Cedarville University’s Education Overview

Cedarville  Early Childhood Education, M.ed.

For over 100 years, Cedarville has been a leader in teacher education - preparing educators like junior Andrea Davis for the classroom and administrative roles. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/ Cedarville University

by Public Relations

February 1, 2011

For over 100 years, Cedarville has been a leader in teacher education, using rigorous and Christ-centered teaching to prepare educators for the classroom and administrative roles in public, private and Christian schools around the world.

Education is one of Cedarville’s largest programs and offers a broad range of course material, as well as diverse field experiences. One of the most unique aspects of Cedarville’s education program is the amount of time that education students spend in real classroom settings. Cedarville students spend over 600 hours observing and teaching in rural, city and suburban schools. Schools know the reputation Cedarville has gained for its education training program, which is why over 100 schools send recruiters to Cedarville.

The University also offers a highly regarded Master of Education (M.Ed.) for those wanting to continue their professional development. For 10 years, the M.Ed. program has been growing steadily in enrollment with an overall enrollment of more than 125 students.

The M.Ed. program has systematically redesigned the core courses to be offered entirely online. These select courses can now be taken anywhere rather than on campus. The department of education plans to soon offer the entire M.Ed. degree online, while also offering courses in the traditional format for students who prefer face-to-face interaction with a professor and their peers.

Both the undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. This accreditation is further affirmation that Cedarville’s teacher education program is one of excellence. Cedarville’s licensure is approved by the Ohio Department of Education, and the program is also certified by the Association of Christian Schools International.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,200 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.

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