School of Inclusive Teacher Education
Empowering educators for inclusive classrooms
The School of Inclusive Teacher Education continues the tradition of training highly qualified and experienced educators by employing the latest technology and research-based practices that align with state and national standards. Graduates of the School of Inclusive Teacher Education leave BGSU thoroughly prepared to meet the needs of all learners, including students with exceptionalities, from preschool through high school.
Meeting the critical need for teachers
The School of Inclusive Teacher Education is focused on all degree programs for educators who will be licensed to teach and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
The need for qualified teachers is at an all-time high, and BGSU graduates are in demand. Nearly 100% of students who complete their licensures have job offers within six months, many before they graduate. Additionally, the School of Inclusive Teacher Education hosts one of the largest teacher job fairs in the nation that is attended by hundreds of potential employers from across the state and around the country.
Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Equipping future teachers with real-world experience
At BGSU, all teacher candidates graduate with extensive classroom experience. The School of Inclusive Teacher Education places students in classrooms in their first year and also coordinates the 1,000+ hours of field experience each student must complete.
Using cutting-edge technology to provide the best preparation
BGSU is the only university in Ohio with Mursion. This virtual reality classroom platform allows students to authentically apply course content to real-world situations like classroom management, individual student interactions and questioning techniques in a safe environment. Students can even experience their first day of student teaching through Mursion. In addition, students have access to GoReact, which allows them to record live lessons and student interactions, then receive time-stamped feedback.
Gain local, national and international experience
Many teacher education students gain one-on-one teaching experience by tutoring local children in Bowling Green through the Aspiring Teachers as Tutors Network, and through our educational camps. Our Teach Afar program provides teaching internships at public schools in Aiken, South Carolina; Aldine, Texas; and Cleveland, Ohio. Through the program, students gain familiarity with educational environments not found in northwest Ohio, preparing them for national opportunities. In the spring semesters of their second or third years, teacher education students have the opportunity to study abroad in Keele, England. This partnership with the University of Keele, established in 1999, gives BGSU students the chance to experience a new culture and complete 15 hours of coursework.
Updated: 10/16/2023 11:25AM