What do we mean when we claim that we are “preparing educators as leaders for 21st century schools”?

At Marietta College, our goal is to prepare you to be that teacher everyone looks to as a leader on your teaching team, in your building and in your school district. We provide you with the coursework to be an expert in the content you will be teaching and to possess the skills to teach effectively at the grade levels where you hope to work. Integrated into your courses, you will be exposed to best practices in how to teach all students. Your education classes will also expose you to cutting edge teaching strategies and technology that will prepare you to meet the ever-evolving challenges of a 21st century classroom. Most importantly, you will engage in multiple experiences working with real students in real classrooms. Our emphasis on what we term “clinical practice” begins during your first year at Marietta and continues throughout your program as you grow in developing and refining your teaching knowledge and skills. From your initial field experience during your first year to your full time internship experience, you will have multiple opportunities to practice your teaching skills under the guidance of college faculty and classroom teacher mentors.

During your final year of the program, you will participate in a full year pre-intern to internship clinical experience with an assigned mentor teacher in your content and grade level area. This capstone experience will prepare you to be ready to enter the profession as a beginning teacher who is prepared to make a contribution to teaching and enriching the lives of students.

If you would like to have the opportunity to speak with education faculty, visit education classes, or meet current teacher education students, please arrange to visit the Marietta College campus. Your admissions counselor will make sure that you are able to take advantage of any or all of these options. Click here to arrange a visit.

We welcome your inquiries about our teacher education program. Please browse our website contact me with your question. Dr. Dorothy Erb, Chair of Teacher Education: erbd@mairetta.edu


 

Becoming a Teacher at Marietta College

At Marietta College, there are a variety of choices for teaching license areas

Undergraduate Programs

Early Childhood Education

A major in early childhood education enables you to qualify for an Ohio early childhood teaching license, which covers all subject areas in preschool through grade three. Additionally, you complete courses and field experience to be qualified for the grade four and five endorsement, which enables you to teach all subjects at these grade levels. Throughout the program, you complete methods courses in all subject areas and a 16 hour core of classes designed to prepare you to teach reading.

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Middle Childhood Education

A major in middle childhood education enables you to qualify for an Ohio middle childhood teaching license, which covers two subject areas in grades four through nine. You select two of the following areas of concentration: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Content courses in your chosen concentration areas are completed in addition to the required education courses. A required 13 hour core of reading courses prepares you to address the literacy needs of students in grades four through nine.

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Intervention Specialist Education

A major in intervention specialist education enables you to qualify for an Ohio intervention specialist/ mild to moderate teaching license, which covers grade kindergarten through age 21. A required 13 hour core of reading courses prepares you to address literacy instruction for students with mild to moderate special needs. As an intervention specialist, you will be prepared to co-teach with the regular classroom teacher or work with individuals or small groups of students in a special education resource room setting.

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Adolescent Young Adult Integrated Language Arts Program

Completion of the Adolescent Young Adult Integrated Language Arts Program enables you to qualify for an Ohio AYA integrated language arts license, which covers grades seven through twelve and enables you to teach English Language Arts courses. To complete this program, you fulfill requirements for the English major and complete additional language arts and education course requirements, including the semester-long fulltime internship.

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Adolescent Young Adult Mathematics Program

Completion of the Adolescent Young Adult Mathematics Program enables you to qualify for an Ohio AYA mathematics license, which covers grades seven through twelve and enables you to teach all mathematics courses at these levels. To complete this program, you fulfill requirements for the mathematics major and complete additional education course requirements, including the semester-long fulltime internship.

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Adolescent Young Adult Integrated Social Studies Program

Completion of the Adolescent Young Adult Integrated Social Studies Program enables you to qualify for an Ohio AYA integrated social studies license, which covers grades seven through twelve and enables you to teach history, government psychology, sociology, economics, and political science courses. To complete this program, you fulfill requirements for the history major and complete additional social studies and education course requirements, including the semester-long fulltime internship.

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Adolescent Young Adult Biology Program

Completion of the Adolescent Young Adult Biology Program enables you to qualify for an Ohio AYA biology license, which covers grades seven through twelve and enables you to teach biology courses. To complete this program, you fulfill requirements for the biology major and complete additional education course requirements, including the semester-long fulltime internship.

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Adolescent Young Adult Chemistry Program

Completion of the Adolescent Young Adult Chemistry Program enables you to qualify for an Ohio AYA chemistry license, which covers grades seven through twelve and enables you to teach biology and chemistry courses. To complete this program, you fulfill requirements for the chemistry major and complete additional education course requirements, including the semester-long fulltime internship.

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Adolescent Young Adult Physics Program

Completion of the Adolescent Young Adult Physics Program enables you to qualify for an Ohio AYA physics license, which covers grades seven through twelve and enables you to teach physics courses. To complete this program, you fulfill requirements for the applied physics major and complete additional education course requirements, including the semester-long fulltime internship.

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Teacher Leader Certificate

Developed collaboratively by the McDonough Leadership Program

Traditionally the idea of leadership in a school setting has been associated with the school administrative team, headed by the principal. The majority of Educational Leadership programs in the United States are training grounds for future administrators. Beginning in the 1990s, a new field of study has emerged - "teacher leadership." Practitioners and scholars alike now realize that in order for positive change to occur in schools, teachers need to be empowered as leaders. "Teacher leaders" do not need to leave the classroom in order to serve their students, colleagues, and schools in a leadership capacity.

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