Admission to Teacher Education
Students begin their application to the teacher education program during their enrollment in EDUC 601: Teacher Licensure Policies and Procedures. After successful completion of EDUC 601, the applicant's qualifications for admission are reviewed by the Education Department. Requirements for approval of admission in the teacher education program include:
- Grade point average of at least 3.0 in areas: cumulative, professional education and content area(s);
- Successful completion of at least one educational foundations course: EDUC 203, 231 or 232;
- ACT/SAT scores or Praxis I test scores that demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics.
For further information regarding policies and procedures of the teacher education program, please consult the Teacher Education Student Handbook.
Praxis II Requirements
To qualify for a teaching license, candidates must also successfully pass a written examination called Praxis II. Hiram's education department has constructed its curriculum to ensure that aspiring teachers excel on the exam. The department's curriculum has been aligned with the performance expectations established by the State of Ohio and national teaching organizations. The criteria include demonstrating knowledge of pedagogical theory, developing effective learning outcomes, reflecting on teaching effectiveness, and many more.
For further information regarding the Praxis tests, please visit www.ets.org/praxis.
Hiram College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Education Department at Hiram College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org as well as the following Specialized Professional Associations:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)