A Top-Tier Catholic University

A National Leader in Teacher Preparation

Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (The Marianists), the University of Dayton has grown into a top-tier Catholic university and is home to a nationally renowned teacher education program.

1 of 50

colleges nationwide accredited under CAEP

Top 10%

nationally for preparing teachers

Top 30

programs in early childhood education and middle childhood education


online master's in early childhood education program

Teacher Preparation Gains Accreditation from CAEP

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has granted the University of Dayton accreditation for its teacher preparation program, based in part on evidence that graduates are competent and caring educators.

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Teacher Education Opportunities


Urban Teacher Academy

The Urban Teacher Academy works to make a difference in America's urban schools by recruiting, training and supporting future teachers who have committed to a specialized teacher preparation program focused on producing high student achievement in urban settings.

Early Childhood Education

Center for Early Learning

The Center for Early Learning advances the University of Dayton's Marianist mission to respond to changing times and engage in important community outreach in early childhood education.


Lalanne program

Lalanne is a postgraduate teacher service program that specializes in supporting beginning Catholic school educators by combining service and teaching. Lalanne teachers make a two-year commitment to teach in an under-resourced Catholic school.

Bombeck Center

Bombeck Center

Operated in conjunction with the School of Education and Health Sciences, the Bombeck Center serves as a demonstration school for students studying early childhood education. Teacher education students gain experience, while area children receive the best in early childhood education and care.

Statue of Mary

Center for Catholic Education

The Center for Catholic Education provides Catholic schools with programs and services that enhance the church's mission to evangelize, educate and empower the people of God. Its vision is to be a servant-leader in working with Catholic educators to foster excellence in Catholic schools.



ECHO (Empowering Children with Hope and Opportunity Program) is a partnership between the University of Dayton's Center for Catholic Education and local Catholic schools. ECHO's expertise is working with children from under-resourced neighborhoods and from diverse cultures.

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