College of Education, Health and Society

Office of Student Services
202 McGuffey Hall
Phone: 513-529-6317

Degrees and Majors Offered

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science in Education

Bachelor of Science in Family Science

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health

Bachelor of Science in Social Work




General Information

The College of Education, Health and Society is comprised of five departments: Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Family Studies and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Teacher Education.

Each undergraduate program uses the Miami Plan for Liberal Education as a base, adds the specialized content of the major, adds appropriate professional courses, and may integrate experience in field settings through observation, practicum, and internships.

Graduate programs are offered in several fields and lead to a Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Science, and Specialist in Education, Doctor of Education, or a Doctor of Philosophy. See the Graduate Fields of Study section for details on those programs.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the College of Education, Health and Society at Miami University is to prepare transformative leaders. Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community partnerships, the school provides dynamic and innovative programs that encourage international perspectives. Our integrated human experience prepares graduates to generate knowledge, educate, serve and promote well-being in diverse and global settings through ethical, democratic practice.


Accreditation, which specifies standards for faculty, curriculum, financial support, equipment, student services, and facilities, is awarded to the College of Education, Health and Society by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Association for the Education of Young Children, ACEND of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), National Association for School Psychologists, and State of Ohio Department of Education. The Council on Social Work Education has accredited the social work baccalaureate program.

Professional and Honorary Organizations

For professional development, the College of Education, Health and Society encourages participation in professional organizations where students can develop leadership skills, interact with professionals, and engage in educational activities. Organizations sponsored by the College include: Miami Council for the Social Studies, Miami University Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Miami University Science Educators, Miami University Student Athletic Trainers Association, Pre-Physical and Occupational Therapy Club, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA), National Council of Teachers of English–Student Affiliate of Miami (NCTE-SAM), Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND), Student National Education Association, and Family Studies and Social Work Student Organization (FSWSO).

To honor outstanding professional and academic performance, the School is recognized with chapters of the following: Delta Psi Kappa, Epsilon Phi Tau, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Phi Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Epsilon Kappa, and Pi Omega Pi.

Art and Music Education

Art and music education programs, administered through the College of Creative Arts, are described in that chapter. Students preparing to teach art must plan their programs with an art education advisor in the Department of Art. Students interested in music education should consult an advisor in the Department of Music.


Undergraduate academic advising for the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) is conducted through the department of the student's major. Each student is assigned a faculty or professional staff academic advisor. Undeclared EHS students are assigned to an academic advisor in the Dean's office. A Chief Departmental Advisor (CDA) supports faculty advisors and helps with more complicated advising questions.

Information for Education Majors

Earning a Teaching License

Licensure as a classroom teacher in the state of Ohio, and most other states, requires completion of a baccalaureate licensure program, passing a licensure examination(s), and a background check. Programs in the Teacher Education and Educational Psychology departments are approved by the Ohio Department of Education. Each program, when combined with a baccalaureate degree, makes the candidate eligible for the Ohio teaching license in a selected teaching field.

Students seeking licensure in more than one teaching field must meet all requirements for each field, including student teaching. These programs will exceed the minimum credit hours for graduation.

Supervised Teaching Policy

Supervised teaching, also called "student teaching," is a period of guided teaching when licensure program majors take increasing responsibility for learning activities of students in a classroom. It includes full-day off campus assignments for an entire semester, facilitated by a university supervisor in a school in cooperation with a licensed classroom teacher.

Student teachers are participants in all phases of the school program. They teach classes, organize and direct extracurricular activities, attend faculty meetings, and participate in other school functions.

Placements are in the Miami University designated geographic area in southwestern Ohio. Student teachers are required to make their own transportation arrangements, including costs. Students must manage their financial obligations so as to avoid outside involvement during this assignment and curtail other campus responsibilities so they do not interfere with the supervised teaching assignment. Students must provide proof of a criminal background check before beginning student teaching. Placement arrangements cannot be completed until the background check has been received.

Student teaching application forms are available on-line. Forms must be filled out and returned to the student teaching office by January prior to the student teaching year.

Office of Student Teaching and Field Placement
202 McGuffey Hall
Phone: 513-529-7245


TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) Endorsement

Prepares P-12 educators to work effectively with English language learners. Our courses provide real-world understanding and practical strategies to address the linguistic, cultural and academic issues facing English language learners and their teachers in schools.

Reading Endorsement

The reading endorsement is available only at the graduate level. In early childhood and middle childhood, the student completes a twelve credit hour reading core which allows the student to teach reading in the age/grade level of licensure. See the Graduate Fields of Study section for information about the reading endorsement. See the Graduate Field of Study section of the Bulletin for information on the following endorsements:

  • Early Childhood Generalist 4-5 Endorsement
  • Middle Childhood Generalist 4-5-6 Endorsement


Teaching English Language Learners (TELLs)

Teaching English Language Learners (TELLs) Certificate provides undergraduate teacher licensure candidates the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare them to meet the challenges of English language learners in their classrooms. The TELLs Certificate consists of an optional infusion portfolio, field-based experiences with language learners, a three course focus sequence and a cultural and social justice course. Open to all teacher licensure majors.

Program Requirements
Required courses
EDT 221Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Culture & Second Language Acquisition3
EDT 323Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Instructional Theories & Practices3
EDT 425Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Active Learning & Literacy3
Select an elective course in cultural diversity or social justice
Total Credit Hours9