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					EDUCATION                                                           INITIAL TEACHER LICENSURE
                       The Department of Education and               Praxis      II   Assessments:      Successful
                       Allied Studies at John Carroll                completion of the appropriate Praxis
                       University provides three different           Assessments is required for licensure.
                       pathways        for     post-baccalaureate    Candidates for the Middle Child,
                       students interested in pursuing early         Adolescent/Young Adult, and Multi-Age
                       childhood (PK-Grade 3), middle                licenses must pass the Praxis Assessments in
                       childhood (Grades 4-9; two teaching           the teaching content area(s) prior to entering
                       fields), adolescent/young adult (Grades       the student teaching/internship semester.
                       7-12; one teaching field) and multi-age       The Principle of Teaching and Learning for
                       teacher licensure (K-Grade 12; one            the appropriate grade band must be
                       teaching field). These programs include:      successfully completed before applying for
                       The Post-Baccalaureate Non-degree             state licensure.
                       Program,           The        Professional    Programs
                       Teacher/Initial      Licensure       M.Ed.    School-Based M.Ed. Program: A full-time,
                       Program, and The School-Based M.Ed.           intensive 11-month program designed for
                       Program.                                      individuals who hold a liberal arts degree
                       The Mission of the Department of              (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent and wish to
                       Education and Allied Studies is to            obtain teaching license while completing a
                       provide educational leadership for a          M.Ed. degree. The master’s degree course of
    Telephone          more just society in schools and              study is a 40-46 credit hour program
                       community agencies. To achieve that           (depending on licensure area) at the graduate
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                       end, the Department is committed to the       level which includes a six-semester-hour       following unit outcomes:                      teaching internship. The program requires
                            • to provide professional                one summer and one full academic year that
Program Coordinator              education in a liberal arts         encompasses coursework and full-time
 Dr. Barbara Garson              context                             placement within a school.
                            • To uphold traditional values           Professional Teacher/Initial Licensure
                                 yet be responsive and sensitive     M.Ed. Program: A full or part-time
   Visit us at:                  to society’s changing needs         program designed for individuals who hold a        • Τo focus on personal as well as        liberal arts degree (B.A. or B.S.) or
                                 professional development of         equivalent and wish to obtain teaching
                                 the individual                      license while completing a M.Ed. degree.
                       General Education Requirements:               The master’s degree course of study is a 45-
                       Each of the licensure programs has a          66 credit hour program (depending on
                       general education requirement of 30           licensure area; with additional content area
                       hours which is usually met through the        coursework if necessary for Middle Child,
                       baccalaureate degree and must include         Adolescent/Young Adult and Multiage
                       coursework in Humanities, Social              licenses) at the graduate and undergraduate
                       Science, Mathematics, and Science.            levels, including a six semester hour
                       These requirements are determined             teaching internship.
                       during individual transcript evaluations.       Post-Baccalaureate Program: A full or
                       A candidate must take appropriate             part-time program designed for individuals
                       courses to complete this requirement          who hold a liberal arts degree (BA or BS) or
                       before     being     recommended       for    equivalent and wish to obtain a teaching
                       licensure.                                    license. The Post-Baccalaureate Program
                       Content Area Requirements: For                may follow the undergraduate or graduate
                       those pursuing the Middle Childhood,          course of study in Education (46-61 credit
                       AYA        and      Multiage      License,    hours depending on licensure; with
                       coursework is required in the specific        additional content area coursework if needed
                       teaching field(s). These requirements         for Middle Child, Adolescent/Young Adult
                       are determined during individual              and Multiage licenses) which includes a six-
                       transcript evaluation.          Additional    hour student teaching experience. Graduate
                       coursework in the content area(s) may         level coursework may be applied to an M.ed
                       be required.                                  degree.
Application Criteria
For full acceptance to the M.Ed. programs, an applicant must have:
• A complete application (available online at
• An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
• An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
• Official transcripts from all institutions attended (sent directly to Graduate Studies)
• A written statement indicating personal and professional goals*
• Two letters of reference from persons who would be familiar with and able to assess the applicant’s ability to succeed
in graduate studies and work with children and adolescents
• Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)*
• A personal interview with program coordinator.

*Not required for the Post-Baccalaureate Program

Ohio Teacher Licenses Offered
Early Childhood (Pre-K through grade 3)

Middle Childhood (Grades 4-9)
    Licensure given in two teaching fields- Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science

Adolescent-Young Adult (Grades 7-12)                                                  Multi-Age (Pre-K-Grade 12)
   Licenses Offered:                                                              Licenses Offered:
   Integrated Language Arts                                                           French
   Integrated Social Studies                                                          German
   Chemistry/ Physics/Life Science (Dual Program)                                     Latin
   Life Science                                                                       Spanish
   Mathematics                                                                        Physical Education

•   National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE): Initial and Advanced programs
•   North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
•   Ohio Department of Education

                                                                                           •     David Shutkin, Ph.D. (University
                                            •    Thomas Kelly, Ph.D. (Wisconsin-                 of Wisconsin-Madison). Associate
                                                 Madison), Associate Professor                   Professor
Full Time Faculty
                                            •    Kathleen       Manning,       Ph.D.       •     Mark Storz, Ph.D. (Cleveland
•   Greg DiLisi, Ph.D. (Case Western             (University of Toledo), Associate               State     University).   Associate
    Reserve University). Associate               Professor                                       Professor
    Professor                                                                              •     Mary Weems Ph.D (University of
•   Theron Ford, Ph.D. (Miami
                                            • John Rausch, Ph.D. (Kent State
                                                 University), Associate Professor          Illinois). Assistant Professor
    University) Assistant Professor
                                            •    Catherine A. Rosemary, Ph.D.
•   Brendan       Foreman,        Ph.D.          (University of Virginia). Professor
    (Michigan      State    University).    •    Kathleen Roskos, Ph.D. (Kent
    Associate Professor                     State University). Professor
•   Amy Hoffman, Ed.D. (Ball State
    University). Professor

                                            •      Lisa M. Shoaf, Ph.D. (Kent State
                                                   University). Assistant Professor

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