college of education distinctives

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Mission - The College of Education


The mission of the College of Education is to prepare caring, competent, reflective and highly-qualified professionals. 


The College of Education offers two undergraduate degrees and post-baccalaureate licensures in 16 areas of licensure and five endorsements.  The Master of Arts in Education program, which is built around the theme of "educational leadership," offers multiple emphasis areas and five endorsements.  The Educational Technology endorsement is available only at the master's level.  The Doctor of Education program (starting in fall 2013) features applied and professional training with dissertation support.  Emphasis in the Ed.D. program is in translating research into effective systems of instruction, supervision and leadership.

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To facilitate the mission of the College of Education, members of the faculty in the teacher education program have developed a conceptual framework which reflects their philosophical and pragmatic commitment to experientially-based active learning and meaningful field-based involvement with children and teachers in P-12 schools.

Faculty also support and model the integration of technology across the curriculum.  Fundamentals, professional knowledge, research and content areas are basic to effective teaching.  Pre-service teachers must translate professional understanding, personal beliefs and experience into real-world teaching situations.  They must also apply appropriate assessments, practice collaboration, exercise innovation and accommodate for student diversity.


The University of Findlay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.) Preparatory programs offered by the College of Education for prospective teachers and other school personnel are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.  Some programs are nationally approved, notably Intervention Specialist, Multi-Age Health, Early Childhood, Education Administration and Middle Childhood.