Learn about the Department of Teaching and Learning
Highly ranked both nationally and in the state of Ohio, the Department of Teaching and Learning offers innovative programs for those seeking a license to begin a teaching career, those who seek to add an endorsement to their license or to deepen their research-based knowledge, and those seeking to become a researcher. Through the combination of a rigorous curriculum and a supportive social environment students become scholars who investigate issues of learning and teaching in classrooms, schools, families, and other communities.
Our Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.) teacher licensure programs prepare teachers to work in a diversity of settings--urban, rural, as well as suburban. The Department also offers a Master of Arts (M.A.), an Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.), and a Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) with many areas of study. The M.A. program prepares students for advanced work at the Ph.D. level, develops their research skills, and enhances their teaching, while the Ed.S. program provides the opportunity for educators with a Master's degree to further their professional development with a strong grounding in and application of diverse theory and research. The Ph.D. program prepares top educators for highly productive careers as educational researchers, teacher educators, and district, state, and national leaders. Lastly, the Department offers six Endorsement programs for teachers who hold a standard Ohio teaching certificate or license, as well as a Licensure-only program for individuals with a bachelor's degree.