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2022 - 2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022 - 2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Master of Arts in Education Program Information

Dean - Kelly

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies - Kelly

Professor - Creasap, Kelly, Sayers, Shonia

Associate Professors - Cho, Conrad, Wightman 

Assistant Professors - Daoud, Dixon, Gorby, Hopkins, Lewis, Walsh

Introduction and History

The School of Education has several master’s level offerings. The Teacher Education Program at Capital University has been in existence since the early 20th century and is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), currently CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) for more than 50 years. Over time, 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 students have come to expect as the hallmark of the Capital experience.

In 2016, the School opened a Counselor Education Program, which trains both school counselors and clinical mental health counselors. The Program is currently undergoing the accreditation process outlined by CACREP (The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs). Counselors receive training in eight core areas: human growth and development, social and cultural diversity, counseling and helping relationships, group counseling and group work, career development, assessment and testing, research and program evaluation, and professional counseling orientation and ethical practice.

School of Education 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 School’s mission is to prepare competent, caring, committed professionals to teach, lead, and serve diverse communities of learners.

The mission of the Counselor Education program is to provide students a broad, holistic experience in which professional, ethical, and effective counselors are created. The 64-credit hour Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling tracks prepare students with the requisite knowledge and skills to work in settings including K-12 schools, hospitals, community agencies, college counseling centers, and private practice among others. The programs are experiential and didactic with a 100-hour practicum and 600-hour internship.

Capital University School of Education Goals

In the Teacher Education Program students will…

  • 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

In the Counselor Education Program students will…

  • Obtain theoretical knowledge in the areas of individual and group counseling, human development, multicultural and career counseling that is grounded in research and reflective of current national and state standards.
  • Demonstrate professional, personal, and cultural self-awareness and knowledge about how it influences their service delivery.
  • Demonstrate competency in counseling and assessment skills to impact student and client outcomes in academic, personal, or career areas.
  • Demonstrate consultation and collaboration skills that ensure an inclusive environment in school and counseling settings.
  • Continue their personal and professional development by adhering to the professional ethical codes of professional counseling organizations and the Counselor Education program dispositions around working with a pluralistic society.


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:

  • Bachelor’s 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 compatibility of professional goals with Capital University’s Masters in Education program, as addressed in a submitted writing sample and personal interview;
  • Evidence of ability to successfully complete the 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.

Students in the Master’s in Teaching Education program may enter any term throughout the year; Counselor Education students begin in the fall only. 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 adult-grad@capital.edu.

Faculty Contact Information

Each faculty member on campus has a mailbox. Faculty mailboxes for the School of Education are found in (Learning Center  Room 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 at www.capital.edu/directory/.

Email /Learning Management System

Faculty and students have active e-mail accounts. In order to use a learning management system 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.