Ranked 65 among the nation's top graduate schools of education by US News & World Report, the School of Education is the home of teacher licensure, undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH). The largest of the three schools in the college, the School of Education contains more than 50 full-time faculty members and serves approximately 1600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in classrooms both on campus and online.
The School of Education offers a wide range of program and degree options, including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
Teacher preparation programs include:
Early Childhood Education (pre-kindergarten through grade three)
Middle Childhood Education (grades four through nine)
Secondary Education (grades 7 through 12) and
Special Education (kindergarten through grade 12)
These programs enable successful graduates to enter the teaching profession with the appropriate State of Ohio licenses.
We also offer courses and a degree program to prepare students who are interested in Signed Language Interpreting.
Graduate degree programs at the master’s and doctoral level enable professional educators to broaden and refine their knowledge and competencies in both general and specific areas such as:
Curriculum and Instruction
Special Education, and
Urban Educational Leadership.
Endorsement programs permit licensed teachers to add to their qualifications in reading, teaching English as a second language, special education and other areas. Additionally, a birth-to-five non-license program prepares successful graduates to work in Head Start, preschool and child care programs, and family child care programs.
The School of Education features small classes taught by talented, experienced and involved faculty at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Teacher licensure programs provide extensive field-clinical experiences with experienced teacher mentors in area suburban and urban schools.
Program graduates consistently achieve high scores on state-mandated licensure assessments, both written and performance-based. All programs in the School of Education meet rigorous accreditation standards of the State of Ohio and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).