Department of Professional Education

Rajeev Swami, Ed.D.
Chair of Professional Education
Director of Accreditation
Room 213I

Dr. Lillian Drakeford
Director of Field and Clinical
Room 213G

Sheryl Evans
Assessment Data Coordinator
Room 213F

Alma Brown
Secretary to the Department
Room 213

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.


Saul Greenberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Lap Nguyen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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

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

Sandra Sumerfield, Ph.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.

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.