The mission of the Education area at Wilmington College is to prepare teachers in the liberal arts tradition. The College develops professional educators who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subjects they will teach as well as an understanding of the teaching and learning process. Teacher education students are expected to have and to convey high expectations to all students they teach. Students will have an understanding of and demonstrate evidence of ability to teach diverse groups of children and to develop an understanding of the particular culture and community in which they teach. As teachers they will be able to create a positive environment that encourages active engagement in learning and self-motivation. They will become "reflective practitioners for peaceful schools," able to collaborate with others in building learning communities in their classrooms.
In addition to courses leading to an Education major, candidates for licensure must complete the requirements of the Department of Education. Candidates who satisfy all other degree requirements of the Education major without successfully completing student teaching cannot be recommended by Wilmington College for an Ohio teaching license. Wilmington College does not grant licenses, we only recommend qualified candidates for licenses in our Ohio approved programs:
Students may choose from the following licensure areas:
• Early Childhood
• Middle Childhood
• Adolescence to Young Adult
• Special Education
• Vocational Agriculture
For information about the Graduate Studies in Education program, go to its web page.
Wilmington College of Ohio Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare Reflective Practitioners for Peace Schools, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from June 11, 2012 – June 11, 2017.