Jun 20, 2021  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

College of Education


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McCracken Hall

Renée A. Middleton
Dean

Aimee Howley
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies

William Smith
Interim Associate Dean for Outreach & Undergraduate Studies

www.coe.ohiou.edu

Graduate study and research in the College of Education are designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice—between research and the educational and human problems that confront students, teachers, counselors, curriculum workers, administrators, and other professionals in related fields. Field experiences and internships coupled with research help students integrate theory with practice. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged.

Master’s students may attend full or part time. There is no residency requirement for a master’s degree. Full-time students can often complete master’s programs in four academic quarters. Doctoral programs require a three-quarter continuous residency and can often be completed in three academic years.

All professional education programs are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Counselor Education Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and CORE.

Detailed information concerning graduate programs is available from the Office of Student Affairs, College of Education, Ohio University, McCracken Hall 124, Athens OH 45701 or online at www.coe.ohiou.edu.

Master’s Programs

To major in an area of study, you must have a program of study planned and approved by a faculty advisor. This program of study specifies the courses, field work and research that meets your professional and academic needs.

The minimum number of credit hours required will vary, depending on program requirements and, when applicable, requirements for licensure. Specific admissions criteria and program requirements are available from the Office of Student Affairs, College of Education, and online at www.coe.ohiou.edu.

Master’s programs are offered in several fields:

Department of Counseling and Higher Education

College Student Personnel
Counselor Education (school, community and rehabilitation counseling)
Higher Education

Department of Educational Studies

Computer Education and Technology
Cultural Studies in Education
Educational Administration
Educational Research and Evaluation

Department of Teacher Education

Adolescent to Young Adult Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Mathematics Teaching at the Adolescent to Young Adult Level
Middle Childhood Education
Reading Education
Special Education

Doctoral Programs

Advanced preparation leading to the Ph.D. or Ed.D. Is offered in the College of Education.

You are assisted throughout your program of study by a faculty advisor and a doctoral program committee.

Successful completion of a written and oral comprehensive examination is required after most coursework is completed. Doctoral candidates then submit a research proposal for review by the faculty chair and committee, before completing the doctoral dissertation.

Specific information regarding criteria for admission, financial assistance, and scholarships is available from the Office of Graduate Studies, College of Education, McCracken Hall 124, and online at www.coe.ohiou.edu.

Doctoral degree programs are offered within each of the College’s three departments in specializations, as follows:

Department of Counseling and Higher Education

Counselor Education (Ph.D.)
Higher Education (Ph.D.)

Department of Educational Studies

Cultural Studies (Ph.D.)
Instructional Technology (Ph.D.)
Educational Administration (Ed.D)
Educational Research and Evaluation (Ph.D.)

Department of Teacher Education

Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D.)
Mathematics Education (Ph.D.)
Middle Level Education (Ph.D.)
Reading and Language Arts (Ph.D.)
Social Studies Education (Ph.D.)
Special Education (Ph.D.)

Note: If you previously earned a master’s degree in an education program at Ohio University and now wish to apply for doctoral work, you must reapply for admission.

Criteria for admission to a doctoral program in the College of Education include evidence of continuing potential for academic and professional success as reflected in prior GPAs at master’s and bachelor degree levels of study, and score performance on standardized tests. Additional requirements vary by program, and may include the quality of evidence provided in letters of recommendation, an autobiographical statement, or resume, and an invited interview.

Alternative admission may be granted if you do not meet the required GPA or test score on one of the required standardized tests. Alternative admission may be based on the achievement of a compensating test score, successful completion of an interview with program area faculty, or such factors as extensive work experience or outstanding recommendations.

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