Rajeev Swami, Ed.D.
Chair of Professional Education
Director of Accreditation
Dr. Lillian Drakeford
Director of Field and Clinical
Dr. Lap Nguyen
Early Childhood Education
Assessment Data Coordinator
Secretary to the Department
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.
Monique Cherry-McDaniel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Saul Greenberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Lap Nguyen, Ph.D., Professor
Kwabena Ofori-Attah, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Helen Senu-Oke, Ed.D., Assistant Professor
Rajeev Swami, Ed.D., Associate Professor
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:
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.
Students transferring from another institution must submit an official transcript and obtain a transcript evaluation before program admission.
Admission to Graduate Program is currently not available.