Welcome Message from the Dean

The Dwight Schar College of Education, with more than 26,000 alumni, is one of the largest among independent universities and colleges in Ohio. With a mission that our graduates will transform students, schools and society, we provide cutting-edge programs that meet the demands of today’s schools and workplaces. Our graduates impact their local communities within and outside of Ohio.

Offering programs across the state and online, we provide the value of small class sizes, individualized attention and experienced faculty. We provide undergraduate degrees at our Ashland campus and cost-effective “2+2” programs located at our Elyria center at the Lorain County Community College and a bachelor’s completion program at Columbus State Community College. We offer a variety of graduate degrees in education, including a doctoral program in Leadership Studies and four masters of education programs. With programs located in Ashland, Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria and Massillon/Stark, and online, we provide educators and others with quality teaching or administrative licensure programs, endorsements and certificates. While most focus on education, others, such as the Outdoor Education Certificate, are also applicable to those not teaching in school settings.

Become a member of an elite group of educators who are difference makers in Ohio, across the country, and around the world. Join us!

Dr. James Van Keuren

Dr. James Van Keuren

Dr. James VanKeuren