The School of Education prepares leaders who are intellectually, spiritually, and ethically prepared for the challenges of a career in education. In the spirit of St. Ignatius our programs inspire teachers and educational leaders to act with integrity, justice, and generosity while changing the world together.
of teaching licensure students at all levels pass their state exams.
Strong partnerships with local public, private and Catholic schools provide students with valuable field experiences and student teaching opportunities in a variety of classroom settings.
Many assistant principals, principals, assistant superintendents and superintendents in Southwest Ohio schools chose Xavier for their licensure and degrees.
Our students get results. Early and middle childhood education students at both graduate and undergraduate levels are successful in finding teaching positions.
The School supports the Center for Excellence in Education, which provides additional preparation for educators with consulting services and professional development, and the Center for Catholic Education, which provides extra support for Catholic schools.
Xavier opened the first graduate-level Montessori teacher education program in the U.S. in 1965 and has been a leader in Montessori education ever since.
Core education courses are offered at five Cincinnati area locations, making it even easier for students to take courses. The locations include:
The School of Education is second only to the School of Nursing in numbers of students. What makes Xavier the destination of choice for teaching is also what makes Xavier the choice for so many other degrees—a focus on experiential learning.
He left four years ago, but Craig Hockenberry is still tethered to the school—and the kids—he began saving more than 11 years earlier.
Lizzy Wylly (Special Education, '18) didn't always know that she wanted to be a teacher. It wasn't until her junior year of high school—after volunteering to lead a special education gym class— that she realized her passion for helping others discover their abilities.