Teaching Degrees in Ohio

While cities and school districts across the country have their own sets of unique policies and procedures, every primary and secondary school district in the United States requires teachers to have earned at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. As Ohio’s prospective teachers research institutions of higher education, they will be pleased to learn that multiple top education schools can be found right in their home state.

The four most highly ranked education programs for Ohio teacher education can be found at Kent State University, University of Cincinnati, Miami University, and Ohio University. The merits and distinguishing elements of each program are highlighted in greater detail below.

Ohio University

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University has been educating teachers for more than 125 years. Ranked one of the top 100 graduate schools for education in the country, the college currently serves 2,100 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. The department offers standard early, middle, and adolescent to young adult education tracks, but additionally offers multi-age programs in foreign languages such as French, German, and Spanish. Graduate programs in educational studies, recreation and sport pedagogy, and human and consumer sciences education are also available to students interested in a master’s or doctoral degree program.

Kent State University

The Kent State University College of Education, Health and Human Services is one of the premier teaching schools in Ohio, graduating the highest number of secondary mathematics teachers in the state. The school has a 100% pass rate on Ohio teaching license tests in early childhood, middle childhood science, and reading specialization, and rates of 95% or higher in middle childhood language arts, mathematics, and social sciences. The college offers students a broad educational perspective by covering international educational initiatives as well as local, and reports that 50% of students in the College of Education have participated in educational projects abroad.

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Education offers multiple avenues for online and campus-based study for prospective teachers. The college has 50 full-time members that serve approximately 1,600 undergraduate and 700 graduate educators. Ranked in the top 58 by U.S. News & World Report for education programs, graduates of the college consistently score high in the Praxis II skills-based test required for Ohio teacher certification. In addition, the college offers specialized certification in autism spectrum disorders, deaf studies, and teaching English as a second language for teachers with an Ohio teacher license who are interested in broadening the scope of their practice.

Miami University

Miami University’s School of Education offers undergraduate programs in early childhood and middle childhood education with opportunities for content specializations in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Miami University is ranked third among national universities for quality undergraduate teaching, and is in the top 100 of best education graduate schools in the country. One of the top five most popular programs on campus, the university’s education program is known for its selective enrollment to ensure small cohorts for higher quality, more individualized instruction.

Antioch University-Midwest

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900 Dayton St
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 769-1800

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Art Academy of Cincinnati

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1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1706
(513) 562-6262

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Ashland University

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401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
(800) 882-1548

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Baldwin Wallace University

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275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017-2088
(440) 826-2900

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters

Bluffton University

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1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104
(419) 358-3000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

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220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403
(419) 372-2531

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Capital University

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1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394
(614) 236-6011

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Case Western Reserve University

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10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 368-2000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Cedarville University

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251 N. Main Street
Cedarville, OH 45314-0601
(937) 766-2211

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Central State University

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1400 Brush Row Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384-1004
(937) 376-6011

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Cincinnati Christian University

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2700 Glenway Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45204-3200
(513) 244-8100

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Cleveland State University

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2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
(216) 687-2000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Defiance College

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701 N Clinton
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 784-4010

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters

Denison University

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100 West College St
Granville, OH 43023-0713
(740) 587-0810

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Gods Bible School and College

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1810 Young Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-6838
(513) 721-7944

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Heidelberg University

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310 E Market St
Tiffin, OH 44883-2462
(419) 448-2000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Hiram College

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Hinsdale Hall Third Floor
Hiram, OH 44234-0067
(330) 569-3211

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

John Carroll University

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1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118-4581
(216) 397-1886

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Kent State University at Kent

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Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-3000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Malone University

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2600 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, OH 44709-3897
(330) 471-8100

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
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