School of Teaching & Learning
The School of Teaching and Learning (STL) in the College of Education and Human Development has 34 full-time faculty and 40 full-time graduate assistants. Our faculty members serve nearly 2000 undergraduate students and almost 250 graduate students. STL proudly offers six (6) undergraduate licensure programs (Inclusive Early Childhood Education – delivered in collaboration with the School of Counseling and Special Education, Middle Childhood Education, Adolescence to Young Adult Education, World Language Education, Business and Marketing Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences Education) and five (5) graduate programs (Teacher Education, Curriculum and Teaching, Classroom Technology, Reading, and Workforce Education and Development, including Ohio’s only online alternative and supplemental licensure routes in Career and Technical Education).
STL’s undergraduate programs focus on research-based practices that align with state and national standards. We set high expectations for our teacher candidates (undergraduate students preparing to be teachers) and highlight the important role that teachers play in the future of our communities, nation, and world. Faculty members stay abreast of the rapidly changing context of PK-12 education to ensure our courses and programs are innovative and current. The Inclusive Early Childhood program is the only dual licensure (P-3 Early Childhood Education and P-3 Special Education) program in the state of Ohio. In Fall, 2015, we implemented significant revisions to our Middle Childhood Education and Adolescence to Young Adult program. The changes to these programs respond to Ohio’s Teaching Standards and the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards that were designed to “transform the preparation of educators by creating a rigorous system of accreditation, one that demands excellence and produces educators who raise P-12 student achievement” (http://caepnet.org/standards/commission-on-standards). Our emphasis on quality has established BGSU as the premier teacher education program in the state and one of the best in the United States. STL’s teacher candidates perform above the national average on the edTPA (a performance-based assessment that aligns with the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, Resident Educator requirements, and National Board Certification).
STL’s graduate programs offer opportunities for initial licensure and professional advancement. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching (available entirely online or face-to-face) includes the possibility of applying an endorsement or certificate to a master’s degree. Our M.Ed. in Classroom Technology (available entirely online) prepares teachers to be “Digital Leaders” in their classrooms, schools, and districts. The M.Ed. in Reading (including options for online or face to face delivery) incorporates the PK-12 Reading Endorsement and supports licensed teachers as they extend and refine their literacy knowledge and skills.