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Majors: Early Childhood Education • Middle School Education • Intervention Education • Visual Arts Education • Music Education • Mathematics Education • Science Education (Biology and Chemistry) • English/Language Arts Education • Social Studies Education
Here, you’ll acquire the knowledge, refine the character and practice the skills you'll need to help students develop to their full potential.
Capital's liberal arts tradition and General Education goals are central to our education program. This curriculum creates a broad context for learning; enhances your analytical, critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary for success; expands your knowledge and instills a thirst for lifelong learning; and refines your value systems and ethical standards to guide your decision making — in your profession and in life.As you focus exclusively on your major, you’ll be taught by highly experienced and engaged education professors. You'll blend rich classroom theory with relevant and challenging field experiences as early as your sophomore year — either here or abroad through our Intercultural Student Teaching Program. Explore the program and course descriptions in our online course bulletin.
High-Impact Practices: Student-Teaching and Field Experiences
Capital’s teacher education program features a host of on-campus classes and clinical experiences, as well as observations and field-based experiences in schools. Field-based experiences are completed in a variety of different cultural settings and at different grade levels. Because of our location in the thriving capital city of Columbus, there are a number of urban, suburban and rural school districts, as well as national and state agencies, within a short distance of Capital.The professional education program begins your first year. As early as the sophomore year, education students have opportunities to experience working with learners in diverse school and community settings during which they observe and participate in instructional responsibilities.
That's why our teacher education program is competitive — so our graduates are prepared to meet the challenge of evolving classroom. To earn an education degree from Capital, you must apply and get accepted to the teacher education program; apply and get accepted to student teach; and graduate and pass the licensure exam in your chosen area(s).
Our professors bring out the best in you. We won't lie. They can be tough. But they're also your counselors, your mentors, and your biggest advocates. Meet a few below, or view our department directory.
Ruff Learning Center
Dr. Jennifer Hodge received the Capital University Cotterman Award for exceptional service to students through advising in 2007. She is past department chair for the Health and Sport Sciences Department. Dr. Hodge is a member of the South-Western City Schools Community Advisory Group and has served on numerous Ohio Department of Education advisory councils and boards related to physical education issues. Hodge is currently the Midwest Social Justice and Diversity Committee chair and has been instrumental in strategic planning related to social justice and diversity and is the Capital University Big Brothers Big Sisters liaison.
Adapted Physical Activity for Special PopulationsExceptionalities and Intervention StrategiesFamily, Community, and CultureFirst Year Seminar: Personal HealthHealth Education PedagogyHealth Problems and School Health ServicesIntroduction to Curriculum, Instruction, & AssessmentMotor Development for Young ChildrenMotor LearningPhysical Education PedagogyStudent Teaching Supervision
Ph.D., Sport and Exercise Education (Cognates: Special Education & Supervision), The Ohio State University (2001)M.A., Adapted Physical Education, The Ohio State University (1993)B.S., Health & Physical Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (1992)
Hodge, S. R., & Faison-Hodge, J. (2010). Teacher Preparation and Conceptions of Teacher Learning in Physical Education. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 21(3), 8-19.Faison-Hodge, J, & Porretta, D. (2004). Physical activity levels of students with mental retardation and students without disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 21, 139-152.Hodge, S. R., Faison-Hodge, J., Burden, J. Jr. (2004). Politics, pitfalls, and precedents: Going beyond tokenism in diversifying physical education faculty in higher education. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, 15(2), 6-7, 12-13.Jansma, P., Wallstrom, T., Walsh, M., Faison-Hodge, J., & An, M. (1999). Psychomotor domain testing of those with serious disabilities. In P. Jansma (Ed.). Psychomotor Domain and Serious Disabilities. Lanham, MA: University Press of America. Bridges, D., Faison, J. & Mosley, K. (1995) Perspectives on ethnic diversity: Recruitment, retention, and post-matriculation in the disciplines of adapted physical education and therapeutic recreation. The Advocate, 23(3), 4.
Capital's Education Department sponsors reading tutoring sessions and remediation for students in grades kindergarten through 12 at the Reading Center. These sessions are conducted by upper-level Capital students who are majoring in education under the skillful leadership and supervision of an on-site professor. The Reading Center started in 1976 and was funded by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. In its 40 year existence, the Reading Center has served over 2,000 students.
What We Do at the Reading Center
Our reading tutors can help your child with:
A Whole Semester for $200
We offer a one-to-one tutoring environment that meets two evenings a week for an entire semester (three evenings a week during the summer). And we also offer several discounts:
Your Child's Tutoring Sessions
Each session is an hour long, one- to-one reading session. Your child receives two hours a week during Fall and Spring semesters and 3 hours a week during Summer sessions. Sessions are offered:
Our tutors and the professor will prepare and share a summary of your child's experience and skills and will discuss this information with the child's parent or guardian. We will share your child's accomplishments with their school if you request us to do so.
For more information about Capital's Reading Center or to register your child(ren), please contact:
Dr. Jennifer Faison Hodge
Director of Clinical Partnerships
Professor Beverly Finley
Director of the Reading Center
Below are our majors for traditional undergraduate students.
ARTArt EducationArt TherapyStudio ArtBIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCEBiologyEnvironmental ScienceBUSINESSAccountingBusiness ManagementFinancial EconomicsMarketingCHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRYBiochemistryChemistryCOMMUNICATIONCommunicationElectronic Media and FilmOrganizational CommunicationPublic RelationsTheatre StudiesCONSERVATORY OF MUSICCompositionJazz StudiesKeyboard PedagogyMusicMusic EducationMusic IndustryMusic TechnologyPerformanceEDUCATIONAdolescent to Young Adult Early ChildhoodMiddle ChildhoodMulti-AgedIntervention Specialist (Mild/Moderate)ENGLISHCreative WritingJournalism and Professional WritingLiteratureHEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCESAthletic TrainingExercise ScienceHealth and Fitness ManagementHISTORYHistoryInternational StudiesMATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHYSICSComputer Science Computer Science - Engineering Dual DegreeMathematicsMathematics - Engineering Dual DegreeNURSINGNursingPOLITICAL SCIENCE & ECONOMICSEconomicsEconomics – Political SciencePolitical SciencePRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIESPre-DentistryPre-LawPre-Law (3+3 Accelerated)Pre-MedicinePre-Occupational TherapyPre-OptometryPre-PharmacyPre-Physicians AssistantPre-Physical TherapyPre-PodiatryPre-Public Health Pre-SeminaryPre-Veterinary Medicine
PROFESSIONAL STUDIESInterdisciplinary StudiesProfessional Studies – Music TechnologyPSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGYCriminologyPsychologySociologyRELIGION AND PHILOSOPHYPhilosophyReligionWorship MinistriesYouth Ministry and Christian EducationSOCIAL WORKSocial WorkWORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURESFrenchSpanish