One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Change Lives Through Your Vocation.

Whether you are passionate about teaching elementary school students new spelling lessons or advocating for vulnerable families in impoverished communities, you have a place here. Begin your journey to become an educator or social worker with a mission driven by God's unconditional love.

Pursue your vocational calling in education and social work.
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Academic Programs

You will engage with coursework that prepares you well to serve others for Christ. Faculty that are dedicated to your intellectual and spiritual growth will encourage you to realize your full potential as you learn how to educate or advocate with a mind toward missions.

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Field Experience

Encountering the everyday workings of your field is a crucial element in your quest to become a professional. We know that there is no substitute for involvement in a real-life setting, which is why Cedarville provides many opportunities for this means of preparation. 

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Testing and Licensure

While there is a sequence of steps required for you to become a licensed teacher or social worker, it doesn't have to be complicated. Your advisor and other professors will be there for you each step of the way, and at the end of your 1000 Days, you will be more than prepared to venture out as a professional. 

What's Involved?

School of Education and Social Work Quick Facts

  • 356 Undergraduate Students
  • 100% Job/Grad School Placement
  • 14 Degree Programs
  • 14 Faculty Members

All new students are assigned a faculty advisor to help you make the most of your 1000 Days.

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Studying Education and Social Work From a Distinctly Biblical Worldview

The fields of education and social work place you in a unique position — you will be fostering relationships with those in very formative or very vulnerable years of their lives. As Christians, this is both a weighty responsibility and a powerful opportunity. Relating to those you are serving as those created in the image of God is of singular importance.

At Cedarville, you will be challenged throughout your studies to build your knowledge on the foundation of God's Word. Biblical truth will pervade the lessons you learn in the classroom and influence the way you apply them to your field. Be filled each day with the love of Christ, and you will leave Cedarville prepared to teach or help those in need from the overflow of God's unending care for you.

“Teaching is the one profession that creates all the other professions.”

— Unknown

Academic Programs

Form lasting connections to impact others for Christ.

Engage with the issues of our day and provide competent, caring responses, whether in the classroom or the field of social work. Learn to lead from a heart of humility and compassion, and ultimately become equipped to educate or advocate with Kingdom influence.

Education Programs

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Programs (grades 7–12)

Multi-Age Licensure Programs (Pre–K to grade 12)

*Offered by the School of Arts and Humanities
**Offered by the School of Science and Mathematics

Social Work Program

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.”

— Titus 2:7-8

Field Experience

Gain real-world experience in your field.

Put into action the valuable lessons you are learning in the classroom. Learn to meaningfully connect with those you serve and prepare to be a professional in your field.


As a teacher candidate, you will spend at least 600 hours in field experiences before you graduate. Spending time in real classrooms allows you to practically apply the skills you have been learning in the classroom. You will be immersed in a wide variety of schools as early as freshman year, getting to observe and eventually take part in the learning of real students in nearby communities.

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Social Work

Within the social work program, you will engage in a variety of field experience settings throughout your junior and senior year to complete 600 hours of experience. Your junior year will allow you to focus on serving an impoverished community, and during your senior year, you will team up with a social agency to gain invaluable exposure to the day-to-day workings of the field.

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“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.”

— Proverbs 9:9

Testing and Licensure

Discover the pathway to doing what you love.


Education students will be guided in the licensure process during their final semester. Teacher candidates who successfully complete Cedarville's Teacher Education Program, licensure exams, and application to the state of Ohio will receive their licensure.

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Social Work

You will be well prepared through the intentionality of our professors and coursework to receive your social work license. Last year, 93% of our graduates passed the state Licensed Social Worker (LSW) exam on their first attempt, which has taken them to some incredible places.

Where Can a Social Work Degree Take Me?

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"Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge."

— Proverbs 23:12


Education Programs

All education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

In compliance with CAEP accreditation, the Cedarville University education programs post CAEP Annual Reporting Measures.

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Social Work Program

The social work program at Cedarville University received initial accreditation from The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in June of 1998. CSWE reaffirmed Cedarville's program in June 2002, again in 2010, and most recently in June 2017. Graduating from an accredited program positions our students to complete graduate school in one year instead of two.

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Dean – School of Education and Social Work

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones, EdD

Dean, School of Education and Social Work; Assistant Professor of Education

“Welcome! Absolom Jones proclaimed, 'the pomp of public worship, and the ceremonies of a festive day, will find no acceptance with him, unless they are accompanied with actions that correspond with them.' At Cedarville University we love the Lord and seek to serve Him in a way that honors Him while serving others. God’s glory is revealed in many ways. One way in which His glory is revealed is through the softening of hearts as people are served, loved and immediate needs met. The writing of the laws on our hearts commands that we live the things we know. In the SESW we have the obligation to live the text. We are faithfully committed to excellence in education while training students committed to lifelong learning and service.”

— Kevin Jones, EdD