Common Questions and Answers

Q- Who do I contact to Learn more about the Education degree programs at Ohio State Marion? 


Answer: Sharon Gattshall in our Academic Advising Department  call 740-725-6334 for an appointment.

Q - Will I be able to teach after I complete the Early or Middle Education Childhood degree?  Answer...

A - Yes if you choose to complete the licensure track of the degree program and the following requirements:

  • Pass any required Praxis exams required by the Ohio Department of Education
  • Meet the required standards of a BCI and FBI background check 
  • Meet minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.0
  • (Additional requirements may apply--check with your academic advisor for details)


Q - What kind of classes will I be taking?  Answer...

A - The Early and Middle Childhood Education majors include a variety of courses that prepare you for a career in teaching. Courses include Education related issues such as methodology of teaching, classroom management, technology in the classroom, literacy, field placements, student teaching and much more. All licensure requirements of The Ohio Department of Education are included within the degree program. To look at the Marion campus course schedule and courses in the Education program vist our class schedule webpage.

Q - Am I eligible for financial aid?  Answer...

A - Each Ohio State Marion student has individual financial needs when it comes to affording  a college education. Ohio State Marion strives to educate all students on how to manage their college tuition and book expenses. Marion campus is extremely thankful to our generous community donors who help provide Marion campus scholarships to Marion campus students. Please contact the Admission/Financial Aid department at (740) 725-4232 for more information on how to apply for scholarship or to disucss your questions and concerns.  Tuition costs for 2012-2013 at Ohio State Marion

Q - What if I decide I don't want to be a teacher?  Answer...

A - A degree in education can prepare you for many  careers such as law, public policy, social services, human resources, and professional adult education training, to name a few. Visit the Career Services Office to find out more about these and other career choices.