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  • The Division of Education

    The Ohio Dominican University teacher preparation unit provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs committed to the fundamental value of liberal arts education and deeply rooted in the Dominican tradition. The Unit is known for its student-centered and innovative approaches to teaching and learning; its commitment to service and community responsibility; and its outreach in response to educational needs. 

    ODU's teacher education programs support the mission of the university by providing rigorous, professional education for individuals seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees and continuing education opportunities that integrate learning, reflection, collaboration, diversity, and technology. The programs prepare competent, effective, caring teacher-leaders capable of meeting the needs of all students in a diverse student population.

    The Master of Education program is designed to help good teachers become better teachers, expanding their knowledge base and classroom strategies, in order to improve student achievement. The M.Ed. program is offered online and  at off-campus sites. The off-campus sites are located in P-12 schools in the Greater Columbus metropolitan area.

    For information about Ohio Dominican's undergraduate teacher education programs, contact Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@ohiodominican.edu or (614) 251-4500. For information about the Master of Education program, contact Master of Education admissions at medadmissions@ohiodominican.edu  or (614) 251-4615.

    Education Program Benefits

    • All ODU licensure and endorsement programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and are nationally recognized by the appropriate national specialized professional organizations.
    • The teacher preparation unit is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
    • ODU has relationships with more than 20 school districts where students can gain classroom experience.
    • ODU teacher candidates participate in a minimum of 460 hours of field experience (including student teaching) in actual classroom settings.
    • ODU teacher candidates complete a minimum of 12 weeks of student teaching experience under the supervision and mentorship of experienced classroom teachers and clinical faculty.
    • ODU offers a broad range of licensure programs from early childhood to specialized secondary disciplines.
    • ODU offers a variety of endorsement programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.
    • ODU is one of the only higher education institutions in Ohio to offer a Master of Education program totally online. 

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