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School Health Education (P-12) Additional Licensure Preparation - Non-Degree

The School Health Education P-12 Additional Licensure Preparation program is designed for those who already have a bachelor's degree in education and want to add a P-12 health education endorsement to their existing Ohio teaching license. With a focus on comprehensive health education, this program will prepare you to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for healthy living.

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Program Description

Full Description

The School Health Education (P-12) Additional Licensure Preparation non-degree program is designed for professionals who already hold a teaching license and who desire an additional teaching license in school health education. The program meets the national and state professional preparation standards for school health educators that emphasize program planning, implementation and evaluation of accurate and current health education information for diverse learners in PreK-1 2 educational settings.

This program does not culminate in a master's degree. Students interested in a master's degree at Kent State must be fully admitted into and complete requirements for the master's program, in addition to courses that are prescribed for endorsement.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
  • Evidence of valid four-year Resident Educator or five-year Professional State of Ohio teaching license (no longer required starting with spring 2025 admission term)
  • Effective with spring 2025 admission term: Evidence of valid Resident Educator or Professional State of Ohio teaching license

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Summer Term
    • Rolling admissions
Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Completers of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in health education content, health literacy skills and digital literacy skills for the purpose of instilling healthy behaviors in all learners.
  2. Plan relevant, meaningful, age- and developmentally appropriate, ability centered and culturally sensitive school health education instruction and programs that are theoretically based, sequential and aligned with the national health education K-12 standards.
  3. Implement a range of school health education instructional strategies equitably and reflectively to meet the diverse needs of all learners.
  4. Use multiple methods of assessment to enhance the acquisition of functional health knowledge and health-related skill proficiency for all learners.
  5. Work collaboratively with various stakeholders in advocating school health education as an integral component of the school experience, demonstrate ethical behavior and engage in and reflect on various professional learning.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Licensure Requirements
HED 54051BIOBEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF DISEASE PREVENTION IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION 3
HED 54091SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION VARIABLE CONTENT SEMINAR 1
HED 54544SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
HED 54550DRUG ABUSE AND VIOLENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
HED 64050HEALTH BEHAVIOR 3
HED 64063STRATEGIES IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION 3
HED 68092DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACHES IN TEACHING SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:19

Progression Requirements

  • Must maintain a 3.000 overall GPA

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
3.000 3.000
  • Students must complete a minimum of 50 Ohio Department of Education-required field experience hours. State or Federal background checks may be required for practicum or internship experiences.
  • An analysis of additional content-area coursework required at the post-undergraduate level will be completed before entering into the program, and a Plan of Study will be created based on transcript analysis and current licensure requirements by the Ohio Department of Education. A minimum B grade is required in each of these courses. This coursework would be in addition to requirements for the School Health Education non-degree program.

Licensure Information

Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): data literacy and analysis; use of research and assessment data; leadership and collaboration; utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline; and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.

Candidates seeking Ohio teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the Health Education and Promotion program for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Fully online

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Education teachers, postsecondary

4.8%

about as fast as the average

77,300

number of jobs

$65,440

potential earnings

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.6%

about as fast as the average

627,100

number of jobs

$60,810

potential earnings

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.8%

about as fast as the average

1,050,800

number of jobs

$62,870

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.