Graduate Studies Announces Summer Courses

Master's Courses and Classes Leading to 4th/5th Grade Teaching Endorsement Being Offered

April 18, 2012

The Graduate Studies program at Wilmington College is offering summer session courses that lead to a Master of Education degree in reading or special education.

Also, WC’s 4th/5th endorsement program will be available at both the main campus and Cincinnati Branch.

Summer classes in the 4th/5th endorsement program enable those early childhood educators in pre-kindergarten through grade three to teach the fourth and fifth grades. It is an intensive four-week session in the pedagogy and academic content of early middle school grades.

WC’s Cincinnati Branch at Blue Ash will offer the 4th/5th endorsement program from June 11 through July 6 while the main campus will offer it July 9 through Aug. 2.

The Graduate Studies program at the main campus offers courses in three summer sessions. Session One runs from June 11 to July 5 and Session Two is from July 9 through Aug. 2, while the Full Summer Session runs from June 11 to Aug. 2.

In addition to the summer schedule of courses, Graduate Studies is pursuing a collaborative agreement with Xavier University that would allow students who enroll in Wilmington’s master’s program in special education to add a licensure as intervention specialists in either mild to moderate or moderate to intensive educational needs.

Coursework, field placements and student teaching assignments would mostly be available in Wilmington and the surrounding areas beginning in fall 2012, according to Terry Miller, Ed.D., director of Graduate Studies.

Similarly, the graduate program has also submitted a program application to the Ohio Board of Regents for the Teacher Licensure Endorsement. Miller noted this credential will enable experienced teachers to pursue leadership/mentorship roles in schools, as well as the Lead Professional Educator License, which is part of Ohio’s new four-tiered licensure structure.

He expects the review and approval process to be completed by early summer.

More information about courses, existing programs and new program initiatives is available by contacting Miller at 9937) 382-6661 ext. 623.