The School of Education at St. Ambrose University offers four undergraduate education majors and two graduate programs:

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Ambrose Advantages

  • Caring Faculty Mentors
  • Nationally-Accredited
  • Well-Respected Programs

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Unique Learning Opportunity

Peace Corps Prep

If you are adventurous with a deep personal drive to act and seek to be immersed in countries and cultures outside of your own, our Peace Corps Prep program will help you gain the intercultural skills you need for a life-changing service experience.

SAU is one of few universities in Iowa offering Peace Corps Prep, a program that makes you a stronger candidate for volunteer positions within the Peace Corps or other service programs.

Employers value the skills and cultural worldview you gain in Peace Corps, and best of all, most students can earn the Peace Corps certificate without taking extra courses.

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Rick Cushman

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education,Computer Science Instructor, Leadership Advisor and Soccer Coach at Harding Middle School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,Class of 2000

Rick wanted to discover how he could shape the world, so he chose St. Ambrose. Today, he carries what he learned and lived at SAU into his classroom every day. As an educator and an Ambrosian, he plans to spark never-ending curiosity and exploration in the next generation, and give them the tools to succeed. He is a Computer Science Instructor, Leadership Advisor, and Soccer Coach at Harding Middle School, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Gene Bechen, PhD, Director

School of Education
Ambrose Hall 217
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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