Online ENDORSEMENT Programs
The Patton College at Ohio University offers online endorsement programs for teachers who hold a standard Ohio teaching certificate or license. Certified or licensed Ohio teachers seeking an endorsement must complete the required courses and the appropriate assessments in order to be recommended for licensure in one of the following areas:
4th 5th Grade Early Childhood Endorsement
The Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement, offered entirely online, expands opportunities for teachers who currently hold the Early Childhood License (age 3 to grade 3). Currently licensed teachers are eligible for this program. More information HERE .
Pre-Kindergarten Special NeeDS endorsement
The purpose of the PKSN Endorsement program is to increase the quantity of high-quality PKSN teachers across the state of Ohio. This program will help to ensure that there are a sufficient number of fully-credentialed and well-prepared teachers to instruct preschool children with disabilities and developmental delays so that the quality of instructional services received by children and their families is resolute. Early childhood teachers and intervention specialists will benefit from the PKSN program by acquiring advanced knowledge and skills to enhance the early educational opportunities for preschool children with special needs. More information HERE .
The Reading Endorsement, offered entirely online, prepares teachers who are currently licensed to teach early childhood education, middle childhood education, or adolescent/young adult education (grades pre-K through 12) to work with students pre-K-12 in any or all of three reading specialist professions: Reading intervention teacher; Reading or literacy coach; and/or Reading supervisor or coordinator. More information HERE .
TEACHER LEADER PROGRAM
The online Teacher Leader Endorsement will prepare experienced teachers to assume leadership roles within their schools and throughout their districts. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to provide quality professional development for their colleagues, coach and mentor other teachers, facilitate positive school/community relations, organize and analyze data, and assist their principals with school improvement efforts. More information HERE .
In order to better serve our students, a new policy will take effect beginning with the Fall 2017 Semester. Candidates seeking licensure within eighteen (18) months of successfully completing an educator preparation program at Ohio University will be recommended for licensure if they apply within that timeframe to the Ohio Department of Education. If application for licensure is made after eighteen (18) months to the Ohio Department of Education, candidates will be required to meet with their program coordinator for consultation regarding any additional state and/or program requirements they need to complete. Following this consultation and the satisfaction of any additionally identified requirements, recommendation by Ohio University will be granted on a case-by-case basis. This applies to all candidates including past graduates who have not earned the license for which they were prepared.
Superintendent License Program
Earn the Ohio Superintendent License in just four quarters of study in a program recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC ). Classes meet three times each quarter on Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for this blended program. More information HERE .
PRINCIPAL Preparation PROGRAM
Through a balanced approach of on-line and in-class instruction, the program offers course work and internships required for obtaining a master’s degree in educational administration and/or an Ohio principal’s license. More information HERE.
ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Professional Instructional Design Certificate
The online Professional Instructional Design Certificate prepares participants to develop theory-driven instructional materials and strategies for traditional, hybrid and online adult learning environments. Completion of the series requires 14 semester hours of graduate credit. More information HERE .
ONLINE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
BACHELOR’S IN CUSTOMER SERVICE
The online Bachelor’s Degree in Customer Service is a degree completion program which will be available for students who have already earned an Associates Degree. This degree will be available beginning in Fall 2014. More information HERE .
ONLINE GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction
The Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for teachers who already hold a teaching license or certificate in any content area or at any level, PK-12. Coursework and clinical experiences in your own classroom focus on innovations in teaching, student learning, curriculum, development, pedagogy, assessment, leadership thru mentoring new teachers or pre-service teacher candidates, community involvement, and action research. More information HERE
Master’s in Coaching Education
Through courses covering topics such as management and leadership in sports, the psychology of coaching, performance and conditioning for coaches and tips on coaching the elite athlete, this program prepares you to enhance your coaching ability and acquire positions of leadership at all levels of coaching. More information HERE .
Master’s in Recreation and Sport Sciences – Soccer Coaching Track
Ohio University has partnered with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) to develop and deliver a M.S. degree in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a concentration in Soccer Coaching. This program will provide coaches with cutting-edge content and practical experiences to excel in coaching at every level. More information HERE .
Master’s of Reading Education
The Master’s of Reading Education is designed for teachers who already hold a teaching license at any level within the PK-12 range who wish to advance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the field of reading. More information HERE .
Online PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MENTOR TEACHERS
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education is committed to the success of all learners in P-12 schools. In order to support P-12 teaching and learning, the college has established the following: an alignment between OTES standards and mentor teacher roles; a new compensation model for hosting professional interns; and online professional development opportunities. These online workshops have been designed with future or current mentor teachers in mind, specifically taking into account changing state curriculum and testing, requirements of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES), and alignment with Ohio University’s clinical model in support of classroom educators as they work for continued P-12 student success. More information can be found HERE .
State Authorization Information
All programs that lead to licensure and certification, your programs should have a disclosure that alerts students to the requirements set forth by the licensing boards, in Ohio and most importantly out-of-state. These disclosures should be seen included in your webpages along with written correspondence. If you have any questions on what this disclosure should look like, please contact Kia Stone for examples. This is mandatory for all online programs and programs that offer field experiences out-of-state.