Education | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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    • Capital's education program has a long and celebrated history of preparing teachers who change lives.

      Here, you’ll acquire the knowledge, refine the character and practice the skills you'll need to help students develop to their full potential.  

      CAEP Accredited Initial Programs/Majors  

      • Primary Childhood Education (PK - 5) 
      • Middle Childhood Education (4-9) 
      • Intervention Specialist Education (Mild/Moderate) (K-12) 
      • Visual Arts Education (P-12) 
      • Music Education (P-12) 
      • Integrated Mathematics Education (7-12) 
      • Integrated Science (7-12) 
      • Integrated Language Arts Education (7-12) 
      • Integrated Social Studies Education (7-12) 

      The School of Education is currently accredited through Spring 2026 by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) formally known as the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and has been accredited since 1966. All School of Education licensure programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

      CAEP Accreditation Approval Letter (PDF)

      What You'll Learn

      Capital's liberal arts tradition and General Education goals are central to our education program. This curriculum creates a broad context for learning; enhances your analytical, critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary for success; expands your knowledge and instills a thirst for lifelong learning; and refines your value systems and ethical standards to guide your decision making — in your profession and in life.

      As you focus exclusively on your major, you’ll be taught by highly experienced and engaged education professors. You'll blend rich classroom theory with relevant and challenging field experiences as early as your sophomore year — either here or abroad through our Intercultural Student Teaching Program. Explore the program and course descriptions in our online course bulletin.  

      High-Impact Practices: Student-Teaching and Field Experiences

      Capital’s teacher education program features a host of on-campus classes and clinical experiences, as well as observations and field-based experiences in schools. Field-based experiences are completed in a variety of different cultural settings and at different grade levels. Because of our location in the thriving capital city of Columbus, there are a number of urban, suburban and rural school districts, as well as national and state agencies, within a short distance of Capital.

      The professional education program begins your first year. As early as the sophomore year, education students have opportunities to experience working with learners in diverse school and community settings during which they observe and participate in instructional responsibilities.

      Where You'll Go: Careers and Placement

      Education Program Highlights

      • Four-year undergraduate teacher licensure program
      • Early opportunities to experience education from the teacher’s side of the desk
      • Internships, with stipend, to enhance student teaching experience
      • Reading center for one-on-one teaching experiences
      • Licensure possible in 20-plus areas of specialization
      • Strong praise from ODE and the NCATE
      • Opportunities for student teaching abroad

      We all agree children need the best education possible to become productive and successful citizens. Likewise, their teachers need to be dedicated and highly qualified. 

      That's why our teacher education program is competitive — so our graduates are prepared to meet the challenge of evolving classroom. To earn an education degree from Capital, you must apply and get accepted to the teacher education program; apply and get accepted to student teach; and graduate and pass the licensure exam in your chosen area(s). 

      Graduates of Capital’s teacher education program have gone on to make significant contributions in the lives of others in a variety of positions, including:

      • Classroom teachers
      • Special education teachers
      • Special area teachers
      • Principals
      • Supervisors
      • Central office staff
      • Superintendents
      • Higher education faculty members and administrators 
      High Performance Reviews
      Capital University is recognized as a high-quality, accredited institution on both the national and state level. Read our latest performance report here.
      • At the Corner of Teaching, Learning, Service and Culture

        Reagan Stone in form of Pinon School Sign
        Capital's Intercultural Student Teaching program has expanded to the Navajo Nation.

        Reagan Stone is an education major who decided to take a different approach to the student teaching experience. Unlike many of her peers, who will student teach in Ohio, Reagan is venturing farther away from home to a place where the culture is vastly different. She will spend the entire 16 weeks student teaching in the Navajo Nation at a school in the Four Corners Region of northeastern Arizona. ...

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