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Ursuline College Education graduates are changing classrooms all over the country.  Our students are successfully passing licensing exams, obtaining jobs, and are positively changing the lives of children and young adults.

But most importantly, our students find jobs upon graduation. 

Many states are experiencing a deficit in qualified teachers.  The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment of kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022.  Need for both high school and special education teachers are also expected to grow from 2012-2022.  Ursuline graduates have found that their educations have provided pathways to employment, with nearly all students receiving job opportunities in their field upon graduation.  Not to mention, all Ursuline students receive classroom experience beginning the first semester of their first year.  Ursuline is dedicated to providing wonderful networking opportunities to its students with educators and administrations working in the field.

The Education Department offers programs to obtain licensure in

Early Childhood Education (grades pre-k to 3)

Middle Childhood (grades 4 to 9)

Adolescent/Young Adult (grades 7 to 12)

Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate (grades pre-k to 12)

Accreditation and Reputation

Ursuline College is an approved site for completing the requirements necessary for State Licensure and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  Ursuline was also one of the first six institutions to be accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Ursuline College has built a reputation on its commitment to excellence in responding to the needs of teacher preparation.  Early, consistent field experiences in diverse public, parochial and private schools allow education candidates to blend theory and practice.  The programs in teacher education continue to be a part of the Ursuline College tradition of a liberal arts education in an atmosphere of personal and intellectual growth.

Special Education

Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate, K-12 

The intervention specialist licensure in special education responds to guidelines developed and sanctioned by the Council of Exceptional Children as well as the Ohio Department of Education standards.  This course of study prepares individuals to be experienced teachers, knowledgeable about best practices in the field of special education, with the ability to apply this knowledge for efficacy in teaching K-12 students with mild and/or moderate disabilities.

The Special Education program includes course work that addresses the following: 

State mandated reading requirement

Best practice instructional strategies, curriculum development and adaptations, as well as implementation methods

Methods of evaluation and assessment

Collaboration and consultation with parents and families, general education teachers and other professionals working with the student.

Field experience

The importance of seeing each child as an individual with unique potential. 

A Unique 3-Year Option

Are you looking to get into the classroom as quickly as possible?  Ursuline College offers the opportunity to fast-track entry into both Early Childhood and Special Education.