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Undergraduate and graduate degrees

As you prepare to teach students, we want you to know you will have the training and skills you need so that they, and you, succeed.

Why choose Akron?

We offer multiple options for undergraduate teacher licensure programs and four master’s level programs for K-12 administration and curriculum instruction.

Today’s K-12 public school classrooms reflect our increasingly diverse society. This offers many opportunities for enriching experiences for students and their teachers.

Our programs are designed so that you are an effective educator and mentor in any classroom. As part of that, your student teaching assignment will provide ample hands-on experience so that you understand what happens in a classroom long before you graduate and begin your teaching career.

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Our degrees

We offer a variety of outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs for student interested in teaching or educational leadership.

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Urban STEM Center

This novel center focuses on STEM education and research in urban schools and communities.

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I PROMISE partnership

Become a part of a Teacher Education Learning Community at the I Promise School. This "lived-in" teacher education model will provide teacher candidates with an enriched field experience.

Admission and enrollment

Are you interested in becoming a teacher?

Get started with our Pre-admission advising.

If you are you ready to begin, apply to today!

Current students

See our page for current students.

Zook Hall, home of the School of Education at The University of Akron

Contact us

The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education
Zook Hall (map)
Akron, OH 44325-4201


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