Graduate Degrees in Teacher Education
The college’s elementary and secondary graduate education programs are ranked among the top in the country year after year by US News and World Report. Choose from a broad range of specializations in order to excel, either in the classroom or as a teacher educator. Our many partnerships with Ohio schools offer in-depth opportunities for experience in the classroom or to conduct research.
The program provides a special focus on how people in their everyday lives use written language and other semiotic systems to learn, communicate, create identity and participate in all aspects of society. Students acquire a deep understanding of diverse perspectives in literacy education.
The Dramatic and Arts-based Research Teaching and Learning is a flexible and customizable program that allows students to develop expertise in dramatic and arts-based pedagogies that changes the ways young people and educators understand themselves and others in society.
Students from around the world choose Ohio State’s Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education program to learn from leading scholars with extensive international experience. The high-quality mentoring and diverse learning opportunities prepare students to become leaders in the fields of TESOL and foreign languages.
With this specialization students can integrate and customize your program with coursework from throughout the department and college. Develop a more humanizing, holistic, project-based approach that students will be able to apply in their own educational setting.
Study how language, culture and social processes affect educational issues. Students will have many ways to customize their program, opportunities to work closely with faculty and pursue their own research interests to shape the educational discourse in language, culture and learning in our nation’s schools and beyond.
Graduate students in Ohio State’s Literature for Children and Young Adults specialization pursue deep study of the history, evolution and current trends in children’s and young adult literature from nationally and internationally recognized scholars.
Students in the Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education program will be immersed in a research-intensive environment, learning and engaging in the critical study of multiculturalism, diversity and identity to create more equity in education and research.
A leader in literacy research and teaching, the Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood specialization provides strong theoretical and practical understanding of teaching, learning and educational environments. The faculty will cultivate understanding of reading and literacy development as well as mentor and encourage student research interests.
Rethinking Early Childhood and Elementary Education addresses classic and contemporary research regarding young children from infants/toddlers to 5th grade. This includes children from all cultural, racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds as well as the varied abilities within the context of families, schools and communities.
Ohio State’s STEM Education program offers an individually tailored program that meets specific student research and leadership goals. Students from around the world come to Ohio State to learn from leaders in the field and for the numerous educational and research opportunities.
The Sensory Impairments and Inclusion master’s degree provides advanced coursework on current theories, research and practices for increasing access to curriculum for all students, including those with sensory impairments. The degree can be completed in combination with, or separate from, the teaching visual impairment licensure for the state of Ohio.
The Special Education program students will learn how to improve the lives of those with disabilities while earning accredited teaching credentials in special education. There are several tracks within the program and specialties in students with mild to moderate, moderate to intensive, early childhood or applied behavior analysis.
Consistently ranked among the top premiere programs in the country, The Master of Education (MEd) is a teacher education program designed for students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to earn an initial four-year Ohio license while completing graduate studies and research in their chosen field of study.