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Academic Programs

Find Your Major. Then Make a Major Impact.

The UD School of Education and Health Sciences offers 11 undergraduate degree programs and 11 undergraduate certificate, licensure & endorsement programs to help prepare students for careers in education, health, wellness, sport or physical activity. UD SEHS also offers 24 graduate degree programs and 22 graduate certificate, licensure & endorsement programs. Students gain valuable experience through research, study abroad, internships and community programs.

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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Teaching grades 7-12

Pursue an in-depth study in your area of concentration, choosing from language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.


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Examine the science of food and the role of nutrients in the body to promote health, prevent chronic disease and improve human performance.


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Teaching pre-K to 3rd grade

Part-time, online program for early childhood professionals who have earned an associate's degree (or equivalent) in early childhood education or a related field.


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Teaching pre-K to 12th grade

Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to teach French, German or Spanish.


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Start on the path towards a career related to health and medicine. Pursue an in-depth study in your area of concentration, choosing from one of three options:

  • Integrative Physiology: For individuals interested in professional schools, such as Physician Assistant, Medical or other graduate programs in Biosciences and Health Sciences.
  • Exercise & Movement Science: For individuals interested in Physical Therapy, Orthotic and Prosthetic, Athletic Training programs, or other related fields of study.
  • Occupational & Behavioral Studies: For individuals interested in Occupational Therapy, Behavior Therapy, or accelerated Nursing programs.

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Teaching grades K-12

Gain an understanding of students with mild to moderate disabilities at various ages and stages of development, and from various cultures, socioeconomic levels, ethnic groups and ranges of abilities. Discover how family diversity (i.e. economic, linguistic, cultural and ethnic lines) impacts students, as well as understand how disabilities affect each student.


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Teaching grades 4-9/grades K-12

Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to educate and support children in their transition from childhood to early adolescence. Specialize in two areas of concentration, choosing from mathematics, reading/language arts, science, and social studies.


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Prepare to be a knowledgeable, adaptable and reflective healthcare practitioner. The program's partnership with Sinclair Community College's Nursing program allows students to become a registered nurse (RN) after their third year.


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Teaching pre-K to 5th grade

Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to inspire early learners ages 3-10.


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Teaching grades 7-12

Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to help students discover and deepen their faith.


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Start on the path towards a career related to health promotion, education and the sport industry. Pursue an in-depth study in your area of concentration, choosing from one of three options:

  • Community Health: For individuals who want to work to improve health at a population level. Career options include working with public health agencies, non-profit organizations, schools.
  • Health & Fitness: The intersection of understanding the business of taking care of our bodies. Students are prepared to be leaders in the booming wellness industry. Career options include working with fitness facilities (personal trainers & managers), corporate wellness programs, coaching, sales & marketing.
  • Sport Management: Applied understanding of facilities, finance, human resource management, law, marketing, media and sales — and how they relate to sports. Includes a minor in Business Administration. Career options include working with collegiate & pro sports, public & private recreation, event management, media organizations, higher education, sales & marketing.

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Undergraduate Certificate, Licensure & Endorsement Programs

Certificate program

For UD undergraduate students enrolled in any major.

Prepares students with historical, cultural, catechetical and spiritual background that is particularly relevant for students interested in teaching in Catholic schools or pursuing parish ministry.

Note: This certificate alone does not meet the requirements for teacher licensure in the State of Ohio.


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Certificate program

For undergraduate students in Teacher Education.

Provides knowledge and practical application of skills for instructing students with dyslexia within the regular classroom.

Note: This is a UD-issued certificate and does not represent state licensure.


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Endorsement program

For undergraduate Teacher Education students.

Will allow teachers in self-contained fourth and fifth grade classrooms to teach mathematics, science and social studies. Students enrolled in an early childhood education program may complete the coursework for this program as a focus area for their undergraduate degree.


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Certificate program

For undergraduate students in Teacher Education.

Provides knowledge and skills required of program administrators, supervisors, teacher leaders and advocates for effective leadership and advocacy in a variety of early childhood settings. Students enrolled in an Early Childhood Education license program may complete the coursework for the Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy certificate as a focus area for their undergraduate degree.


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Certificate program

Comprised of five 3-semester hour courses that are offered online. Coursework may be taken as a stand-alone certificate or may be applied to a degree in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy.


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Endorsement program

For undergraduate Teacher Education students.

Can be added to any existing middle childhood education license for any combination of the four areas of concentration (mathematics, reading/language arts, science, and social studies). Allows teachers to teach grades 4-6 only.


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Endorsement program

For undergraduate Teacher Education students.

Can be added to an intervention specialist or early childhood education license. Allows teachers to teach children ages 3-5 who have mild or moderate-to-intensive needs. Students enrolled in an early childhood education program may complete the coursework for the prekindergarten special needs endorsement as a focus area for their undergraduate degree.


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Licensure program

For undergraduate Teacher Education students.

Additional licensure option for students who successfully complete the Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5 degree program. Individuals earning this license are qualified to teach children ages 3-10 who have mild or moderate-to-intensive needs.

Note: This is an Educator Preparation program (leading to a State of Ohio-issued license).


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Certificate program

For undergraduate Teacher Education students.

Designed to have pre-service teachers take a variety of courses, including a heavy requirement for mathematics and science courses. Certificate acknowledges students are knowledgeable in the area of STEM education.


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Certificate program

For UD students enrolled in any major.

Prepares students to teach English as an additional language in postsecondary schools, adult education settings and private language institutes in the United States and abroad. It can also provide opportunities for preservice teacher education students to develop competence in working with English-language learners in their grade level and content area classrooms.

Note: This certificate alone does not meet the requirements for the TESOL endorsement from the state of Ohio; however, the certificate coursework will apply toward the TESOL endorsement program, which is offered at the graduate level.


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Certificate program

For undergraduate Teacher Education students.

Specialized program for pre-service teachers who have an interest in urban teaching. Students receive specialized training and are paired with mentor teachers who can help them cope with the challenges of teaching in today's urban classroom.


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UD Sinclair Academy

A partnership between Sinclair College and UD offers undergraduate students the opportunity to begin studies at Sinclair, and earn a degree from UD. Discover today how your Associate's degree from Sinclair can become a stepping stone to a bachelor's degree at the University of Dayton!

Graduate Degree Programs

Online program

Prepares you to provide individuals with behavioral problems and their families with effective strategies needed to thrive.

Program's flexibility allows you to continue working while you complete the academic preparation and fieldwork experience required to apply to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.


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Gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful counselor in community-based and private counseling sessions.


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Designed for individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree in Dietetics. Upon completion of this program and a dietetic internship, you'll be eligible to sit for the exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).


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Designed for experienced early childhood professionals who wish to advance the knowledge and skills required to be effective leaders and advocates in the field of early care and education.


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Online program

Prepares individuals to influence change in organizations and the greater community through service-based leadership. You'll graduate ready to manage and enact change in 21st-century school and education systems, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, government agencies and more.


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Prepares individuals to serve in administrative roles and leadership positions in any educational setting. Graduates serve effectively at all levels of leadership from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in public, private and parochial schools.


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Online program

Prepares individuals to serve in administrative roles and leadership positions in any educational setting. Graduates serve effectively at all levels of leadership from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in public, private and parochial schools.


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Online program

Prepares individuals to become leaders in their communities by developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values essential to helping others expand or refine their instructional effectiveness. Over the course of the program, you'll develop the critical thinking skills you need to serve in public, private or parochial schools.


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Summer program for Catholic school educators that prepares individuals to work as effective Catholic school leaders and administrators, meet state licensure requirements and accommodate individual goals.


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Prepares individuals to serve effectively at all levels of leadership from preK-12 in public, Catholic and other non-public schools. Specialize in one of two areas:

  • PreK-12 School Administration
  • Higher Education Administration

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For individuals who have successfully completed a master's degree program. This program is designed to enhance individual capabilities for educational leadership, and prepare graduates to work in a school district's central office.


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The UD Department of Health & Sport Science is temporarily suspending admissions into the Exercise Science program while the program undergoes revisions, updates and improvements.


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Part-time option available

Prepares individuals for a variety of academic and student affairs positions in higher education, or similar adult learning-focused organizations.


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Gain knowledge and insight into the practice of human services and counseling techniques. Program is appropriate for people in the clergy, nursing, criminal justice and other related fields.

Note: This program does not lead to obtaining Ohio's Professional Counseling (PC) or Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC) licenses. Individuals who intend to obtain either license must enroll in UD's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.


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Individuals have the flexibility to design a program to meet their diverse professional goals. Select concentration coursework from both the School of Education and Health Sciences and at least one department outside SEHS. Students working toward State of Ohio-issued licenses in visual arts or music education programs apply for this degree.

The program leads to a State of Ohio-issued teaching license for grades PK-12.


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For individuals who have limited or no experience with U.S. educational systems. Provides the knowledge and tools to engage in a successful transition into leadership roles within educational settings.

Note: A teaching license is not required, and no previous educational experience is needed in order to participate in this program.


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Gain the knowledge and skills to assume professional and leadership roles related to literacy, primarily in a school setting.


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Prepare to be a knowledgeable, service-oriented, adaptable and reflective practitioner. Program combines classroom and hands-on training from day one that will prepare you to meet the demands of a rapidly changing health care system.


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Prepare to become a knowledgeable, service-oriented and self-assured advanced practice healthcare practitioner. Program blends state-of-the-art technology with traditional hands-on experience to provide you with the best possible experience to prepare you for clinical practice.


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Gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a positive voice advocating for the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of children in PK-12 school systems. Program incorporates 600 internship hours in a school setting.


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Part-time option available

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to enter into diverse settings to create positive environments and make a difference in the lives of children. Full-time & part-time options both include a full-time internship.


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Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue professional development and leadership opportunities outside of building and district administration. Teachers pursuing this degree fulfill roles such as instructional leader, lead teacher, mentor teacher and curriculum committee member.

Note: This program does not meet the requirements for an Ohio-issued Teacher Leader endorsement. Explore UD's Teacher Leader Preparation program (which leads to an Ohio-issued endorsement).


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Gain the knowledge and skills to integrate technology-enhanced learning into your own classroom in the most effective ways. You'll also be able to assist other professionals in their schools — making you an invaluable asset for your school community.

Note: This program's courses also meet the requirements for the Technology-Enhanced Learning certificate program (leading to a State of Ohio-issued endorsement).


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Designed for individuals who seek to work with young children and their families. Program has multiple options, including a master's degree and two State of Ohio licenses.


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Graduate Certificate, License & Endorsement Programs

License program

Program leads to an Ohio teaching license for grades 7-12. It also leads to the Professional Educator Certificate issued by the University of Dayton. Complete approved program coursework in one of the following teaching concentration areas: earth sciences, integrated language arts, integrated mathematics, integrated social studies, life sciences or physical sciences.

Note: Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Adolescence to Young Adult Education.


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Certificate program

For individuals in education, the non-profit sector, and government positions who have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and are interested in learning how to undertake scientific research, or simply better understand research they read, in the social and behavioral sciences.


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Certificate program

Individuals develop knowledge and skills in the role and function of the Intervention Specialist and the general education teacher in providing services to students with autism and related disorders.


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Certificate program

For individuals who have completed UD's Educational Leadership program (or a comparable Master's program). Program prepares educators to work as a Curriculum Director or Special Education Director.

Note: This is an Educator Preparation Program, which leads to an Ohio-issued license & a UD-issued certificate.


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Certificate program

Prepares individuals to work with students with dyslexia within the regular classroom. Learn advanced phonics and multisensory instructional methods to meet the needs of students with dyslexia.

Note: You must be admitted to UD's Literacy master's degree program or Reading Preparation program before admission into the Dyslexia certificate program.


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License program

Individuals in this program are eligible to earn two Ohio licenses:

  • Early Childhood Education: Valid for teaching children ages 3-8 or for pre-kindergarten through grade 3 who are typically-developing.
  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist: Valid for teaching children who have mild, moderate to intensive educational needs, including service coordination.

Note: Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.


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Certificate program

Leads to an Ohio-issued endorsement, which can be added to a valid Early Childhood Education Ohio teaching license; valid for teaching grades 4 & 5.

Note: A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators is required to apply for this endorsement.

 


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Certificate program

Designed for experienced early childhood education professionals who work with and advocate for young children and their families, etc. Prepares candidates with the knowledge and skills required to be effective leaders and advocates in the field of early care and education.


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Certificate program

Designed for early childhood professionals. Coursework can be taken as a standalone certificate at the graduate or undergraduate level. It can also be applied to the master of education in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy.

Candidates create high-quality programs for infants and toddlers and that support secure parental and caregiver attachment, social and emotional development and resilience; identify and implement culturally responsive strategies that support infant and toddler development within the context of their family; and demonstrate skills that support language development in ways that form the neuro network shown to be the foundation for all future learning.


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Certificate program

Provides valuable training, preparation and educational experiences for Catholic school teachers who wish to help others improve their instructional abilities. Program provides you with the needed skills and knowledge to fulfill the role of an "instructional coach."

The courses are distinctly Catholic in nature, and rely heavily on Catholic Church documents. Focus is on applying course material in a Catholic school setting.


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License program

Leads to an Ohio-issued license to teach students with mild-to-moderate disabilities, K-12 (learning disabilities, mild cognitive disabilities and emotional disturbance).

Note: Applicants to this program must apply for UD's Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Intervention Specialist.


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License program

Program leads to an Ohio-issued teaching license for grades 4-9. Individuals must complete approved coursework in two of the following areas: mathematics, science, social studies, reading/language arts.

Note: Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Middle Childhood Education.


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Certificate Program

Leads to an Ohio-issued endorsement, which can be added to a valid Middle Childhood Education Ohio teaching license; valid for teaching grades 4-6.


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License program

Leads to an Ohio-issued teaching license for grades PK-12. Complete approved coursework in the following areas: French, German or Spanish.

Note: Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Multi-Age Education.


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Certificate program

Leads to an Ohio-issued endorsement, which can be added to a valid Early Childhood Education or Intervention Specialist Ohio teaching certificate/license; valid for teaching children ages 3-5.


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Certificate program

For individuals who have completed UD's Educational Leadership program (or a comparable master's program).

Note: This is an Educator Preparation Program, which leads to an Ohio-issued license & a UD-issued certificate.


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Certificate program

For individuals who have completed UD's Educational Leadership program (or a comparable master's program).

Note: This is an Educator Preparation Program, which leads to an Ohio-issued license & a UD-issued certificate.


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Certificate program

Leads to an Ohio-issued endorsement, which can be added to a valid Ohio teaching certificate/license; valid for teaching reading in grades P-12.


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Certificate program

For individuals who have completed UD's Educational Leadership program (or a comparable master's program) and have obtained principal licensure.


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Certificate program

Leads to an Ohio-issued endorsement. Program acknowledges the important role of teacher leaders in school settings, such as mentoring and coaching, providing professional development and decision-making. Includes coursework and clinical activities.


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Certificate program

Designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree in any field. Prepares individuals to teach English as an additional language in postsecondary schools, adult education settings and private language institutes in the U.S. and abroad. It can also help pre- and in-service P-12 teachers gain competence in working with English-language learners in their grade level and content area classrooms.


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Certificate program

Issued by the State of Ohio; can be added to a standard Ohio teaching certificate/license; valid for grades K-12. For individuals who don't have an Ohio license, the technology-enhanced learning certificate program is an option.

Program prepares in-service teachers to integrate technology-enhanced learning into their own teaching and to assist other professionals in their buildings in accomplishing the same.


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