Secondary & Special Education Fact Sheet - Xavier University

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Secondary & Special Education Fact Sheet - Xavier University

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HEALTH, AND EDUCATION

SECONDARY

& SPECIAL EDUCATION

SECONDARY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION programs

train future educators to be highly qualified in content areas and

interventions, and to learn how to incorporate research into their

work to encourage innovation. Candidate educators are provided with

authentic, diverse and collaborative experiences grounded in evidencebased

instructional and intervention practices. Students learn how to

meet and exceed professional teaching standards, while emphasizing

the value of diversity of all individuals.

Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA)

in Secondary Education

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Special Education

The Xavier Advantage:

Obtain licensure as a special education graduate to practice as

a professional in a variety of inclusive and specially designed

educational and learning environments.

Complete your licensing and be ready to teach in the State of Ohio

and 42 other states that offer reciprocity.

Benefit from extensive fieldwork in local schools with cooperating

teachers, beginning in your freshman year.

Student teach during your undergraduate program in diverse school

environments (urban, suburban, public, private and in different

grade levels).

Attend professional development programs in education

outside your coursework.

Enhance learning by choosing to participate in Xavier’s

study abroad programs.

Xavier education graduates go on to:

Pre-K through grade 12 entry-level teaching positions

Professional practice in secondary education in school districts,

agencies or hospital settings

Learn more www.xavier.edu/education/

secondary-special-education

Ask us xuadmit@xavier.edu

Visit campus www.xavier.edu/visit

XAVIER UNIVERSITY: A JESUIT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN CINCINNATI, OHIO


RECOMMENDED CLASS SCHEDULES

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS FOR K-12 AND 7-12 TEACHER LICENSURE

These schedules serve as a guideline for progress toward a degree and for recommendation for teacher licensure. Students should

consult with their academic advisor.

First Semester Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.

FRESHMAN YEAR

EDMS 131, Professional Education 3 EDFD 110, Human Development & Learning 3

Recommended major (content courses) 3 Recommended major (content courses) 0-3

Foreign language elective 3 Foreign language elective 3

Mathematics elective 3 Mathematics elective 3

ENGL 101 OR 115, Engl Comp OR Rhetoric 3 PHIL 100, Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3

THEO 111, Theological Foundations 3

Total 15 Total 15-18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Recommended major (content courses) 3-6 EDSP 200, Special Ed Identification & Issues 3

Literature elective 3 Recommended major (content courses) 3-6

History elective I 3 PHIL 290, Theory of Knowledge 3

Science Lecture and Lab 3 History elective II 3

ENGL/CLAS/SPAN/FREN 205 Lit & Moral Imag 3

Total 12-15 Total 15-18

JUNIOR YEAR

EDMS 330, 331, 332, 333 or 325,

Methods, Curriculum in (content courses) 3 Theo Scrip/Hist OR Christ Sys elective 3

Recommended major (content courses) 6-9 EDMS 350, Technology & Topics 3

Science Lecture and Lab 3 Recommended major (content courses) 3

Fine Arts elective 3 Science Lecture and Lab 3

EDSP 380, Classroom Management 3

Elective 3

Total 15-18 Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

EDMS 411, Clinical Experiences 1 EDMS 470/471, Student Teaching 9

Theology Ethics OR Rel/Cult elective 3 EDRE 471, Content Area Literacy 3

Philosophy elective 3

E/RS Focus elective (if needed) 3

Recommended major (content courses) 3-6

Total 13-16 Total 12

Scheduling notes: • Consult the undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements.

• The E/RS Focus elective is required; students must receive approval for this course requirement from academic advisor.

• A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a bachelor’s degree.

• Students are required to take 6 hours of approved courses representing two different disciplines to fulfill the Core Diversity requirement.

For Secondary and Special Education program course schedules,

please visit: www.xavier.edu/education/secondary-special-education.


THE PROGRAM

As part of the College of Social Sciences, Health & Education, the

School of Education offers teacher licensure programs approved

by the Ohio State Board of Education and awards the Bachelor

of Science (BS) degree in various areas of specialization. At the

graduate level, the Master of Education degree is available in

many concentrations.

The Department of Secondary and Special Education is one of

Xavier’s largest academic departments, serving more than 700

students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Students enrolled in the secondary education program receive

a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in

their major from the College of Arts and Sciences. The College

of Social Sciences, Health, and Education awards the Bachelor of

Science (BS) degree in Special Education. At the graduate level,

the Department offers a 30-credit-hour Master of Education (MEd)

degree with a concentration in either Secondary Education or in

Special Education.

In addition to traditional studies, education students at Xavier:

u Engage in extensive fieldwork in local schools with cooperating

teachers, beginning in the freshman year.

u Teach during their undergraduate program in diverse school

environments (urban, suburban, public, private and in different

grade levels).

u Attend professional development programs in education outside

their coursework.

u May participate in study abroad programs offered

by Xavier University.

u Create an electronic portfolio to demonstrate their knowledge

of and skills in the teaching and learning process.

Recommendation upon completion of the specific licensure

program is submitted by Xavier University to the Ohio Department

of Education. The Department of Secondary and Special

Education offers teacher licensure programs approved by the Ohio

Department of Education which also fulfill Xavier University’s

bachelor degree requirements. All programs are accredited by the

Teacher Accreditation Council. All students complete the liberal

arts Core Curriculum.

RESOURCES

The full-time and part-time faculty in the School of Education is

professionally prepared and experienced in the various areas of

specialization. The standards set forth by the Ohio Department

of Education and the professional education associations are

evident in our teaching practice, scholarship and interaction with

education majors.

Xavier’s University Library houses the Lodge learning materials

collection, the resource and materials production center, and a

collection of children’s literature. A technology classroom and an

interactive mathematics/science classroom are located in the

A.B. Cohen Building.

In addition, Xavier University houses two specialized centers:

u Opened in 1998, the Xavier Center for Excellence in

Education (XCEED) offers facilities and programs for general

coursework and for instructional technology. XCEED offers

outstanding professional development programs for in-service

OUTCOMES

Secondary education: After graduation, students are

prepared to be entry-level secondary teachers for pre-K through

grade 12. As teachers, Xavier graduates not only contribute to

the development of America’s children but also will meet the

new educational demands of our society:

• Nationwide, some 2.2 million teachers will be needed in

the next 10 years because of teacher attrition and retirement,

and increased student enrollment.

• In high-poverty urban and rural districts alone, more than

700,000 new teachers will be needed in the next decade.

Licensing requirements under State of Ohio standards are

included in Xavier education programs. Students receive

assistance from advisors and guidance from Xavier’s Director

of Certification. Application for other state licensure must be

made by the student after completion of the State of Ohio

licensure process.

The State of Ohio has licensure reciprocity with 42 other states.

For further details about requirements for licensure and other

teaching credentials, please visit www.xavier.edu/education.

Special education: After completing the degree licensure

program, students may practice as a professional in a variety

of inclusive and specially designed educational and learning

environments. These can be in school districts, agencies or

hospital settings. Students learn and practice these roles and

responsibilities through the continual field experiences that

are based on the age and grade levels of the licensure area

and by the application practices of instructional and behavioral

interventions with special learning and behavioral needs of

students in the assigned field experiences.

Licensing requirements under State of Ohio standards are

included in the special education programs. Students receive

detailed explanations during advising sessions, and the

Director of Licensure/Certification guides students through the

application process for each specific licensure area during the

student teaching seminar. Application for other state licensure

must be made by the student after completion of the State

of Ohio licensure process.

educators. XCEED will plan, develop and implement appropriate

courses for teaching in pre K-12 classrooms, and works

collaboratively with local school districts in Southwest Ohio and

Northern Kentucky to meet the needs of teachers and students.

u The Center for Catholic Education assists Catholic schools

in the transmission of the faith and the development of Catholic

education. Among the Center’s goals: to provide resources and

support in the areas of teacher development, strategic planning,

marketing and public relations, financial management,

enrollment management, buildings and grounds management,

and leadership; to support research and assessment of the

effectiveness of Catholic schools; and to promote academic

achievement and faith formation.


CORE CURRICULUM

The foundation of Xavier’s success is its commitment to its Jesuit heritage.

The Core Curriculum embodies Xavier’s mission and philosophy of education

and serves as a valuable foundation for all undergraduate students. Within

the Core, the four-course Ethics/Religion and Society (E/RS) Focus fosters

students’ understanding of socially significant issues through study of the

humanities, especially literature, philosophy and theology, as well as the social

and natural sciences. Along with courses in their major, Xavier students also

take Core courses in: cultural diversity, English composition, fine arts, foreign

language, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, science, social science

and theology.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Core Curriculum: Minimum 64 credit hours

Secondary education: Students complete a major in the College of Arts

and Sciences, and a minor in professional education:

u Grades 7-12 licensure: Integrated language arts (English); integrated

mathematics; integrated social studies; physical sciences; life science;

chemistry; physics; life science/physics; and life science/chemistry

u Grades pre-K-12 licensure: Music, visual art, French, German,

Latin, Spanish

Special education: Students complete a major and a concentration as an

intervention specialist in the following areas:

u Grades K-12: Mild moderate intervention specialist; moderate intensive

intervention specialist

u Age 3 to Grade 3: Early childhood intervention specialist

For detailed major requirements, visit www.xavier.edu/education/

secondary-special-education.

XAVIER AT A GLANCE

Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit

Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio, annually

ranked among the nation’s best universities.

Its three colleges offer 85 undergraduate majors,

54 minors and 11 graduate programs to 7,019

total students, including 4,368 undergraduates.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

OFFICE OF ADMISSION

Phone: 513-745-3301

877-XUADMIT (982-3648)

Fax: 513-745-4319

Email:

xuadmit@xavier.edu

Web:

www.xavier.edu

DEPARTMENT OF SECONDARY

AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

Kimberly Van Winkle

Phone: 513-745-3485

Email:

vanwinkle@xavier.edu

Web:

www.xavier.edu/education/

secondary-special-education

On Campus: 191 Cohen Center

Office of Admission

3800 Victory Parkway

Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5131

Xavier is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Information in this brochure is correct as of 8/11.

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