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A passion for learning lays the foundation for success as an educator. Now, you can prepare to inspire and empower students by joining the education programs from Notre Dame College Online. We offer degree and certification programs to help you thrive where educators are needed — from classrooms to administrative offices.

Our online programs meet you where you are in your education and career. With degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, we can prepare you to support students in and outside the classroom. While completing your program, our experienced faculty will provide personal attention to help you excel in class and get ready for the next step of your career.

Notre Dame College has a strong history and preeminent tradition of preparing educators. We value diversity among our teacher candidates, providing personal support to help each student succeed as an educator.

Designed for flexibility, our online programs make it easier to balance your life and work commitments while taking classes. We also offer a generous transfer credit policy so that eligible students can finish faster.

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A Full Range of Degree and Certificate Programs

Make a greater impact on the lives of students of all ages with an education degree from Notre Dame College Online. Some of our online programs also lead to teaching licensure.

Discover an innovative teacher training program that puts you on the path to career success with the online Bachelor of Arts in Education Early Childhood Education (Pre-K–Grade 5) program offered by Notre Dame College Online.

Notre Dame College Online helps you reach your dreams of becoming a professional educator of young children. Our online early childhood education degree features relevant coursework that trains you in the proficiencies you need most. Topics of study include:

  • Integrated technology
  • Classroom management
  • Curriculum
  • Phonics
  • Children’s literature
  • Reading disability intervention
  • Music, creative arts and physical movement

The program offers both licensure and non-licensure tracks, allowing you to choose the path that fits your unique career goals. Both tracks feature a comprehensive curriculum that trains you for in-demand topics of your field. Topics of study include:

  • Integrated technology
  • Educational psychology
  • Curriculum principles
  • Classroom management
  • Developmental reading instruction
  • Collaborative teaming
  • Assessment of special needs

The curriculum and instruction master’s degree will elevate your potential and help you accomplish your professional goals. Through our interactive online classroom, you will explore innovative topics in education, receive support from experienced educators and learn on your schedule. When you complete the online curriculum and instruction master’s degree, you will have the professional skills to:

  • Design curricula for K-12 classrooms
  • Innovate new educational resources and programs for both teachers and students
  • Understand an extensive history of education
  • Professionally evaluate new educational programs
  • Utilize new technologies to program digital teaching tools

Designed for K–12 educators advancing towards leadership roles, this program’s topics of study include:

  • School management
  • Personnel administration and supervision
  • School finance and business
  • School law
  • Community relations
  • Educational politics
  • Assessment and accountability
  • Integrated technology
  • Social and cultural issues in education
  • Curriculum development

The Master of Education in Intervention Specialist Licensure for Mild/Moderate Needs degree is designed for licensed educators and aspiring educators alike. Topics of study include:

  • Integrated technology
  • Literacy theory and research
  • Diagnosis and correction of reading issues
  • Instructional strategy
  • Phonics
  • Class management
  • Research
  • Collaborative teaming and problem solving

Designed for both current and aspiring educators, our online master’s in reading education successfully prepares you to help students build their literacy skills and develop a strong foundation for learning. Featuring an in-depth curriculum, the program trains you in the proficiencies you need to become an expert in this highly important area of education. Topics of study include:

  • Phonics
  • Literacy theory and research
  • Instructional strategies in literacy
  • Multisensory approaches to language development
  • Content area reading
  • Integrated technology
  • Children’s and young adult literature studies
  • Assessment and intervention in literacy

Earn the licensure credential you need to begin a meaningful career in education in your state. Designed for those who hold a baccalaureate degree and who wish to enter the teaching field, certification is offered in the following areas (with required credit hours):

  • Early Childhood Education (97.5 hours)
  • Middle Childhood Education (83.5 hours)
  • Adolescence to Young Adult Math (70.5 hours)
  • Adolescence to Young Adult Language Arts (70.5 hours)
  • Adolescence to Young Adult Social Studies (82.5 hours)
  • Adolescence to Young Adult Life Science (82.5–85.5 hours)
  • Adolescence to Young Adult Life Science and Chemistry (91.5–95.5 hours)
  • Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (47.5 hours)

The Right Support for Your Journey

Notre Dame College Online offers dedicated support for every step of your education. Our enrollment team makes it easier to continue your academic journey, and our advisors and exceptional faculty provide expert guidance to help you thrive when classes begin. With our career services center’s résumé and interview assistance, you can stand out for the job you want after graduation.

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Flexible Without Sacrificing Quality

When it comes to flexibility and quality, Notre Dame College raises the bar. Our online programs let you attend classes where you want, gaining practical experience in a highly convenient format. As a result, you can meet your personal commitments while building professional qualifications. Our online programs also offer the same academic excellence and access to exceptional faculty as our on-campus options.

Evolving Curricula to Serve Your Future Students

We continually review and update our teacher education programs to inform teachers about emerging technologies, pedagogies and interpersonal relationships that are essential to working with students, families and administrators. Through our undergraduate licensure programs, the Notre Dame College teacher candidates follow a program of study that develops their ability to meet the expectations of the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.

Thrive in the Classroom or Administration

Education is more than rewarding — it is also a highly stable field. For instance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that education employment will grow 10% from 2020 to 2030.1 With our online education programs, you can qualify for roles where you make a difference for students in many impactful ways.

Explore our bachelor’s programs for flexible paths for becoming an early childhood instructor, intervention specialist or childcare center director. With our teaching license certificate program, you can prepare to teach middle school math, language arts, social studies or science. We also offer master’s degree programs that position graduates for careers as school principals, instructional coordinators and curriculum designers.

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  1. “Education, Training and Library Occupations,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved April 20, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/.
  2. Intelligent.com, Best Online Catholic Colleges in 2022, https://www.intelligent.com/.