2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Education and Human Development

“Educators Serving Together”

The mission of the School of Education and Human Development is to develop education and counseling professionals committed to service and advocacy for individuals, community, and the world. Programs provide an intensive knowledge base grounded in a Christian worldview, promote collaborative and reflective practice, and encourage ownership of professional growth.

The School of Education and Human Development is organized into the Department of Education, Graduate Education, and Graduate Counseling and Human Development. It includes the Center for Professional Development, education student services, and field experiences. The School of Education and Human Development offers the Bachelor of Science in Education, the Bachelor of Arts, and the Master of Arts in Education.

The School of Education and Human Development serves as the primary unit for all educator preparation programs and is accredited through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The mission of the unit, in collaboration with the liberal arts faculty and P-12 educational partners, is to provide a biblically based education which prepares knowledgeable, reflective, collaborative educators committed to serving others in order that all individuals may learn and develop to their fullest potential and interact with each other and their environment with respect, compassion, and fairness.

The Teacher Education Program includes 21 state-approved programs leading to Ohio licensure. Consult licensure program requirements listed within specific departmental sections of this catalog (noted in parentheses in the list following) and program guides available upon request in the School of Education and Human Development; Mitchell Hall - Room 300. Students expecting to be certified for teaching in other states should become aware of requirements in those states.

Requirements for undergraduate students in any of the licensure programs include a minimum 2.75 for the major and cumulative gpas; minimum ACT score of 20 in Reading, English, and Mathematics (or SAT equivalent score) or a score of 175 in the Praxis I basic skills tests of reading, mathematics, and writing; positive faculty recommendations; satisfactory field and student teaching experiences; BCI/FBI report; and TB test report. In addition, the Department of Education requires a cumulative gpa minimum of 2.75 to register for any education course at the 300 level or above.

Remedial courses are available if ACT scores are below 20 in Reading, English, or Mathematics. Students meeting all degree and licensure program requirements and Ohio Assessments for Educators requirements are eligible for an Ohio four-year resident educator license.

Initial Teaching Licensure Areas:

  • Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
  • Middle Childhood Education (4-9)
  • Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12):
    • Integrated Language Arts
    • Integrated Mathematics
    • Integrated Science
    • Integrated Social Studies
    • Life Science
    • Life Science/Chemistry
    • Physical Science
  • Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate (K-12)
  • Health Education (PreK-12)
  • Music Education (PreK-12)
  • Physical Education (PreK-12)
  • Spanish Education (PreK-12)
  • Visual Arts Education (PreK-12) 

(Language and Literature)
(Mathematics and Computer Science)
(Natural Sciences)
(History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences)
(Natural Sciences)
(Natural Sciences)
(Natural Sciences)
(Nursing and Health Sciences)
(Language and Literature)
(Visual Arts)

Other Licensure Areas:

  • Administrative Specialist
  • Clinical Counselor
  • Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate; Graduate
  • Principal
  • School Counselor

(see Graduate Catalog)
(see Graduate Catalog)
(see Graduate Catalog)
(see Graduate Catalog)
(see Graduate Catalog)


  • Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement
  • Reading Endorsement (K-12)
  • Teacher Leader Endorsement

(see Graduate Catalog)
(see Graduate Catalog)
(see Graduate Catalog)

Teacher Education Candidate Proficiencies

The Malone University Teacher Education Program prepares candidates who are committed to serving collaboratively and reflect the following proficiencies:

  1. Demonstrate ways in which a Christian worldview informs educational practice.
  2. Apply sound principles of teaching, learning, and advocacy.
  3. Master the content for which they have educational responsibility.
  4. Demonstrate competence in the process of planning developmentally appropriate practices.
  5. Exhibit effective techniques which promote learning for all students regardless of race, culture, gender, creed, or ability.
  6. Identify organizational and behavioral management strategies that create an educational environment conducive to effective learning and growth.
  7. Evaluate and support student learning and growth by utilizing varied assessments to inform instruction and interventions.
  8. Display professionalism and ownership of professional growth.
  9. Use technology as a tool for instruction, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
  10. Collaborate with family, teachers, community, and other stakeholders in student learning and growth.
  11. Initiate and sustain conversation in an organized, clear, and confident manner, using standard English, in written and oral form.
  12. Exhibit dispositions for educators committed to serving together by:
    1. providing service,
    2. practicing fairness,
    3. promoting stewardship,
    4. believing all students can learn and grow.