Ohio Christian University’s Summer Institute provides the opportunity for professionals, K-12 teachers, professors, university students, and high school students to complete online graduate or undergraduate level courses at a reduced rate. OCU is also introducing ten new stand-alone certificate programs as part of the Summer Institute for anyone interested in furthering his or her skills in an area. Most courses begin June 1, 2020. Graduate Level Courses for Teachers and Professors These courses are designed to help K-12 and undergraduate instructors work towards a graduate degree. Each course lasts for 6 weeks and counts as 3 credit hours: Communications Studies: Ethics, Media & Society Interpersonal & Small Group Communication Modern Rhetorical Theory Introduction to Literacy & Cultural Theory Probability Teaching of Algebra, Grades 7-12 The Early American Republic Social Change Current Trends and Topics in Education (1st class in the new Master of Education, not offered at a reduced rate) Special Topic, 1 Credit Hour Courses These courses are open to anyone who would like to expand their knowledge in the area. Each course lasts 1-2 days and counts as 1 credit hour: Understanding & Following Ohio’s New Professional Code for Educators (June 1) Google Technology Training (June 2-3) Trauma Informed Care III (June 4-5) New Stand-Alone Certificate Programs These certificates are open to anyone and are made up of 3-5 courses. Each course lasts 8 weeks and counts as 3 credit hours. Accounting Certificate Biblical Studies Certificate Computer Literacy Certificate Digital Multi-Media Production Certificate Entrepreneurship Certificate Emergency Management Certificate Grant Writing Certificate Health Information Technology Certificate Management Certificate Social Media Certificate Undergraduate Level Courses These courses are open to students in OCU’s Traditional, Online Plus or Trailblazer Academy Programs. Each course lasts 8 weeks and counts as 3 credit hours: Oral Communication American Government Macroeconomics Introduction to Literature Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Astronomy Learn more about OCU’s Summer Institute
Ohio Christian University is excited to announce a new Master of Education (MEd) graduate degree. Approved and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the new MEd will begin June 1, 2020. The degree consists of 36 hours total made up of 18 core hours and 18 hours in a specialization area. Specializations include Special Needs, English as a Second Language, English, and Mathematics. “This is a degree created by teachers for teachers with real-classroom applications and relevant, current information,” says Dr. Valerie Jones, OCU’s Teacher Education Department Chair. “Students can also expect prayer, devotions, and the Christian Worldview in every class.” The degree will be available online and takes 2 years to complete. Classes are designed to be taken one course at a time, with scheduled breaks for holidays and with the start of the school year in mind. Each course lasts 6 weeks and costs $1,014 or $338/credit hour, although students may qualify for Financial Aid. Admission requirements: 1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited or ABHE institution. 2. An undergraduate cumulative GPA average of 3.0 or an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and 9 credit hours of graduate courses with an overall 3.0 GPA *This program does not lead to initial licensure or certification. The expectation is that an applicant is a practicing teacher as many of the courses require experiences in a classroom. Learn more or apply today.
Ohio Christian University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Emergency & Disaster Management was recently ranked as the #2 program in the country by Intelligent.com. According to Intelligent.com, the rankings are based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. Ohio Christian’s Emergency & Disaster Management Programs prepare students for work in government, non-profit and private emergency response organizations. The programs combine a strong course load in emergency and disaster management specific classes with fieldwork and experience in emergency exercises to ensure graduates are prepared for their careers. “The requirement for emergency exercises is a part of our core course load for emergency management students,” said Dr. Thad Hicks, Head of the Emergency Management Program and Certified Emergency Manager. “The students learn to design exercises and participate in delivering them.” “The emergency management program at OCU is leading the way when it comes to preparing tomorrow’s emergency management leaders for the career field,” said Hicks. Explore programs below: Online Programs: BA in Emergency & Disaster Management BA in Business with Emergency Management Concentration Certificate in Emergency Management Undergraduate Campus Programs: BA in Emergency & Disaster Management BA in Emergency & Disaster Management and Business (Dual Major) BA in Intercultural Ministries and Emergency & Disaster Management (Dual Major) Minor in Emergency & Disaster Management
Suddenly the term “social distancing” has invaded our vocabulary and people are much more aware of their surroundings. They are seeking ways to maintain some normalcy in their day-to-day lives while keeping a safe distance from others. The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in many universities shifting onsite classes to distance learning, including Ohio Christian University. Thankfully, Ohio Christian is experienced in this area having offered online classes for over a decade to adults and teens. Students have the option to enroll in Trailblazer Academy (College Credit Plus), Online-Plus, or Adult Online, all great options for anyone wishing to further their education while social distancing. With many local and state governments advising citizens to avoid close contact with others, Ohio Christian has the unique experience and options to provide distance learning for a wide variety of students. Distance learning at Ohio Christian University is for everyone, from everywhere: all you need is a computer and an internet connection! Apply Today To ensure that information provided to all staff, faculty, students, family members, and community members be the most up to date, Ohio Christian University launched a Center for Coronavirus Updates on the university website. We encourage you to visit often as the content is being frequently updated.
May 5, 2020
Summer Institute to Offer New Online Courses and Certificates
April 23, 2020
Ohio Christian to Offer Master of Education (MEd) Degree
March 18, 2020
Online Emergency & Disaster Management Program Ranked #2 in the Country
March 17, 2020
Distance Learning Supports Social Distancing
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following a comprehensive search, Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce George Arroyo as the new head coach for the men's soccer program. Arroyo will begin immediately in preparation for the 2020 Fall schedule set to start in August.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- The 2020 River States Conference Spring Sports Scholar Athlete list released last week boasted 24 Trailblazer student-athletes. To be named, student-athletes must have a 3.25 grade-point average or higher, have at least two semesters of attendance prior to the current term, participate in an RSC sport and be nominated by their institution. The NAIA sponsors a similar award program of the NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete, which is awarded to juniors and seniors with a 3.50 GPA or higher.
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – After graduating from Ohio Christian in 2018, Zach Mason was still unsure the plan God had for him. A four year member of the Trailblazer baseball program, Mason graduated with a bachelor's in psychology, but would soon be called to a different opportunity.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- The River States Conference is proud to announce the 2020 RSC Champions of Character Team for all Spring Sports
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Brenda Baker and her Lady Trailblazer squad exceeded every expectation set by the outside in 2019-20, turning a predicted last place finish in the conference into a 21 win season ending with a trip to the 2020 NAIA DII Women's Basketball Championships. Recently, Coach Baker gave her insight into this past season, the postseason run, and gave a look ahead to 2020-21.
May 15, 2020
Arroyo Named Head Coach Of Men's Soccer Program
May 10, 2020
Trailblazers Boast 24 RSC Spring Scholar Athletes
May 9, 2020
Alumni Spotlight: Zach Mason
May 8, 2020
2020 RSC Champions of Character List Revealed
May 5, 2020
Catching Up With Coach: Brenda Baker
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