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    Degrees Offered:  Bachelor of Arts
    Licensure:  Integrated Social Studies (Grade 7-12)

    Program Overview

    Perhaps no other career is as rewarding as that of teaching. Whether helping very young children take their first steps in learning to read or introducing the world of literature to older children, encouraging others to reach their potential is the hallmark of a good educator.

    Key Points About the Major

    • Teacher preparation is in accordance with guidelines of the Ohio Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 
    • Students experience hands-on clinical and field-based experiences in diverse classroom settings prior to student teaching, which allows students to be well positioned as they enter the job market 
    • Student teachers gain experience with the latest educational technologies to prepare sophisticated and exciting classroom presentations.

    Why ODU?

    ODU education students engage in a variety of field experiences, including student teaching and community service. This face-to-face interaction with children and parents in diverse populations prepares ODU students to successfully teach in public, urban, and suburban as well as private school settings.

    Technological, research and lifelong learning skills permeate the program creating a highly competitive and comprehensive degree that benefits students in the short and long term.

    Field and Clinical Experiences

    As we prepare students to become teachers, students participate in at least 460 hours of field-based experiences in diverse classroom settings. This significant experience allows students entering the marketplace to do so well positioned for a successful career in education.

    Career Possibilities

    ODU’s Integrated Social Studies Education major prepares students to teach American history, world history, political science, geography and other Social Studies for grades 7-12.

    On Campus Opportunities

    Ohio Dominican’s Model United Nations program has consistently won awards at the state and national levels.

    For More Information About the Integrated Social Studies Education Major...

    Contact Dr. Ron Carstens at carstensr@ohiodominican.edu for information about the Social Science courses and Sr. JoAnn Hohenbrink at hohenbrj@ohiodominican.edu about the Education courses. For information about other Teacher Preparation programs or any other majors, please contact your Academic Advisor or your Admission Counselor at admissions@ohiodominican.edu.


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