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Teacher Education Licensure Programs

Otterbein is committed to programs to prepare the next generation of top-level teachers. We aspire to high-quality experiential learning that is supportive, rich, and integrative. The following programs are offered at the undergraduate level. For specific course requirements, refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Early Childhood Program Teaching Licensure

Otterbein's Early Childhood Program (B.S.E.) leads to an Ohio four-year Resident Educator License for teaching ages three through eight or pre-kindergarten through grade three.

Candidates must choose one required concentration area from:

  • Early Childhood 4-5 Generalist (includes endorsement)
  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (includes second license)
  • Specialized Content Strand

Middle Childhood Teaching Licensure

Otterbein's Middle Childhood Program (B.S.E.) leads to an Ohio four-year Resident Educator License for teaching ages 8-14 (grades 4-9).

Candidate must choose two required concentration areas from:

  • Language Arts and Reading (does not include reading endorsement)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies 

Adolescent to Young Adult Teaching Licensure

Students interested in the Adolescent to Young Adult License must pursue a Bachelor's Degree in their specific content field (i.e., teaching area). They must also meet additional requirements through Otterbein's Department of Education that will lead to an Ohio four-year Resident Educator License.

Available teaching areas include:

  • Integrated Language Arts (English Literary Studies major)
  • Integrated Mathematics (Math major)
  • Integrated Social Studies (History major)
  • Integrated Science (teach all science, 7-12)
  • Chemistry (Chemistry major)
  • Life Sciences (Biology major)
  • Physics (Physics major)
  • Physical Sciences: Chemistry and Physics (post-baccalaureate only) 

Earning a Multi-Age Teaching License

Candidates pursuing the Multi-Age License must pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in their content field (i.e., teaching area). They must also meet additional requirements through Otterbein's Department of Education that will lead to an Ohio four-year Resident Educator License.

Available teaching areas include:

  • Music Education
  • Visual Art Education
  • Spanish Education
  • French Education (post-baccalaureate only)

Endorsements

Endorsements are added to a teaching license to qualify a candidate's specialization.

  • Early Childhood 4-5 Generalist Endorsement (Undergraduate/Graduate)
    This endorsement may only be added to an Early Childhood license.
  • Middle Childhood 4-6 Generalist Endorsement (Graduate)
    This endorsement may only be added to a Middle Childhood license.
  • Reading, K-12 (Graduate only)
  • TESOL, K-12 (Graduate only)

Requirements for Ohio Resident Educator License

A detailed description of requirements for candidates seeking degrees and licensure in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Integrated Science is listed in the Teacher Education Program Booklet. For AYA and Multi-Age candidates, the requirements for the major may differ from the licensure, but both must be met to become licensed, and the major must be completed to receive a Bachelor’s degree.

Department of Education program requirements and courses are listed in the Otterbein University Undergraduate Catalog.

/ Department of Education

The Department of Education is located in Roush Hall Room 430.

Gaby Miller
p/ 614.823.1214
e/ gmiller@otterbein.edu

 

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