Online Education Courses You Didn’t Expect with Your Degree

Notre Dame College offers quality curriculum for unique education programs

Notre Dame College offers unique online education programs for current and would-be teachers looking to build a stronger foundation for a career in the classroom through a bachelor’s degree in education. Our programs meet your educational needs in order for you to achieve your professional goals, and our quality curriculum is designed using tested concepts in pedagogy and current industry trends to prepare future educators for the classroom. We have broken down our online programs and the courses you might take as part of the curriculum.

Bachelor of Arts in Education

A bachelor’s degree is the first step for any would-be educator looking to start their career in education in Ohio. As the standard education requirement for new teachers, a bachelor’s degree is a necessity. Following are some courses you may encounter as part of your bachelor’s degree.

  • Introduction to Education & ED  Field Experience: Explore a career in teaching in this introductory course that is focused on historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education. And, see educators in action through required observation hours in classrooms in the follow-up course.
  • Educational Psychology: Classrooms are hubs of learning and social diversity. This course focuses on the study development, learning and instructional theory and its practical applications to teaching.
  • Integrated Technology Across the Curriculum: Technology changes the way students learn and the way you teach. Learn how technology can be used in your classroom to address academic needs in diverse populations.
  • Issues in Education: Current educational issues greatly affect your ability to teach effectively. This seminar provides open dialogue on these issues and how they can be addressed in unique academic settings.

You can set yourself apart from other candidates with one of our specialized licensures, including early childhood education (ECE). Gain an added credential to support your efforts in the K-3 education fields. Here are some courses you might take as part of the ECE licensure.

  • The Role of Phonics in Reading: Word recognition is a fundamental development milestone and critical to a child’s literacy. As the initial reading course for the ECE licensure, this course prepares educators to assess and intervene in word recognition for greater literacy success.
  • Foundations of Early and Middle Childhood Education: This course focuses on teaching students in grades Pre-K – 9 with an emphasis in developmentally-appropriate curriculum organization and integration as well as strategies for student assessment.
  • Assessment and Correction of Reading Disabilities: Learn how to assess, intervene and correction literacy disabilities in ECE students.
  • Music, Creative Arts and Physical Movement in Early Childhood Education: The academic development of children can be assisted through the utilization of the arts in the classroom. This course will focus on strategies and pedagogy techniques to meet the development needs of children through the integration of the arts.

Notre Dame College also offers a Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (MMIS) licensure for educators wanting to serve students with special academic and social needs. Here are some courses you might take as part of the MMIS licensure.

  • Collaborative Teaming: Working with children with learning, behavioral and/or social disabilities requires communication and collaboration with family members and other teachers. This course serves to assist you in developing these needed skills to facilitate solid team partnerships.
  • Student Class Management: Behavior management is crucial for students with disabilities in order to maximize time in the classroom. Explore common behavior management plans and learn how to gain baseline data for observation in order to formulize strategic methods to curb inappropriate behavior in your classroom.
  • Assessment of Special Needs: Assessing students learning needs early is critical to their future academic success. This course will provide you with a working knowledge of terminology and assessment tools to explore a child’s referral for special education.
  • Instructional Strategies in Mild Moderate: Learn to develop an Individual Education Plan for students with special needs. This course provides an overview of accommodations; methods for planning and monitoring instruction, including the selection of teaching material; and integrating technology to meet the needs of all students.

Today’s student isn’t a one-size-fits-all learner. And, education credentials shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all for educators. Teachers work with students of all ages and learning abilities, and each student presents educators with unique challenges in the classroom that must be addressed in order to facilitate a positive learning environment for all. Our licensures give you specific insight into various education fields so you are able to meet student’s learning needs and help them thrive in the classroom.