childhood Education is focused on assisting prospective teachers become knowledgeable, caring, competent experts who concentrate on nurturing the intellectual, social, and growth that is aesthetic of kids.
We think that an in-depth understanding of content is vital for the teacher that is successful. To supply freedom and further improve the instructor’s grasp of this nature that is interdisciplinary of, two aspects of concentration are needed.
Built-in Science for Teachers
Increasingly, school districts require technology instructors that are very qualified to show throughout the technology curriculum. Students who perform OWU’s Integrated Science major will likely to be entitled to make Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) incorporated Science Licensure, qualifying them to instruct a diverse array of technology subjects in grades 7 through 12.
Unique training majors can make a Multi-Age (grades K-12) Intervention Specialist training permit, and childhood that is early can earn an early on Childhood Concentration in Special Education.
Individuals with undergraduate levels may make a training permit if you take courses complete amount of time in certainly one of OWU’s undergraduate teacher licensure programs. It often takes four to five semesters to accomplish the licensure demands, including a semester of pupil training.
Incorporated Language Arts Incorporated Mathematics Incorporated Personal Studies
Drama/Theatre *Foreign Language, Spanish Music Visual Arts *If thinking about pursuing licensure in French, German, or Latin, contact the Education Department seat.
Meet The Individuals
OWU is people. Brilliant, engaging, passionate, friendly, genuine individuals. Satisfy a few of them right right here.
Holly Gilbert ’12
Kindergarten Lead Teacher, Benjamin Franklin Global Class, Barcelona, Spain
“I usually think of exactly how well the first Childhood Program at OWU ready me personally because of this job. My experience at OWU set me personally around be described as a reflective and versatile teacher. We discovered just how to produce a host for which all learning pupils develop into life-long learners. In my own several years of teaching, I’ve discovered that training is ever evolving. We look ahead to most of the learning my students and I also need to do!”
Professor of Education and writer of “Teaching kid’s Literature in a time of guidelines”
Professor McClure claims, “Teachers can meet up with the mandates of screening and requirements by sharing engaging, challenging publications of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with regards to pupils, then producing interesting classes that need pupils to dig profoundly into all sorts of literature.”
Corey Van de Velde ’17
Columbus City Schools – 6th Level Science Teacher
“The center Childhood Education system at OWU exemplifies the best characteristics of every personal university. The tiny class room sizes, individual relationships with my teachers, and challenging—but rewarding—courses ready me become a specialist beginning instructor.”
Sarah Ressler ’99
Hayes Twelfth Grade Librarian and Delaware City Schools Mentor Coordinator
“The OWU Education Program has made me personally the educator i will be today. The teachers had been role that is outstanding and took me personally to educational seminars as an undergraduate. These are the reason why we became the president associated with the Ohio Council of English Language Arts and that I attained the 2010 Ohio English Teacher of the season award.”
Professor of Education
Professor White claims, “Everywhere i have taught, my place that is starting is wanting to fulfill pupils where they may be at after which extending them to where i’d like them to go with this course.”
Emma Sparks ’16
Guest Home Manager at Pwoje Espwa Sud, Haiti
“With working out we received in training classes at OWU, i’m freer than ever…that which we learn inside our education classes at OWU is very important, significant and applicable. Possibilities usually do not stop as soon as one chooses a significant this is certainly straight pertaining to an occupation, like training.”
Jen Federer ’12
first Level Teacher, Evanston-Skokie Public Class District 65, Evanston, IL
“I knew we had received a good training whenever we left OWU, but I experienced no clue how good until we began teaching. My training classes ready me because of the skillset to be a effective instructor. But, we additionally developed an capability to imagine critically, create dynamically, and mirror thoughtfully. OWU revealed me personally to just teach is not a work, it is a mission worthy of one’s lifework.”
Rich Sinclair ’96
Founder of Leading Schools Forward, a business focused on helping change schools that are struggling
“College was the opportunity to begin over after a youth that is difficult while the possibilities in and outside of the class had been endless. As soon as at OWU, we joined up with the House of H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Education) and after that, we never ever seemed right right right back.”
Anthony Peddle ’14
Instructor, Columbus Africentric Early University, Columbus City Schools
“Through the training system at Ohio Wesleyan, I experienced possibilities to talk to college region workers, OWU alumni whom took time from their breaks to consult with, and OWU professors who really looked after pupils. We owe whom i will be today being an educator to your experiences, teachers, and buddies I made at OWU.”
An Excellent Start
A Good begin class is a five-week, literacy-rich, summer time system that can help kiddies conform to a college environment and learn abilities and ideas to aid them achieve kindergarten. With one adult instructor for each five kids, pupils are included in a caring, inviting, and safe community that is learning. A start that is good school provided totally free to qualified families.
Theory-to-Practice in Costa Rica
Via A owu-sponsored theory-to-practice give, Education Majors Ali Phillips ’16 and Whitney Weadock ’16 traveled to Costa Rica to go to the Association for Childhood Education Global Conference Spring 2016. They went to sessions about synergy, social innovation, and sustainability within the classroom while fulfilling, talking, and learning with educators from about the whole world. They appear ahead to linking their future classrooms to other people all over the world so that you can help their students better comprehend international citizenship and other countries.