Education at Aquinas College
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Why Study Education?

The Aquinas College School of Education ensures that our teachers are prepared to make a difference in today’s world. Our wide variety of programs meets the needs of our diverse body of students, as we offer programs for undergraduate, continuing education and graduate students.

By incorporating hands-on-learning, dynamic class discussions, and innovative teaching methods, Aquinas students acquire the skills they need to become effective educators and make an impact on the schools, communities, and families they serve.

Preparing Racially-diverse Educators Program (PREP)

children and a woman sitting at a table There is a critical shortage of early childhood teachers of color, and great demand in our community for educators who more accurately reflect the population of their classrooms. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Aquinas College and the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative are seeking candidates for a hybrid, cohort program that will strengthen conditions in which vulnerable children have an equal opportunity to succeed. >Read more  >Request more information

The School of Education at Aquinas College is 1 of 147 providers in the U.S. meeting new, rigorous CAEP national accreditation standards to better prepare tomorrow’s teachers.
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  • 90%
    AQ Education grads rated "Effective" or "Highly Effective"
  • 80%
    First Attempt Pass Rate on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification

90& of AQ education graduates were rated "Effective" or "Highly Effective" by their employers..


The Introduction to Education field placement component provides K-12 classroom experience before committing to teacher training.


Can earn an undergraduate Learning Disability endorsement that most colleges offer only at graduate level.


Grant funds available to support English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher training.


Home of the Michigan Department of Education Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.


Our community-based tutoring program, conducted by students in literacy courses, has served hundreds of area students.


Highly qualified K-12 teachers teaching specialized courses bring real-world experience to students.


Tuition-free early childhood educator training funded by Preparing Racially-diverse Educators Program.


Our Reading Clinic has been providing opportunities to apply knowledge and serve children on and off-campus since 1933.


Approved to offer 25 different Michigan teacher endorsement programs.