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Notre Dame College has been named among the top 25 in the country in two new national rankings of early childhood education degree programs.

The College’s accredited Bachelor of Arts in education offered completely online is rated No. 20 in the U.S. for quality, affordability and student success by and No. 24 in the nation for academic excellence, return on investment and incidental benefit by

The accredited early childhood education license bachelor’s degree program at Notre Dame prepares students for pre-kindergarten through third-grade education with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to meet young children’s educational needs.

While in this field-based program, students relate their developing practice to the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession and to the standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the International Literacy Association, the International Dyslexia Association and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Notre Dame actually offers two licensure tracks for students enrolled in the online bachelor’s degree in education. In addition to early childhood education for pre-kindergarten through third-grade, the College also provides a specialization in mild to moderate intervention for kindergarten through 12th grade.

Both programs are available online and on campus, and both are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

These specialized licensures provide students with practical knowledge and expanded skill sets they can apply to classrooms, and all courses are taught by faculty members who are experts in the field and who present innovative pedagogy techniques as well as advise students on current trends in education.

Details about the early childhood education and other online degree offerings, including admissions requirements, are available online at

Notre Dame’s online mild to moderate intervention specialist license prepares special education teachers to meet the educational needs of kindergarten through 12th-grade students in inclusion, resource and intervention classrooms.

This also is a field-based program in which students relate their practice to the Ohio Standards for Teaching Profession and the Council on Exceptional Children. The standards fall into three categories: teaching and learning, conditions for teaching and learning, and professional work.

Information about all Notre Dame degree programs is available online at is an independent organization founded by professional educators to inform student choice in higher education and career development options. The organization’s rankings are based on measures of academic excellence, like quality and productivity of faculty; return on investment, including employability and average starting salary; and incidental benefits, that focus on locale, student demographics and graduation rates, among others. is a group of professionals with experience in marketing, education, business, and research that provides free resources to help families afford higher education. The group rates colleges using financial data, like tuition, net price and loan default rates, with student success measures, including enrollment, retention, graduation, student-faculty ratio, and program metrics, such as number of degrees offered and percentage of students taking at least one online course.

June 2017


About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or