Teacher Education

SCHOOL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Director: Mark Seals
Graduate Coordinator: Larry Graser and Rick Worch
Phone: 419-372-7320
Office: School of Teaching & Learning, 529 Education Building
Program Web Page: https://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/school-of-teaching-and-learning/master-of-education-in-teacher-education.html

Degrees Offered
Master of Education

Accreditation
The teacher education programs in the School of Teaching and Learning are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE) with a move toward the new process under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)  http://caepnet.org/.

Program Offered:
The Master of Education in Teacher Education is a 15-month program designed to prepare person’s possessing a bachelor’s degree with a major (or equivalent) or minor (or equivalent) in an appropriate content area to qualify for initial teacher licensure in the State of Ohio. Certification specializations include: Mathematics – grades 7-12; Science – grades 7-12 (chemistry, earth sciences, integrated sciences, life sciences, physics); and World Languages – grades K-12 (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish).

Prerequisites for Graduate Work
Prerequisites for the M.Ed. programs include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Admission Procedure
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate programs offered by the School of Teaching and Learning should follow the instructions outlined in the Graduate Admission section of this catalog. In addition, review the following:

1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major or equivalent, or a minor or equivalent, in the appropriate content area.These include biology, chemistry, mathematics, Chinese, French, geology, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, physics, Russian or Spanish.

2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better in the major/minor content area for which the applicant is seeking licensure.

3. An official transcript from all colleges/universities attended.

4. Three letters of recommendation, including one from a person familiar with the applicant’s academic ability.

5. Must submit a “Good Moral Character” form.

6. Applicants are required to submit scores from the

  • Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) test (in the preferred content area: Math or Science– grades 7-12 teaching license) or
  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test (foreign language license candidates) (test results -must be from test taken within two (2) years of graduate school application)
  • TOEFL or IELTS International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Degree Requirements

Master of Education in Teacher Education
Candidates must complete a minimum of 39 semester hours* of graduate work approved by the graduate coordinator. Required courses include:

Required Core:
EDFI 5020: Assessment and Evaluation in Education, 3 CR hours
EDFI 6030: Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, 3 CR hours
EDFI 6720: Psychological Foundations of Education, 3 CR hours
EDIS 5310: Teaching Students with Special Needs, 3 CR hours
EDWF 5120: Foundations of Teaching and Learning, 3 CR hours
EDTL 6120: Classroom Technology for Teachers, 3 CR hours
EDFI 6450: Using K-12 Assessment Data to Improve Practice, 3 CR hours
EDTL 6530: Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry, 3 CR hours
EDTL 6840: Directed Research, 3 CR hours
EDTL 5184: Practicum in Teaching and Learning, 3 CR hours
EDTL 5870: Advanced Seminar in Classroom Instruction and Management:Teaching and Learning, 3 CR hours
EDTL 5970: Teaching Internship, 6 CR hours
Choose 1:
EDTL 5740: Mathematics Methods for the AYA Teacher, 3 CR hours
EDTL 5750: Science Methods for the AYA Teacher, 3 CR hours
EDTL 5290: Teaching World Language Skills, 3 CR hours
Choose 1:
EDTL 5200: Disciplinary Literacy 4-12, 3 CR hours
EDTL 5210: Disciplinary Literacy K-12, 3 CR hour

Graduate Courses
Please access graduate courses online at
http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/courses-and-classes/class-course-information.html. Graduate courses associated with the Teacher Education program use the prefixes EDFI, EDIS, and EDTL.