Heidelberg University


Heidelberg is a place of great tradition. Since our founding in 1850, we have remained committed to provide a quality education in the liberal arts tradition. We weave that educational philosophy through all of our pre-professional programs as well.

Academic excellence and the total student experience are at our core. These remain our top priorities for all of our students. They also drive the largest fundraising effort in Heidelberg’s history – the $75 million transformational Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence.

kbl-pàHeidelberg’s faculty has great passion and distinction. Our faculty members excel in the classroom, but they serve as more than teachers. They are researchers, often collaborating with students. They are mentors, often serving as advisors to student groups and individuals. They build strong personal relationships with students because they care for them. Simply, they go above and beyond on a daily basis.

is filled with distinctive learning opportunities. From music and business education that began here in the 1880s, through international learning opportunities in Germany and over the last 50 years, to special programs in our own Cadaver Lab and the Life of the Mind Honors Program, we offer a lot of very distinctive learning opportunities to students.

Our campus landscape continues to improve. Since 2010, the university has built or renovated nine facilities. Each of these projects speaks to an enhanced experience for our students as they prepare for a good life and good work.

This school is a great place to work. Everyone matters, everything makes a difference, everybody cares about our students, everywhere on campus things are transforming and improving. We are becoming a better, bigger, stronger and smarter institution. We like working here.

If you are a prospective student for undergraduate or graduate studies, I hope that you will explore our website for resources about our excellent academic offerings as well as the many co-curricular opportunities that will lead you to a life of purpose with distinction. For our thousands of alumni, we encourage you to use the website to stay informed, involved and connected to Heidelberg. You are our lifeblood, and we value your loyalty and support.



Heidelberg’s missions is to promote and nurture intellectual, personal and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction. By maintaining and enhancing academic quality, building programs, perspectives and reputation in global education and Heidelberg serves as a model for other small, liberal arts colleges.

Vision Statement

Heidelberg will be a welcoming, student-centered university where in-class and out-of-class learning is seamless and continuous. Both the undergraduate and graduate curriculums will effectively integrate liberal arts and professional preparation across disciplines to prepare our students to be global citizens who communicate effectively, think critically and serve thoughtfully.

Statement of Educational Philosophy and Values

Heidelberg University, in the Liberal Arts tradition, educates persons who can act effectively and with integrity in a world of change. It cherishes academic excellence, honors knowledge, encourages original research, and promotes a lifelong commitment to free inquiry. Heidelberg is dedicated to being a diverse community that challenges students to understand their cultural heritage and the contemporary world, to explore frontiers of knowledge, and to develop powers of mind and spirit. In keeping with its historic affiliation with the United Church of Christ, students, faculty, and staff and the Board of Trustees work together to understand and respect diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles. Heidelberg University develops individuals with high moral and ethical standards who are productive in their life's work, engaged in their communities, and responsible citizens of the world.

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Bachelor of Arts in Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Tiffin

Heidelberg’s School of Education is focused on building great teachers through a student-centered, hands-on approach to learning. Get ready to impact the lives of your students by being empowered through your own education experience. [+]

Academic Division: School of Education Type of Degree: Major Department: School of Education Heidelberg’s School of Education is focused on building great teachers through a student-centered, hands-on approach to learning. Get ready to impact the lives of your students by being empowered through your own education experience. You’ll start earlier and spend more time (seven out of eight semesters) observing and teaching in real classrooms than students in other college programs. Heidelberg education majors have over 160 hours in a classroom before they start student-teaching. Field experiences are set up to expose you to a variety of populations, grade levels, and teaching styles. Getting into a real classroom early not only makes sure you enjoy teaching, but allows you to feel confident and prepared for your senior year student-teaching experience. Opportunities Partners in Academic Coaching for Excellence (PACE) Our PACE mentorship program allows you to can become a tutor to youth on probation. Through a partnership with the Seneca County Juvenile Court, Heidelberg students can become academic coaches with local children, ages 12-18, as a condition of their probation. You’ll help them with their homework and literacy skills while being a positive advocate for the importance of education. Education Summit Heidelberg’s annual Education Summit brings education leaders to campus for a day of engagement and empowerment. The goal of the summit is to help you recognize that you can shape your own teaching practices within the over tested and regulated teaching profession. Licensure Options Early Childhood (PreK – Grade 3) Middle Childhood (Grades 4 – 9) Adolescent to Young Adult (Grades 7 – 12) Intervention Specialist (K – 12) Multi-Age Music (Prek – 12) Accreditation Heidelberg University’s School of Education is fully accredited from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education. This accreditation is evidence that Heidelberg's programs prepare quality teachers that possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions to positively affect the learning and development of diverse students. Courses Growth and Development Educational Technology Foundations of Reading Curriculum and Organization of Schools Principles of Teaching Undergraduate Admission Requirements "What do you look for in a Heidelberg applicant?" Our admission process is designed to discover a talented, distinguished, diverse undergraduate population. Although test scores and GPAs are important, we look beyond statistics and grades to identify enthusiastic students who demand immersive and unique learning opportunities. As you are completing the Online Application for Admission remember to send us your high school transcripts and your ACT or SAT scores. Additionally, while Heidelberg considers ACT/SAT scores and high school GPA in the admission decision, other factors such as letters of recommendation and personal statement essays are taken into account. [-]