Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED
What to Expect in the Adolescent to Young Adult/Secondary Program

The Adolescent to Young Adult/Secondary Program at Ashland University will prepare you for a deep knowledge of your chosen content area. You'll learn the skills to plan lessons, manage a class, and work as a highly trained professional in the...

Undergraduate

Early childhood education majors focus on the youngest of students because what happens early in a child’s career sets the stage for enthusiasm and success in later learning.

Your pre-K through third grade teacher training starts with the Early Childhood Education program at Ashland University.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BSED
Early Childhood Education Intervention Specialist Program

Do you want to help young learners succeed, regardless of special needs?

Gain the problem-solving skills you need, including coordination with fellow teachers and families to develop individualized plan for children with mild to intensive needs, in the Early Childhood Education Intervention Specialist...

Undergraduate

Do you recognize the value of diversity? Do you want to help create a world where all students have access to the education they need?

Intervention specialists are perhaps the most versatile teachers in the field. An intervention specialist license in Ohio, obtained through Ashland University's Intervention Specialist program, qualifies you to teach children in grades K-12 with mild to moderate disabilities.

Undergraduate
Do you want to teach in order to make a difference?

The middle childhood level (grades 4-9) offers the opportunity to impact students who are undergoing the greatest and most rapid changes of their young lives.

Middle grades licensure provides the opportunity to teach in any two of four...

Undergraduate

Do you have a special talent in music, art or foreign language? Do you want to become even more accomplished in those areas and then teach it others? The Multi-Age (PreK-12) program may be want you want. Multi-age teachers might teach in elementary, middle or high school buildings in their...

Graduate
Degree Type: License

The Dwight Schar College of Education’s Bachelor’s Plus program is designed for those individuals who already have a baccalaureate degree and have decided that they would like to become teachers. Rather than completing another degree, they work towards one of more than 15 teacher licensure areas available through the college....

Graduate
Degree Type: License

Ashland University's Building Principal licensure program builds on course work completed through typical M.Ed. Educational Administration programs . As such, a number of prerequisites are required for this program. Three years of satisfactory teaching experience is required; with at least two of those years must be at the...

Graduate
Degree Type: Endorsement

The Computer/Technology Endorsement prepares teachers to serve as building or campus-level technology facilitators. Completing this 18-hour program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach technology applications; demonstrating effective use of technology to support student learning of content; and provide professional development, mentoring, and basic...

Graduate
Degree Type: License

Ashland University's Administrative Specialist License in Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development (CIPD) program builds on course work completed through typical M.Ed. Educational Administration programs . As such, a number of prerequisites are required for this program. Two years of satisfactory teaching experience is required.

Is this program for...
Graduate
Degree Type: License
School Superintendent License Sealing Your Future as a Superintendent

Are you an Ohio school administrator who wants to gain additional knowledge and skills in order to become an effective school district leader? Our post-master’s School Superintendent Licensure program is for you.

What to Expect

This program builds on your...

Graduate
Degree Type: Endorsement

The Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5) endorsement is designed as an addition to an Early Childhood License, which would allow you to teach in grade 4 and 5 classrooms in all subjects. The program focuses on the unique developmental characteristics of the midde childhood student and teaching methods and strategies...

Graduate
Degree Type: Ed.D.
Executive Doctorate in Leadership Studies Accelerating Your Path to Executive Leadership

Are you a working professional or practitioner looking to complete your doctorate within a condensed time frame?

The Executive Ed.D. in Leadership Studies program is an accelerated, interdisciplinary doctoral degree program that allows you to complete your doctorate...

Graduate
Degree Type: Endorsement

The Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement prepares teachers, coordinators, and administrators to teach gifted and talented students, and supervise and improve programs for gifted and talented students in Ohio K-12 schools.

Is this program for you? You want to develop, teach and supervise curricula and services for students identified...
Graduate
Degree Type: Endorsement

The Ashland University Reading Endorsement qualifies you to teach students under the provisions of the Ohio Third Year Guarantee. It consists of 15 semester hours of graduate course work. You must have completed 12 hours of literacy coursework (undergraduate or graduate), including an approved phonics course, prior to beginning...

Graduate

The Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate graduate level, second licensure program is for licensed teachers seeking to teach children in grades K-12 with mild-moderate disabilities and educational needs in a variety of inclusive settings.

Is this program for you?

You already have a teaching license, but want to...

Graduate
M.Ed. in Adult Education Enhancing Lifelong Learning

Are you an education professional or practitioner looking to impact the lives of adult learners? The M.Ed. in Adult Education program at Ashland University will help you advance the practice of learning and teaching to increase adult achievement.

What to Expect in...
Graduate
Degree Type: M.Ed.

A program for currently licensed teachers seeking to teach in grades K-12 with mild/moderate educational needs in a variety of settings. Course work may be applied to licensure in this area.

Graduate
Degree Type: M.Ed.

The Literacy program is designed to help classroom teachers at both the elementary and secondary levels to deepen their understanding of literacy processes, purposes, and development and to broaden their range of instructional and assessment approaches so that they can have the greatest possible impact on their students’ learning at...

Graduate
Degree Type: M.Ed.

The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Talent Development Education prepares teachers, coordinators, and administrators to teach gifted and talented students, supervise and improve programs for gifted and talented students, and provide leadership in the field of gifted education (K-12) in Ohio.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU? You...
Graduate
Degree Type: M.Ed.
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (TL-21)

Are you a professional educator striving to keep up with the changing needs of students in the classroom?

Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century (TL-21) is a flexible graduate degree program designed to prepare you for the classroom of...

Graduate
Degree Type: M.Ed.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership + Administrative Licensure Shaping the Leaders of the Future

The Master’s of Educational Leadership (EDLS) + Administrative Licensure program trains you for the demands of 21st century education. Courses feature the most up-to-date content and instruction from prominent leaders in the field of educational administration....

Graduate
Degree Type: Endorsement

More than 39,000 English language learners or students with limited English proficiency were enrolled in Ohio’s elementary and secondary schools in 2010-2011. These students represent more than 110 different native or home languages. How well prepared are you to meet the learning needs of this growing population of students?...

Graduate
Degree Type: Ed.D.
Traditional Doctorate in Leadership Studies Training a New Generation of Ethical and Effective Leaders

Are you a working professional in K-12 schools, higher education, government, or human service organizations? Do you strive to be a catalyst for positive change?

Ashland University’s interdisciplinary Traditional Doctorate in Leadership Studies program is...

Online-Adult
Degree Type: Endorsement

The Computer/Technology Endorsement prepares teachers to serve as building or campus-level technology facilitators. Completing this 18-hour program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach technology applications; demonstrating effective use of technology to support student learning of content; and provide professional development, mentoring, and basic...

Online-Adult
Degree Type: Endorsement

The Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement prepares teachers, coordinators, and administrators to teach gifted and talented students, and supervise and improve programs for gifted and talented students in Ohio K-12 schools.

Is this program for you? You want to develop, teach and supervise curricula and services for students identified...
Online-Adult
M.Ed. in Adult Education Enhancing Lifelong Learning

Are you an education professional or practitioner looking to impact the lives of adult learners? The M.Ed. in Adult Education program at Ashland University will help you advance the practice of learning and teaching to increase adult achievement.

What to Expect in...
Online-Adult
Degree Type: M.Ed.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership + Administrative Licensure Shaping the Leaders of the Future

The Master’s of Educational Leadership (EDLS) + Administrative Licensure program trains you for the demands of 21st century education. Courses feature the most up-to-date content and instruction from prominent leaders in the field of educational administration....

Online-Adult
Degree Type: Endorsement

More than 39,000 English language learners or students with limited English proficiency were enrolled in Ohio’s elementary and secondary schools in 2010-2011. These students represent more than 110 different native or home languages. How well prepared are you to meet the learning needs of this growing population of students?...

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Summer 2019 Summer Institute

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Fulfill Your Future in Education

Whether you’re looking forward to your first teaching position or are ready to extend your classroom leadership skills, make Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Education your home for pursuing one of our distinguished degrees or licensure programs.

The Dwight Schar College of Education has been recognized as one of the elite teacher education schools in the country after receiving all positive marks from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Ashland Advantage

We proudly claim:

  • Accent on the Individual with small class sizes and passionate faculty mentorship
  • Innovative, quality licensure programs in line with state licensure and proven high pass rates
  • An emphasis on experiential learning with field experiences and internships that set each student up for teaching success
  • Quality educational leadership programs including one of the only programs in the nation that offers a school safety course specifically designed for school administrators
  • Unparalleled graduate programs for continued education
  • Countless opportunities to embrace the student journey and take advantage of campus life
  • Marketable minors in teaching and coaching for additional career opportunities

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Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

The Dwight Schar College of Education guides all students through innovative and diverse field- based experiences that are grounded in theory and result in skilled and responsive practitioners, well-prepared to meet tomorrow's challenges.

Our Vision

Student Learning Outcomes include:

  1. Apply theory and practice within a professional environment.
  2. Collaborate with stakeholders to impact the success of diverse individuals and organizations.
  3. Demonstrate pedagogical and content expertise when working within a diverse professional environment.
  4. Make data-driven decisions within a professional environment.
  5. Apply principles of integrity and ethical decision-making within professional environments.

Our Values

  • Guiding Principle 1: Practitioner- and Field-Based Experiences, Core to All Programs, Link Theory and Practice
  • Guiding Principle 2: Partnerships with External Stakeholders Broaden Insights and Support Student Success
  • Guiding Principle 3: Pedagogical and Content Expertise Lead to Positive Outcomes within Diverse Learning Environments
  • Guiding Principle 4: A Culture of Assessment Creates Avenues for Reflection, Leading to Excellence

Accreditation

The Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 223-0077. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

CAEP is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. These two agencies serve to (a) assure the public that Ashland University offers an educator preparation program that meets national standards of quality, (b) ensure that children and youth are served by well-prepared school personnel, and (c) advance the teaching profession through the improvement of teacher education programs. Licensure requirements are subject to the authority of the Ohio State Department of Education and Ohio law. Course and field experiences may change, subject to requirements approved by Ohio law.

Ashland University's educator preparation programs have been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. These include all applicable degree, licensure and endorsement programs offered through the College of Education.

National Report Card

Pursuant to Federal Law, Ashland University's Dwight Schar College of Education is required to report its licensure completion rate. Ninety-five (95) percent of those students completing the Ashland University Teacher Education program attained their licenses for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Learn More About Our Candidates and Graduates

Do you want to learn more about our candidates' performance while completing their programs and after they have begun teaching or taken on the responsibilities of building principals? Go to the Educator Preparation Performance Report, a document developed by the Ohio Board of Regents that includes information about all of Ohio's educator prepartion programs.