Jun 27, 2022  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

School of Education: Secondary Education

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The Secondary Education Program offers degree and teacher licensure programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education. All programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

At the undergraduate level, the program offers a minor in Professional Education that combines with an appropriate Arts and Science Major leading to a teaching field and licensure.

At the graduate level, the Master of Education degree in Secondary Education and the Master of Arts degree in English Education or History Education are awarded. Concentrations for the Master of Education in  Secondary Education include   (Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Spanish, Theater, and Theology).

Teacher licensure programs - Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA grades 7-12) and Multi-Age (MA - grades pre k - 12) - are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels leading to licensure in Art, Chemistry, English, French, German, Greek, Integrated Science, Latin, Life Science (Biology), Mathematics, Music, Physical Science, Physics, Spanish, Social Studies (History), Theater, or Theology.  The Computer Technology endorsement is also available at the graduate level only.

The sections that follow outline the basic requirements for licensure. Specific brochures and rules for  admission to these programs are available. Please note that courses required for licensure that are more than 10 years old may need to be repeated. Students who do not meet acceptable performance standards (including field experiences) may be excluded from specific programs.

Summary of Steps for Admission and Continual Progress in Initial Licensure Programs

Step One:

  • An undergraduate student is accepted into the University based on high school grade point average ( SAT or ACT scores optional).  Additional assessments may be required for initial licensure.
  • A graduate student is accepted based on undergraduate GPA and a  GRE score.   See test waiver policy of the Graduate School.
  • Student declares major or concentration.

Step Two:

  • Completion of Step One.
  • Student completes first year at Xavier with a grade point average of 2.700 or higher.
  • Required grades in following courses:
    • English 101 “B” or higher.
    • Mathematics (as placement dictates) “C” or higher.
    • Professional Education course (in licensure area) “B” or higher.
  • The following items completed and filed with Education Office:
    • Moral Character form.
    • “Application for Admission” form.
    • “Reflection Question” form.
  • Student is notified of acceptance into chosen program.

Step Three:

  • Completion of Step Two.
  • Required grades for continuation through major/minor:
    • Overall grade point average of 2.700.
    • GPA of 2.700 in required major/minor courses (see program handbook for detailed information).
    • Candidate’s portfolio reflects key assignments from educational foundations and curriculum courses.
    • Evaluation forms completed by University personnel and field work cooperating teachers indicate progress in development of knowledge, performance skills, and dispositions for teaching (see program requirements).

Step Four:

  • Completion of Step Three.
  • Application for internship/student teaching is approved. All professional education and concentration courses must be completed for commencement of internship/student teaching semesters.
  • Prior to internship, the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) tests must be passed and results on file in Licensure/Certification Office of Education Department (see handbooks, advising sheets,  or Xavier website for specific test titles and codes).

Step Five:

  • Successful completion of internship/student teaching including required program documentation.
  • Successful completion and submission of teacher program portfolio.
  • Licensure application materials complete and on file in Licensure/Certification Office.
  • Successful completion of any Ohio examination(s) that is/are required to be completed during the student teaching semester.
  • Completion of edTPA with required cut score.

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