“Educators Serving Together”
The mission of the School of Education and Human Development is to develop education 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 which houses undergraduate programs and the Center for Professional Development. The School of Education and Human Development offers the Bachelor of Science in Education, the Bachelor of Arts, education student services, and field experiences.
The School of Education and Human Development provides oversight for all educator preparation programs and is accredited through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Its mission, 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 9 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); 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.
Students meeting all degree and licensure program requirements and Ohio Assessments for Educators requirements are eligible for an Ohio four-year resident educator license.
Teacher Education Candidate Proficiencies
The Malone University Teacher Education Program prepares candidates who are committed to serving collaboratively and reflect the following proficiencies:
- Demonstrate ways in which a Christian worldview informs educational practice.
- Apply sound principles of teaching, learning, and advocacy.
- Master the content for which they have educational responsibility.
- Demonstrate competence in the process of planning developmentally appropriate practices.
- Exhibit effective techniques which promote learning for all students regardless of race, culture, gender, creed, or ability.
- Identify organizational and behavioral management strategies that create an educational environment conducive to effective learning and growth.
- Evaluate and support student learning and growth by utilizing varied assessments to inform instruction and interventions.
- Display professionalism and ownership of professional growth.
- Use technology as a tool for instruction, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
- Collaborate with family, teachers, community, and other stakeholders in student learning and growth.
- Initiate and sustain conversation in an organized, clear, and confident manner, using standard English, in written and oral form.
- Exhibit dispositions for educators committed to serving together by:
- providing service,
- practicing fairness,
- promoting stewardship,
- believing all students can learn and grow.