Academic Catalog

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Summer 2020 Summer Institute

Learn more how to enhance your career and gain valuable professional development experiences at the College of Education Summer Institute.

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


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

Title II, section 207, of the 1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965, requires that institutions of higher education that conduct teacher preparation programs must report their licensure test pass rate to the public. The Ashland University and Ohio licensure test pass rate information is available at this website: https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Report/FullReport/FullReport.aspx?p=3_22&i=063396

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.