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Department of Teacher Education

"Teachers who graduate from the University of Dayton are better prepared and more of their students exceed expectations compared to the average graduate of other Ohio education programs," according to the Education Preparation Performance Report, 2012, by the Ohio Board of Regents. (Grading Teachers, Jan. 4, 2013, UD News)

At the University of Dayton, learning to be a teacher is about building learning communities through critical reflection. Because fields in the School of Education & Health Sciences require you to interact with others — and perhaps profoundly affect their lives — it's important for you to gain both knowledge and skills. Thus, whatever major you choose in the Department of Teacher Education, valuable real-world experiences are part of the curriculum.

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We offer a variety of graduate options!

Choose from a variety of degree programs, with licensures, as well as certificates and endorsements to advance your career!

Master of Science in Education and Health Sciences (M.S.E.) Programs


Fellowship


Endorsements 


Certificates


Online Options 


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Teacher Education Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service on behalf of students, institution, professions and communities. Let us know how we can help you today.

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Bowman, Ph.D., Connie L.

Chair, Department of Teacher Education, and Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Adams, Ed.D., Shauna M.

Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Early LearningFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education, Bombeck Center
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Apisa, Carolyn 

Clinical Administrator to the Middle Childhood Program and Liaison to Student TeachersPart-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Arnold, Ph.D., Jacqualine (Jackie) M.

Clinical FacultyFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Baldwin, Ed.D., Joni L.

Associate Professor and Faculty Consultant for the Center for Early LearningFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education, Bombeck Center
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Bogard, Treavor 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Collins, Tracy A.

Educational Field Office CoordinatorStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Collopy, Ph.D., Rachel M.B.

Associate Professor of EducationFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Comingore, Joy L.

Early Childhood Curriculum and Clinical Specialist AdjunctSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Bombeck Center, Teacher Education
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Cooper, Carla R.

Educational Placement SpecialistStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Coovert, Kerry C.

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Engelhardt, Elizabeth M.

Clinical FacultyFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Falk, Ph.D., Thomas M.

Visiting FacultyFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences
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Gallagher, Ph.D., Colleen E.

Clinical Faculty, Director of TESOL ProgramsFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Hart, Patricia M.

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Herrelko, Ed.D., NBCT, Janet M.

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Hunn, Ph.D., Diana M.

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Idzakovich, Nancy L.

Adjunct Professor & Clinical Administrator for the Early Childhood Education Licensure ProgramAdjunct, Part-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Kelly, Mary  Kay

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Kinnucan-Welsch, Ed.D., Kathryn A.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Learning and Community PartnershipsFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education, Office of the Dean
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Lasley, Ph.D., Thomas J. 

Professor & Executive Director, EDventionFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education, Doctorate of Educational Leadership
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Lawless Frank, Katie 

Visiting ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Mathes, Connie R.

Lecturer in Teacher EducationFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Evans, Ph.D., Lesley A.

Teacher-in-ResidenceFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Meyer, Martha L.

Adjunct FacultyPart-Time Faculty, AdjunctSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Middleton, Anita M.

Administrative Assistant for the Undergraduate Teacher Education ProgramStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Mize, Sharon A.

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Nenonene, Rochonda L.

First Year Experience Coordinator and Program Director, Urban Teacher AcademyFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Ponder, Brenda L.

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Richards, Stephen B.

Associate Professor Full-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Robinson, Delores C.

Clinical AdministratorPart-Time Faculty, StaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Sableski, Mary-Kate 

Clinical Administrator, Graduate Reading ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Scheuermann, George W.

Clinical Faculty, IS ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Talbert-Johnson, Carolyn 

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Watras, Ph.D., Joseph L.

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Doctorate of Educational Leadership, Teacher Education
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White, John J.

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education
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Where can our programs take you?

The Department of Teacher Education prepares you to teach at the early, middle or secondary levels, and in specialized fields such as art, music, foreign language, Catholic religion and intervention specialist (special education). Our graduates work in a variety of public and private educational settings. Many go on to earn advanced degrees and pursue careers in educational leadership at the building or district level as principals and superintendents.

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Find out what unique opportunities Teacher Education offers.

Gunzburger Student Scholarship Opportunity 

The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for the Dr. Linda Gunzburger Graduate Student Scholarship. This scholarship was established to benefit graduate students who are praciting teachers and who are pursuing a Master's Degree in the Department of Teacher Education, School of Education and Health Sciences. Application deadline is November 1, 2013, and scholarships may be awarded for the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 terms. Apply (pdf) >>

URBAN TEACHER ACADEMY

The Urban Teacher Academy works to make a difference in America's urban schools by recruiting, training and supporting future teachers who have committed to a specialized teacher preparation program focused on producing high student achievement in urban settings. 

CENTER FOR EARLY LEARNING

The Center for Early Learning advances the University of Dayton's Marianist mission to respond to changing times and engage in important community outreach by striving to attain the following goals: 1) to advance the role of the Bombeck Family Learning Center as a demonstration school; 2) to enhance the services provided by the Bombeck Institute and to inform the field through publications, presentations, web-based resources, and online and face-to-face training; 3) to support the Early Childhood Career Lattice by offering high quality online bachelor's and master's degree programs in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy; and 4) to be the leader in support for early childhood Catholic education. 

WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into teaching in high-need Indiana high schools. Learn more >>

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP PROGRAM

This is a competitive program, and assistantships are limited. Assistantships are available in several departments within the School of Education & Allied Professions. 

LALANNE PROGRAM

Lalanne is a post-graduate teacher service program that specializes in supporting beginning Catholic school educators by combining service and teaching. Lalanne teachers make a two-year commitment to teach in an under-resourced Catholic school. They live together in a faith-based community, and pursue professional as well as spiritual and personal development. 

CURRICULUM MATERIALS CENTER

The Curriculum Materials Center is a lending library of professional and practical teaching materials. Our extensive collection includes many educational materials for use by teachers-in-training in their classrooms, including books, educational audio and video recordings, educational kits, transparencies, charts, models and other teaching aids. 

EDUCATIONAL FIELD OFFICE

The Educational Field Office works with area partners and University of Dayton faculty in securing, coordinating and communicating field placements to support requirements for our students. 

URBAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE CENTER

The Urban Child Development Resource Center (UCDRC) is a partnership between the University of Dayton's Center for Catholic Education and local Catholic schools. UCDRC's expertise is working with children from under-resourced neighborhoods and from diverse cultures. 

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Apply to Teacher Education!

Choosing a university is an important step to your overall academic career. It's important to make sure that the institutions to which you apply have the programs and resources that meet your personal and academic needs.

We believe that the School of Education & Health Sciences offers some of the best academic and student-services programs. Our students are some of the most accomplished and motivated students anywhere. Explore the university for yourself. 

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Not sure? Have questions? Contact us!

Department of Teacher Education
School of Education & Health Sciences
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, OH 45469

For undergraduate information:

Anita Middleton
Assistant to Undergraduate Programs
amiddleton1@udayton.edu
937-229-3330

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For graduate information:

Gina Seiter
Graduate Program Advisor
gsieter1@udayton.edu
937-229-3103

Brenda Ponder
Assistant to Graduate Programs
bponder1@udayton.edu
937-229-3346

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For general information:

Sharon Mize
Administrative Associate
(937) 229-3393

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APPLY TO Undergrad TESOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Image of IEP student and mentor talkingThe application for admission to the undergraduate TESOL Certificate program is here! This program is for current UD undergraduate students of any major. 

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SEHS Online Grad Programs Rise in Rankings

Image of students on laptopUD's online graduate program in education has jumped up in national rankings. According to the U.S. World and News Report, the online offerings at UD's SEHS are now among the best in the nation! 

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