Education

Rich with this history, the Bunce School of Education holds a shared vision for its program, candidates, and community.

Overview

As one of Rio's first-degree offerings, education has been not only a focus and a mission but a common thread linking us to our founding days. The Bunce School of Education provides a challenging environment in which teacher candidates develop into professional individuals and are sensitive to Appalachian values.

 

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Learning Outcomes

•    A knowledge base in their area of licensure
•    A knowledge base of teaching principles and practices
•    A depth of field experiences involving diverse public school populations
•    Knowledge of incorporating Reading into instructional practice

 

Accreditation Information
 

Your Education Degree Awaits

Contact our Admissions Team to learn more about the Bunce School of Education. Come visit and learn how you can become a graduate of our accredited school.

Kamryn Smith

  • Admissions Rep

Degrees in Education

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Athletic Coaching & Leadership

  • Master's Program

Program Overview

Athletic Coaching Leadership (ACL) concentration is to provide well-qualified coaches for all levels of sports programs. The ACL strives to address the diverse needs of the coaching profession and respond to the changing needs of prospective and practicing coaches. The ACL will not be sport specific. It will continue to develop appropriate sport and situation-specific program content to ensure the enjoyment, safety and positive skills development of America’s coaches.

Degree or Certificate
  • Master of Education
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses offered online
Total Credit Hours
33

Primary Pre-K-Grade 5/K-12 Intervention Specialist 4 Year Dual (Bachelor)

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

Program Overview 

Our Primary Pre-K-Grade 5 /K-12Intervention Specialist program will prepare you to teach in a range of classroom settings. You will be exposed to students preschool through 5th grade in the general education classroom, as well as students Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Intervention Specialist classroom. Together, we will explore principles of development,  strategies, laws, specific skills, and knowledge necessary to teach all students.  Gain experience through engaging collaborative work in the classroom and during immersive field experiences.

Sample Courses

  • EDU 20203 Intro to Infant, Child, & Adolescent Development
  • EDU 20303 Learning Environments    
  • EDU 25303 Professional Practices    
  • EDU 25503 Assessment in Education

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
126

Primary Pre-K-Grade 5/Pre-K-Grade 5 Intervention Specialist 4 Year Dual (Bachelor)

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

Program Overview

Our Primary Dual program will prepare you to teach students preschool through 5th grade.  Together, we will explore principles of development, strategies, laws, specific skills, and knowledge necessary to teach all students in the general education and intervention classrooms.  Gain experience through engaging collaborative work in the classroom and during immersive field experiences in local elementary schools. 

Sample Courses

  • MTH 11505 Math for Educators I    
  • PSY 11103 General Psychology    
  • PSY 21103 Human Growth & Development    
  • EDU 35403 Science for Elem./Mid School    


All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
126

Middle Childhood (Bachelor)

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

Program Overview

Our Middle Childhood program focuses on teaching students in 4th-9th grades.  You will select two of the four areas of concentration to focus your preparation (Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science). Together, we will explore extensive grade-level content, specific skills, and knowledge necessary for effective teaching. Gain experience through engaging classroom work and during immersive field experiences

Sample Courses

  • EDU 32503 AYA Content Area Reading    
  • EDU 48704 Social Studies Methods for AYA    
  • EDU 49310 Clinical Practice in the AYA Setting    

All Course Requirements

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
120-125

Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) (Bachelor)

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

Program Overview

Our Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) program focuses on teaching students in 7th-12th grades.  You will select one of the three areas of concentration to focus your preparation (Math, Language Arts, Social Studies). Together, we will explore extensive grade-level content, specific skills, and knowledge necessary for effective teaching. Gain experience through engaging classroom work and during immersive field experiences.

Sample Courses

  • EDU 32503 AYA Content Area Reading     
  • EDU 48604 Integrated Language Arts Methods    
  • EDU 49310 Clinical Practice in the AYA Setting

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
120-125

Physical Education (Associate)

  • Associate's Program

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • CHM 10404 Principles of Chemistry    
  • HPE 10101 Human Wellness & Physical Fitness     
  • HPE 13401 Weight Training    
  • PSY 11103 General Psychology    

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Associate of Art
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
63

Sensory Impairment Education (Minor)

  • Minor

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • EDU 29503 Orientation to Hearing Impairment    
  • EDU 29603 Sign System I    
  • EDU 29803 Orientation to Visual Impairment

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
15

Career-Technical Teacher (Licensure)

  • Certificate

Program Overview

Sample Courses

 

  • EDU 12503 AYA Content Area Reading for CT    
  • EDU 20003 Planning for Instruction/Classroom Management for CT
  • EDU 24003 Found. & Assessment of Teach & Learn

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Certificate
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
27
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Admission to the Teacher Education Program

The application for admission to the Teacher Education Program will be completed during the student’s enrollment in EDU 20403 Planning for Instruction. Enrollment in upper level (30000-40000) education (EDU) courses is only allowed upon satisfaction of the following standards:

Requirements Specific Notes
3.0 GPA in 3 classes ENG 11103, 11203, and COM 11103  
Overall 2.5 GPA In 27 General Education hours  
ACT score of 19   For score of 17 or 18, see the Education Dept. Chair
Submit 2 essays “The URG Conceptual Framework” and “My Philosophy of Education” Completed during EDU 20403 and EDU 10303
Sign a statement of Good Moral Character   as defined in Section 3319.30 of the Ohio Revised Code
A clear background check Apply through the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Available at the URG Bookstore
Current, clear tuberculosis test (TB)   Test is available through URG Health Services
Pass an interview Satisfactory rating by panel of EDU faculty