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 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 contribute 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 can 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. Tanya Judd Pucella, Chair of Teacher Education.
Becoming a Teacher at Marietta College
At Marietta College, there are a variety of choices for teaching license areas
Education Degree Programs
Available for students who graduate beginning in spring 2021
The Special Education-Elementary Dual Program major provides coursework and experiences necessary for two teaching licenses, Ohio Early Childhood (preschool through grade 3) and Ohio Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist (kindergarten through grade 12). Additionally, the program contains coursework and experiences for the grade 4 to 5 endorsement.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to teach all subject areas in preschool through grade five and serve as an intervention specialist in grades kindergarten through 12. 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. Throughout the program, you complete methods courses in all subject areas, courses in how to work with students with diverse needs, and a 12-hour core of classes designed to prepare you to teach reading in preschool through grade five and pass the required Ohio test of reading for teachers.
Grades Four Through Nine
A major in Middle Childhood Education enables you to qualify for the 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 education courses and clinical experiences. A required 12-hour core of reading courses prepare you to address the literacy needs of students in grades four through nine and pass the require Ohio test of reading for teachers.
Developed collaboratively by the McDonough Leadership Program
This is a cutting-edge degree certificate, developed collaboratively by the McDonough Leadership Program and the Education Department, for McDonough Scholars who are also pursuing the Education major at Marietta College. All students pursuing any of the teaching license options may add the teacher leadership certificate by completing required courses and experiences.
This added component signals to prospective employers that you possess the knowledge and skills to be a leader among your teaching colleagues and work toward positive change in your school.
Educator Licensure Programs
Young Adult, Grades Seven Through 12
Completion of the Adolescent Young Adult Program along with a major in your content area enables you to qualify for an Ohio AYA license in one or more of the following areas: integrated language arts, integrated social studies, mathematics, biology, chemistry, or physics. To complete this program, you fulfill requirements for a major in the content area you plan to teach and education course requirements, including the semester-long full-time internship. Majors that lead to the AYA teaching license are history, English, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. Advisors in the Education Department and your major work together to ensure that you meet qualifications for an Ohio teaching license.
Available for students who graduate before spring, 2021.
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.
Available for students who graduate before spring, 2021.
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.