Welcome to the Education Master’s Program at Capital University
It is with great excitement that the Education Department at Capital University welcomes you to the Master of Arts in Education. By choosing to begin your master’s program at Capital University, you are joining a community of competent, caring, and committed professionals.
This catalog serves as an overview of the Master of Arts in Education at Capital University. It contains the program’s mission, goals, available resources, and the policies and requirements you will need throughout the program. Specific course information can be located in the Graduate Bulletin of the Education Department.
Everyone associated with Capital is here to help you have a successful experience, and achieve your full potential. Please ask for assistance whenever you need it. Our commitment to you does not end at the completion of your program. We look forward to serving you throughout your career.
Jim Wightman, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department Chair and Director of Graduate Studies - Wightman
Professor - Faison Hodge, Michael, Sayers
Associate Professors - Alvarez, Bell, Cho, B. Conrad, T. Conrad, Creasap, DoBroka, Shalter-Bruening, Shonia
Assistant Professors - Alvarez, Daoud, Dixon, Lewis
Instructor - Laffin, Rowe
Adjunct Professor - T. Conrad, Lusher, McFarland
Introduction and History
The Teacher Education Program at Capital University has been in existence since the early 20th century and accredited by NCATE for more than 50 years. Over the years, the program has changed to meet the needs of the profession and the public; however, one thing has remained consistent: Capital’s determination to provide excellence in teacher education along with individualized attention that all Capital student have come to expect as the hallmark of the Capital experience.
Teacher Education Department Mission
Teacher education candidates must be competent in subject-matter and pedagogical knowledge and theory. They must integrate and use their theoretical knowledge and pedagogical skills in caring ways to facilitate the learning of all students. They must demonstrate commitment to reflecting on and analyzing their work in advancing student learning. The Department’s mission is to prepare competent, caring, committed professionals to teach, lead, and serve diverse communities of learners.
Capital University Education Department Goals
• Exhibit Thorough Content Knowledge & Pedagogical Content Knowledge
• Demonstrate and Apply Knowledge of Diversity in Learners, Learning, & Assessment
• Demonstrate and Implement Knowledge of Curriculum and General Pedagogy to Impact Student Learning
• Communicate/Collaborate with Key Stakeholders & Create an Inclusive/Engaging Educational Environment
• Evidence the Professional Dispositions, Ethics, & Responsibilities of an Educator
Admission to any of the graduate education programs is open to candidates who give evidence of intellectual application, appropriate academic and/or teaching experiences and personal suitability for pursuing graduate studies. Such suitability includes a combination of ability, maturity, motivation, character and commitment. Qualified students are admitted regardless of race, color, religion, sex and gender, age, disability, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The minimum criteria for admission to the Capital University Master of Arts in Education program are:
- Bachelors degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
- Satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B);
- Evidence of having taken the Ohio Assessment for Educators or comparable state mandated initial teaching license assessment (for Master of Arts in Teaching Only);
- Evidence of having a minimum of two years successful teaching experience when applying for a license (for Master of Arts in School Administration Only);
- Evidence of compatibility of professional goals with Capital University’s Masters in Education program, as addressed in submitted writing sample and personal interview;
- Evidence of ability to successfully complete program as collectively indicated in all materials submitted in the application process;
- Signed Statement of Assurance of Good Moral Character
Final determination of admission rests with the Student Assessment Monitoring Committee of the Master of Arts in Education Program. The Committee will review all applications in a timely manner and render decisions based on the criteria stated above, and may request a meeting with the applicant.
A student may enter the master’s degree program fall, spring or the summer terms. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Inquiries regarding admissions procedures should be directed to the Assistant Director of Adult and Graduate Education Recruitment at 614-236-6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Contact Information
Each faculty member on campus has a mailbox. Faculty mailboxes for the Education Department are found in the copier room (Learning Center 206). The mailboxes for other faculty on campus are located in the buildings where their offices are located. All faculty also have office voice-mail, which they can access, on site or remotely. If you leave a message, please speak slowly and leave a number where you can be reached (including area code). Faculty contact information can be found here.
Email / ILearn
Faculty and students have active e-mail accounts. In order to use iLearn in any course, students must have a Capital e-mail address. To obtain an active account, call Information Technology at 614/236-6508 or stop at Information Technology on the first floor of the Library to register for an email account. It is free for all students who are enrolled or on leave. Students are strongly encouraged to check their Capital e-mail accounts on a regular and frequent schedule. All e-mails related to course work and university business will be sent only to university e-mail addresses.
Graduate Education Bulletin Board
A graduate programs bulletin board is located in the hallway outside Learning Center 206. Announcements about courses, scholarships, job opportunities, social events, and opportunities to serve will be posted on this bulletin board.