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Undergraduate Academics

Choose from seven undergraduate degree programs

The University of Dayton Teacher Education Department offers seven undergraduate degrees — all awarded as a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE):

Interested in Music Education or Art Education?

Music Education (BM) & Art Education (BFA) are offered by the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences.


If you're not sure which of our Teacher Education majors to pursue, then the Discover Teacher Education program is for you! You'll explore each of the undergraduate majors offered in the Department of Teacher Education to decide the best fit for you.

During your first year, you'll experience a two-semester sequence that will help you define your professional goals, while assessing your personal strengths and weaknesses as a future teacher. By the end of that first year, you'll discover your ideal area of education — and be on your way to your future as a teacher.

Admission requirements

  • 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 graduating class are preferred.

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

Licensure info

International students

International applicants are required to submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based test is required for admission consideration to a teaching license program. Learn more >> 

Note: This requirement is specific to teaching license programs. Other undergraduate programs have different TOEFL requirements.

Nationally ranked programs & degrees
The University of Dayton Department of Teacher Education is proud to offer multiple nationally ranked programs and degrees.
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Department of Teacher Education

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966