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Education Major
  • What Makes Capital's Teacher Education Program Special?

    As an education major at Capital, you'll benefit from:

    • The deep resources of Capital's most popular major
    • A 4-year curriculum that leads to a 2-year provisional teaching license upon graduation
    • The ability to earn licensure in more than 20 different specialties  
    • The ability to earn more than one licensure (with careful planning)
    • The chance to do full-year internships in local school systems
    • The chance to tutor elementary students in reading, math and other subjects, both on and off the Capital campus
    • Student organizations for education majors that offer scholarship and networking opportunities

    Program Excellence

    Capital University and its teacher education program are accredited by several national organizations.

    Capital's teacher education program has earned words of praise from the Ohio Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

    Read what students have to say about our education program.

    On-Campus Learning

    As a student in the education department, you'll enjoy:

    • Small classes (average class size: 15) that facilitate interaction with professors and classmates
    • The caring, personal attention from professors that enables you to reach your full potential

    With all the teaching specialties Capital offers, there's no such thing as a "typical" teacher education candidate.

    Off-Campus Teaching Experiences

    Teaching is a hands-on profession. The more time you spend teaching in real classrooms before you graduate, the better you'll be able to manage a classroom of your own. At Capital, you can get as many as three field-based teaching experiences starting as early as your sophomore year. And thanks to Capital's central location, you can choose urban, suburban or rural schools—even local and state agencies. Whatever kind of teacher you want to be, and whatever kind of setting you eventually want to work in, we'll make sure you're ahead of the curve.

    For extra experience, you can also opt to do a full-year teaching internship. This can really help when the time comes to look for a teaching position. Through this program, you can:

    • Gain additional student teaching experience that will set your resume apart
    • Learn what it's like to teach full-time for an entire school year
    • Earn a full year of credit toward teacher retirement
    • Take home a modest stipend

    Three Steps to Getting Your Degree

    Children need the best education possible to prepare for the challenges of work and daily life. So their teachers need to be dedicated and highly qualified.

    Capital's teacher education program is competitive, so all graduates are prepared for the challenges of the classroom. To earn an education degree from Capital, you must:

    1. Apply and get accepted to the teacher education program
    2. Apply and get accepted to student teach
    3. Graduate and pass the licensure exam in your chosen area(s)

    For more information about the education major at Capital, you can:
    Read the online Teacher Education Handbook
    Explore the teacher education department home page
    Contact Holly Porter at 614-236-6302 or