Everyone has a favorite teacher from childhood, that special person who encouraged and motivated you to do your best. As a Middle Childhood Education student, you'll specialize in two areas-social studies, math, science or reading—while developing the skills needed to teach older children in grades 4-9. And, because Xavier uses a holistic approach emphasizing care for the whole person, you could become that special teacher for someone you have yet to meet.
Of Xavier education students pass state exams
Experience different kinds of classroom environmentsâ€”urban, suburban, public and private. We have partnerships with 50+ school districts in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky for field experiences and student teaching.
The Hispanic population is the fastest-growing group in the country, and the need for teachers who speak Spanish is unmatched. Gain a competitive edge in our exclusive program.
See and do things that will change your life—and the world. Sign up to tutor, coach and mentor students in local community schools, or volunteer for a service trip where you'll make connections and memories you'll never forget.
School districts in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky partner with us
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Hours of field experiences earned in urban, suburban and rural schools
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.
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.