March Program News

March Live Session

SEOH kicks off its spring semester this month with courses commencing on March 12. Please note the mentor meeting time.

9:00AM–10:30AM, EDP 572 
10:45AM–12:15PM, EDP 596 
12:30PM–1:30PM, Mentor Meeting 
1:45PM–3:15PM, EDT 642

Attendance for courses and mentor meetings is required. Students attending the sessions at VOA must sign in upon arrival. Remote participation is reserved for those students who received prior permission to complete the SEOH program online as part of a pilot program. This program is not currently open to additional students during this academic term.  Future requests to login to the remote sessions in lieu of attendance at the VOA classroom will not be approved.

Mentor Meetings

Students enrolled in the special education core courses this spring will be joining their SEOH program mentors for their first spring meeting on March 12. Mentors will also meet with their students at the second spring live session at VOA, and will host online meetings two additional times during the spring semester. Please be prepared to discuss your evening availability with your mentors on March 12.

Pre-service mentoring is one of the unique feature of the SEOH program. Mentors discuss coursework, field-related topics, and share relevant knowledge and experience with students to better prepare them to be successful intervention specialists.

Licensure Assessments

The state of Ohio recognizes that high-quality teachers are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. Program students are assessed for program continuation via specific academic performance, content standards, and professional dispositions. More information about the assessments, including preparation and test center locations may be found on our Licensure Resource page.

Teaching of Reading Requirement

ODE requires a minimum of 12 semester hours of reading coursework (9 semester hours in the teaching of reading and 3 semester hours in the teaching of phonics) for Intervention Specialist licensure. Please consult your program plan of study to confirm which (if any) reading elective courses you need to satisfy the reading requirement. Like EDT 642 (offered this spring), EDT 646 is available in the SEOH program format this summer. Alternate courses may be taken in other formats from Miami or other NCATE/CAEP accredited institutions with prior approval.

Job Search for Teacher Candidates

There are four events this month to help prepare students for the April 5 Teacher Job Fair. These events are open to Miami University undergraduates, graduates and alumni of the College of Education, Health & Society, and provided by Miami University Career Services.

Basic Interviewing Skills is offered in a distance-friendly webinar format two times this month. You’ll be able to learn about Career Services, basic interviewing techniques, on-campus interviewing, and important dates and programs. Any Education major who intends to participate in on-campus interviewing must have attended the ‘Basic Interviewing Skills’ workshop. 

  • Tues., March 15, 8 – 9 pm, Webinar
  • Thurs., April 7, 12 – 1 pm, Webinar

Teacher Mock Interview Day will be Tuesday, March 8, 9 am – 9 pm, Hoyt Hall. Making Employer Contacts and Interviewing is being held Wednesday, March 9, 5:30 – 7 pm, Shriver JDOL-A. Teacher Job Fair Training is offered twice: Monday, March 14, 6 – 7 pm, Shriver JDOL-A, and again Wednesday, March 30, 6 – 7 pm, Shriver Heritage Room. Please join Career Services for an informal discussion and question-and-answer session about Teacher Job Fair. Who will be there? What should you bring? What should you wear? How should you prepare? 

May Graduates

Students who’ve submitted their applications to graduate in May should follow the steps outlined in the Graduate Research Projects course site to complete the degree requirements. Research project reports are due to the review panel by March 28. Students should also request M.Ed. graduate forms from SEOH by March 28. These forms must be returned to SEOH by April 9.


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