Welcome, and thank you so much for considering a degree in Teacher Education from Ohio Christian University.

The goal of Ohio Christian University's Teacher Education Program is to graduate competent, caring and qualified teachers. It is designed to prepare teachers with a constructivist philosophy of education and a Christian world view, integrating general, professional and Biblical knowledge. OCU's Teacher Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Program Objectives

On completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Establish a friendly rapport and exhibit warmth, caring, respect, and acceptance of students as individuals.
  • Demonstrate professional ability to reflect on and evaluate one's teaching and teaching philosophy.
  • Demonstrate broad-based knowledge in core general education subjects with a focus in their teaching area.
  • Demonstrate a holistic approach to teaching that promotes learners' construction of understanding and higher-order thinking.
  • Develop relevant learning for students of varied educational, cultural, economic, and language backgrounds, communicating these tenets with parents.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology for their own learning and integrate available technology in their teaching to enhance student learning.

Upon completion of the program and the satisfaction of all program requirements, students will be recommended to the Ohio Department of Education for initial licensure. 

For specific information about this program, contact Valerie Jones, chair of the Teacher Education Department. If you are interested in studying this program, request information from our admissions office.  

School of Education Degree Programs