2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all courses and 2.7 GPA in all TEP core prerequisite courses. All TEP prerequisite courses, professional content courses, and professional program requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of “C-”. 2. Minimum GPA of 2.5 in all professional content courses.. 3. Minimum passing scores on PRAXIS I competency exams, or by ACT/SAT exemption. Exemption from the exams is granted if: a. ACT Math subscore equal/higher 21; or SAT Math subscore equal/higher 530. b. ACT Reading subscore equal/higher 21; or SAT EBRW subscore equal/higher 550. c. All students entering the TEP must have a writing exam score on file. These include the ACT writing exam (7 minimum) or SAT EBRW exam (550 minimum). 4. Satisfactory completion of all introductory field experiences. 5. Valid “No Record” background check for the state of Ohio and an additional FBI background check. 6. Satisfactory referral letter from academic advisor and one external reference. 7. Overall satisfactory dispositional assessments. Teacher Education Program Retention and Completion Requirements To maintain regular standing in the Teacher Education Program and/or to receive a degree, students must maintain and/or complete the following requirements: Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher in all courses. 1. Obtain a “C-” or higher in all professional program requirements. 2. Satisfactorily complete field and clinical experiences. 3. Earn a passing score on all state-required licensure assessments. 4. Satisfactorily complete the capstone (student teaching) experience. 5. Attempt all required Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) prior to student teaching. Test Pass Rates For up-to-date testing pass rates and the Ohio educator preparation performance report see cedarville.edu/ EducationLicensure. Programs of Study The School of Education offers instruction with the purpose of providing excellent Christian teachers for Christian, public, international, and missionary schools. The University is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education for programs leading to a teaching license or endorsement in several areas. • Multi-Age Special Education — Intervention Specialist-mild to moderate (K–12) • Middle Childhood Education (grades 4–9) Two concentrations chosen from: • Mathematics • Reading/Language Arts • Science • Social Studies • Primary (P–5) Education (pre–K to grade 5) See appropriate department for a complete description of the following programs: • Adolescent and Young Adult (grades 7–12) • Chemistry Education (Department of Science and Mathematics, page 208) • Language Arts Education – Integrated (Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages, page 125) • Life Science Education (Department of Science and Mathematics, page 209) • Mathematics Education – Integrated (Department of Science and Mathematics, page 210) • Physical Science Education (Department of Science and Mathematics, page 211) • Physics Education (Department of Science and Mathematics, page 212) • Science Comprehensive Education – Integrated (Department of Science and Mathematics, page 213 ) • Social Studies Education – Integrated (Department of History and Government, page 144) • Multi-Age Licensure (pre–K to grade 12) • Music Education (Department of Music and Worship, page 165) • Spanish Education (Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages, page 130) Career Opportunities Christian and public schools actively recruit Cedarville education graduates. Graduate schools also welcome Cedarville students. Careers pursued by School of Education graduates include: • Christian school teacher • Church education programs • Elementary school teacher • High school or middle school teacher • International school teacher • Library science • Mission school teacher • Music teacher K–12 • Preschool director or teacher • Special education (mild–moderate educational needs) • Youth camps Faculty Kevin M. Jones, Sr. , Dean. Assistant Professor of Education. Education: B.A., Kentucky State University, 2004; M.A. University of Kentucky, 2008; M.Ed., University of Kentucky, 2015; Ed.D., Spaulding University, 2016. At Cedarville since 2020. Lori Ferguson , Assistant Dean. Assistant Professor of Education. Education: B.A., Cedarville University, 1998; M.S., University of Dayton, 2002; Ed.D., University of Cincinnati, 2020. At Cedarville since 2011. Eddie Baumann , Senior Professor of Education. Education: B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1983; M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1987; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1995. At Cedarville since 1993. Megan Brown , Assistant Professor of Education. Education: B.S., Messiah College, 2011; M.A., Hollins University, 2013; Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2019. At Cedarville since 2018. Terry Comers , Assistant Professor of Education. Education : B.A., Cedarville University, 1977; M.Ed., Wright State University, 1995. At Cedarville since 2004. David Leitch , Associate Professor of Special Education. Education: B.S., Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania, 1984; M.S., Central Michigan University, 1990; J.D., Cleveland State University, 1993; M.Ed., Cleveland State University, 2008; Ph.D., Kent State University, 2018. At Cedarville since 2012. Brenda MacKay , Associate Professor of Education. Education: B.A., Oglethorpe University, 1965; M.A., University of Georgia, 1972; Ed.D., Bob Jones University, 1992. At Cedarville since 2000. Lynn Roper , Assistant Professor of Special Education. Education: B.S., Asbury College, 1988; Certification in Special Education, University of Kentucky, 1990; M.S.W., University of Kentucky, 2000; Ph.D. in special education, University of Kentucky, 2016. At Cedarville since 2010. 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 99 School of Education Test Pass Rates