Hiram College

Education, Teacher Licensure Major

Traditional Undergraduate Major Only

Pursue a Rewarding Teaching Career

Do you want to prepare for a career of successful leadership in today’s diverse school systems? Hiram College’s teacher licensure candidates rank among the top in the state with 100% of our candidates passing the educator licensure exams. Plus, our graduates consistently rate their preparation in using technology to enhance teaching and student learning above the state average. Find out how this major blends coursework with field experience to prepare graduates for the classroom.

Who Are Hiram’s Teacher Licensure Majors?

Hiram’s students in the education licensure program typically want to teach somewhere in the PreK-Grade 12 arena, often in a particular grade band or subject area. They’re eager to gain practical experience, which starts as early as the first year. They’re eager to troubleshoot classroom challenges in partnership with the program’s faculty members, and they’re highly engaged in the Hiram community. Students interested in this program might also be interested in History, MathematicsBiologyChemistry, Educational Studies, or one of the other academic programs that Hiram has to offer. 

About the Teacher Licensure Program

Hiram College’s New Liberal Arts approach to education ensures graduates have the skills to teach and support 21st-century learners. By focusing on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, majors prepare to teach a diverse, dynamic student body.

Hiram teacher candidates learn by doing, both out in the field and in campus classrooms, with faculty supporting them as they engage in deep and connected experiences with learners.

Learn more about the education, teaching licensure program.

Accreditation

CAEP Logo - Council for the Accreditation of Educator PreparationThe Education Program at Hiram College is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Individual licensure programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Early Childhood program is nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Why does accreditation matter?

What Careers Can You Pursue with an Education, Teacher Licensure Major?

After Hiram, former teaching licensure majors have pursued positions in the education field including teacher, superintendent, principal, administrator, classroom behavioral therapist, and more.

In addition to the teacher licensure program, students desiring a broader career path can also pursue an educational studies major through the same Education Program. Both programs offer students the opportunity to engage in experiences that will prepare them for challenges faced by education and educators of the 21st century.


Interested in seeing what previous Hiram graduates have done post-graduation?

View the First Destination Survey for Early Childhood Education, Integrated Language Arts Education, Integrated Middle Childhood Education, and Integrated Social Studies Education.

Are you considering becoming a Hiram education, teaching licensure major? Request more information today.

  • Jessie Smith House

    Many Academic Programs host classes in our Historical Homes. For the Education Program, Jessie Smith House is that host. This house is named after Jessie J. Smith, who served as Director of the Teachout-Price College Library from 1912-1944.

  • Education Club

    The Hiram College Education Club is a student-run organization that works to promote the welfare and ongoing education of both children and adults, to coordinate and facilitate ongoing and one-time educational programs for Hiram students and to work cooperatively with other organizations.

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Roxanne Sorrick, Ed.D.

Head of Teacher Education
Professor of Education
CAEP Accreditation Coordinator

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