Jul 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalogue 
2021-2022 Catalogue

Education Minor

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Matthew Broda, Chair
Ryan Ozar
Megan Wereley


The Department of Education offers a teacher preparation program that leads to an Ohio, initial, four-year Resident Educator teaching license. Education is not a major at Wooster. Instead, students simultaneously pursue an academic major in a department or program while completing all of the coursework required for the Ohio teaching license.

The Department of Education provides opportunities for its teacher candidates to learn and teach within a liberal arts environment that values independence, leadership, inquiry, and tradition. The teacher education program prepares reflective and competent educators for work in classrooms, schools, and a variety of educational communities.

The Department recognizes that this preparation is provided in collaboration with all academic programs at Wooster. Throughout the teacher preparation program, students are immersed in hands-on, one-on-one experiences with classroom teachers, college faculty, and P-12 students. The Department emphasizes the importance of effective writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills and strives to encourage its graduates to become educational leaders in a complex and global society.

Special Notes:


  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the minor or licensure program.
  • Students pursuing a teaching license must have a 2.667 GPA to be accepted into the Licensure Program.
  • Students pursuing a teaching license must complete a “Statement of Good Standing” to be accepted into the Licensure Program.
  • Senior Independent Study: Students who choose to double major in Education and a required second discipline will complete the senior independent study project within the department of their second major.

Departmental Standards for the Teaching Profession

The following seven standards for the teaching profession reflect a connection between the goals of Wooster’s teacher education program and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Professions. Listed below is a brief explanation of what the Department expects teacher licensure candidates to achieve by the end of the teacher education program:

  • Student Learning: Candidates understand student learning and development and respect the diversity of students they will teach.
  • Content Knowledge: Candidates know and understand the content area for which they will have instructional responsibility.
  • Assessment: Candidates understand and use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate, and ensure student learning.
  • Instruction: Candidates plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of each individual student.
  • Learning Environment: Candidates create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievements for all students.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Candidates collaborate and communicate with students, parents, families, and other educators, administrators, and the community to support student learning.
  • Professional Responsibility, Growth, and Reflection: Through reflection, candidates assume responsibility for professional growth, performance, and involvement as individuals and as members of a learning community.

Cross-listed Courses Accepted for Education Credit

Africana Studies

AFST 10000.  Intro to Africana Studies [AH, C,HSS]


COMD 14500.  Language Development in Children [HSS]

COMM 15200.  Public Speaking [AH]


HIST 11500.  History of Black America [C, HSS]


PHIL 22300.  Philosophy, Culture, and Education [AH]


PSYC 11000.  Child & Adolescent Development [HSS]

PSYC 32700.  Developmental Psyc:Theory & Research [W]

PSYC 32700L.  Developmental Psychology Lab

Sociology and Anthropology

SOAN 20100.  Education in Sociocultural Context [C, HSS]

SOCI 20900.  Inequality in America [HSS]

SOCI 21400.  Racial & Ethnic Groups in Amer Society [C, HSS]

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