Ohio Wesleyan Education Department Earns National Honor

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Education is one of 35 at colleges and universities across the nation recently recognized for “effectiveness in preparing future teachers for knowledge in their anticipated subject areas.”

The honor comes from the Washington, D.C.-based National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan research and policy group committed to “modernizing the teaching profession based on the belief that all children deserve effective teachers.”

NCTQ examined 800 schools and chose to recognize 35 with an “A” grade for meeting its “high school content standard,” which involved a review of Ohio Wesleyan’s course content offerings, degree plans, and admissions selectivity.

Amy McClure, Ph.D., chair of the OWU Department of Education, says the university is committed to “preparing teachers who are ready to step into the classroom and teach effectively from day one. Our education majors spend more than 450 hours in local classrooms observing and assisting teachers and teaching lessons based on ideas they developed in methods courses.”