Jun 20, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Department-Level Requirements


Selective Admission and Retention

The College has a selective admission and retention process that applies to all students who intend to complete the teacher preparation program through Ohio University. Decisions regarding the retention of teacher education students in licensure programs will be made through a continual quarterly evaluation of progress in coursework, clinical experiences, and field-based experiences. Evaluation criteria will be directly related to the specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with each experience. There are three selection phases in this process, two of which are described below. The third phase is detailed under “Professional Internship in Teaching.”

You may appeal a decision regarding admission or retention by filing an appeal with the Credential Review Committee. Appeal information can be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall 124.

Admission to Professional Education for Early Childhood Majors

The following requirements must be met to be eligible for admission to the Early Childhood Education (BS6854) major:

  1. Completion of 45 quarter hours of credit with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. A current DARS and (if a transfer student) transcripts from previous coursework at other institutions must be submitted with the application materials.
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course:
  3. Satisfactory score on the PRAXIS I (PPST/CBT) Test. You must achieve scores of 172 or above in writing and mathematics, and 173 or above in reading OR be exempt from the test because of a standardized test score. You must have a composite score of 21 or better on the ACT and/or 990 or better on the SAT to be exempt. You cannot enroll in education courses until this requirement is met.
  4. Submission of a Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) report; and (if you have lived in Ohio fewer than 5 years) an FBI report.
  5. Submission of results of the tuberculosis skin test (administered by Hudson Health Center or other appropriate office).

Enrollment in the program is limited to promote quality instruction, appropriate field placement, and effective advising. Not all students who apply and meet the minimum criteria will be accepted. Contact your Office of Student Affairs for details on the Early Childhood restrictive admission criteria and process.

Procedure for application:

  1. Complete and submit the online application by June 1.
  2. Students who are admitted to the Early Childhood major will be admitted automatically to Professional Education.
  3. Graduates of the program will receive a B.S.Ed. degree, awarded jointly by the College of Education and the College of Health Sciences and Professions. Upon conferral of the degree and after passing the Praxis II exam, students are eligible for an Ohio two-year provisional teaching license in early childhood education.

Students who are admitted to the Early Childhood major will be admitted automatically to professional education. Students must meet the criteria for both professional education and admission and retention in the Early Childhood program.

Admission to Professional Education for Adolescent to Young Adult, Middle Childhood, Multiage Education, and Special Education Majors

You must be admitted to Professional Education before taking any education courses numbered 200 and above.

Generally, you apply for admission to Professional Education during the third quarter of your first year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by Student Affairs. Regional campus students should check with Student Services or the dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

Requirements

The following requirements must be met during the first 45 hours of enrollment. These requirements are subject to change.

  1. Completion of 45 quarter hours of credit with an overall GPA of 2.75. No education courses may be included in the GPA.
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course:
    1. PSY 101 
    2. Tier I freshman composition and quantitative skills
    3. COMS 103 
    4. EDTE 150 
  3. Satisfactory performance on the PRAXIS I (PPST/CBT) Test. You must achieve scores of 172 or above in writing and mathematics, and 173 or above in reading OR be exempt from the test because of a standardized test score. You must have achieved a composite score of 21 or better on the ACT and/or 990 or better on the SAT to be exempt. You may not enroll in education courses until this requirement is met.
  4. Submission of the results of a background check through BCI.
  5. Submission of results of the tuberculosis skin test (administered by Hudson Health Center or other appropriate office).
  6. Screening and recommendation by a representative appointed by faculty.
  7. GPA may be considered in admission decisions for transfer students.

Admission to Advanced Standing in Professional Education

You must be admitted to Advanced Standing before taking any education courses numbered 300 or above. You must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, as well as a 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is sought to continue to take education courses numbered 300 or above. Methods courses can be taken no more than twice. Failure to obtain a satisfactory grade can result in dismissal from the program.

Generally, you apply for Advanced Standing in Professional Education at the end of the third quarter of your sophomore year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by Student Services, and regional campus students should check with Student Services or the dean’s office on the regional campus for relevant information.

These requirements are subject to change.

  1. General requirements
    1. Completion of 90 quarter hours of credit with an overall GPA of 2.75.
    2. An accumulative GPA of 2.75 in each teaching field for which a licensure is sought.
    3. Satisfactory reports from:
      1. Judiciaries
      2. Faculty
    4. Screening and recommendation by a representative appointed by faculty.
    5. Completion of a one-page statement of purpose, including student’s goals as a future educator.
  2. Specific requirements for early childhood education
    1. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C in each course and a GPA of 2.75 or higher:
      1. EDEC 160 
      2. EDEC 160A 
      3. EDEC 170 
      4. EDEC 260 
      5. EDEC 260L 
      6. EDEC 361 
      7. EDEC 361L 
      8. EDEC 206 
    2. Completion of ALL science courses with labs (PBIO 100L or BIOL 101, GEOG 101 or GEOL 101, P SC 100 and 140 or P SC 101L or PHYS 201). Fifteen hours of science with labs are required. Courses must be chosen from the above list. Keep in mind that one science course with a lab must be chosen from the biological sciences, one course with a lab must be chosen from the earth sciences, and one course with a lab must come from the physical sciences. Each course must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
    3. Students will not be admitted to Advanced Standing until all required courses are completed with a grade of C or higher.
  3. Specific requirements for middle, adolescent-to-young adult, multiage (Pre-K–12) and intervention specialist education
    1. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C in each:
      1. EDTE 200 
      2. EDTE 201 
      3. EDTE 202 
    2. A 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is being sought.