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Department of Professional Education


Rajeev Swami, Ed.D.
Director of Accreditation
Room 213I
937-376-6266
rswami@centralstate.edu


Dr. Lillian Drakeford
Director of Field and Clinical
Room 213G
937-376-6675ldrakeford@centralstate.edu


Dr. Lap Nguyen
Early Childhood Education


Sheryl Evans
Assessment Data Coordinator
Room 213F
937-376-6221
sevans@centralstate.edu


Alma Brown
Secretary to the Department
Room 213
937-376-6176abrown@centralstate.edu


The Department of Professional Education is the primary unit within the College of Education to prepare educators as teachers for Pre-Kindergarten level to grade 12 classrooms.  The Department has a collaborative partnership with Xenia Community Schools for the purpose of providing clinical experiences and program development.  Programs in Graduate Studies are offered by the Department.

 

Faculty

Reginald Nnazor, Ph.D., Professor

Rajeev Swami, Ed.D., Associate Professor

Kwabena Ofori-Attah, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Helen Senu-Oke, Ed.D., Assistant Professor

Saul Greenberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Monique Cherry-McDaniel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Erasmus Chirume, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

 

Staff

Sherry Evans, Data Coordinator

Alma Brown, Secretary

 

Educator Preparation Programs

The Department of Professional Education offers and coordinates degree programs leading to teaching license for the subject areas and grade levels listed:

  • Integrated Language Arts Education, grades 7-12 Integrated Mathematics Education,  grades 7-12
  • Integrated Social Studies Education, grades 7-12
  • Life Science Education,  grades 7-12
  • Physical Science Education,  grades 7-12
  • Early Childhood Education, Pre-Kindergarten level through grade 3
  • Intervention Specialist Education – (Mild/Moderate) Kindergarten level through grade 12
  • Middle Childhood Education, choose two teaching areas - Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, grades 4-9
  • Music Education, K-12  (In collaboration with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences)
  • Visual Arts Education, K-12  (In collaboration with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

The Teacher Education Programs in Music Education and Visual Arts Education are coordinated by the College of Education and the Department of Professional Education. The Programs are offered by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.  Information about the programs is also available in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences section of this Catalog.

 

Post Baccalaureate Route

The Department of Professional Education offers a post-baccalaureate route to teacher licensure.  The post-baccalaureate route is designed for individuals who have completed the baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75, and who wish to obtain an initial teaching license.  Individuals interested in seeking admission to Post Baccalaureate status should consult the University Office of Admissions or the appropriate College of Education Department.

 

Transfer Students

Students transferring from another institution must submit an official transcript and obtain a transcript evaluation before program admission.

 

Graduate Studies

Admission to Graduate Program is currently not available.