Teacher Licensure Program

1 Mather House
Phone: 216-368-0792
Edward Bernetich, Director of Teacher Education
E-mail: edward.bernetich@case.edu


Teacher licensure programs are offered in art education and music education at the undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) and graduate (Master of Arts) levels. A unique feature of these programs is that each is offered in cooperation with a University Circle Institution—the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

In addition, several departments within the College of Arts and Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Classics, English, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Physics) participate in the Case Western Reserve University/John Carroll University Collaborative Program to prepare students for state licensure. Bachelor of Arts degrees in these departments are awarded by Case Western Reserve University, and licensure is recommended by John Carroll University.

Teacher licensure programs at Case Western Reserve University are approved by the Ohio Department of Education and lead to teaching licenses recognized by more than 40 states. In addition, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accredits the music education program.

Program Faculty

Edward Bernetich, M.Ed.
Director of Teacher Education

William I. Bauer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music

David Bellini, M.A.
Lecturer (Educational Psychology)

Gary Ciepluch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music

Judy Flanik, B.A.
University Supervisor, Art Education

Kathleen Horvath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music

Lisa L. Koops, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Music

Marcus Neiman, M.M.
Lecturer; University Supervisor, Music Education

Sandra Noble, M.A.
Lecturer; University Supervisor, Art Education

Tim Shuckerow, M.A.
Director of Art Education/Art Studio

Undergraduate Programs

Ohio Teacher Licensure Programs

Teacher education may be chosen as a second major by students whose primary major is in a field in which Case Western Reserve has teacher licensure agreements with John Carroll University and programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education. The teacher education major requires 35 credit hours in professional education, 15 hours taken at Case Western Reserve and 20 hours taken at John Carroll University.

Adolescence/Young Adult teacher licensure is available in integrated language arts, integrated social studies, mathematics, integrated life sciences, chemistry, and physics. In addition, the program offers dual-field licensure in physical science, which includes both chemistry and physics, to students pursuing the B.A. in either discipline. Multi-age licensure is available in French, Spanish, or Latin. For information concerning specific subject area requirements, turn to the departmental descriptions for Biology, Chemistry, Classics (Latin), English, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literatures (French, Spanish), and Physics.

The education course requirements are as follows:

1. Courses at Case Western Reserve University (15 hours):

PSCL 101: General Psychology (prerequisite for EDUC 304) (3)
EDUC 301: Introduction to Education (3)
EDUC 304: Educational Psychology (3)
EDUC 338: Seminar and Practicum in Adolescents (3)
EDUC 255: Literacy Across the Curriculum (3)

2. Courses at John Carroll University (20 hours)

EDUC 186: Instructional Technology (2)
EDJC 337: Adolescent Education Special Methods (3)
EDJC 427: Adolescent Education Special Topics (3)
EDJC 405C: Adolescent Education Seminar (3)
EDJC 444C: Adolescent Student Teaching (9)

Students seeking licensure in French, Spanish, or Latin will register for the following instead of EDJC 405 and 444C:

EDJC 405D: Multi-Age Education Seminar (3)
EDJC 444D: Multi-Age Student Teaching (9)

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional education courses, a 2.7 GPA in the specific content area, and a cumulative overall GPA of 2.5 to be recommended for Ohio teacher licensure.

As noted above, Case Western Reserve University also offers teacher licensure programs in art education and music education at the undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) and graduate (Master of Arts) levels. For further information on Art Education, see the Department of Art History and Art description in this bulletin; for Music Education, see the Department of Music description.