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School of Education and Health Sciences

Gain Your Competitive Edge

We're focused on providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to change the world — and excel in the areas of education and health & sport science.

From unique state-of-the-art facilities to experiential learning, students have countless opportunities to gain practical experience and prepare for a meaningful career as an educator or health & sport science professional.

Fast Facts


of SEHS undergraduate students are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation


of UD graduate students are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation

Front entrance to Fitz Hall, home of the UD School of Education and Health Sciences


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The best way to understand our passion, innovation and community is to experience it yourself.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Education and Health Sciences at UD

  • #1: A Values-Based Approach
  • #2: A Customized Education
  • #3: A Collaborative Environment
  • Education That Matters

    An education in UD's School of Education and Health Sciences is firmly rooted in our Catholic, Marianist values. That means you'll become a complete professional. You'll gain a well-rounded perspective from which to view life. You'll learn how to connect integrity with innovation, leading to a rewarding career where you can use your talents for the greater good. And you'll become a global citizen with a strong sense of moral responsibility and a profound understanding of your ability to shape it.

    You're Unique. Your Education Should Be, Too.

    Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To study abroad or use your skills to help your community? To gain real-world education through internships and student teaching? At UD, you can customize your education plan to prepare you for personal and professional success. Your adviser and the Office of the Dean & Student Services will help you develop - and complete - your plan.

    Explore the Office of the Dean & Student Services

    A Focus on Community

    At UD, you'll be encouraged to strive for excellence, but not at the expense of others. Rather than competing against other students, you'll be part of a collaborative, welcoming community of learners. Here, you'll find a supportive environment where you can ask questions, explore your interests and prepare for a successful future. To top it off, your classes will be taught by accomplished, committed faculty - not teaching assistants or graduate students.

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      Dietetics internship match rate

    • 96%

      first-time pass rate for Ohio Resident Educator license

    • 95%

      UD acceptance rate to Occupational Therapy programs

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Unique Lab Spaces

    Our state-of-the art laboratories allow education, health & sport science, and physical therapy students the opportunity engage in unique hands-on learning experiences.

    Urban Teacher Academy

    Prepares students who are interested in urban teaching to be culturally competent educators that can understand and respond to the needs and challenges of urban students, families and schools.

    Bombeck Family Learning Center

    Second-year early childhood education students actively participate in the classrooms at this 5-star rated facility during their year-­long field practicum, learning best practices as they prepare to become teachers.

    Student Teaching

    All teacher education majors participate in student teaching (internship). These practical learning opportunities allow students to apply their knowledge and prepare for a meaningful teaching career.

    Recent News
    Teacher Education May 16, 2023
    UD earns an 'A'

    The University of Dayton's undergraduate teacher education program is one of just seven in the state to earn an 'A' rating for exemplary science-based reading instruction for elementary teacher candidates.

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    Campus and Community May 12, 2023
    Bombeck Family Learning Center wins Program of the Year award

    The Bombeck Center was selected as the 2022 Early Childhood Education Program of the Year by the Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children.

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    Faculty and Staff May 12, 2023
    Bombeck Family Learning Center Enrolling for Preschool

    The Bombeck Family Learning Center is enrolling new students in the preschool classroom, for ages 3-5.

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    Teacher Education May 06, 2023
    Three students selected for Fulbrights

    Three students, all from University of Dayton's Department of Teacher Education, have been awarded Fulbright English teaching assistantships this year.

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    Sciences May 05, 2023
    Keep Playing the Game

    Taking a catchphrase familiar to any of his former students, a group established a scholarship to honor the influence that Dr. Peter Titlebaum has had at UD for nearly 30 years. The first recipient is Abagail Tharpe '23.

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    School of Education and Health Sciences

    Fitz Hall, Room 618
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2969

    Committed to educator preparation

    The School of Education and Health Sciences is proud to be one of the first 50 providers in the U.S. to meet the new, rigorous national accreditation standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.