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?

Bluffton University provides teacher preparation programs at the baccalaureate and master’s degree level that are 1) approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education , 2) include a minimum of 12 weeks of full-time pre-service clinical experience  and 3) provides pedagogical coursework or assistance in the provision of such coursework.

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.

Clinical Practice in Chicago

Clinical practice and Cross-cultural

Bluffton partners with the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture to offer a clinical practice in Chicago, Illinois. The program also fulfills the Bluffton University cross cultural requirement. .
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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