At Heidelberg, we believe that every child deserves a great teacher, and recognize the role high quality teacher preparation plays in helping our students develop into the great teachers they want to be. The School of Education is a curious community of learners engaged in innovative, cutting-edge teaching practices to support your success. Get ready to be empowered at Heidelberg to impact the lives of K-12 students. Heidelberg education graduates are highly qualified and sought out by districts following graduation.

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Partners in Academic Coaching for Excellence (PACE)

Our PACE mentorship program allows you  to tutor youth on probation. Through a partnership with the Seneca County Juvenile Court, Heidelberg students become academic coaches for local children, ages 12-18, as a condition of their probation. You’ll develop relationships with them to empower these youth through education and support equity for all students.

Craig Vroom '94

Craig Vroom is the principal within Hilliard City Schools.


Student Teaching Preparation

You’ll start earlier and spend more time (seven out of eight semesters) observing and teaching in real classrooms than students in other college programs. Heidelberg education majors have over 160 hours in a classroom before they start student-teaching. During these experiences you’ll plan and teach lessons under the guidance of a mentor or teacher in real classroom conditions to develop your knowledge, skills, and dispositions in preparation for student teaching.

Our field experiences are set up to show you a variety of populations, grade levels, and teaching styles. Early exposure not only makes sure you enjoy teaching, but it allows you to feel confident and prepared for your student teaching experience.

Proven Success
placement rate for education majors within six months
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Licensure Options
  • Primary Education (PreK-5)
  • Middle Childhood (Grades 4 – 9)
  • Adolescent to Young Adult (Grades 7 – 12)
  • Intervention Specialist (K – 12)
  • Multi-Age Music (Prek – 12)
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Heidelberg University  participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Ohio became a SARA state in March 2015. Heidelberg University became a SARA institution in March 2016. This allows students from NC-SARA approved states to enroll in:

  • Online degree programs, certificates, and endorsements that include internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, and clinical placements, and
  • Campus-based courses with out-of-state internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, and clinical placements. 

HU is not authorized to offer on-line programs or campus-based course activities in the state of California or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. 

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