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.
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 are available in these programs that include Secondary Education (with concentrations available in art, biology, business, chemistry, classics, computer science, English. French, German, Spanish, history, mathematics, music, political science, theology, and health/physical education) and the Master of Arts degree in English Education or History Education.
Teacher licensure programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels leading to licensure in Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics. Integrated Social Studies, Music, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Life/Physics, Life/Chemistry, Visual Art, Modern Languages, Classical Languages, and Theatre. The Computer Technology endorsement is also available.
The pages that follow outline the basic requirements for licensure. Specific brochures and rules for program admission on these programs are available. Please note that courses required for licensure that are more than 10 years old my 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
- Undergraduate student is accepted into the University based on high school grade point average and SAT or ACT scores.
- Graduate student is accepted base on undergraduate GPA and either GRE or MAT scores. See test waiver policy of the Graduate School.
- Student declares major or concentration.
- 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.
- Following items completed and filed with Education Office:
- Character form.
- “Application for Admission” form.
- “Reflection Question” form.
- Student is notified of acceptance into chosen program.
- 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).
- 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) test must be passed and results on file in Licensure/Certification Office of Education Department (see handbooks or Xavier website for specific test titles and codes).
- 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.