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Licensure Programs

Early Childhood Teaching Licensure

The Early Childhood Program (B.S.E.) leads to licensure for teaching ages three through eight or pre-kindergarten through grade three.

Choose one required concentration area from:

  • Early Childhood 4-5 Generalist (includes endorsement)
  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (includes second license)
  • Reading (includes PreK-12 endorsement)
  • Specialized Content Strand

Middle Childhood Teaching Licensure

The Middle Childhood Program (B.S.E.) leads to licensure for teaching ages 8-14 (grades 4-9).

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

The Adolescence to Young Adult Program leads to licensure for teaching ages 12-21 (grades 7-12).

Available teaching areas include:

  • Chemistry 
  • Integrated Language Arts (English Literary Studies major)
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Integrated Social Studies (History major)
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics 
  • Physical Sciences, Chemistry and Physics (post-baccalaureate only beginning fall 2011)

Multi-Age Teaching Licensure

The Multi-age Program leads to licensure for teaching ages 3-21 (pre-kindergarten through grade 12).

Available teaching areas include:

  • Foreign Language (French* or Spanish)
  • Health and Physical Education (combined beginning fall 2010)
  • Music Education
  • Visual Art

*Otterbein University will no longer offer a major or teacher licensure in French beginning fall 2011.


  • Early Childhood 4-5 Generalist Endorsement (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • Middle Childhood 4-6 Generalist Endorsement (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • Reading (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • TESOL (Graduate)

Adding a Teaching License to Your Bachelor's Degree

See The Graduate School post-baccalaureate page for more information.

/ Department of Education

Claire Parson
Roush Hall 430
p/ 614.823.1214
e/ cparson@otterbein.edu


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