Teacher Education

Welcome, and thank you so much for considering a degree in Teacher Education from Ohio Christian University. OCU's Teacher Education program is accredited by Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The goal of Ohio Christian University's Teacher Education Program is to graduate competent, caring and qualified teachers. It is designed to prepare teachers with a constructivist philosophy of education and a Christian world view, integrating general, professional and Biblical knowledge.

NEW for 2017:

Full program details to be published shortly.  Please contact us for further information.


Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate a strong Christian world view.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional characteristics as well as being life-long learners by setting professional goals and continually reflecting on and evaluating their teaching.
  • Demonstrate a broad base knowledge in general core education subjects and extensive knowledge in their curricular area.
  • Value a holistic approach in dealing with learners by engaging in a wide range of teaching techniques and assessment practices, promoting learners' construction of understanding and higher order thinking.
  • Develop relevant learning for pupils of varied educational, cultural, economic, and language backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology for their own learning and integrate available technology in their teaching to enhance student learning. 

Upon completion of the program and the satisfaction of all program requirements, students will be recommended to the Ohio Department of Education for initial licensure. 

Student outcome reports are available via: Title II Teacher Preparation Report which summarizes the programmatic data for the Teacher Education program of OCU.

For specific information about this program, contact Valerie Jones, chair of the Teacher Education Department. If you are interested in studying this program, request information from our admissions office.



If you feel God leading you into a life of service through teaching, Ohio Christian University is ready to help prepare you!
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Meet The Faculty

Rolanda Hurtt

Affiliate Faculty for Teacher Education

Peggy Duvall

Adjunct Professor for Early Childhood Development

Jayne Stevenson

Affiliate Faculty of Teacher Education

Valerie Jones

Department Chair of Teacher Education Program

Pat Beathard

Adjunct Professor of Music Education

Pamela Larson

Affiliate Faculty - Teacher Education

Angela Flowers

Angela Flowers Bio Pic

Instructor of Education