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Teacher Education undergraduate program FAQ

Explore answers below to some of our most commonly asked questions about undergraduate programs in the University of Dayton Department of Teacher Education:

  • Applicants must have a minimum 20 ACT or 960 SAT.
  • Incoming first-year students with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and who are in the top third of their class are preferred.

Note: To remain in a licensure program, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Click the link below for a complete list of undergraduate licensure, certificate and endorsement information.

Licensure, certificate & endorsement info.

Most states have reciprocity with Ohio (a license obtained in Ohio is valid in other states). Some states require additional tests or courses in order to teach there.

Contact the School of Education and Health Sciences Office of the Dean or the Ohio Department of Education for information about a specific state.

The need for new teachers is growing because of upcoming teacher retirements and additional K-12 curriculum requirements. Right now, the market is especially strong in special education, math, science, and foreign language, but effective teachers are needed at all levels and in all disciplines. All first-year students begin the career placement process with an online resume, which when completed, is available to future employers.

In conjunction with University of Dayton Career Services, the Educational Field Office invites school districts from across the U.S. to conduct on-campus interviews with our students in the spring of their senior year as part of Education Interview Day.

Students are immersed in field experiences from the very beginning of their program. In one of the first classes (EDT 110), students in their second semester spend 20 field hours observing in a classroom relevant to their area of interest. These field experiences continue until the capstone student teaching experience during the student's senior year.

All students have a faculty advisor. The advisor assists students in designing a four-year plan, and the advisor is also available for other questions that may arise about the field of education.

The University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences also has a peer advising program that pairs each incoming first-year student with an upper-class student. Through this structured program, new students get to know a fellow student who has been through similar experiences, whether classes, scheduling, or college living issues.


Department of Teacher Education

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966