2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

depending on their level of Spanish. The program is represented by Dr. Andrew Wiseman and the Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages. Cedarville University D.C. Semester cedarville.edu/dcsemester During fall semesters, students can participate in our own program in Washington, D.C. Students take 16 credits, 10 of which are an internship in their chosen major. Students are housed at the Heritage Foundation and courses are taught by a Cedarville professor who lives in D.C. for the semester. The program is directed by Dr. Mark Smith and the Center for Political Studies. Cedarville University Geology of National Parks The Geology of National Parks program is one of the most popular faculty-led summer study abroad options offered at Cedarville. The hands-on program is taught by a Cedarville professor and tours numerous national parks during the summer. The course fulfills Cedarville’s general education physical science course requirement. Study Abroad Summer Programs The Study Abroad office continually works with professors who desire to teach specialized courses abroad. Each summer a variety of faculty-led study abroad programs are available for students to take general education and/or upper-level courses. These summer programs are ideal for students whose majors do not have the flexibility of a full semester or year abroad. Locations and programs vary each summer. International-Intercultural Student Teaching Programs (IIP) International STAGE (Student Teaching and Global Experience) consists of Christian universities from across the U.S. Since the late 1980s, STAGE, of which Cedarville is a member, has assisted Christian institutions in placing quality student teachers in quality schools on every continent except Antarctica. Students are placed in environments that are safe and nurturing educationally, personally, and spiritually. Student teachers from Cedarville have taught in over 20 different countries. Literally speaking, ‘the sun never sets’ on Cedarville teacher candidates. Intercultural Two intercultural options are offered through STAGE. One is at Christian Liberty School in Keaau, Hawaii, and the other at Native American Christian Academy in Sun Valley, Arizona. Cedarville has a separate partnership with Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, Kansas. This partnership offers our student teachers the opportunity for placement in an urban setting comprised of a richly diverse student body where 105 different languages are spoken in student homes. Teacher candidates will be exposed to innovative and rigorous educational practices under the daily direction of quality mentor teachers as WPS students are prepared to achieve college, career, and life readiness. Cedarville teacher candidates apply for these programs early in their junior year. Only those with a good academic record, strong character, and spiritual and professional performance references are allowed to participate. Both international and intercultural opportunities meet Cedarville’s standards and requirements as set by the Ohio Department of Education. Interested students should contact Dr. Brenda MacKay at mackayb@cedarville.edu. Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies Cedarville University is a Sustaining Partner with Au Sable Institute. Students enrolled at Cedarville University may take advantage of field-intensive courses offered by the Au Sable Institute, including marine mammals, international development, tropical agriculture, marine biology, wildlife ecology, and missions. Students may choose to attend any of four Au Sable Institute locations: Au Sable Great Lakes (Mancelona, Michigan), Au Sable Pacific Rim (Whidbey Island, Washington), and Au Sable Costa Rica (Vara Blanca, Costa Rica). Au Sable courses provide academic content, field experience, and practical tools to serve, protect, and restore God’s creation. The Institute grants vocational certificates for environmental analysts, land resource analysts, water resource analysts, and naturalists. Academically qualified students are awarded the Au Sable Academic Scholar Award ($600–$1,400 per course). As a Sustaining Partner, Cedarville students are also granted a tuition discount ($800 per course). Interested students should contact Dr. Mark Gathany, Cedarville University’s Au Sable Institute representative. mgathany@ cedarville.edu. The Cove — Academic Enrichment Center The Academic Enrichment Center, known as The Cove, exists to cultivate academic scholarship among all Cedarville students — whether you’re a B student striving to be an A student, or a C student striving to be a B student. More than simply accurate note taking and successful test taking, scholarship is the spirit of learning. It’s not about having a 4.0 but about students doing their personal best — having goals for their futures, discovering their academic learning styles, and taking advantage of the services. For you to excel in your studies, you need the proper resources. The Cove offers many such resources — including tutoring, oneto-one consultations, and much more. We will connect you with services that will help you discover your academic learning style and create goals for your Cedarville experience. Tutoring • Peer tutoring: In-person and Online • Peer coaches: Weekly review sessions for specific courses • Math Tutoring Lab Courses • COLL-0900 Foundations* (to equip and assist students to be successful through their first year of college) • COLL-1010 MAP *(managing academic probation) • GMTH-0900 Intermediate Algebra* * The credit hours may not be used toward the hours needed for graduation. Services • Disability Services - Provides reasonable, appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access to programs and services for students impacted by a disability. If you are in need of accommodations because of the impact of a disability, please contact Disability Services at disabilityservices@cedarville.edu or 937-766-7437. • Faculty academic coaching • Online resource site • Presentations and seminars • Support for international students, athletes, commuters, Dual Enrollment, graduate student, and exploratory/undeclared majors See cedarville.edu/TheCove for more information on the programs, courses and services. COLL-0900 This one-credit-hour course may be required for some students whose academic backgrounds do not reflect their collegiate potential. This opportunity reflects our desire for each student to establish a strong academic foundation and maintain academic momentum. Admission to the required course is determined by the admissions committee. There is a $150 course fee for Foundations, which is limited to 12 students per class. Credits earned for COLL-0900 Foundations do not count toward the 128 hours required for graduation. Additional Academic Support Each student is assigned to an academic advisor who offers counsel concerning course scheduling. A student who has not declared a major will be assigned to a special advisor equipped Page 24 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Academic Information Additional Academic Support