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    Education, 4+1 Program


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    Education, 4+1 Program Education, 4+1 Program

    Earn a bachelor's and master's degree in five years to prepare for a rewarding career in P-12 educational settings.

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    Ursuline's undergraduate education program is a 4+1 bridge program. As an undergrad, you'll pursue a major that interests you and supports the licensure area you plan to pursue. (That's the 4.) You'll take 12-15 credits of education courses that will provide the foundation you'll build upon at the master’s level. Once you earn your BA, you’ll enter our graduate teacher-licensure program, which you will complete in one year. (That's the 1.) You’ll leave Ursuline College with bachelor's and master's degrees, eligible to apply for an Ohio 4-Year Resident Educator License to provide stimulating, engaging and educationally challenging instruction in P-12 settings.

    Please note: Ursuline's previous, traditional undergraduate education programs leading to licensure are being placed in dormancy status with the State of Ohio. For more information about options, please email Dr. Mary Jo Cherry or call her at 440.646.8147.

    Bridge Program: Education, 4+1 Program

    The fifth year of this 4+1 program will be your year in our Master Apprenticeship Program. MAP is an intensive one-year program that immerses you in the classroom during the school year and allows you to take foundational methods courses in the summer. Some of your MAP classmates will be graduates of other colleges who have decided to make a career pivot and become teachers. Together, you'll learn from master educators and join their professional networks.

    Accreditation + Licensure

    The Education programs at Ursuline College are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The programs are also approved by the Chancellor of the Oho Department of Higher Education.

    The Master Apprenticeship Program (MAP), an initial teacher licensure program, begins in the summer and is completed in one year. CAEP accreditation indicates that MAP successfully prepares new teachers to know their subject area, effectively serve diverse groups of students, have meaningful pre-service experiences, and use data to drive targeted program improvement.

    The MAP program includes the following licensure areas:

    • Adolescence to Young Adult Education (AYA) 7-12 (Integrated ELA, Integrated Math, Life Sciences and Integrated Social Studies
    • Middle Childhood Education 4-9 (choose two of the following concentrations: ELA/Reading, Science, Math, and Social Studies)
    • Primary P-5
    • Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate Needs, K-12,
    • Multi-Age Visual Arts P-12

    Careers: Education, 4+1 Program

    The teaching profession remains a rewarding, worthwhile and respected career. In today’s changing world, opportunities exist for teachers who are well prepared, flexible and adaptable. There is a demand for teachers in the far Midwest, West, and South, as well as opportunities closer to home. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that kindergarten and elementary employment will grow by 7% between 2016 and 2026, and middle school and high school employment is expected to grow by 8% between 2016 and 2026. Our graduates secure jobs in public, parochial, private and charter institutions.

    Education, 4+1 Program

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