Preparing educators who are effective facilitators of learning

The preparation of educators has a distinguished history at Central State University.  Thus, over the years, graduates of the College of Education have made significant contributions to the profession as teachers and administrators.  The College remains committed to maintaining that rich history of service by preparing educators who understand the dynamics of educating students in a complex and diverse society.

Programs in the College of Education have clinical experiences as a central core of educator preparation. Through the cooperation of area schools, the College of Education candidates spend a significant portion of their preparation in actual classrooms studying the role of teaching in the educational growth of students. The integration of theory to practice applies to all the educator preparation programs offered by the College that range from preparing teachers for the kindergarten and primary to the high school levels. The College also offers the post-baccalaureate program for those who seek an initial teaching license and who have completed at least the undergraduate degree.

For those interested in pursuing a rewarding career in teaching, the College of Education offers a comprehensive array of professional options, including degree programs leading to licensure in early childhood, mild and moderate intervention specialist, music education, and physical science, to name some of the programs offered. The College of Education offers Educational Studies degrees for those who are not interested in receiving Ohio Teaching Licensure. This degree option does not include methods and student teaching requirements.

The college faculty and professional staff welcome opportunities to discuss career options with prospective students. Visits to the college, located in the Joshua I. Smith Center for Education & Natural Sciences, are welcomed and encouraged.

Lillian Drakeford, Ph.D.
Interim Dean
O: 937-376-6675 or 937-376-6007
E: ldrakeford@centralstate.edu

The mission of the College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare educators who are effective in serving as active facilitators of learning for the diverse student population.  The college is actively committed to the preparation of educators who vicariously experience students in various learning situations and, as a result, are prepared to take appropriate action to enhance the teaching-learning environment.