School of Education

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.

Students select from five major areas of study along with the appropriate licensure program. All programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

  • Primary Education prepares students to teach grades PreK-5. Students participate in field experiences and student teaching at both the preschool and primary levels.
  • Middle Childhood Education prepares teachers for grades 4-9. Students choose two fields from the areas of social studies, mathematics, science and reading while studying curriculum, pedagogy, philosophy and organization of the middle school.
  • Secondary Education offers a professional education minor that is designed to lead to an Ohio teaching license. Students also complete a content area as their major and are awarded either a Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • The Special Education program awards a Bachelor of Science degree designed to lead to licensure as an intervention specialist. Students choose from the areas of mild/moderate, moderate/intensive, early childhood or Montessori/special education, completing the requirements for licensure and degree concurrently.
  • The Montessori Teacher Education program provides a Bachelor of Science to students who major in Montessori education. Students earn their Montessori credentials as well as traditional licensure, and are prepared to teach in public, private, Montessori and traditional schools.
  • A double major in Early Childhood Special Education and Montessori adds even more career options for education graduates.