University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Works: Shaping the next generation of educators.

Here, it isn’t about “what do you want to do after graduation?” because at the University of Cincinnati (UC), you won’t have to wait to make an impact. Bearcats roll up our sleeves, get to work, and create what’s Next.  For over 100+ years, Bearcats have been jumpstarting their careers through our innovative co-op and internship program that lets students combine their rigorous academics with real-world learning.

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 nearly 48,000 students across three unique campuses, Cincinnati is a national leader in career-ready education. Today, UC ranks the #1 public university for co-op and internships by U.S. News & World Report. 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.

At UC, you don’t have to choose between a college town or city life, you get it all. That’s why UC was just named the “Best College Location in Ohio” by Niche. With more than 500 student organizations, there is something for everyone on our campus. Experience all that Cincinnati has to offer just minutes from campus: from professional sports and multiple museums, to a beautiful riverfront and award-winning restaurants, and so much more.

Today, more than 315,000 living alumni count themselves as Bearcats—united by their common love of the place, the people, and the ideas that make up the University of Cincinnati.



Ranked #1 public university for co-op and internships | U.S. News & World Report


Named among the “Most Innovative National Universities” | U.S. News & World Report


#1 Best City for New College Grads | SmartAsset


Among the world's most beautiful campuses | Forbes


25th Best Online Master's Education Program in Curriculum and Instruction | U.S. News & World Report


Our City. Our Home.

Home to seven Fortune 500 companies, Cincinnati’s thriving professional landscape empowers us to change the world, and its widely recognized cultural attractions like professional sports, nationally ranked parks and a 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-needs 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 about each individual 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 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 the 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