School of Education
Wheeler Hall, Harding Center for Teachers
(440) 826-2166
(440) 826-3779 (fax)
Contributing, Compassionate and Competent. Today's educators must be dynamic professionals committed to influencing student lives through innovative classroom practices and proven, effective teaching methods.

Strong Academics

Rigorous and career-focused, our undergraduate programs of study build on 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.


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. 


Our education partnership with the Asheboro School District in North Carolina offers impressive benefits for BW teacher candidates.  Through this 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 licensure exam 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.


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)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 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.

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