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Welcome to the School of Education & Allied Professions
The School of Education & Allied Professions merges critical reflection with fostering a learning community that focuses on educational theory and practice. Whether you're interested in K-12 or in higher education, whether you want to teach or work in school administration, whether you want to implement policy or develop new education strategies, we have a program that will help you become a leader in education.
The school addresses some of society's most critical needs:
- Through partnerships with the surrounding community, we prepare future teachers and leaders to succeed in diverse settings.
- Through research and innovative programs, we help children improve their skills in reading, mathematics, and science.
- Through distance-education initiatives, we help teachers meet new challenges and grow professionally.
What's Coming Up?
Four Departments. Two Doctoral Programs. Online Degree Options.
How can we help you today?
Our departments and programs offer degrees to prepare professionals for leadership and service in a variety of educational settings. Visit the departments below to learn more. To access resources for students, faculty, and community partners, please visit our community sites and resources.
Welcome to the School of Education & Allied Professions! Learn more >>
At the University of Dayton, learning to be a teacher is about building learning communities through critical reflection. Learn more >>
Wellness and sport are not just areas of study; they are a way of life. Health and sport science majors prepare to be proficient and professional in a vocation related to wellness, physical activity, sports and physical therapy. Learn more >>
We are dedicated to developing human service practitioners committed to promoting individual and community growth through seven academic programs. Learn more >>
We offer graduate-level programs that prepare educational professionals to serve effectively at all levels of leadership in PK-12 public, Catholic and other non-public schools. Learn more >>
The School of Eduction & Allied Profression is excited to welcome its latest program the Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP). Learn more >>
The Ph.D. program in educational leadership fosters an approach to leadership that combines independent research with collaborative thinking. Learn more >>
The doctor of physical therapy program will prepare you to be a knowledgeable, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, reflective practitioner.
You're busy, but you know graduate education will help you get ahead. With the University of Dayton's online course options, you can find the way to make it work. Learn more >>
Don't live in Dayton? That's all right! The School of Education & Allied Professions offers graduate level coursework in Counselor Education & Human Services and in Educational Leadership at the Dublin Campus in Dublin, Ohio, near Columbus. Learn more >>
This is a competitive program, and assistantships are limited. Assistantships are available in several departments within the School of Education & Allied Professions. Learn more >>
Lalanne is a post-graduate teacher service program that specializes in supporting beginning Catholic school educators by combining service and teaching. Lalanne teachers make a two-year commitment to teach in an under-resourced Catholic school. They live together in a faith-based community, and pursue professional as well as spiritual and personal development. Learn more >>
The School of Education supports you in your career by partnering with local schools and other educational organizations to offer graduate workshop credit for professional development courses. Learn more >>
The St. Remy Initiative provides Catholic school principals and teachers with an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and skills in the spiritual, academic, and managerial dimensions of their ministry. Participant teams (the principal and two teacher leaders from each school) will develop a school-wide project for enhancing the Catholic identity within their individual schools. Learn more >>
The University of Dayton Upward Bound Program provides support to students during their college entrance process, as well as opportunities for students to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Learn more >>
The Urban Teacher Academy works to make a difference in America's urban schools by recruiting, training and supporting future teachers who have committed to a specialized teacher preparation program focused on producing high student achievement in urban settings. Learn more >>
Research. Hands-on Training. Leading-edge Technology.
We Go Beyond the Basics. Way Beyond.
The Bombeck Institute comprises the training arm of the Center for Early Learning. Bombeck Institute personnel includes Bombeck Center teachers, University of Dayton early childhood faculty and other highly qualified experienced practitioners, who are ready to share their expertise with individuals, groups, and staff. Visit the Bombeck Institute >>
The Bombeck Family Learning Center is the Dayton area's leading early childhood education center. Operated in conjunction with the School of Education and Allied Professions, it serves as a demonstration school for students studying early childhood education. Teacher Education students gain invaluable experience while area children receive the best in early childhood education and care. Visit the Bombeck Center >>
The Center for Catholic Education provides Catholic schools with programs and services that enhance the church's mission to evangelize, educate, and empower the people of God. Its vision is to be a servant-leader in working with Catholic educators to foster excellence in Catholic schools. Visit the Center for Catholic Education >>
The Center for Early Learning advances the University of Dayton's Marianist mission to respond to changing times and engage in important community outreach by striving to attain the following goals: 1) to advance the role of the Bombeck Family Learning Center as a demonstration school; 2) to enhance the services provided by the Bombeck Institute and to inform the field through publications, presentations, web-based resources, and online and face-to-face training; 3) to support the Early Childhood Career Lattice by offering high quality online bachelor's and master's degree programs in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy; and 4) to be the leader in support for early childhood Catholic education. Visit the Center for Early Learning >>
The Curriculum Materials Center is a lending library of professional and practical teaching materials. Our extensive collection includes many educational materials for use by teachers-in-training in their classrooms, including books, educational audio and video recordings, educational kits, transparencies, charts, models and other teaching aids. Visit the Curriculum Materials Center >>
The Educational Field Office works with area partners and University of Dayton faculty in securing, coordinating and communicating field placements to support requirements for our students. Visit the Educational Field Office >>
The Office of Operations & Technology augments learning and teaching at the University of Dayton and in the region's public and parochial schools through the development, study and dissemination of best practices in classroom technology. Visit the Office of Operations & Technology >>
The Urban Child Development Resource Center (UCDRC) is a partnership between the University of Dayton's Center for Catholic Education and local Catholic schools. UCDRC's expertise is working with children from under-resourced neighborhoods and from diverse cultures. Visit the UCDRC >>
Faculty & Staff
Meet our outstanding faculty members, administrative staff and graduate assistants. Please let us know how we can help you. If you would like to review current scholarship by our faculty, visit here >>
- Office of the Dean
- Accreditation Office
- Department of Teacher Education
- Department of Counselor Education & Human Services
- Department of Educational Leadership
- Department of Health & Sport Science
- Department of Physician Assistant Education
- Doctor of Educational Leadership
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Online Programs
- Professional Development Workshop Program
- Lalanne Program
- Upward Bound
- Urban Teacher Academy
- Bombeck Family Learning Center
- Center for Catholic Education
- Center for Early Learning
- Curriculum Materials Center
- Educational Field Office
- Office of Operations & Technology
The Department of Teacher Education and the Department of Health & Sport Science offer a variety of degree, licensure and certificate programs to prepare you for an exciting career in vocations such as education, wellness, and physical therapy. Here's what we have to offer:
- Adolescent to Young Adult Education (B.S.E, B.A./B.S. + B.S.E., License)
- Dietetics (B.S.)
- Early Childhood Education (B.S.E., License)
- Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy (B.S.E.) (online only)
- Exercise Physiology (B.S.)
- Exercise Science & Fitness Management (B.S.)
- Foreign Language Education (B.S.E., License)
- Intervention Specialist (Special Education) (B.S.E., License)
- Middle Childhood Education (B.S.E., License)
- Nutrition and Fitness (B.S.)
- Pre-Physical Therapy (B.S.)
- Secondary Catholic Religious Education (B.S.E., License)
- Sport Management (B.S.)
Certificates & Endorsements
Six departments offer more than a dozen master's degree and three doctoral degree options. Classes are available at multiple locations in Dayton as well as in the Columbus area. Here's what we have to offer:
- Adolescence to Young Adult Education, License, M.S.E., License
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.E.
- College Student Personnel, M.S.E.
- Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy, M.S.E. (online only)
- Educational Leadership (Catholic School Leadership Concentration), M.S.E.
- Educational Leadership, M.S.E.
- Educational Specialist, post-master's Ed.S.
- Exercise Science, M.S.
- Higher Education Administration, M.S.E.
- Human Services, M.S.E.
- Interdisciplinary Education Studies, M.S.E.
- Intervention Specialist, M.S.E., License
- Literacy, M.S.E. (online only)
- Middle Childhood Education, M.S.E., License
- Multi-Age Education, M.S.E., License
- Music Education, M.S.E.
- School Counseling, M.S.E.
- School Psychology, M.S.E., Ed.S.
- Teacher as Leader, M.S.E.
- Technology-Enhanced Learning, M.S.E. (online only)
- Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, M.S.E.
- Educational Leadership (Higher Education), Ph.D.
- Educational Leadership (P-12 School Administration), Ph.D.
- Physical Therapy, D.P.T.
- Clinical Counseling
- Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development (CIPD)
- Intervention Specialist (K-12 Mild/Moderate) (pdf)
Endorsements & Certificates
Licensure & Degree Offerings in Columbus, Ohio
Licensure & Degree Offerings in Dublin, Ohio
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.E.
- Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development (CIPD) Licensure
- Educational Leadership, M.S.E.
- Human Services, M.S.E.
- Principal Licensure
- School Counseling, M.S.E.
Graduate Assistantship Program
The Graduate Assistantship Program is a competitive program, and assistantships are limited. Assistantships can be awarded within any of the following SOEAP departments: Counselor Education & Human Services, Dean’s Office, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Educational Leadership, Heath & Sports Science, and Teacher Education. Resumes are accepted for each academic year between January 15 and May 15. For more information and to submit your resume for consideration, please contact Julie Slife, Coordinator of the Graduate Assistantship Program, at 937-229-3348 or via email at email@example.com.
Making Sure You Find What You Need to Succeed. That's Our Job.
Dean Kevin R. Kelly and his faculty and staff take a personal interest in the success and quality of the educational experience for all students in the School of Education & Allied Professions. Please contact them as you plan your future with the University of Dayton.
School of Education & Allied Professions
Chaminade Hall, Room 104
Dayton, OH 45469
Mary Lou Andrews, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean and Licensure Officer
Assistant to the Dean
Graduate Program Advisor
Coordinator of the Graduate Assistantship Program
and Professional Development Workshops
Director, Bombeck Family Learning Center
Director of Accreditation
Director, Upward Bound
Initial Licensure Advisor
Department of Teacher Education
Department of Counselor Education & Human Services
Department of Educational Leadership
Department of Health & Sport Science
Assistant to the Director of Doctoral Studies
in Educational Leadership
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Center for Catholic Education
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