Immersion in the field is a hallmark of our program. You won’t spend just one semester student teaching – you’ll spend countless hours working with children in a variety of settings. In fact, during your first year on campus, we’ll place you in local classrooms to work with students.

Here, you’ll quickly feel like part of a community. From the time you arrive on campus until you graduate, you’ll be guided by a faculty advisor. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your fellow education majors. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, field experiences and career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success as a future teacher. 

As an education student, you can choose to major in either early childhood (grades PK-5) or middle childhood (grades 4-9). With additional coursework, middle childhood majors can add grades 4-6 non-concentration areas to their Ohio teaching license. With both majors, you’ll take liberal arts courses in English, mathematics, history, art, music and science, as well as courses in child development, exceptional learners, curriculum, classroom strategies, methods of teaching and more.

Our small setting equals big opportunity. From attending a national education conference to studying abroad, from assisting a professor with a research project to running a student organization, you’ll discover countless opportunities to expand your horizons.

It takes a special person to teach. We’re committed to helping you build the knowledge, skills and disposition necessary for a fulfilling and lifelong career in education!