Urbana University Announces Online Summer Licensure Program for Teachers

Urbana University announced today details about a new summer licensure program to serve elementary educators.  The series of courses focuses on serving individuals who possess a PK-3 or 4-9 license and want to expand their teaching credentials to include grades 4-6. Courses in the four content areas, language arts, social studies, mathematics and science, are offered in an online, four-week format, enabling educators to select the courses needed to earn the generalist license by August 1.  The convenient curriculum reflects the University’s desire to adapt to the busy lives of teachers.

“As a former teacher, principal, and superintendent, I understand the hearts and lives of hard-working teachers,” observes Dr. Jim Daniel, Interim Dean of the College of Education and Sports Studies. “They work hard all year and then try to make their families a priority in the summer. The delivery model and course content in this program is designed so that educators can still address personal responsibilities while they grow professionally and secure an additional credential.”

Dr. Daniel also noted that the University is suspending admission to its Master of Education program, effective June 1. “We will continue to offer graduate courses in education to students enrolled in the M.Ed. as well as to educators needing graduate-level course work. However, we want to take some time to review and contemporize the curriculum. We expect that new M.Ed. will be even stronger and more effective in equipping 21st century teachers for excellence in the classroom.”

Education is one of the largest colleges at the University, having prepared hundreds of teachers who serve in schools throughout the region. Those interested in the generalist license or graduate courses in education can contact Dr. Daniel at jdaniel@urbana.edu or 937-652-6807 or Mary Lee Zerkle at mlzerkle@urbana.edu or (937) 652-6811.

Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the quaint town of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling and shooting sports.

Urbana University was the first college in the state to offer a nontraditional degree completion program and the second institution of higher education in Ohio to admit women. Founded by friends of John Chapman, the famous frontiersman called “Johnny Appleseed,” the campus is home to the Johnny Appleseed Museum, a rich collection of the personal artifacts and history of this 19th century American hero.



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