Education department

Students participate in clinical practice

Through Bluffton's teacher education courses, you will be prepared to create communities of learning and respect in your classroom. Bluffton graduates are among the best qualified in the nation, as reflected in student rankings on the Praxis II assessments and in the reputation our graduates enjoy once they enter the teaching profession.

What's special about Bluffton's teacher education department?

To contact the education department:
Phone:  419-358-3331
Fax:  419-358-3074

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Classroom experience


Bluffton is different in that you get hands-on experience (also called field experience) in a classroom beginning as early as your first year in the education program.

The Lion and Lamb

American She-Wolf

The Peace Arts Center provides peace and conflict resolution programs for school children and resources for teachers. Along with children's literature, the center provides movies, music and a visual art collection including children's book illustrations, fine art, sculptures and children's artwork.



Bluffton University's education department received reaccreditation until 2017. In its report, the NCATE team specifically cited Bluffton for modeling best professional practices in teaching and service, and for its leadership and authority, facilities and resources, including technology.  >>>more