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Ohio Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

This guide to Ohio teaching schools provides valuable information for aspiring teachers looking to teach in the state. All Ohio teachers are required to complete a teacher preparation course before being eligible to work in the school system. Fortunately, there are several teaching schools in Ohio that are designed to prepare future teachers for a career in the classroom. For useful information on teaching degrees in Ohio, take a look at our table of top-rated teaching programs, list of accredited teacher preparation programs, and student reviews. There are many options available for new teachers, and this guide should help you find the right program for your individual needs.

Schools with Teaching Programs

  • There are 87 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in Ohio.1
  • 36 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in education.1
  • 59 colleges and universities offer a bachelor’s degree in education.1
  • 39 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1

Institutional Facts for Schools with Teaching Programs

  • Highest graduation rate*: Oberlin College 85%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Lourdes University 46%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: Oberlin College $42,105.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Central State University $10,942.1
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in Ohio*: $7,455-$32,965.2
  • 2 schools were in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2017: Ohio State University (#22 in-state, #19 out-of-state), Miami University (#25 in-state, #33 out-of-state).
  • 10 schools ranked in US News Best Graduate Education Programs in 2017: Ohio State University (#18), University of Cincinnati (#89), Kent State University (#99), Miami University (#101-tie), University of Dayton (#101-tie), Ohio University (#120), Bowling Green State University (#135), Cleveland State University (#166), University of Akron (#168), University of Toledo (#172).
  • 12 schools ranked in US News Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2017: Ohio University (#10), University of Dayton (#15), University of Cincinnati (#43-tie), Wright State University (#43-tie), Kent State University (#72), Bowling Green State University (#101-tie), Cedarville University (#101-tie), University of Toledo (#109), Ashland University (#123), Ohio Dominican University (#136), Baldwin Wallace University (#167), Cleveland State University (#197).
  • 45 teacher programs are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*

*For not-for-profit four-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Programs

We have designed the following table to help you compare teacher preparation programs in Ohio according to various factors. All of the schools included are not-for-profit institutions approved by the Ohio Department of Education for the preparation of teachers. Completing a state-approved teacher preparation program is an important step towards earning licensure.

While accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is not a requirement for licensure, it is included in the following table as CAEP provides a highly-regarded accreditation that is accepted in many states. We have also included rankings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research and policy group that scores teacher preparation programs at the national level using key standards chosen to measure students’ preparation for success in teaching. For further information on the NCTQ’s program rankings, please see the notes below the table.

You will also find data on teacher preparation program enrollment, completion, and licensing exam pass rates by institution for the 2014-2015 academic year in this table. These data points are collected from annual US Department of Education records under Title II (Teacher Quality) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which provides for reporting that holds institutions and state departments of education accountable for increasing academic achievement through improvements in teacher quality.

Programs that are not ranked, or for which data is not available, in a given category are denoted as “-“.

State-Approved SchoolCAEP Accred.?6NCTQ Undergrad Elementary Prog. % (2016)**7NCTQ Undergrad Secondary Prog. % (2017)**7Teacher Prep Prog. Enrollment8Teacher Prep Prog. Completers8Licensing Exams Pass Rate8Net Price***1
Antioch University MidwestYes8%3222100%
Ashland UniversityNo76%67431796%$20,601
Baldwin Wallace UniversityYes66%64%33710897%$22,326
Bluffton UniversityYes17%25%1052885%$25,101
Bowling Green State UniversityYes13%201945294%$17,313
Capital UniversityYes92%81%2259897%$20,676
Case Western Reserve UniversityYes279$33,124
Cedarville UniversityYes91%54%1356799%$22,849
Central State UniversityNo21%44%504240%$10,942
Cincinnati Christian UniversityYes198$19,961
Cleveland State UniversityYes74%63621790%$15,555
College of WoosterYes3914100%$29,813
Defiance CollegeYes333289%$24,995
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleYes68%69%2184097%$26,367
Heidelberg UniversityYes79%59%4928100%$21,631
Hiram CollegeYes2417100%$26,257
John Carroll UniversityYes89%1395591%$27,205
Kent State UniversityYes83%91538194%$18,180
Lake Erie CollegeYes41%40%361989%$21,521
Lourdes UniversityYes40%2133397%$19,635
Malone UniversityYes49%37%965894%$20,785
Marietta CollegeNo82%86%5319100%$26,847
Miami UniversityYes96%94%127648794%$20,186
Mount St. Joseph UniversityYes60%10035100%$17,728
Mount Vernon Nazarene UniversityYes74%86%1589692%$19,235
Muskingum UniversityYes34%44%2729999%$18,973
Notre Dame CollegeYes17%18%45810699%$21,818
Oberlin CollegeNo108$42,105
Ohio Christian UniversityYes381291%$18,640
Ohio Dominican UniversityYes34%71%1456789%$22,816
Ohio Northern UniversityYes86%392396%$24,348
Ohio State UniversityYes33840999%$17,971
Ohio UniversityYes52%54%94637292%$21,899
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityYes94%99%491994%$27,967
Otterbein UniversityYes21%54%2747293%$23,945
Shawnee State UniversityYes37%12355100%$13,632
University of AkronNo38%49%93635193%$16,568
University of CincinnatiYes66%46%22421794%$19,978
University of DaytonYes98%94%45817598%$34,019
University of FindlayYes81%54%1786089%$20,129
University of Mount UnionYes28%9750100%$22,728
University of Rio GrandeYes29%8%9226100%$30,389
University of ToledoYes54%16314896%$15,919
Urbana UniversityNo54%12238100%$17,406
Ursuline CollegeYes11%3214100%$16,892
Walsh UniversityYes84%71%24410086%$20,195
Wilmington CollegeYes60%71%302993%$23,270
Wittenberg UniversityYes84%67%835298%$25,325
Wright State UniversityYes43%54%34827696%$14,464
Xavier UniversityYes74%612108100%$27,757
Youngstown State UniversityYes34%32%90018598%$11,271

*The NCTQ rated undergraduate elementary teaching programs in 2016 and undergraduate secondary teaching programs in 2017 by national percentile based on their overall scores on the NCTQ’s standards for teacher education. Schools that do not provide data on all key standards or that fall below the top 50% of schools nationally are not included by the NCTQ in their ratings. Visit the NCTQ website for more information on its standards and methodologies.
**Net price is per year for undergraduate tuition as calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics based on the cost of attendance (tuition, books, room and board, and related expenses) for students who qualify for in-state tuition and fees, less the average financial aid award (including grants and scholarships).

Profiles of Well-Known Schools

Ohio State University: The Ohio State University, located in Columbus, is the flagship institution of the state and home to one of the top education programs in the US. The school offers several dozen majors in education including adapted physical education, adolescent, post secondary and community literacy, American Language, business education, career and technical education, coaching education, elementary education, educational technology, and higher education just to name a few. All of the programs offered at Ohio State University combine cutting edge educational theory and practical skills learned in the classroom and field experiences. The College of Education and Human Ecology was founded over 100 years ago with its beginnings in the departments of pedagogy and domestic economy.

University of Akron: The University of Akron is home to the College of Education (COE) and offers students’ about 34 bachelor degrees, 41 masters degrees, 5 doctorates and 45 endorsements. The faculty members include 71 full-time and 140 part-time professors with doctorate degrees in related areas of instruction. The College of Education houses four complete academic units that are responsible for shaping current and future educators in the state of Ohio and beyond. The College of Education is one of the largest in the entire university with 2800 undergraduates and 1200 graduate students. There are over 30,000 alumni that have graduated from the University of Akron College of Education giving graduates a vast network of support and connections. UA continues to strive to develop educators who are student advocates, thorough researchers, lifelong learners and competent practitioners.

Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP

  • Antioch University Midwest
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Bluffton University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Capital University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cedarville University
  • Cincinnati Christian University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Defiance College
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Heidelberg University
  • Hiram College
  • John Carroll University
  • Kent State University
  • Lake Erie College
  • Lourdes University
  • Malone University
  • Miami University
  • Mount St. JosephUniversity
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • Muskingum University
  • Notre Dame College of Ohio
  • Ohio Christian University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Otterbein University
  • Shawnee State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Findlay
  • University of Mount Union
  • University of Rio Grande
  • University of Toledo
  • Ursuline College
  • Walsh University
  • Wilmington College
  • Wittenberg University
  • Wright State University
  • Xavier University
  • Youngstown State University

Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.

School Programs for Becoming a Teacher in Ohio

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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in Ohio

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Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1706
(513) 562-6262

Ashland University
401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805
(419) 289-4142
www.exploreashland.com

Baldwin-Wallace College
275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017-2088
(440) 826-2900
www.bw.edu

Bluffton University
1 University Dr
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104
(419) 358-3000
www.bluffton.edu

Bowling Green State University
220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403
(419) 372-2531
www.bgsu.edu

Student Review: “Bowling Green has some extremely dedicated instructors. They were always willing to help out – a lesson which will be carried with me into my own career. I was also able to get some teaching experience in because of a professor who was glad to help mentor me through my undergrad and graduate career. I also had the opportunity to create a final project for a class which was not traditional (a documentary as opposed to a paper). My professor was excited about the idea and encouraged me in that direction. As a result, I was able to submit the documentary not only for the class, but to a conference as well. At the same time, I felt that the administration could not have cared less about the goings-on of the students or the faculty. It is frustrating when you see teachers losing their jobs, but the football coach gets a pay increase. Other times it was the simple lack of communication between administration and faculty, where just letting the faculty know what was happening would have made all the difference.” -Student at Bowling Green State University
stars-3
Student Review: “As a junior high school teacher I found this program a real ‘game changer.’ I was already skilled at classroom management and lesson planning before I attended the three consecutive summers of graduate school at Bowling Green State University. The program I participated in had about thirty other upper level teachers with whom I could network. The courses were taught by professors engaged in the edges of mathematical research. I came to know that while I could not learn everything, I could become secure in facts far beyond my own experience. I did my first computer programming on punch cards, and developed a fascination for mathematical research with which I could motivate my students during my 34 years of working in schools. It also gave me the background to transition into work with adult education for more than another decade. My hope would be that contemporary students would find the same enthusiasm as I did studying at Bowling Green State University.” -Student at Bowling Green State University
stars-5
Student Review: “Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a great school, and has many goals that will lead the school into the right direction. I hope one day to see BGSU as one of the top schools in the nation for several majors. My major is Early Childhood Education, as BGSU is known for their outstanding education program already, I hope the school continues to improve the incoming students and challenge them to new levels. I am proud to have attended BGSU. The school is surrounded by an amazing town that supports the school and an amazing student body that continuously has school spirit. With the new on campus housing, I can see BGSU attracting more and more students every year. There is still work to be done (on old buildings) but every year, something new gets accomplished.” -Allison W., student at Bowling Green State University
stars-4

Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394
(614) 236-6011

Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 368-2000
www.case.edu

Cedarville University
251 N Main St
Cedarville, OH 45314-0601
(937) 766-2211

Student Review: “Cedarville University has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. They force their students to test their limits and reach their full potential. I always felt that I was getting the best education, and my professors were all very knowledgeable and devoted to our success. They made themselves available to all their students, going out of their way to make sure we did the very best we could. My grievances against them are few; the largest problem I have with them is the way they represent their financial aid program. They advertise what wonderful financial aid they have, but you have to keep a 3.7 or higher to keep even $3000 scholarships. Needless to say, in a school that averages about $25000 per year, it’s not enough. You will be paying off loans for a long time if you go here. But with the excellence and the discipline and the experience you will gain there, it is well worth it.” -Ally M., student at Cedarville University
stars-4

Central State University
1400 Brush Row Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384-1004
(937) 376-6011
www.centralstate.edu

Cincinnati Christian University
2700 Glenway Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45204-3200
(513) 244-8100
www.ccuniversity.edu

Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
(216) 687-2000

Student Review: “Cleveland State is now a much smaller and more involved school than when I started. When I began I felt lost and the advising staff was not terribly helpful. However, my professors helped me stay on track for the remainder of my time attending Cleveland State. The guidance and experience I received while taking my courses was higher than I could have ever expected – both within the education and history departments. I was able to learn about Cleveland’s history while connecting that history through a global community. I shared these ideas and lessons through my student teaching experience in both inner city and suburban schools. My only regret is that I left the university before it could blossom into what it is about to become. It has grown as a community, campus, and school into something I hardly recognize and I’m proud of what I have.” -Student at Cleveland State University
stars-4

College of Mount St. Joseph
5701 Delhi Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670
(513) 244-4200
www.msj.edu

College of Wooster
1189 Beall Ave
Wooster, OH 44691
(330) 263-2000
www.wooster.edu

Defiance College
701 N Clinton
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 784-4010
www.defiance.edu

Heidelberg University
310 E Market St
Tiffin, OH 44883-2462
(419) 448-2000
www.heidelberg.edu

Hiram College
Hinsdale Hall Third Floor
Hiram, OH 44234-0067
(330) 569-3211
www.hiram.edu

Student Review: “The education program at Hiram College was first rate. The faculty were helpful and informative. The program had us visit local schools for observations and I found it very enlightening to see the issues that different types of schools dealt with in different socioeconomic situations. Our education classes then had open discussions about educational issues we saw during our observations. These classes were some of the most enlightening that I had in my entire college experience. The faculty supported us through our courses and into student teaching. I am thankful for my experience in the education program and I am a better teacher today because of it.” -Student at Hiram College
stars-5

John Carroll University
20700 N Park Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44118-4581
(216) 397-1886
www.jcu.edu

Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-3000

Student Review: “I really enjoyed my time at Kent State University and I learned a lot in the program. Among the biggest focuses of the Kent State special education program is getting time in the classroom. Very early on, it was a requirement to get in the actual classroom and work alongside accomplished teachers with real students. This was a very hands-on process. At the beginning, there was less interaction required, and it was important to take notes and make observations. As time went on, responsibility grew. In the later years, it was required to be in the classroom multiple days a week. In the final semester of student teaching, I was in the classroom all day, five days a week. The department worked to get us a variety of teaching experiences, from elementary school to high school. I greatly benefitted from being in the classroom as much as possible. In addition, I feel that the great majority of my professors were very well versed in their respective fields. Most of the work assigned had direct implications on my career as a teacher now. Finally, the advising department had it together for the most part and worked to help me progress as quickly as possible.” -Michael M., student at Kent State University
stars-4
Student Review: “I attended both the Ashtabula Campus extension and the main campus in Kent for 4 years. I was well prepared to present lessons to students in grades k-12. However, my specialty was to be engaged in teaching grades 7-12. The interaction and open discussions between instructors and fellow students was especially helpful in mastering the qualities, skills, and abilities needed to instruct students. Most of my instructors were excellent in providing me with not only the information and facts but also the theory and purpose behind education. As a senior ready to graduate, I was given a few student teaching assignments independently. This provided me with what would become my modus operandi for teaching. How I prepared my lesson plans and the heavy use of visual aids became incorporated in my teaching routine starting at these first solo teaching experiences. The full semester of student teaching that lead to graduation was invaluable in determining what worked best in the classroom for the students and myself. Kent State is recognized as one of the premier schools for teaching teachers how to teach. My experience was a comprehensive one, providing me with all the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be successful as a health educator.” -Gary S., student at Kent State University
stars-5
Student Review: “Kent State University was a great experience for me, both academically and socially. My favorite aspect is the campus itself, it is a large sprawling area that has plenty of outdoor area to study in peace. The campus is beautiful and the professors, at least in my area of study are all very helpful and personable with every student. The university has many nationwide respected programs. There are so many student organizations on campus to get involved with. I personally didn’t have time for that many, but you can gain much knowledge and experiences from just these alone. Also there are many food choices on campus for students living there and commuting; all of these are expensive, but their convenience of being right on campus is very nice.” -Jordan F., student at Kent State University
stars-4

Lorain County Community College*
1005 N Abbe Rd
Elyria, OH 44035-1691
(440) 366-5222

Malone University
2600 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709-3897
(330) 471-8100
www.malone.edu

Miami University-Oxford
500 High St
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-1809
www.miami.muohio.edu

Mount Union College
1972 Clark Ave
Alliance, OH 44601-3993
(800) 992-6682
www.mountunion.edu

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9500
(740) 392-6868
www.mvnu.edu

Student Review: “My experience at Mount Vernon was an overwhelmingly positive one. The professors are very approachable and always willing to guide and mentor students entering education. The best thing about the education program is that, as a student, you are placed into a field experience in your first semester and you even teach a bit in your content area! This was great for those students who weren’t sure if they wanted to teach or not because they discovered right away if it was for them. Mount Vernon also boasts a teacher placement rating of near 100%, attributed to the fact that they send out incredibly qualified educators. Their graduates continually display some of the highest Praxis scores within the state of Ohio. The only aspect I would like to see improved is an increase in exposure to alternate assessment scoring and reporting methods.” -Chris M., student at Mount Vernon Nazarene University
stars-5

Muskingum College
163 Stormont St
New Concord, OH 43762
(740) 826-8211
www.muskingum.edu

Student Review: “I dislike the general lack of assistance of finding field experience placements for students such as me who cannot drive. This lack of assistance is not fair in a rural area with a teaching program designed to require these field experience hours every semester for Education majors. Also, I feel like the education program itself is unorganized and non-informative in general. The positive things are the Foreign Language education sector which is extremely good, thanks to the World Languages department alone. I do believe my university produces quality teachers because of the plethora of field experience needed, but I do not believe they facilitate fulfilling the requirements well. Also, I would say the program is good at trying to branch out for diversity in a rural area. I like how it focuses on individuals with disabilities and meeting diverse needs.” -Brittany J., student at Muskingum College
stars-4

North Central State College*
2441 Kenwood Cir
Mansfield, OH 44901-0698
(419) 755-4800
www.ncstatecollege.edu

Northwest State Community College*
22600 State Rte 34
Archbold, OH 43502-9542
(419) 267-5511
www.northweststate.edu

Notre Dame College
4545 College Rd
Cleveland, OH 44121-4293
(216) 381-1680
www.notredamecollege.edu

Student Review: “I attended Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio in order to complete a degree in education. Many of the courses provided for this major were offered online and I was able to take great advantage of this to accommodate my personal life. I liked taking courses online because it was convenient, especially for an adult student like me who had a full time job and a family. The classes were very challenging but I was sometimes unhappy with the way tests and grading were set up. Unfortunately, I feel like the college could have done a better job of connecting students to related employment after their degrees had been earned. However, because of the convenience and flexibility of courses, I would use this method to obtain my degree again.” -Student at Notre Dame College
stars-3

Oberlin College
70 N Professor St
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-8411
www.oberlin.edu

Student Review: “The teaching program of my college was spectacular. As I am in a major in Piano Performance at the conservatory of music, I took up Music Pedagogy which is the teaching program in music. From music history, to aural skills, to performance, the program gave me everything I needed to prepare for the area of study. Every week, History class would have one history teacher giving a lecture on a different time period from various perspectives. Aural skills taught me rhythm’s, cadences and phrases, a key tool for teaching. I was put into a college choir where we performed a church symphony of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was amazing. The experience and the education I gained was second to none. I loved every second of it, everybody in charge would make sure that every student understood everything that is going on. The entire course really changed the way I look at music forever. I now approach whatever I do with extra detail, and I focus on things like emotion and conveying feelings. It was life changing, and I have no regrets whatsoever.” -Charles F., student at Oberlin College
stars-4

Ohio Christian University
1476 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-8896
www.ohiochristian.edu

Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Rd
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 253-2741

Student Review: “Ohio Dominican University is known for having a wonderful education program that prepares their students for work in the professional field. I had multiple site visits with various schools; such as charters, public, private and parochial. These experiences provided me with a wealth of knowledge and experience that I could apply to my future career as an Intervention Specialist. The professors that I worked with were former teachers in various settings, and offered sound advice and constructive feedback. All of my advisors and professors made themselves available to discuss any concerns and to answer any questions that we had. They made wonderful suggestions that helped me build an amazing portfolio, such as what certifications to get. I am very satisfied with the education I received while at Ohio Dominican.” -Student at Ohio Dominican University
stars-5

Ohio Northern University
525 S Main St
Ada, OH 45810-1599
(419) 772-2000
www.onu.edu

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
1328 Dover Rd
Wooster, OH 44691-4000
(330) 264-3911
www.ati.osu.edu

Ohio State University
190 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-6446
www.osu.edu

Student Review: “During my time in the teaching program, I especially enjoyed the opportunities I was given to be inside the classroom and actually practice the art of teaching, not just talking about it in a college classroom. I was able to work with an adult learner to teach basic computer skills. This was my first time really teaching someone something in a formal setting and it made me more at ease when I was eventually put in the classroom because I had experience working one on one with a student. I was also able to experience many different classrooms in three different schools before my student teaching experience which helped me get acclimated to the high school environment again. One thing I like about those three experiences was that each schools was different from the other; one being a career-tech school, one being a suburban school, and one being in an urban setting.” -Chase M., student at Ohio State University
stars-4

Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979
(740) 593-1000

Student Review: “I am now a senior at Ohio University. I have taken many different courses and I feel that my education courses will greatly help me in the classroom later in life. During the summer months I work at a summer camp and I have taken information I have learned about children and their learning styles into my counselor experience. Many of my professors used to be school teachers, so they were experienced in the field. I have had internships and volunteer hours of working in the classroom with multiple age groups which has helped me determine which age group I would like to work with. Overall I think the teaching program at my university is excellent and will really help me in the real world once I graduate.” -Tana M., student at Ohio University
stars-4

Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015-2370
(740) 368-2000
www.owu.edu

Otterbein College
One Otterbein College
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 890-3000
www.otterbein.edu

Owens Community College*
30335 Oregon Rd
Perrysburg, OH 43551
(567) 661-7000
www.owens.edu

Shawnee State University
940 Second St
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 354-3205
www.shawnee.edu

Terra State Community College*
2830 Napoleon Rd
Fremont, OH 43420-9670
(419) 334-8400

University of Akron
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-4702
(330) 972-7111
www.uakron.edu

Student Review: “The University of Akron is a great school with a great commuter atmosphere and professors who are dedicated to your success. The school offers many programs and classes in almost every discipline imaginable, and has almost no prerequisite requirements for any of the classes, allowing a student to take any class he or she deems will benefit his or her education. The professors at the University come from all over the world and are experts in their respective fields; the laboratories in the biology and chemistry building are state of the art and are open during campus hours to all students to conduct research or work on lab projects for classes. The university also has a lot of free activities that students can participate in and famous artists, such as 303 frequently visit the school and give free performances.” -Angad S., student at University of Akron
stars-4

University of Cincinnati
2624 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063
(513) 556-6000

Student Review: “One of the things that I liked most about the University of Cincinnati is the teachers. In my program, it seems like all of the professors care about the students’ success both inside and outside the classroom. If they understand that you are someone who is quiet and introverted, like me, then they seem to identify that and know the ways to approach the subject with you to help you out. There is a lot to do on campus – clubs, fraternities, stores, restaurants, etc. The dorms are pretty great too; I lived in two of the dorms for two years and loved my experience there.” -Brian J., student at University of Cincinnati
stars-4
Student Review: “My school setting and the campus were great, with easy access and availability for getting around. However, my education courses could have been much better. We did a lot of our heavy teacher training near the end of the course rather than doing it early on. Many of us agreed that had we done this training in the beginning, we would not have continued with the field. A lot of the classes seemed pointless as well. A lot of focus was put on planning and standards and little focus put on how to actually teach the topics to the students. Now that I’m in the field, I really wish I had lessons like how to teach fractions to students. Overall, I’d say that focusing more on methods and less on bureaucratic requirements would have made a much better experience.” -Student at University of Cincinnati
stars-3

University of Dayton
300 College Pk
Dayton, OH 45469
(937) 229-1000
www.udayton.edu

Student Review: “The University of Dayton is an excellent place to study the field of education. There are many dedicated and highly educated instructors in the program. The majority of instructors are very passionate about the field and invested in students as people. The program covers a wide range of topics and focuses heavily on practical experience. Students in the education program will spend time in a real classroom every semester of their time at the university. Students are exposed to multiple classroom and school environments which is very helpful for those who are interested in teaching but are unsure of what type of school they hope to work in. I highly recommend the University for anyone interested in becoming a professional educator.” -Student at University of Dayton
stars-4

University of Findlay
1000 N Main St
Findlay, OH 45840-3653
(419) 422-8313
www.findlay.edu

University of Rio Grande
218 N College Ave
Rio Grande, OH 45674
(740) 245-7206
www.urg.edu

University of Toledo
2801 W Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
(419) 530-4636
utoledo.edu

Urbana University
579 College Way
Urbana, OH 43078-2091
(937) 484-1301

Ursuline College
2550 Lander Rd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
(440) 449-4200
www.ursuline.edu

Walsh University
2020 East Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720-3396
(330) 499-7090
www.walsh.edu

Wilmington College
1870 Quaker Way
Wilmington, OH 45177
(800) 341-9318

Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
(937) 775-3333
www.wright.edu

Xavier University
3800 Victory Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45207-1092
(513) 745-3000
www.xavier.edu

Youngstown State University
One University Plz
Youngstown, OH 44555-0001
(877) 468-6978
www.ysu.edu

An asterisk (*) denotes a two-year or certificate program in education. While a two-year degree will not qualify graduates for teacher certification, it can be a good starting point for a teaching career. To learn more about what you can do with this degree, see our guide to associate’s degrees in education.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-education/s/ohio/?type=private&type=public
3. Kiplinger’s Best College Values: http://www.kiplinger.com/tool/college/T014-S001-kiplinger-s-best-values-in-public-colleges/
4. 2017 US News Best Graduate Education Schools: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/edu-rankings
5. 2017 US News Best Online Graduate Education Schools: https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/education/rankings
6. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): http://caepnet.org/provider-search
7. National Council on Teacher Quality 2014-2016 Teacher Preparation Program Review: http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/2016/findings/home.do
8. US Department of Education 2016 Title II Reports: https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx