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School of Education

Elementary teacher prep program earns A+

UA has one of the nation's top teacher prep programs and best in Ohio

“This A+ rating from the National Council on Teacher Quality reflects decades of hard work by UA’s literacy faculty... Being recognized nationally, is a testament to our dedication and commitment to academic excellence.”

—Dr. Lisa Lenhart
Professor and Interim Director, Lead literacy faculty

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Professor honored with teacher of the year award

Education professor, Lynne Pachnowski honored with teacher of the year award

UA Education Professor, Lynne Pachnowski, honored with Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Kenneth Cummins College/University Teacher of the Year award.

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The heart and soul of education

As a student in the LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education, you will be at the forefront of educational trends — learning through hands-on experiences in our newly renovated, state-of-the-art labs and classrooms.

Our school is fully accredited, recognized for “national excellence” and distinctive because of our novel Urban Youth Mentoring Program, our Teacher Education Learning Community and more.


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Urban Stem Center

An umbrella organization to advance STEM education and research through activities both on and off UA campus.

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UA students teach at the I Promise school in AKron.

I PROMISE Partnership

Earn college credit mentoring middle school students in this unique partnership with LeBron James' I PROMISE kids.

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Zook Hall at The University of Akron is hone to the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education

State-of-the-art facility

The School of Education's Zook Hall, is designed for educators with advanced technologies and ample space for learning.

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Student Teaching & Field Experience

Develop skills and prepare for your career through the strong collaboration we offer with our K-12 partners, including the I PROMISE School.

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Licensure & Employment

Evidenced by our 94% pass rate, we help you get your licensure and provide career services for your transition from student to professional.

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Zook Hall at the The University of Akron's LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education

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The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education
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Akron, OH 44325-4201

Phone: 330-972-7750
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