We are a diverse department that offers four degree programs for careers in either Early Childhood Education (ECE), American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf (ASL), Sport and Recreation and Elementary Education (ELEE). For information about any of these specific programs see links below under "Available Programs"
The EDU department also includes an ECE lending library and an EDU lab for students. Additionally, under the EDU department is the Early Childhood Education Center for children ages 3-5.
For program specific information click on the program below:
This program provides the knowledge, skills and competencies important to an entry-level teacher working with, or planning to work with, young children. The program includes the academic preparation required by the Ohio Department of Education to meet PreKindergarten Associate Teacher Licensure standards. Students interested in completing this degree program must have a full criminal background investigation completed before enrolling in the final practicum course. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses.View Full Program Details
The American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf (ASLID) program provides the unique opportunity for students to develop a solid foundation in language, linguistics, culture and interpretation and to master the skills necessary to successfully function as an interpreter for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals in a variety of educational and community settings. Students will gain rich insights into the American deaf community, their beliefs, values, history, rights and cultural norms. A grade of "C" or better is required in all ASL courses.View Full Program Details
This Associate of Arts degree program in Elementary Education is designed to serve as a transfer degree for those students interested in teacher education in grades K-3. All courses in this degree are Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) courses or Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses and are designed to transfer seamlessly to any state (and some private) Ohio colleges and universities and to apply toward a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.View Full Program Details
This program is designed for sport and recreation careers and will fulfill the freshman and sophomore educational requirements at most four-year colleges or universities. Sport and Recreation provides two years of a solid foundation in sport related business. It also contains a Coaching short-term certificate. Course work includes facility management, sport promotion, coaching and leadership along with many other respective components of the industry. Students are prepared to enter the profession or transfer for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students are required to demonstrate competency by earning a C grade or better in all ENS courses for their degree. Students will need to be in good standing before department approval is given for Practicum. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.View Full Program Details
The short-term certificate in Coaching is designed to provide the foundational knowledge that is essential for coaching any sport. Coaches help athletes master new skills, enjoy competing with others and develop self-esteem. The certificate includes topics in coaching and leadership, sportsmanship, coaching diverse athletes, behavior management, sport first aid, drugs in sport, and the games approach to coaching.View Full Program Details
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
The ECE Program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Upon completion of the ECE Program, students are eligible to apply for licensure granted by the ODE.
American Sign Language (ASL)
The ASL Program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Upon completion of the ASL Program, students are eligible to apply for licensure granted by the ODE. This licensure is applicable to interpreting in a K-12 setting only.