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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Samantha Hoffman

Bachelor of Arts in Education,Middle School Science and Math Teacher,Class of 2015

Your goal is yours, and yours alone. And as a community, we’ll help you reach it. You can cater your degree to your aspirations. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll get close attention and guidance. Our small campus community is full of opportunities to make friends, grow your leadership and spirituality, and find your place in the world, just like Samatha did.

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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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