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Majors: Early Childhood Education • Intervention Education • Middle Childhood Education • Education • Health Education • Physical Education • Science Education
Here, you’ll acquire the knowledge, refine the character and practice the skills you'll need to help students develop to their full potential.
Capital's liberal arts tradition and General Education goals are central to our education program. This curriculum creates a broad context for learning; enhances your analytical, critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary for success; expands your knowledge and instills a thirst for lifelong learning; and refines your value systems and ethical standards to guide your decision making — in your profession and in life.As you focus exclusively on your major, you’ll be taught by highly experienced and engaged education professors. You'll blend rich classroom theory with relevant and challenging field experiences as early as your sophomore year — either here or abroad through our Intercultural Student Teaching Program. Explore the program and course descriptions in our online course bulletin.
High-Impact Practices: Student-Teaching and Field Experiences
Capital’s teacher education program features a host of on-campus classes and clinical experiences, as well as observations and field-based experiences in schools. Field-based experiences are completed in a variety of different cultural settings and at different grade levels. Because of our location in the thriving capital city of Columbus, there are a number of urban, suburban and rural school districts, as well as national and state agencies, within a short distance of Capital.The professional education program begins your first year. As early as the sophomore year, education students have opportunities to experience working with learners in diverse school and community settings during which they observe and participate in instructional responsibilities.
That's why our teacher education program is competitive — so our graduates are prepared to meet the challenge of evolving classroom. To earn an education degree from Capital, you must apply and get accepted to the teacher education program; apply and get accepted to student teach; and graduate and pass the licensure exam in your chosen area(s).
Our professors bring out the best in you. We won't lie. They can be tough. But they're also your counselors, your mentors, and your biggest advocates. Meet a few.
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Dr. Jennifer Hodge received the Capital University Cotterman Award for exceptional service to students through advising in 2007. She is past department chair for the Health and Sport Sciences Department. Dr. Hodge is a member of the South-Western City Schools Community Advisory Group and has served on numerous Ohio Department of Education advisory councils and boards related to physical education issues. Hodge is currently the Midwest Social Justice and Diversity Committee chair and has been instrumental in strategic planning related to social justice and diversity and is the Capital University Big Brothers Big Sisters liaison.
Lifetime Health Basketball and Golf Flag Football and Recreation Games Soccer, Bowling, and Billiards Weight Training and Conditioning Track and Field Personal Health Dual Sports and Activities Team Sports and Activities History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport Foundations of Physical Education Pedagogy Motor Learning Health Problems and School Health Services Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Sport Safety Education Adapted Physical Activity for Special Populations Tests and Measurements Pedagogy for Pre-school Through Young Adults: Health Pedagogy for Early and Middle Childhood Education: Physical Education Pedagogy for Adolescents to Young Adults: Physical Education Student Teaching: Multiage Health Education Student Teaching: Multiage Physical Education ExpertiseEffective physical education in schoolsNational Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Physical EducationPreparing physical education teacher education students
Ph.D., Sport and Exercise Education, The Ohio State University (2001) Master of Arts, The Ohio State University (1993) Bachelor of Science, Adapted Physical Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (1992)
Current research: Teaching physical education in urban settings Preparing highly qualified physical education teachers. Community engagement and physical activity levels of diverse populations. Hodge, S. R., & Faison-Hodge, J. (2010). Teacher Preparation and Conceptions of Teacher Learning in Physical Education. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 21(3), 8-19.
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Dr. Tobie Sanders is an expert in early childhood education,
child development, and reading and literacy learning and teaching. She has more
than 30 years of experience in early childhood and early language and literacy.
She has been the recipient of the Praestantia Award for Excellence in Teaching,
the highest honor Capital bestows on its faculty members.
She was the principal investigator for the Ingram White
Castle Foundation Kindergarten Bridge Project, which led to a partnership with
an east side Columbus school district that found its youngest students were
losing too much educational ground during the summer months. Through this
partnership, kindergartners were allowed to stay in school this summer. Dr.
Sanders and her students taught the classes, while the school district provided
space and lunches. As a result, the children continued to be nourished — both
intellectually and physically.
Her publications include Language Development, Early
Literacy, and Reading Courses; Art, Movement, Music, and Drama: Integrated
Experiences in Early Childhood Education; Reading and Language Arts Pedagogy;
and many others.
Ph.D., The Ohio State University Master of Arts, The Ohio State UniversityBachelor of Science, The Ohio State University
Below are our majors for traditional undergraduate students.
ARTArt EducationArt TherapyStudio ArtBIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCEBiologyEnvironmental ScienceBUSINESSAccountingBusiness ManagementFinancial EconomicsMarketingCHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRYBiochemistryChemistryCOMMUNICATIONCommunicationElectronic Media and FilmOrganizational CommunicationPublic RelationsTheatre StudiesCONSERVATORY OF MUSICCompositionJazz StudiesKeyboard PedagogyMusicMusic EducationMusic IndustryMusic TechnologyPerformanceEDUCATIONAdolescent to Young Adult Early ChildhoodMiddle ChildhoodMulti-AgedIntervention EducationENGLISHCreative WritingJournalism and Professional WritingLiteratureHEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCESAthletic TrainingExercise ScienceHealth and Fitness ManagementHISTORYHistoryInternational StudiesMATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHYSICSComputer Science Computer Science - Engineering Dual DegreeMathematicsMathematics - Engineering Dual DegreeNURSINGNursingPOLITICAL SCIENCE & ECONOMICSEconomicsEconomics – Political SciencePolitical SciencePublic AdministrationPRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIESPre-DentistryPre-LawPre-Law (3+3 Accelerated)Pre-MedicinePre-Occupational TherapyPre-OptometryPre-PharmacyPre-Physicians AssistantPre-Physical TherapyPre-PodiatryPre-Public Health Pre-SeminaryPre-Veterinary Medicine
PROFESSIONAL STUDIESInterdisciplinary StudiesProfessional Studies – Music TechnologyPSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGYCriminologyPsychologySociologyRELIGION AND PHILOSOPHYPhilosophyReligionWorship MinistriesYouth Ministry and Christian EducationSOCIAL WORKSocial WorkWORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURESFrenchSpanish