School of Education

Education Programs at Xavier

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.

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Undergraduate Programs

Xavier's undergraduate education programs are among the largest and most popular with nearly 500 students enrolled each year. Students choose Xavier for its rigorous academic and professional preparation, leading to teaching careers in a variety of professional educational environments.

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Graduate Programs

Graduate programs in the School of Education continue the excellence and rigor of its undergraduate offerings with master's degrees in a range of educational fields. All programs require 30-credit hours of graduate study that may be pursued along with appropriate licensure or credentials. The programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Education and are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

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Licensure Options

The School of Education offers preparation for applicable teacher and administration licensure recognized by the State of Ohio.

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The School of Education offers preparation for all endorsement programs recognized by the State of Ohio.

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Professional Development Days

The School of Education in collaboration with Xavier University Educational Centers is offering several professional development opportunities to meet the diverse needs of educators. 

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Offsite Programs

Core education courses are offered at five Cincinnati area locations, making it even easier for students to take courses.

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School of Choice

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Many assistant principals, principals, assistant superintendents and superintendents in Southwest Ohio schools chose Xavier for their licensure and degrees.

Special Centers for Education

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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.

Montessori Pioneers

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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.