On June 19, 2020, the faculty of the Ohio Wesleyan Department of Education wrote an open letter to the president of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education urging the association to challenge the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) policy that requires teacher education programs use standardized exams as a measure of academic proficiency when determining admission to teacher education programs. We believe these tests have a history of bias, disadvantaging students of color, students from low-income families, and students with disabilities.
Please read the letter here.

Introduction to the Department

Ohio Wesleyan has been educating teachers for more than 100 years. This experience confirms our belief that the most creative and effective teachers are prepared at strong liberal arts colleges such as ours. Our program emphasizes a solid theoretical base and practical experience.

Department Features

  • From your first course onward, you learn about the responsibilities and rewards of the teaching profession by working directly with students in area schools, community centers, or in Ohio Wesleyan's Early Childhood Center, a laboratory preschool program.
  • Ohio Wesleyan offers programs preparing students for teacher licensure at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  We also offer licensure in special education.

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Department Contact Info


Phillips Hall 214
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3557
F 740-368-3553
E educ@owu.edu

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Chair: Sarah Kaka
Associate Professor of Education