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We are a diverse department that includes Early Childhood Education (ECE), Interpreter Education (ASL), Elementary Education (ELEE), Math Education, and Tartan Tops. For information about any of these specific programs see links below under "Available Programs."

The Education (EDU) department also includes an ECE lending library/computer lab and the Early Childhood Education Center which provides childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old year round.


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For program specific information click on the program below:

Associate of Applied Science
This program provides the knowledge, skills, and competencies important to an entry-level teacher working with, or planning to work with, young children, ages birth to five years old. The program includes the academic preparation required by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce to meet Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teacher Licensure standards. Students interested in completing this degree program must get department approval to declare the major. Students must successfully pass a full criminal background investigation before enrolling in the final practicum course. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses. View Full Program Details
The Interpreter Education 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 DeafBlind 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
Associate of Arts
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 Pre-K through 12th grade. All courses in this degree are Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36) courses or Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses and are designed to transfer seamlessly to any state (and some private) Ohio colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate. View Full Program Details
Short-term Technical Certificate
The Captioning Certificate is designed to prepare students for a position as a captionist in the workforce. The skills obtained will train students to provide accessible communication services to individuals with hearing loss or communication barriers. A field experience is required. View Full Program Details
This certificate includes three ECE courses which serve as the preparation for later completion of the CDA (Childhood Development Associate) certificate. These three courses provide the required content knowledge and development of the CDA portfolio. Successful completion of these courses, passage of required on-site observation, and successful completion of the CDA exam will enable students to obtain the CDA certificate through the Council of Professional Recognition (CDA Council). A grade of C or better is required in all courses. View Full Program Details
Students completing this certificate will obtain valuable knowledge regarding Deaf Culture and American Sign Language. This certificate shows a conversational level of American Sign Language skill. Students seeking another degree or certificate may find this credential allows them to highlight additional language skills. This certificate does not teach interpreting nor is the holder of this certificate qualified as an ASL-English Interpreter. A grade of C or better is required in all ASL courses. View Full Program Details
The Tartan TOPS Program (Transition Options in Postsecondary Education) provides and educational/career pathway for students aged 18-24 who have an intellectual disability. This certificate program is a meaningful, academic credential that provides students with the necessary educational supports to learn life and work skills at the post-secondary level. The program uses embedded tutors in inclusive academic classes and provides students with internship opportunities in inclusive work and class-based settings While the first two semesters equip students with the academic skills needed to succeed in a post-secondary environment (including socially), the last two semesters provide the training and employment resources needed for students to become self-sufficient in the workplace and obtain competitive employment. Sinclair is committed to the values of community inclusion and self-determination and promotes the pursuit of postsecondary options that include academic enrichment, competitive employment, social engagement, and independent living for individuals with intellectual disabilities. View Full Program Details
Trauma Informed Care in Education Go to Program Details Display Program Description
Trauma Informed Care in Education is a four-course certificate that provides students a foundational understanding of trauma effects on the brain, culturally sensitive approaches, and resources to equip educators in a trauma-informed classroom. View Full Program Details


There are a variety of scholarships available to Education students. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, see the scholarships page.



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.  


American Sign Language (ASL) Lab

The American Sign Language (ASL) Lab is located in Building 5, Room 341 . Call 937-512-5436 for hours of operation.

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