School of Education

Educators for the World's Classrooms

The Olivet Nazarene University School of Education prepares students for success in their chosen career of teaching– no small assignment, given the changing landscape of education. Responsiveness in keeping programs current is one of Olivet’s many distinctives.

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Our Faculty

Robert Hull, Dean, School of Education

With 30-plus years of experience in various public education and community leadership positions, Robert Hull leads with strength and integrity. He is also nationally recognized for his extensive work in the areas of school safety and emergency preparedness. Under President George W. Bush, he served on the Conference on School Safety.

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Areas of Study

At Olivet Nazarene University, education students are challenged academically and spiritually. Each day as they work toward their degrees, they integrate faith with learning. They become professional educators committed to their careers and dedicated to influencing lives.

Educators with a Christian Purpose

At Olivet, the School of Education programs focus on teaching the whole child — the academics, the social, the emotional. Teacher candidates graduate with more than knowledge. They carry with them a heart full of love and excitement for the work ahead of them. As professionals, they enter their own classrooms as Christ-like examples and role models.

Tomorrow's Educators

Tomorrow's Educators

The School of Education strives for responsiveness in keeping its programs current. Within the last three years, the Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Middle Grades programs have been revised to meet licensing and hiring requirements. The newest program is the Special Education Teacher Training Program with the first graduates in the Class of 2017.

Special Education Teacher Training Program


Olivet Nazarene University's teacher preparation programs are annually reviewed by the Illinois State Educator Preparation Licensure Board and hold continue good standing. Olivet also holds the accreditation and approval of the nation’s top associations, including the Higher Learning Commission. The School of Education continues to update existing programs to meet and exceed the Illinois State Board of Education standards.

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The best way to discover all that Olivet has to offer is to schedule your personal, customized visit. Learn how an education degree from the Olivet will shape your future.

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Specialized Education

From Art to Special Ed, Olivet students choose their area of focus, and spend valuable time as student and with students.

Math in Life

Many elementary, middle school and high school students say that math courses are their most difficult. Olivet math education grads excel in introducing students to the joys of learning.

Mentors and Professors

At Olivet, the classes are kept smaller, to ensure every student experience the one-on-one relationship with their academic mentors.

Beyond Classrooms

Olivet is situated on a stunning, park-like campus, with accessible facilities that afford every student hands-on, real-time learning. From the dynamic Weber Center for to the historic, landmark buildings, Olivet has it all.

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