School of Education

Welcome to the School of Education, the hub of teacher licensure, undergraduate, and graduate programs at the College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology. Consistently ranked as a top school for teacher preparation, we shape the next generation of world-class educators.

Top Schools in Education

As the largest of the four schools within the college, we take pride in our expansive community, boasting over 50 dedicated full-time faculty members. Our school caters to the academic needs of approximately 1600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, offering both on-campus and online learning opportunities. Whether you are pursuing a degree in education or looking for other teaching degrees in Ohio, we have a program that fits your needs.

Learn more about the School of Education and explore our various programs, including university education programs that prepare you for a fulfilling career in education.

Transforming Urban Teacher Education by Empowering Educators to be social justice advocates and ensure academic success for the most disenfranchised students.

Mary Boat , Director of the School of Education

The School of Education offers degrees in:

As a top-ranked school with five majors, certificates, and an associate's degree, we provide best practices and real-world experience in the classroom to prepare you to be a knowledgeable, caring, and effective educator.

The School of Education is proud to offer a wide array of undergraduate degree programs, as well as minors and certificates to cater to your academic interests and career aspirations. Our undergraduate programs are designed to lay a strong foundation for aspiring educators, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to teach students across various age groups.

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Explore the rich landscape of professional development opportunities offered by the School of Education at the University of Cincinnati. Our commitment to academic excellence extends beyond the classroom, providing educators and professionals with valuable resources to enhance their knowledge and skills.

  • Continuing Education Courses: Access a diverse range of courses designed to keep educators and professionals up-to-date with the latest trends, research, and best practices in education. Whether you are a seasoned educator or looking to expand your expertise, our continuing education courses offer valuable insights.

  • Workshops and Seminars: Participate in engaging workshops and seminars conducted by experts in the field. These events provide a platform for networking and knowledge-sharing, fostering professional growth and collaboration.

  • Certification and Licensure Programs: Explore our certification and licensure programs that empower individuals to meet the requirements for various teaching credentials. We offer pathways for both traditional and non-traditional educators.

Centers and Institutes

Arlitt Center

Enhance your studies through one of our top centers and programs. 

Our centers make differences in the lives of children and young adults through research and education. We provide hands-on experience to students working with our centers to improve the lives of others in the community.

Learn more about our centers.

Faculty and Staff


Excellence in Education

Contributing to our consistently impressive school rankings, our faculty and staff are best-practice experts in education, contributing to important education research and dedicated to student success.

Learn more about our faculty.

News & Features


UC Ground Floor Makerspace offers summer intensive for K-12...

June 2, 2023

The University of Cincinnati Ground Floor Makerspace and the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) are piloting a professional development opportunity for K-12 STEAM teachers in the greater Cincinnati region. The Makerspace Intensive will take place June 5-16 weekdays in the 1819 Innovation Hub, 2900 Reading Road in Cincinnati.


Engineering alum sees K-12 educators as the path to STEM...

January 4, 2023

Keonte Alexander, CECH ’22, is accustomed to mentoring and caring for others. He’s a father and a science and math teacher at William Howard Taft Elementary School in Cincinnati Public Schools. He became interested in serving youth while earning his associate degree at Cincinnati State and working at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati. A tour of the University of Cincinnati’s campus with Club teens piqued his interest.


Co-op 2.0 embedded into TAP at UC

October 26, 2020

The University of Cincinnati's (UC's) Transition and Access program creates innovative employment experiences for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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