School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
The School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies is housed in White Hall and supports programs in Adolescent & Young Adult Education, Career Technical Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Childhood Education and Physical Education.

TLC Programs


Middle Childhood Education

Teaching grades 4 - 9  (ages 8 - 14)

We offer several licensure and non-licensure programs in Middle Childhood Education (MCED), at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The MCED licensure program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Ohio State Department of Education. Read more

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Contact the Undergraduate & Transfer to MCED Advisor
Contact the Graduate & Additional Licensure Advisor

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Adolescent & Young Adult Education

Teaching grades 7 - 12

The Adolescent and Young Adult Education program dates back to the early years of the university. Our faculty includes full-time college and adjunct faculty with recent 7-12 teaching experience. Read more

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Contact the Master of Arts in Teaching ADED Program Coordinator

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Career Technical Teacher Education

Teaching high school career-technical programs

CTTE is one of a small number of teacher education programs in Ohio designed to prepare teachers as educators primarily in Ohio Schools in Career-Technical Programs. The program offers Associate of Science and Master's degrees, the Career-Technical Alternative Resident Educator License, and the Career Based Intervention Endorsement Program. Read more

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Physical Education

Teaching grades preK-12

The physical education program is among the best in the United States in preparing teachers who exemplify best practices in the PK-12 setting and professionals who promote high quality physical activity opportunities for individuals across the lifespan. The program offers 3 undergraduate degrees, 2 graduate degrees, 1 endorsement, and 1 minor, and places a strong emphasis on field experience, internships and professional development opportunities across all degree options. Read more

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Curriculum and Instruction

Teaching Early Childhood through Secondary Education

The Curriculum & Instruction program offers advanced study in the areas of theory, research, development, application, and evaluation. Our Master of Education (M.Ed.) program prepares students to obtain a teaching license. Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) prepares students to take positions as school teachers, and the Doctor of Philosophy program prepares students for a wide range of possibilities in higher education employment. Read more

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Literacy Education

Teaching grades preK-12

Our program prepares educators to teach students in general education and in reading-specific instructional situations. We focus on students who progress typically and those who are struggling to read. Read more

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Contact Information

Dr. Alexa Sandmann
School Director
404 White Hall
330-672-2580 (phone)
330-672-3246 (fax)