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Rigorous and career-focused, our baccalaureate programs of study combine the strengths of a Baldwin Wallace liberal arts foundation with professional education coursework. You'll gain the knowledge, skills, technical competencies and perspectives to prepare you for today's diverse and complex educational environment.
Real-World Field Experiences
We'll have you in the classroom doing observations and classroom assistance within the first three courses in education. Before you graduate, you'll have over 300 hours of instructional experience in a variety of school settings, including urban, rural, suburban and parochial/private education sites, to prepare you for your first and subsequent teaching positions. Please view the Field Experience Handbook outlining expectations of teacher candidates, responsibilities of cooperating teachers and suggested guidelines for college supervisors.
Small classes, personalized attention and high standards are at the forefront of our program. You'll not only learn effective teaching practices, but also see them modeled in classes by faculty members with a wealth of teaching experience.
From established relationships like Edgehill College in England to new opportunities in North Carolina, our education partnerships offer impressive benefits. Through Edgehill, you have the option to complete your student teaching abroad in Ormskirk, outside of Manchester. Through our North Carolina partnership, you can be a sponsored student teacher who not only gains valuable experience, but who is in demand for teacher openings. In addition, Baldwin Wallace University has partnered with more than 40 area school districts through the BW School Partnership Program encouraging area teachers to earn their master's degrees and strengthen professional credentials through Baldwin Wallace University.
Our outstanding reputation in teacher preparation gives you an edge. Our graduates meet a rigorous set of standards on their way to licensure eligibility. As a result, they meet and most often exceed the Praxis II test requirements set by the State of Ohio.
In addition to our baccalaureate programs of study, Baldwin Wallace University offers initial teacher licensure programs plus advanced programs in education for returning adult learners.
- Master of Arts in Education Program - graduate programs for licensed teachers
- Licensure Only - initial teacher licensure post-baccalaureate program
- License+Master's - initial teacher licensure plus Master of Arts in Education program
Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the
North Central Association. The address, telephone number and Web site for this accrediting body
is 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; 1-800-621-7440;
Other Accreditations and Academic Affiliations
Individual programs also are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The College's licensure programs are approved by the State of Ohio Department of Education.