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


Teacher appreciation in action with UC Alumni Association

May 29, 2024

The University of Cincinnati’s Alumni Association visited alumni of the School of Education at their workplaces with gifts of gratitude. Program Director of Alumni Engagement Gage Woolley set out with representatives from the College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology (CECH) to deliver small bags filled with UC-themed goodies to teachers at UC's Arlitt Child Development Center and four different locations across the Cincinnati Public School District (Silverton Elementary, Pleasant Ridge Montessori, Shroder High and Woodford Academy).


UC’s Dean Lawrence J. Johnson, a transformative figure in CECH,...

May 17, 2024

The University of Cincinnati's College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology Dean Lawrence J. Johnson retires this year after 25 years in the role (and 34 years with the college). In this article we look at his road to academia and journey to a transformative quarter century at UC.


Two UC colleges collaborated on a unique learning and networking...

May 9, 2024

On March 22, 2024, in the Health Sciences Building on the University of Cincinnati campus, students from various programs across two colleges gathered for a collaborative event aimed at providing hands-on training for students pursuing a variety of careers in the field of education. It was the second event of its kind this academic year following a similar collaboration in fall 2023.


UC's CECH recognizes students, faculty and staff for outstanding...

April 19, 2024

In the early weeks of April 2024, UC's College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology recognized and celebrated students, faculty and staff achievements annual Outstanding Student Awards and All College Awards ceremony, the latter of which awarded both Faculty and Staff Awards and the college's Golden Apple Awards.


Off the page, into the water: UC alum and seventh-grade teacher...

April 11, 2024

Emily Hohlefelder, a 7th-grade teacher at Delhi Middle School, applied lessons she learned as a UC education student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology (CECH) to initiate a special learning program in the classroom. The result? A canoe-building project that proved both educational and uniquely engaging.

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