Quick Facts

Numbers That Count

  • 315 students
  • 9.4% of student body
  • 5th largest department
  • Most popular programs:
    • Early childhood -- 167 (59% of education majors)
    • Middle childhood -- 71 (71% of education majors)
    • Special education -- 44 (16% of education majors)
  • 13 faculty; 77% of whom have doctorates

Top 10 Reasons You Should Study Education at Cedarville University

Strength in Numbers

Join the 315 students currently enrolled as education majors at Cedarville. Education is one of our largest programs, and because of that strength, you'll find a broad range of program and course options as well as diverse field experiences.

Program Options

From early childhood and middle childhood certifications to special education, four discipline-specific preK-12, and secondary licensure programs, you will find what you are looking for at Cedarville. The University's highly regarded master of education program also enriches the undergraduate experience.

Practical Experience

A hallmark of Cedarville's program is the emphasis on practical experience. By spending more than 600 hours in actual classrooms, you will feel confident and equipped to lead a classroom of your own.

Career Opportunities

More than 100 public and Christian schools come to campus each year to recruit Cedarville students. Our education faculty and career services staff will have you interview-ready with an online portfolio and professional resume.

Proven Track Record

Cedarville's more than 100-year reputation for producing exceptional teachers gives our graduates a competitive edge. You will find our alumni serving as classroom teachers and administrators in public, private, and Christian schools around the world.

Ministry Opportunities

If you see education as more than a chance to teach, but an opportunity to change lives, you'll find plenty of opportunities to pursue your passion and hone your skills: tutoring local students, teaching in area ministries, even student teaching at an international school.

Recognition and Licensure

Besides being recognized by U.S.News & World Report, Cedarville has a decades-long reputation for its successful, accredited, professional programs. All programs leading to licensure are approved by the State of Ohio Department of Education which offers "best fit" licensure reciprocity with 42 states. All Cedarville graduates are also certified by the Association of Christian Schools International.

Christ-Centered Focus

Professors integrate biblical principles, Christian philosophy and worldview, and character and ethics in all education courses. At Cedarville, you'll find inspiring daily chapels, residence life, the one-of-a-kind required Bible minor, and numerous ministry opportunities also complement your education program.

Technology Leadership

You will be thoroughly prepared to use technology in your own classroom as you observe and learn from Cedarville professors who integrate technology into every education class. Of course, you'll practice for yourself as part of class assignments and projects.

Student Satisfaction

Cedarville University has long held a reputation for academic excellence, biblical education, and Christ-centered campus life. Students value these commitments and are overwhelmingly satisfied with their Cedarville experience. According to a recent national survey, Cedarville received 22 first-place rankings among Christian colleges and 7 first-place rankings among all public and private colleges.