Education (Teacher Licensure & Minor)
With thoughtful planning, Wooster students can complete a content major and an Ohio Teaching License in four years!
The Department of Education brings together engaged, independent thinkers and seeks to prepare future educational leaders who are reflective, socially minded, and influential in a diverse and interdependent global community. We engage motivated students, who value educational inquiry, through a rigorous and dynamic liberal education focused on emerging and progressive teaching and learning, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. Through extensive field experiences and dynamic on-campus learning, Wooster teacher candidates are deeply rooted in sound theoretical and pedagogical understanding and distinguish themselves in their ability to ask important questions, research complex issues, solve problems, and communicate new knowledge and insight in both individual and collaborative settings.
The Teacher Education Program is designed to complement the principles and goals of the College’s commitment to the liberal arts, the Graduate Qualities, independent study, and a lifetime of learning. In addition, the Department of Education utilizes the guidelines provided by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), including the Educator Standards Board’s Standards for Ohio Educators, and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education or NCATE) to shape, assess, and administer its Teacher Education Program. The College of Wooster’s Teacher Education Program is designed to reflect and promote current research, best practice in teaching, and collaborative relationships with colleagues and school professionals. Therefore, the Department of Education strives to prepare professional educators with the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for life and work in an interdependent global community.