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145 Years

Ashland University was founded in 1878


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Recognized as one of the elite teacher education schools in the country


About Ashland University

Since 1878, Ashland University has been a liberal arts and sciences institution, preparing students for exciting professions and careers.

Fulfill Your Future in Education

Whether you’re looking forward to your first teaching position or are ready to extend your classroom leadership skills, make Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Education your home for pursuing one of our distinguished degrees or licensure programs.

The Dwight Schar College of Education has been recognized as one of the elite teacher education schools in the country after receiving all positive marks from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). To view the comprehensive report and findings, visit the CAEP Annual Review here.

The Ashland Advantage

  • Quality Programs. Our graduate program faculty are verified professionals who provide a balance of theory and practice in the classroom. They are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which ensures that our program meets the highest standards.
  • Convenient Locations. We offer our programs at the Ashland campus as well as regional centers located in Columbus and Elyria, Ohio. Courses are provided at the centers, online and in hybrid formats that combine face-to-face and online instruction.
  • Personalized Attention. Each graduate student in our program benefits from small class sizes, individualized attention and quality instruction.

Our Mission

We are committed to preparing individuals to make a profound difference in the lives of all children, their families and the communities in which they live. We recognize the vital ties between theory and practice that serve as the foundation for a lifelong career of service. We care deeply about our students, and we recognize the awesome responsibility we have to model the kind of reflective practice needed in today’s rapidly changing world. Further, we are committed to nurturing growth so our graduates develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to serve children, their families and their communities.


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    I was well-prepared through my M.Ed. experience at AU, where I encountered an ideal balance of educational leadership, professional development, and theory-based practice in curriculum & instruction. I am proud to be a graduate of this program, and I’m grateful to AU and the continued ‘accent on the individual’ they’ve provided me.

    Dr. Vicki Maple

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