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BW Teacher Education Programs Prepare Students to Excel in a Rewarding Career


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BW student majoring in mild/moderate educational needs

Meet Steffi

Hometown: Strongsville, OH
Major: Adolescent & Young Adult Education and English
Activities: Circle K International, Best Buddies, BW Student Education Organization, Orientation Leader, Peer Leader

"BW has phenomenal Education program. Every class I take for my major is incredibly helpful. The faculty are supportive, reassuring and welcoming."

Did you know?

  • BW has partnerships with more than 80 districts and hundreds of schools. BW education students benefit from 500+ hours of field and clinical experience.
  • Through field experiences, students are immersed in diverse school settings — urban, rural, suburban, public and private — to prepare them for their first teaching position.
  • In every county in Northeast Ohio, BW education graduates are providing critical leadership and guidance to school districts.
  • BW music education graduates have a near-perfect job placement rate.


BW student educator working with a child

Program Accreditation and Approval

The BW Department of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Music Education (grades PK-12) is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. All BW licensure and endorsement programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.



At BW, education students...

Recent BW education graduates have secured teaching positiions with:

  • Avon City Schools
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Columbus City Schools
  • Hudson City Schools
  • Strongsville City Schools
  • Wadsworth City Schools
  • Wooster City Schools
  • Western Toledo Preparatory Academy

Education graduates succeed:

BW education graduates meet a rigorous set of standards on their way to licensure eligibility. As a result, they meet and most often exceed requirements set by the State of Ohio. 94% of BW students passed the Ohio Teacher License Exams (according to latest available data).