Education

Mission Statement

The School of Education at URG/RGCC holds a shared vision for its program, candidates and community. The URG/RGCC Bunce School of Education provides a challenging environment in which teacher candidates develop into professional individuals and are sensitive to Appalachian values. Our institution offers access to a professional career through a unique community college/private university configuration. An example of Rio Grande’s unique nature is that through a particular program alignment, teacher candidates at URG/RGCC may opt for some combination of a two, plus two, plus two program which will take them almost seamlessly from a two-year Associate’s Degree to a four year Bachelor’s Degree and into a two year Master’s program. This allows the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College to open “Windows to the Future” for our candidates at all degree and licensure levels.

Degrees Offered

Learning Outcomes

The student will demonstrate:

  • 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

The University of Rio Grande is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Teacher Education unit has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Additionally, some licensure areas are nationally recognized by their respective Specialized Professional Association; these are noted within each licensure area.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Ohio Educator Preparation Provider Performance Report 2018

Teacher Education Conceptual Framework

The Bunce School of Education at the University of Rio Grande (URG) recognizes the core values of our Appalachian culture, especially ties to community and place and connection to family. URG is a teaching and service institution whose primary focus is to provide educational opportunities and open “The Windows to the Future” for students of Appalachia in Southeast Ohio. This purpose is in alignment with the mission of the institution, historically and today.

The Bunce School of Education faculty provide the parameter for their conceptual framework through the theme of “Windows to the Future” which is accomplished through the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. Three main organizers dominate the framework: the Focus of Teaching and Learning, the Conditions for Teaching, and Teaching as a Profession.

Approved Licensure Areas

The University of Rio Grande has program approval from the Ohio Department of Education to offer teacher licensure in the following areas:

  • Career Technical 27 Hour – ages 12 – 21 (grades 7-12)
  • Prekindergarten
  • Primary Pre-K- Grade 5 & Primary Pre-K-Grade 5 Intervention Specialist
  • Primary Pre-K-Grade 5 & Intervention Specialist (K-12)
  • Middle Childhood – ages 8 – 14 (grades 4 through 9)

Must select two of the following concentrations:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Adolescent to Young Adult-ages 12 – 21 (grades 7-12)

Must select one of the following licensure areas:

  • Integrated Language Arts
  • Integrated Social Studies
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Multi-Age – ages 3 – 21 (grades PreK through 12)

Must select one of the following licensure areas:

  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Visual Arts

Endorsements

The School of Education at the University of Rio Grande offers an Ohio Department of Education approved Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement attachment to the teaching license. This endorsement is available to Early Childhood candidates who wish to add grades 4-5 to their licensure areas. In order to obtain the Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement, teachers must successfully complete the courses outlined in the Endorsement program, and receive a passing score on the appropriate Pearson examination.

 

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:

RequirementSpecificsNotes
3.0 GPA in 3 classesENG 11103, 11203, and COM 11103
Overall 2.5 GPAIn 27 General Education hours
ACT score of 19For 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 interviewSatisfactory rating by panel of EDU faculty

Removal from Teacher Education Program

The Faculty Advisory Council will be chaired by the Education Chair. The Council may outline a program of improvement or recommend immediate removal from the Teacher Education Program. The candidate may file a grievance as outlined in the University of Rio Grande Student Handbook.

A candidate may be asked to appear before the Faculty Advisory Council for the Teacher Education Program comprised of full-time faculty of Teacher Education to address any one of the following issues:

  1. Evidence that the candidate is not of Good Moral Character as defined in Section 3319.30 of the Ohio Revised Code. The state of Ohio will not license anyone convicted of a felony.
  2. Failure to maintain a G.P.A .of at least 2.75 in licensure area and/or at least an overall 2.5 G.P.A. for greater than two consecutive semesters.
  3. Concerns from the Coordinator of Field Experiences, principal, cooperating teacher, School of Education Faculty or other school personnel indicating unsuccessful field/clinical experiences, or moral character.
  4. Concerns from faculty indicating a candidate’s difficulties in URG School of Education knowledge, skills, dispositions, or moral character. 

Field Experience

All candidates registering for field experience courses, other than Clinical Practice, will note the following:

  1. The teacher candidate must show verification before entering any field experience of a negative T.B. test according to Ohio State Law. URG Health Services is available to administer T.B. Tests for enrolled candidates.
  2. Candidate must have a current and clear background check from BCI.
  3. The teacher candidate will comply with all responsibilities outlined in the School of Education Field Experience Handbook. The teacher candidate will also comply with field requirements as outlined in course syllabi.
  4. A teacher candidate may be removed from a field experience by the Coordinator of Field Experience. Procedures for removal are outlined in the Field Experience Handbook.
  5. The field experience is a section of the course grade. An incomplete in a field experience will result in an incomplete or “F” in the course grade.

Multi-culture Experiences

The teaching of multi-culture education is threaded through the Professional Education courses. In addition, a course is designed to focus on multi-culture: EDU 30303 Multicultural Relations.

Junior Field Experience

The final field experience for teacher candidates is EDU 39103 Junior Field Experience. Candidates must complete an application process prior to admission to Junior Field Experience. The application is submitted to the Junior Field Instructor and placement is handled by the Field Experience Coordinator. In addition to completing the application, the teacher candidate must adhere to the following standards:

  1. A GPA of 2.5 in General Studies courses
  2. A GPA of 3.0 in Professional Education courses, curriculum content, and in Methods courses (with no grade below a “C”).
  3. No final course grade of Incomplete or the letter grade of “F” on transcript.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members (forms are included in the application). One recommendation must be from an Education faculty member and one from a Licensure Area faculty member.
  5. The candidate must have verification of a negative TB test before entering Junior Field
  6. Candidate must have a current and clear background check from
  7. Completion of a majority of Methods Courses (form is included in the application).
  8. EDU 33302 Integrating Educational Technology to be taken concurrently with Junior Field Experience.

 

Clinical Practice

The capstone activity for the University of Rio Grande Teacher Education Program is twelve weeks of clinical practice. The teacher candidate must work with a master teacher in the classroom for the full day during this experience and must remain after school for the same amount of time that is required for the master teacher. The candidate will be assessed by the master teacher and the University of Rio Grande college supervisor using an assessment based on the Ohio Teaching Standards, Specialized Professional Association standards and URG School of Education standards.

Admission to Clinical Practice

Teacher candidates must complete an application process, which is accompanied by a résumé and a degree audit. The Clinical Practice Coordinator is responsible for accepting and placing candidates into clinical practice. If the area of licensure requires two placements for clinical practice, the candidate will be placed in a setting that was not completed during the supervised experience in EDU 39103 Junior Field Experience.

All candidates placed into Clinical Practice must adhere to the following performance standards:

RequirementSpecifics
2.5 GPA 2.75 GPA licensure area(s) Overall and in Professional Education courses
No “F” on transcript or a course grade of Incomplete.
Grade of “C” or better In all Curriculum Content, Methods courses and Professional Education courses
Passing score On required Pearson APK and content area exams
Current, clear tuberculosis test (TB) Test is available through URG Health Services
Current, clear BCI and FBI background check Available through URG Bookstore
Enroll in EDU 48902 This course is taken concurrently with clinical practice. No other courses may be taken without Clinical Practice Coordinator approval.

Clinical Practice Experience

During the clinical practice experience, the teacher candidate will be expected to adhere to the following performance standards:

  1. Orientation and seminars must be attended by the teacher candidate.
  2. The teacher candidate must follow policies outlined in the Clinical Practice Handbook.
  3. The teacher candidate must follow policies outlined in the School Handbook for the placement school. The teacher candidate is expected to follow the master teacher’s assigned schedule including after school duties.
  4. A grade of “B” or better is required for licensure.

Removal from Clinical Practice

A teacher candidate may be removed from clinical practice by the Clinical Practice Coordinator. Procedure for removal from clinical practice is outlined in the Clinical Practice Handbook.

After two unsuccessful attempts at clinical practice, the candidate will be required to repeat courses in the Teacher Education Program. Courses will be determined by the advisor, university supervisor (if a full-time instructor), and Director of Clinical Practice. The Education Chair may ask other faculty to participate in the decision-making process.

Teacher Licensure

The Licensure Agent at the University of Rio Grande recommends teacher candidates to the Ohio Board of Education for teacher licensure. The following standards must be met before application for teacher license is recommended:

  1. All of the performance standards listed under “Admission to Clinical Practice”.
  2. A letter grade of “B” or better in student teaching.
  3. A final audit which confirms successful completion of all course work required for the requested teacher license area(s).
  4. A clear criminal background check and clear FBI check.

No person may receive a teacher license who has been convicted of a felony. University of Rio Grande Campus Bookstore has electronic fingerprinting available to students. 

Institutional Report Card: Title II

In April of each year, the University of Rio Grande issues an Institutional Report on the Quality of Teacher Education beginning with the 2000-2001 academic year. This report contains both summary information and data concerning the Pearson test passing rates of Teacher Education program completers of the previous academic year. Both aggregate and individual test data are reported. The Institutional Report on the Quality of Teacher Education is a federal mandate under the Higher Education Act of 1998: Title II, Section 207, which requires public reporting on the success of institutions in preparing teachers and is available on the ODE website.

Degree Requirements

Common General Education Requirements

The following General Education courses are required for Bachelor of Science degrees in Middle Childhood, AYA Language Arts, AYA Mathematics, AYA Social Studies, Multi-Age Physical Education, and Multi-Age Visual Arts:

** Physical Education and Health have different options for this requirement *** All Multi-Age Music General Education requirements are listed in the program course listing

NOTE: Admission to English 11103 (Composition I) is determined by placement testing scores. Students without the necessary competencies must enroll in English 10503 (Composition & Reading) or English 11103 (Fundamental Review & Composition I) depending on their score. The credits in these courses may not be used to meet any part of the General Education Communication Skills requirement.

 

Professional Education Requirements

The following Professional Education courses are required for Bachelor of Science degrees in Middle Childhood, AYA Language Arts, AYA Mathematics, AYA Social Studies, Multi-Age Health, Multi-Age Physical Education, and Multi-Age Visual Arts (Multi-Age requirements are listed under the program):

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses.
** ECE/ISK-12/ECSE majors have a different requirement.

Bachelor of Science – Primary Pre-K-Grade 5 and Pre-K-Grade 5 Intervention Specialist: Four Year Dual Licensure Program (40405)

This dual licensure program prepares candidates to teach in PreK- Grade 5 settings. It is approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Provisional Professional Licensure.

General Education

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits

Common Professional Courses (excluding EDU 20401)

22
EDU 22703 Science, Health, Nutrition Methods & Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 22603 Content Area Reading & Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 24603 Social Studies Methods & Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 26501 Middle Childhood Seminar I1
EDU 31503 Phonics for ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 31603 Reading Methods for ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 44403 Reading Assessment & Development3
EDU 47803 Math Methods3
EDU 48510 Clinical Practice: Primary PK-5 and IS PK-510
Professional Education Total54

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
EDU 20203 Infant, Child & Adolescent Development (Prenatal-YA) ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 20303 Learning Environments (P-12) ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 23303 Family, School & Community Collaboration ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 25303 Professional Practices ECE/ISk-12/ECSE3
EDU 25503 Assessment in Education ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 32203 Constructivist Practices3
EDU 34503 Classroom Management & Behavior Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 36702 Math for Elementary/Middle School Teachers2
EDU 40103 Certifications for Educators3
EDU 36803 Special Education Programming PK-53
HIS 22503 History of Ohio3
Total Curriculum Content32
Total Hours Required For Degree126

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses

Bachelor of Science – Primary Pre-K-Grade 5 and Intervention Specialist (K-12): Four Year Dual Licensure Program (40406)

This dual licensure program prepares candidates to teach in the PreK-Grade 12 settings.

General Education

DescriptionCredits
Common General Education Courses21
COM 11103 (TM) Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
ENG 11103 (TM) Composition I3
ENG 11203 (TM) Composition II3
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology4
EDU 11503 Arts in Education3
HIS 12103 American History I3
LA 10001 Gateway to Success1
MTH 11505 Mathematics for Educators I5
PSY 11103 (TM) General Psychology3
PSY 21103 Human Growth and Development3
EDU 11503 Arts in Education3
EDU 35403 Science for Elementary/Middle School Teachers3

Select one of the following:
ENG 24103 (TM) The Literary Imagination
HUM 20103 (TM) The Humanities
PHR 21103 (TM) Philosophical Inquiry

3

Select one of the following:
HPE 20103 Physical Education Class Activities, Ages 3 – Grade 9
HPE 41403 Physical Education for Exceptional Children

3
General Education Total40

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits

Common Professional Courses (excluding EDU 20401)

22
EDU 22703 Science, Health, Nutrition Methods & Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 22603 Content Area Reading & Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 24603 Social Studies Methods & Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 26501 Middle Childhood Seminar I1
EDU 31503 Phonics for ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 31603 Reading Methods for ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 44403 Reading Assessment & Development3
EDU 47803 Math Methods3
EDU 48510 Clinical Practice: Primary PK-5 and IS PK-510
Professional Education Total54

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
EDU 20203 Infant, Child & Adolescent Development (Prenatal-YA) ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 20303 Learning Environments (P-12) ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 23303 Family, School & Community Collaboration ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 25303 Professional Practices ECE/ISk-12/ECSE3
EDU 25503 Assessment in Education ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 32203 Constructivist Practices3
EDU 34503 Classroom Management & Behavior Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 36702 Math for Elementary/Middle School Teachers2
EDU 40103 Certifications for Educators3
EDU 36903 Special Education Programming K-123
HIS 22503 History of Ohio3
Total Curriculum Content32
Total Hours Required For Degree126

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses

Bachelor of Science – Middle Childhood+

The Middle Childhood Licensure area has specific General Education requirements. Also required are Professional Education and Curriculum Content areas. Students electing to pursue the Middle Childhood Licensure program must select two area concentrations from the four options available: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Since this License program requires two (2) areas of concentration for a total of 38 - 62 hours, the suggested sequence requires more than a normal semester load of sixteen to seventeen hours. This licensure program prepares candidates to teach in Grade 4 - 9 Content Specific settings. It is Nationally Recognized by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Initial Four-Year Resident Educator Licensure. 

+ URG degree codes for this licensure area are:

40415 – Language Arts/Social Studies
40416 – Language Arts/Math
40418 – Social Studies/Math

Bachelor of Science – Middle Childhood+

General Education

DescriptionCredits
Common General Education Courses21
MTH 11505 Mathematics for Educators I5
Select one of the following:
ART 10303 (TM) Art Appreciation
FPA 10503 (TM) Fine Arts
MUS 10403 (TM) Music Appreciation
3
Select one of the following:
ENG 24103 (TM) The Literary Imagination
HUM 20103 (TM) The Humanities
PHR 21103 (TM) Philosophical Inquiry
3
Select one of the following:
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology
BIO 12104 Biology I  (required for Science concentration)
4
Select one of the following courses
CHM 10404 (TM) Principles of Chemistry  (required for Science concentration)
NSC 22304 (TM) Environmental Science
PHY 10404 (TM) Principles of Physics
4
General Education Total40

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits
Common Professional Courses23
EDU 23503 Content Area Reading for Middle Childhood.3
EDU 26501 Middle Childhood Seminar I1
EDU 33203 Phonics for Middle Childhood*3
EDU 44403 Reading Assessment & Development*3
EDU 49210 Clinical Practice in the Middle Childhood Setting *10
Select two from the following:
EDU 22203 Science, Health, & Nutrition Methods & Intervention Techniques for Middle Childhood
EDU 26403 Middle Childhood Integrated Social Studies Methods
EDU 37503 Middle Childhood Integrated Language Arts Methods*
EDU 48304 Math Methods & Intervention Techniques for Middle Childhood*
3-4
Professional Education Total52-53

Choose two concentrations from the four below:

Middle Childhood: Language Arts Concentration

DescriptionCredits
ENG 33403 The English Language3
Select one of the following:
ENG 24603 Children’s Literature
ENG 24703 Adolescent and Young Adult Literature
3
Select one of the following:
THR 10503 Introduction to Theatre
COM 21103 Oral Interpretation
3
Select one of the following:
ENG 25103 American Literature to the Civil War
ENG 25203 American Literature since the Civil War
3
Select one of the following:
ENG 24803 Comparative World Literature
ENG 45103 Major Authors
3
Select one of the following:
JRN 22103 News Writing for Media Publications
JRN 32102 Broadcast News Writing
ENG 38103 Professional Writing
3
Total MC:LA Concentration16-18

Middle Childhood: Mathematics Concentration

DescriptionCredits
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics4
MTH 25403 Discrete Mathematics3
MTH 26603 Number Theory3
MTH 27403 College Geometry3
Select one of the following sequences based on placement exam:
MTH 14505 (TM) Pre-calculus
5
MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I or
MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I  
MTH 15204 Calculus II
4-5
Total MC Math Concentration22-23

Middle Childhood: Social Studies Concentration

DescriptionCredits
HIS 13203 (TM) World Civilization II3
POL 35103 Comparative Government3
SOC 24103 Minority Groups3
SOC 36103 Social Research3
Select one of the following:
ATH 12103 (TM) (TAG) Anthropology
SOC 11103 (TM) Introduction to Sociology
3
Select one of the following:
ECO 11403 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECO 12403 Introduction to Macroeconomics
3
Select one of the following:
HIS 22203 The American Experience in Global Perspective3
HIS 32103 American Cultural History I3
HIS 32203 American Cultural History II3
Select one of the following:
POL 11103 (TM) American National Government
POL 12103 American State Government
3
Total MC:SS Concentration24

DescriptionCredits
Total Hours Required For Degree130-141

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses

Bachelor of Science – Adolescent to Young Adult

The Adolescent to Young Adult Licensure area has specific General Education requirements. Also required are Professional Education and Curriculum Content areas. Students electing to pursue the Adolescent to Young Adult Licensure program may select one program from five (3) program offerings: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, and Integrated Social Studies.

URG degree codes for this licensure area are:

40431 – Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Language Arts
40432 - Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Mathematics
40434 – Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Social Studies

Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Language Arts (40431)

This licensure program prepares candidates to teach in Grade 7-12 Integrated Language Arts settings. It is approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Initial Four-Year Resident Educator Licensure.

General Education

DescriptionCredits
Common General Education Courses21
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology4
Select one of the following:
CHM 10404 (TM) Principles of Chemistry
NSC 22304 (TM) Environmental Science
PHY 10404 (TM) Principles of Physics
4
ENG 24103 (TM) The Literary Imagination3
Select one from the following:
FPA 10503 (TM) Fine Arts
ART 10303 (TM) Art Appreciation
MUS 10403 (TM) Music Appreciation
3
Select one from the following:
MTH 14505 (TM) Pre-calculus
MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics
4-5
General Education Total39-40

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits
Common Professional Courses23
EDU 32503 Adolescent to Young Adult Content Area Reading*3
EDU 48604 Integrated Language Arts Methods for Adolescent to Young Adult*4
EDU 49310 Clinical Practice in the Adolescent to Young Adult Setting*10
Professional Education Total40

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
Select one from the following:
COM 22103 Small Group Communication
COM 22204 Argumentation & Debate
3-4
ENG 24703 Adolescent and Young Adult Literature3
ENG 24803 Comparative World Literature3
ENG 25103 American Literature to the Civil War3
ENG 25203 American Literature since the Civil War3
ENG 26103 British Literature to the Romantic Era3
ENG 26203 British Literature since the Romantic Era3
ENG 33403 The English Language3
ENG 36403 Shakespeare: From Script to Stage to Screen3
ENG 37103 Literature and Media3
ENG 38103 Professional Writing3
ENG 44303 Genre Studies3
ENG 44603 Literary Periods3
ENG 45103 Major Authors3
ENG 49003 Literature and Writing Seminar3
JRN 22302 Graphics2
Total Curriculum Content48-49
Total Hours Required For Degree128-130

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses

Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Mathematics (40432)

This licensure program prepares candidates to teach Integrated Mathematics in Grade 7-12 settings. This program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Initial Four-Year Resident Educator Licensure.

General Education

DescriptionCredits
Common General Education Courses21
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology4
Select one of the following:
CHM 10404 (TM) Principles of Chemistry
NSC 22304 (TM) Environmental Science
PHY 10404 (TM) Principles of Physics
4
Select one from the following:
ENG 24103 (TM) The Literary Imagination
HUM 20103 (TM) The Humanities
PHR 21103 (TM) Philosophical Inquiry
3
Select one from the following:
FPA 10503 (TM) Fine Arts
ART 10303 (TM) Art Appreciation
MUS 10403 (TM) Music Appreciation
3
Select one from the following:
MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I
5
General Education Total40

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits
Common Professional Courses24
EDU 10201 Technological Literacy1
EDU 48404 Math Methods and Intervention Techniques for Adolescent to Young Adult*4
EDU 32503 Adolescent to Young Adult Content Area Reading*3
EDU 49310 Clinical Practice in the Adolescent to Young Adult Setting*10
Professional Education Total41

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
MTH 15204 Calculus II4
MTH 15304 Multivariable Calculus4
MTH 21704 Introduction to Probability4
MTH 21803 Introduction to Statistics3
MTH 25403 Discrete Mathematics3
MTH 26603 Number Theory3
MTH 27403 College Geometry3
MTH 27703 Differential Equations I3
MTH 37403 Mathematical Models3
MTH 38403 Linear Algebra3
MTH 38603 Abstract Algebra3
MTH 43403 History of Mathematics3
Total Curriculum Content39
Total Hours Required For Degree120

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses

Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Social Studies (40434)

This licensure program prepares candidates to teach the Integrated Social Studies Subject areas in Grade 7-12 settings. This program is Nationally Recognized by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Initial Four-Year Resident Educator Licensure.

General Education

DescriptionCredits
Common General Education Courses21
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology4
Select one of the following:
CHM 10404 (TM) Principles of Chemistry
NSC 22304 (TM) Environmental Science
PHY 10404 (TM) Principles of Physics
4
Select one from the following:
ENG 24103 (TM) The Literary Imagination
HUM 20103 (TM) The Humanities
PHR 21103 (TM) Philosophical Inquiry
3
Select one from the following:
FPA 10503 (TM) Fine Arts
ART 10303 (TM) Art Appreciation
MUS 10403 (TM) Music Appreciation
3
Select one from the following:
MTH 14505 (TM) Pre-calculus
MTH 15105 (TM) Calculus I
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics
4-5
General Education Total39-40

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits
Common Professional Courses23
EDU 32503 Adolescent to Young Adult Content Area Reading*3
EDU 48704 Social Studies Methods for Adolescent to Young Adult*4
EDU 49310 Clinical Practice in the Adolescent to Young Adult Setting*10
Professional Education Total40

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
ATH 12103 (TM) (TAG) Anthropology3
ECO 11403 Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECO 12403 Introduction to Macroeconomics3
HIS 12103 American History I3
HIS 12203 (TM) American History II3
HIS 13103 (TM) World Civilization I3
Select one from the following:
HIS 32013 American Cultural History I
HIS 32203 American Cultural History II
HIS 22503 History of Ohio
3
HIS 43703 History and Historians Seminar3
POL 11103 (TM) American National Government3
POL 31203 The American Constitutional System3
POL 35103 Comparative Government3
POL 45103 International Relations/Foreign Policy3
SOC 11103 (TM) Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 24103 Minority Groups3
SOC 36103 Social Research3
Total Curriculum Content45
Total Hours Required For Degree125-126

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses

Bachelor of Science – Multi-Age

The Multi-Age Licensure area has specific General Education, Professional Education, and Curriculum Content areas requirements.

+ URG degree code for this licensure area:

40454 – Multi-Age Physical Education
40451 - Multi-Age Visual Arts
40452 – Multi-Age Health

Multi-Age Physical Education (40454)

The required General Education courses for Multi-Age Physical Education do not include choosing a one-credit HPE course and offers a choice between ENG 24103, HUM 20103 and PHR 21103. In addition, PSY 21103 is a part of the Curriculum Content instead of General Education. Therefore, the Common General Education Courses total 17 rather than 21 hours. This program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Initial Four-Year Resident Educator Licensure.

General Education

DescriptionCredits
Common General Education Courses (PSY 21103 included as Curriculum Content)17
Select one from the following:
ART 10303 Art Appreciation
FPA 10503 Fine Arts
MUS 10403 Music Appreciation
3
Select one from the following:
ATH 12103 Anthropology
HIS 12203 American History II
POL 11103 American National Government
3
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology4
Select one from the following:
CHM 10404 Principles of Chemistry
CHM 15005 General Chemistry I
4-5
Select one from the following:
ENG 24103 The Literary Imagination
HUM 20103 The Humanities
PHR 21103 Philosophical Inquiry
3
HPE 13401 Weight Training1
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics4
General Education Total39-40

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits
Common Professional Courses23
EDU 34203 Content Area Reading for Intervention Specialists/Multi-Age *3
EDU 41803 Physical Education Teaching Methods: Ages 3 & Grade 9*3
EDU 41903 Physical Education Teaching Methods: Grade 7 – Age 21 *3
EDU 49610 Clinical Practice: Physical Education*10
Professional Education Total42

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
BIO 21404 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
HPE 10000 Field Experience: College I0
HPE 10403 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Professions3
Select one from the following:
HPE 11101 Archery
HPE 12401 Badminton
HPE 13301 Racquetball
1
Select one from the following:
HPE 11201 Beginning Swimming
HPE 11301 Intermediate Swimming
HPE 11401 Lifeguard Training
1
HPE 11601 Golf1
HPE 11901 Folk and Social Dance1
Select one from the following:
HPE 15103 Team Sports I
HPE 16103 Team Sports II
3
HPE 20000 Field Experience: College II0
HPE 20103 Physical Education Class Activities, Ages 3 – Grade 93
Select one from the following:
HPE 22201 Officiating Softball/Baseball
HPE 22301 Officiating Basketball
HPE 22401 Officiating Volleyball
1
HPE 24302 Safety & First Aid2
HPE 25201 Treatment of Athletic Injuries1
Select one from the following:
HPE 25302 Coaching Football
HPE 25402 Coaching Basketball
HPE 25502 Coaching Track & Field
HPE 25602 Coaching Baseball & Softball
HPE 25702 Coaching Volleyball
2
HPE 26202 Drug Education2
HPE 20303 Administration of Physical Activity Programs3
HPE 32403 Evaluation of Human Physical Performance3
HPE 34403 Introduction to Biomechanics3
HPE 36203 Nutrition for Sports & Exercise3
HPE 40403 Exercise Physiology3
HPE 41403 Physical Education for Exceptional Children3
HPE 43403 Motor Learning3
PSY 21103 Human Growth and Development3
Total Curriculum Content49
Total Hours Required For Degree130-131

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses

Multi-Age Visual Arts (40451)

This program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Initial Four-Year Resident Educator Licensure.

General Education

DescriptionCredits
Common General Education Courses23
Select one from the following:
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology
BIO 12104 Biology I
4
Select one from the following:
CHM 10404 (TM) Principles of Chemistry
CHM 15005 (TAG) General Chemistry I
NSC 22304 (TM) Environmental Science
PHY 10404 (TM) Principles of Physics
4-5
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics4
General Education Total35-36

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits
Common Professional Courses23
EDU 34203 Content Area Reading for Intervention Specialists/Multi-Age *3
EDU 41504 Integrated Visual Arts Methods I *4
EDU 42504 Integrated Visual Arts Methods II *4
EDU 49410 Clinical Practice: Visual Arts *10
Professional Education Total44

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
ART 10403 Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 10503 Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 12301 Art Portfolio1
ART 12403 Drawing I3
ART 15404 Western Art History I4
ART 20104 Raster Graphics4
ART 21504 Printmaking I4
ART 23201 Exhibits1
ART 23504 Ceramics I4
ART 24504 Sculpture I4
ART 25404 Western Art History II4
ART 28604 Painting I4
ART 36503 Non-Western Art History3
ART 46503 Art History Criticism and Philosophy3
Electives3-4
Total Curriculum Content48-49
Total Hours Required For Degree127-129

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses

Multi-Age Health Education (40452)

The required General Education courses for Multi-Age Health Education offers a choice between ENG 24103, HUM 20103 and PHR 21103. In addition, PSY 21103 is a part of the Curriculum Content instead of General Education. Therefore, the Common General Education Courses total 18 rather than 24 hours. This program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Initial Four-Year Resident Educator Licensure.

General Education

DescriptionCredits
Common General Education Courses18
Select one from the following:
ART 10303 (TM) Art Appreciation
FPA 10503 (TM) Fine Arts
MUS 10403 (TM) Music Appreciation
3
Select one from the following:
ATH 12103 (TM) (TAG) Anthropology
HIS 12203 (TM) American History II
POL 11103 (TM) American National Government
3
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology4
CHM 10404 (TM) Principles of Chemistry4
Select one from the following:
ENG 24103 (TM) The Literary Imagination3
HUM 20103 (TM) The Humanities3
PHR 21103 (TM) Philosophical Inquiry3
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics4
General Education Total39

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits
Common Professional Courses23
EDU 34203 Content Area Reading for Intervention Specialists/Multi-Age *3
EDU 41603 Multi-Age Health Methods Ages 3 – Grade 9 *3
EDU 41703 Multi-Age Health Methods Grades 7 – Age 21 *3
EDU 49510 Clinical Practice: Health Education *10
Professional Education Total42

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
BIO 21404 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
HPE 10202 Introduction to Health Education2
HPE 10403 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Professions3
HPE 16103 Team Sports II3
HPE 21403 Personal & Community Health3
HPE 24302 Safety & First Aid2
HPE 26202 Drug Education2
HPE 27303 Community Health3
HPE 27502 Sex Education Seminar2
HPE 30302 Mental Health2
HPE 33403 School Health Services3
HPE 36203 Nutrition for Sports & Exercise3
HPE 40403 Exercise Physiology3
HPE 45202 Critical Issues in Health Seminar2
HPE 45403 Administration of Health Programs3
PSY 21103 Human Growth and Development3
Total Curriculum Content43
Total Hours Required For Degree124

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement Coursework Inventory

This endorsement is approved by the Ohio Department of Education to allow candidates with an Early Childhood license to teach grades 4-5.

DescriptionCredits
EDU 26501 Middle Childhood Seminar I1
EDU 35403 Science for Elementary/Middle School Teachers*3
EDU 36602 Mathematics Process Standards for Educators*2
HIS 22503 History of Ohio3
Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement Total9

* Only students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program may enroll in 30000 & 40000 level EDU courses.

Career-Technical Teacher Licensure Program

The primary purposes of the 27-hour Career-Technical Licensure program are to 1) provide a Licensure Program for Career-Technical teachers, 2) provide professional development opportunities for the certified career-technical teachers, and 3) to evaluate credentials of individuals desiring to become career-technical teachers. The 27-hour Inservice Licensure Program for teachers recruited from business and industry requires actual employment in the occupational area for which approval for a teaching licensure is requested. Teachers must be knowledgeable and current in their field and currently employed by a District. The following is the required sequence of courses that must be completed at the University of Rio Grande for an Ohio Career-Technical License in the program for Career- Technical Teachers Recruited from Business and Industry.

Career-Technical Teacher Licensure Program (4002)

Career-Technical Teacher Licensure courses must include:

DescriptionCredits
EDU 10201 Technological Literacy1
EDU 12503 Adolescent to Young Adult Content Area Reading for Career Technical3
EDU 20003 Planning for Instruction/Classroom Management for CT3
EDU 22102 Observation and Visitation I2
EDU 22202 Observation and Visitation II2
EDU 24002 Foundations of Learning and Teaching2
EDU 24101 Assessment of Learning and Teaching1
EDU 26102 Observation and Visitation I2
EDU 26201 Observation and Visitation II1
EDU 27002 Curriculum Alignment (CT)2
EDU 27702 Diversity of Learners2
EDU 28003 Student Centered Leadership3
EDU 28502 Professional Development2
EDU 28601 Professional Preparation1
Total Hours Req’d For Licensure27

Associate of Applied Science in Career Technical Teaching (4020)

General Education

DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
ENG 11103 (TM) Composition I3
ENG 11203 (TM) Composition II3
FPA 10503 (TM) Fine Arts3
HPE 10101 Human Wellness and Physical Fitness1
HPE Any one (1) credit activity course1
MTH 13404 College Algebra4
PHR 21103 (TM) Philosophical Inquiry3
PSY 11103 (TM) General Psychology3
SOC 11103 (TM) Introduction to Sociology3
General Education Total23

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits
EDU 10201 Technological Literacy1
EDU 12503 Adolescent to Young Adult Content Area Reading for Career Technical3
EDU 24101 Assessment of Learning and Teaching1
EDU 26103 Intro to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities3
EDU 27702 Diversity of Learners2
EDU 28502 Professional Development2
EDU 28601 Professional Preparation1
Professional Education Total13

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
EDU 20003 Planning for Instruction/Classroom Management for CT3
EDU 22102 Observation and Visitation I2
EDU 22202 Observation and Visitation II2
EDU 24002 Foundations of Learning and Teaching2
EDU 26102 Observation and Visitation I2
EDU 26201 Observation and Visitation II1
EDU 27002 Curriculum Alignment (CT)2
EDU 28003 Student Centered Leadership3
Career Technical Life Experience Credit*16
Total Curriculum Content33
Total Hours Required For Degree68

* These credit hours are awarded for experience, training, certificates, and licenses in a specific career technical field. (See the Life Experience Credit section in Academic Programs, Policies, and Services of this catalog.

Associate of Applied Science - Pre Kindergarten: Two-Year Licensure Program (4021)

Pre-Kindergarten Licensure area has specific General Education requirements. This program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education for Initial Five-Year Associate License.

General Education

DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
COM 11103 (TM) Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
ENG 11103 (TM) Composition I3
HPE 10101 Human Wellness and Physical Fitness1
HPE Any one (1) credit activity course1
LA 10001 Gateway to Success1
MTH 11505 Mathematics for Educators I5
PSY 11103 (TM) General Psychology3
PSY 21103 Human Growth and Development3
General Education Total20

Professional Education

DescriptionCredits
Must take the following two courses concurrently:
EDU 20401 Integrated Classroom Management & Learning Environment1
EDU 20403 Planning for Instruction3
EDU 22703 Science, Health, Nutrition Methods & Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 22403 Educating the Exceptional Learner3
EDU 22603 Content Area Reading & Intervention ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
Professional Education Total13

Curriculum Content

DescriptionCredits
EDU 11403 Art i n the Curriculum3
EDU 20203 Infant, Child & Adolescent Development (Prenatal-YA) ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 20303 Learning Environments (P-12) ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 25503 Assessment in Education ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 23303 Family, School & Community Collaboration ECE/ISK-12/ECSE3
EDU 28302 Early Childhood Development Portfolio2
EDU 29403 Early Childhood Seminar3
HPE 16203 Nutrition3
HPE 20103 Physical Education Class Activities, Ages 3 – Grade 93
HPE 24302 Safety & First Aid2
MUS 20003 Music in the Curriculum3
Total Curriculum Content31
Total Hours Required For Degree64

Bachelor of Arts or Science – Minor in Health (7431)

General Education

DescriptionCredits
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology4
BIO 21404 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
CHM 10404 (TM) Principles of Chemistry4
General Education Total33
DescriptionCredits
HPE 10202 Introduction to Health Education2
HPE 21403 Personal & Community Health3
HPE 24302 Safety & First Aid2
Select one from the following:
HPE 26202 Drug Education
HPE 27502 Sex Education Seminar
2
HPE 27303 Community Health3
HPE 32403 Evaluation of Human Physical Performance3
HPE 33403 School Health Services3
HPE 36203 Nutrition for Sports & Exercise3
Selected Minor & Electives56-59
Total Hours Needed To Graduate126

 

Associate of Arts Degree - Concentration in Physical Education (7421)

General Education

DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
BIO 11404 (TM) Principles of Biology4
CHM 10404 (TM) Principles of Chemistry4
HPE 10101 Human Wellness and Physical Fitness1
HPE 13401 Weight Training1
PSY 11103 (TM) General Psychology3
General Education Total44
DescriptionCredits
HPE 10403 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Professions3
HPE 11101 Archery1
HPE 11201 Beginning Swimming1
HPE 11901 Folk and Social Dance1
HPE 12401 Badminton1
HPE 13301 Racquetball1
Select one from the following:
HPE 15103 Team Sports I
HPE 16103 Team Sports II
3
HPE 20103 Physical Education Class Activities, Ages 3 – Grade 93
HPE 24302 Safety & First Aid2
Personal Elective3
Major Total20
Total Hours Needed To Graduate64

 

Bachelor of Arts or Science - Minor in Sensory Impairment Education (4030)

This academic minor is designed to provide interested students with an overview of hearing and visual impairment and its impact on persons. The academic minor provides a focus on the causes and life implications of a hearing or a visual impairment with emphasis on the P-12 educational implications of each of these.

DescriptionCredits
EDU 29503 Orientation to Hearing Impairment3
EDU 29603 Sign System I3
EDU 29803 Orientation to Visual Impairment3
EDU 39503 Needs and Supports of the Hearing Impaired3
EDU 39603 Needs and Supports of the Visually Impaired3