Undergraduate Programs

With degrees that lead to more than 15 teacher licenses and additional endorsements, the Dwight Schar College of Education prepares you to teach in classrooms in Ohio and beyond. In addition to the undergraduate programs at the Ashland campus, Ashland offers "2+2" and "bachelors completion" programs at our Elyria and Columbus program centers. These programs enable you to begin your program at a two-year college and complete it at Ashland.

Graduate Programs

The Dwight Schar College of Education offers a wide variety of graduate degrees and licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs for educators and others. Our programs extend from the innovative Ed.D. in Leadership Studies, with its focus on leadership across professions, to flexible 30-hour M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (TL-21) program where you design curricula to meet your needs, to the 100% online technology programs. If you want to extend your ability to work with children for whom English is a second language, we recently added a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement...

Our online technology programs are gaining students’ attention. If you want a program that focuses on using technology at the district or building level, check out the Technology Facilitator Endorsement. The certificate provides teachers and others more information about how to use technology within the classroom or teaching environment. Both of these programs can be combined with the TL-21 program.

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to begin a teaching career in up to 15 different licensure areas, check out our Bachelor’s Plus initial teacher licensure program. In operation for more than 25 years, it is one of Ohio’s oldest post-baccalaureate licensure programs. Most classes, excluding field experiences, are held during the evenings or on Saturdays.

Classes are held in traditional face-to-face and hybrid (face-to-face and online) formats at our Ashland campus and regional program centers located in Columbus, Cleveland, Stark/Massillon, and Elyria. Additionally, a number of classes are available online with no campus or center attendance required.


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