School of Education

Heidelberg’s strong focus on equity, inclusion and diversity in the Educator Preparation Program empowers our teacher candidates  to be cutting-edge, PreK-12 teachers. At Heidelberg, we believe every child deserves an excellent teacher and that begins with a high quality teacher preparation experience. Below see all of the possibilities at Heidelberg to be an innovative, effective PreK-12 licensed teacher.


Empowering innovation and fostering equity through cutting-edge teaching and community relationships.


To be a regional Education Center that empowers excellence in students, schools, and communities seeking an innovative learning culture.


Heidelberg Educators Community Advisory Partnership is a group of invested stakeholders ranging from teacher candidates to local community non-educational partners to ensure the quality of our curriculum and program for all candidates.  

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Licensure Programs

The following licensure programs were reviewed and accredited by CAEP in our 2019 review except for the Theater Education Minor. This minor was approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education in the summer of 2021 and will be included in our next accreditation review.

  • Primary Education (PK-5) - begun in Fall 2020
  • Intervention Specialist, Mild to Moderate Needs (K-12) 
    • Dual Licensure
  • Middle Childhood Education (4-9)
    • Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (4-6)
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Education (7-12)
    • English Language Arts
    • Math
    • Integrated Science
    • Biology
    • Social Studies
  • Multi-Age Education (PK-12)
    • Music Education
    • Theater Education (minor)
Educator Preparation Quality Assurance

Educator Preparation Quality and Annual Reporting Measures 

One of the greatest predictors of student success and academic outcomes is the teacher in front of the classroom (John B. King Jr., Former U.S. Secretary of Education).  Heidelberg University’s Education Preparation Program (EPP)  knows that  high quality teacher preparation matters.  Heidelberg’s EPP works collaboratively with Heidelberg university faculty, in-service K-12 educators, alumni, community leaders, families and Heidelberg students to ensure that our teacher candidates are prepared to succeed in the classroom and every K-12 student is taught by a high quality, Heidelberg Education Graduate.  

Heidelberg’s EPP submits annual reports and data in alignment to metrics and measures to the Ohio Department of Higher Education and CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) as the means of ensuring high quality teacher preparation and continuous improvement.  CAEP identifies eight measures to provide information to the public on the impact of Education Preparation Programs, program outcomes and consumer information.  

Four Measures of Heidelberg Program Impact

  1. Impact on P-12 learning and development
  2. OTES Data Update​
  3. Satisfaction of employers and employment data
  4. Satisfaction of completers​


Four Measures of Heidelberg Program Outcomes

  1. Document
  2. Document
    (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II - Data
  3. Document
    in Education Positions for which they have been prepared
  4. and other consumer information
Performance Reports

Ohio Educator Preparation Performance Reports

Overview from Ohio Higher Ed.

Overview: High-quality teachers and principals are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. To continuously improve the quality of educator preparation programs in Ohio, Ohio Revised Code 3333.048 requires the Chancellor of Higher Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish and publish metrics for institutions of higher education that prepare educators and other school personnel.

The identification of metrics and the report format were developed in collaboration with representatives from the public and private educator preparation institutions in Ohio, state agencies, and organizations. The Ohio Department of Higher Education works with the Ohio Department of Education and higher education institutions to collect data on identified metrics for annual reports.

State Reports On The Quality of Teacher Preparation

Overview: Title II of the Higher Education Act requires three annual reports on the quality of teacher preparation. Schools of education are to report to states the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments and other program data in April. States in turn are required to report to the U.S. Department of Education information on certification and licensure requirements, pass rates on state assessments disaggregated and ranked by institution, and other information in October. The Department is making the state reports readily accessible.

Title II Reports On the Quality of Teacher Preparation In order to be approved for an initial teaching license in Ohio, candidates must complete an Ohio Department of Higher Education approved Educator Preparation Program and must pass educator licensure exams. The Ohio Assessments for Educators measure professional (pedagogical) knowledge and subject-specific content knowledge of candidates. 

EPP Continuous Improvement, Program Changes and Improvements

Program Changes and Improvements

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