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Master of Education

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The Master of Education (MEd) is a teacher education program designed for you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to earn an initial four-year Ohio license while completing graduate studies and research in your chosen field of study. All MEd programs at The Ohio State University are fully accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are consistently ranked among the top premiere programs in the United States, including the best in Ohio. 

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Program Features

Informational Session Recording

The Department of Teaching & Learning hosted an informational session on February 15, 2024. Watch the recording here!

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Speaker 1: 
I'm Jayme Parker. I am from Toledo, Ohio. I am a  Master's of Education student at Ohio State with a focus in  English Language Arts for grades seven to 12.

So that is  secondary education, adolescent young adult, I am student  teaching at Groveport Madison high school, I am with ninth and  10th grade English language arts students. 

I think initially,  what drew me to Ohio State's program was the idea of an  accelerated program where I graduate with my bachelor's and  then you know, if all goes well, I'm able to start right away in  the summer to complete my Masters a year later have your  masters. 

I think that with your training as a teacher, you have  to be ready in all circumstances to teach different students.  

That has definitely impacted me as a teacher because I feel like  I would not be the the teacher that I am the teacher that I'm  ready to be had I not had the preparation that Ohio State has  given me, I fill out lesson plans. 

I look forward to looking  at the research that I want to incorporate into my  instructional methods. 

I feel like I have never been so  prepared because lesson plans can be such a daunting thing.  

You know, you you walk into a classroom and you have complete  control. 

You choose how you teach you choose what you teach,  you choose the method in which you deliver that instruction.  And at first, you know, you're entering this this big world and  you don't know how to do it. 

And everyone that was involved in  the program at Ohio State broke it down for us. And because of  the experience that I've had at Ohio State and you know, the  nitty gritty lesson planning that we had to do. 

I'm excited  because Ohio State has prepared me so well for what's to come in  my career.

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Teacher License Areas

In Ohio, licensure areas are divided into the following categories: pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade, 4th-9th grade, 7th-12th grade, and pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Ohio State students can complete the required MEd content courses using their chosen undergraduate major. For licensure in Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Language Arts, Mathematics Education, Science Education or World Language Education, consider speaking with an undergraduate advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences to discuss the best option for a major. For licensure in Early Childhood Education or Middle Childhood Education, consider speaking with an undergraduate advisor in Education and Human Ecology

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Career Paths

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Licensed Teacher 
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Licensure disclosure

Licensure requirements may be subject to change because of state-legislated mandates. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Department of Teaching and Learning each year to ensure they have the most up-to-date information.

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification here.

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