Education Bachelor's Degree Program

Prepare for professional teaching license exams using research-based best practices in an accredited education degree program at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. The undergraduate program curriculum integrates Catholic identity with the teaching environment to help you learn how to educate, form, and evangelize students and Disciples of Christ. Choose from 12 CAEP accredited concentration areas for Ohio state licensure:

  • Elementary Education (PK–5)
  • Middle Childhood Math and Science
  • Middle Childhood Math and Language Arts
  • Middle Childhood Math and Social Studies
  • Middle Childhood Science and Language Arts
  • Middle Childhood Science and Social Studies
  • Middle Childhood Social Studies and Language Arts
  • Adolescence Young Adult English
  • Adolescence Young Adult Mathematics
  • Adolescence Young Adult Integrated Social Studies
  • Dual (K–12 Special Education and Elementary Education)
  • Intervention Specialist

Answer the call with Catholic morals and values

Studying to become a professional educator, you are answering the call to be an everyday missionary. As a leader in the education field, you will create positive change — in your students and social systems — while living out your Catholic faith armed with the Truth through service within the learning environment.

Explore More of the Education Bachelor’s Degree Program

Here are just a few other ways Franciscan’s education bachelor’s degree program stands out from the rest:

  • Financial aid and scholarships: From federal aid to student loan programs, many options are available to make your Catholic education major affordable. Visit the Franciscan Office of Financial Aid for information on the Teach Grant, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, and more for future educators.
  • Hands-on learning: Discover the art of teaching — how to present content, how to connect and motivate your students, and how culture affects what happens in the classroom — with valuable field experience, including international and service-learning opportunities. You will observe and assist teachers at local Catholic schools and in other education settings, and eventually student teach to learn and practice the basics of planning curriculums, assessing students, using educational technology, and developing effective and age-appropriate teaching techniques.
  • Undergraduate research: Research opportunities are integrated into the course work. The Action Research Project, for example, involves the design of a plan, application of formative and summative assessment using research-based practices, and diagnosis of student needs in order to implement differentiated instruction.
  • Experienced instructors: Previously responsible for the formation and nurturing of students in a variety of classroom environments, Franciscan education faculty members are outstanding models of professionalism and service, and are committed to lifelong learning and constant conversion of the Catholic faith. They know what it means to plan, design, and execute assessment and instruction for individual learning outcomes while working with administrators, parents, and the community to provide the universal right of education to each individual student they serve.
  • 4+1 program: Earn your graduate degree in education the year after earning a bachelor’s degree to get a head start on your career teaching as a leader and servant of God and the Catholic Church. Franciscan’s accredited master’s degree in education and master’s degree in educational administration programs are 100 percent online.
What Can You Do With an Education Degree?

Students graduating with an education bachelor’s degree from Franciscan University in Ohio are highly sought after for education jobs in public, Catholic, parochial, private, charter, STEM, missionary, online, and home schools in Ohio, across the country, and around the world.

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Education Administration

Potential Job Titles

  • Principals and Assistant Principals
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Directors of Education
  • Technology Integration Specialists
  • Lead Teachers
  • Curriculum Director
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Special Education Director
  • Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent
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Beyond the Classroom
Franciscan GRACE Conference

In recent years, education majors have won first place for their research and professional development creations at the GRACE Conference. Franciscan’s conference on research, artistry, and community engagement provides opportunities for undergraduate students to showcase their learning while sharing resources with local educators and administrators.

Catholic Service Learning

Join your peers in practicing professional leadership through student clubs and activities, such as Chiron, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Students Serving Moms, local outreach through Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, Weirton Christian, Parish School of Religion, America Reads Programs, and mission trips.

Study Abroad in Austria

Immerse yourself in diverse and culturally relevant teaching experiences. Through Franciscan University’s Austria Program, you can receive an international field placement for an opportunity to teach in one of six schools in Gaming and Schiebbs, Austria. In the Active Learning: Science & Social Studies for the Young Child course, you can teach social studies units to English language learners in Austria.

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Department Faculty Achievements

Special Education Professors Receive $75,000 Research Grant

Two professors in Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Education Department received a $75,000 grant from the Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children to create an online module to help educators across the state teach evidence-based behavior management practices.

Franciscan University Education Professor Receives iNACOL Award

Franciscan University Education Professor Receives iNACOL AwardDr. Susan Poyo recognized for her research in online learning.November 07, 2016 STEUBENVILLE, OH –A Franciscan University of Steubenville education professor received the 2016 iNACOL Research Award for her research on preparing teachers and students for online learning environments. Dr. Susan Poyo, assistant professor of education at Franciscan University,…

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Undergraduate Education Faculty
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Dr. Tiffany Boury

Associate Professor

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Dr. Mary Kathryn McVey


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Dr. Mark Miller

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Dr. Susan Poyo

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Dr. Megan Reister

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Dr. Rebecca Rook

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