University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Where education meets experience.

UC’s School of Education is consistently ranked as a top school for teacher preparation. With five majors, certificates and an associate degree, UC provides best practices and real-world experience in a classroom to prepare you to be a knowledgeable, caring, and effective educator.

Home to 50,000 students across three unique campuses, Cincinnati is a national leader in career-ready education. Today, UC is ranked top five in the nation for co-op and internships by U.S. World News & Report. We fuse our top-ranked experience-based learning program with a vibrant campus community and big-city opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind college destination.

School of Education
Our School of Education is dedicated to making a difference in our communities through outreach, academic programs, and community partnerships. As a leading Research I university, the latest research is incorporated into every course to ensure graduates are prepared to address the most urgent challenges to our society. Teacher preparation programs include Early Childhood Education (pre-kindergarten through grade five), Middle Childhood Education (grades four through nine), Secondary Education (grades 7 through 12), and Special Education (kindergarten through grade 12). These programs enable successful graduates to enter the teaching profession with the appropriate State of Ohio licenses. UC also offer courses and a degree program to prepare students who are interested in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. 

The perfect foundation for future teachers
The School of Education features small classes taught by talented, experienced and involved faculty, and provides the perfect foundation for future teachers to teach young children to adolescent adults. Teacher licensure programs provide extensive field-clinical experiences with experienced teacher mentors in area suburban and urban schools.



Top 5 university for co-op and internships | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Named the #1 "Best College Location in Ohio" | Niche, 2024


Named a 2023–2024 Public College of Distinction 


Ranked #30 among the "Best Online Master's in Education Programs Offering Curriculum And Instruction” | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Ranked #4 among the "Best Colleges for Education in Ohio" | Niche, 2024


Our City, Our Home

Home to seven Fortune 500 companies, Cincinnati’s thriving professional landscape empowers students to change the world. Its widely recognized cultural attractions like professional sports, nationally ranked parks, and renowned art scene fuel us to go above and beyond. Our urban identity is at the core of who we are, forever inspiring us to deepen our community impact.

Transforming Urban Teacher Education

Our goal is to improve outcomes for students in high-need schools by preparing professionals who recognize the moral imperative to teach all children. We prepare educators who are committed to issues of social justice, caring for individuals, and evidence-based practice. We strive to prepare educators who support self-determination, advocacy, and empowerment for the most disenfranchised students.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The [Education] program is truly fulfilling, with many opportunities to build relationships through bountiful learning experiences and become a master of your field of study through the various educational internships.”

    • Hannah Congrove '21
  • “I feel more confident, secure, unique, and professional with my teaching techniques with students. The School of Education program at UC is absolutely by far the best!”

    • Gabriel Cullen '21
  • “Having professors that had experience as educational leaders allows students to receive authentic instruction.”

    • Kenneth Miller '21
  • “The faculty are the very reason I chose this program. They care about their students and are actively pushing us to grow and succeed.”

    • Emily Briscoe '21