Welcome to the College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University. We hope that you enjoy the following overview of our college and look forward to seeing you in the very near future.
If you are thinking about a career in teaching, rehabilitation, organizational leadership, athletic training, or sign language interpreting, take a look at what the College of Education <br />& Human Services has to offer!
The College of Education and Human Services provides academic programs for 1300 undergraduate students and 1100 graduate students. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, we look forward to your joining our ranks.
A large part of our mission is to provide the highest level of teacher preparation programs to our students. Our graduates are continually recognized for their excellence in teaching. They have received a variety of awards, including the Milken Family Foundation National Teacher of the Year, the Ohio Teacher of the Year, the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, the Ohio Governor's Leadership Award, Disney's American Teacher Award, and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University offers several teacher preparation programs at the bachelors degree level. These include programs to prepare educators in Early Childhood Education, Health & Physical Education, Integrated Business Education, Marketing Education, and Middle Childhood Education.
The college also offers bachelors degree programs in the human services and leadership areas, including Athletic Training, Rehabilitation Services, Organizational Leadership, and Sign Language Interpreter.
You can be sure your getting a top rated education at Wright State University. The College of Education and Human Services is approved and credentialed by national, state, regional and subject matter boards of accreditation including the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, The State Board of Education and the Council on Rehabilitation Education.
Only 26 out of 51 institutions in the state of Ohio & 600 out of 1300 in the United States have earned accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. We are proud to be one of them, offering the highest level of training to educators in our region and our state.
Housed in Allyn Hall, the college is is committed to providing students and faculty with the equipment and expertise to embrace new technology in the classroom. We offer wireless networked classrooms, computer labs, a media production lab, and electronic classrooms that use the latest video, audio, and multimedia projection systems.
Each of our programs carries different admission requirements which must be met prior to being formally admitted into the college and the major of your choice. It is very important that you consult your assigned advisor to make sure that you are meeting these benchmarks in a timely fashion. You may also locate the admissions requirements at www.cehs.wright.edu/ss
Now let's take a brief look at the bachelor's degree programs available in the College of Education and Human Services.
The Early Childhood Education program prepares teachers in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 3. This program leads to eligibility for a teaching license upon the completion of the degree program. Students complete six full quarters of structured coursework in education that includes hands-on experience in our local school districts. This program culminates with an entire quarter of Student Teaching.
The Middle Childhood Education program prepares teachers in grades 4 through 9 with concentrations in Math, Science, Social Studies and English/Language Arts. Students pursuing this licensure area are required to complete two of these concentration areas. This degree program includes one quarter of hands-on experience in a local school district. However, unlike our other bachelor's degree teacher preparation programs, the Middle Childhood Education program does not lead to eligibility for a teaching license upon the completion of the degree program. In addition, students must complete a 4-quarter master's degree program in order to be eligible for teacher licensure. Structured as a full-time, day-time master's degree program, this additional year provides the specialized coursework in education along with additional hands-on experience, including student teaching, in our local school districts.
The Health and Physical Education program prepares teachers in grades Kindergarten through 12 with a specialization in Health and Physical Education. This program leads to eligibility for a teaching license upon the completion of the degree program. Students complete three full quarters of structured coursework in education that includes hands-on experience in our local school districts, culminating with an entire quarter of Student Teaching. Students may also complete an optional concentration in Adapted Physical Education which would allow them to work with individuals with physical challenges.
The Integrated Business Education and Marketing Education programs prepare teachers in grades 4 through 12 and beyond, focusing on a variety of business related subject areas like Accounting, Economics, Management, Computer Science and more. These programs lead to eligibility for a teaching license upon the completion of the degree program. Students complete three full quarters of structured coursework in education that includes hands-on experience in our local school districts, culminating with an entire quarter of Student Teaching. Many students choose to pursue the Integrated Business Education and Marketing Education programs at the same time, due to the large amount of courses common to both programs.
The Athletic Training degree program prepares individuals for a career as part of an athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings. This is not a teacher preparation program. However due to the amount of common coursework, many students pair this program with the Health and Physical Education program. This is especially beneficial for anyone interested in working as an athletic trainer in a public school setting. For additional information regarding the Athletic Training Program, please contact Becky Bower at 937-775-3259.
The Rehabilitation Services program prepares students to work in human services agencies throughout the community. Coursework is geared towards understanding the total impact of disability upon the individual and how to work as a team member by coordinating and matching available resources to needs of people with disabilities. The bachelors degree program culminates in a one-quarter internship to gain supervised, hands-on training in a local service agency.
The Organizational Leadership bachelors degree is a combination of communication, management and leadership courses which prepare our students for leadership roles and advancement in a variety of career fields. The inclusion of a large block of elective courses allows our students to focus their studies towards a discipline of their choosing. This program is especially ideal for the individual with an accumulation of college credits.
The Sign Language Interpreter program prepares individuals to work with a wide variety of deaf/hearing consumers using multiple communication models. Requiring the completion of an associate's degree as part of the admissions standards, this program starts a new cohort of students each fall quarter. Completion of the bachelor's degree will assist individuals in obtaining certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a leading credential in this field.
Of course, the faculty and staff of the College of Education and Human Services encourage you to take advantage of the many extracurricular activities available at Wright State University. The college offers a variety of student organizations related to our bachelor's degree programs and the field of education in general. These include: the African American Teachers Association, the American Sign Language Club, the Athletic Training Student Organization, the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, the Middle Childhood Association, the Rehabilitation Club, the Organizational Leadership Club, a student chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Student Council for Exceptional Children.
We hope that this overview of the College of Education and Human Services has been helpful to you. We would like to remind you of a few important tips for having a successful career at Wright State University. First, keep your grades up. Each major requires a specific grade point average to be eligible for admission. Second, ask for help when you need it. Our faculty and staff are ready to be of assistance at any time. Third, make good decisions as you explore your new community and make new friends. The Ohio Department of Education requires a criminal background check at both the state and federal level in order to become a licensed teacher. And finally, see your assigned advisor often and stay informed and up-to-date.
We look forward to working with you as you pursue your goal of obtaining a bachelor's degree at Wright State University. Please feel free to contact us in the College of Education and Human Services, Office of Student Services with any questions you may have. You can reach us by telephone at 937-775-3086.