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Programs, Offices and Centers

Research. Hands-on training. Leading-edge technology.

At the School of Education and Health Sciences, we go beyond the basics — way beyond.

Explore the items below to learn about the programs, offices & centers we offer in addition to our academic programs that can help prepare you for success:

Office of the Dean & Student Services

Resource for all students, faculty & staff in the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences. Resources available to students via this office include:

  • Academic advising
  • Career Services
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.

Programs operating within the Center for Catholic Education include:

  • ECHO: Staff aid teachers and administrators in helping children overcome obstacles to learning — such as poverty, exposure to addiction, violence, discrimination, separation or physical and sexual abuse. Partnership between the UD Center for Catholic Education and local Catholic schools.
  • Lalanne: Supports beginning Catholic school educators through service & teaching. Teachers benefit from two years of mentored teaching experience while also earning their master's degree from UD.
  • Saint 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. Collaboration between the UD Center for Catholic Education and the Catholic School Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Center for Early Learning

Advances UD's Marianist mission to respond to changing times and engage in important community outreach.

The Center for Early Learning initiatives include:

  • Bombeck Early Childhood Institute & Speakers Bureau: Provides high-quality professional development, consultation and other support services for people who work with young children and families.
  • Bombeck Family Learning Center: Serves as the demonstration school for students studying Early Childhood Education at UD. Second-year Early Childhood Education majors actively participate in the Center's classrooms during their year-­long field practicum, learning the best practices in early childhood education as they prepare to become teachers.
Curriculum Materials Center

Lending library of professional and practical teaching materials. Its extensive collection includes award-winning books, OAE study guides, standardized tests, teaching aids, posters, anatomical models and more. Available to all students, staff & faculty within the School of Education and Health Sciences.

Educational Field Office

Coordinates student teaching (internship) opportunities for fourth-year teacher education majors.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistants within the School of Education and Health Sciences are employed to work between 10 to 20 hours per week on the UD campus. Most positions are for research assistants, though a limited number of teaching assistants are needed.

Online Learning

A number of programs are available via asynchronous learning, which allows you to engage in meaningful class discussion without sitting in a traditional classroom.

Urban Teacher Academy

Certificate program for students with an interest in urban teaching. Prepares you to be a culturally competent educator who can understand and respond to the needs and challenges of urban students, families and schools. Available to students enrolled in any undergraduate licensure program within the UD Department of Teacher Education.