Start an initial licensure program at Otterbein
Have you always wanted to teach? Otterbein's post baccalaureate education programs offer non-degree licensure programs at the undergraduate level. A transcript evaluation is completed for every student and an individualized schedule is created which will include the courses and field experiences required for applying for an initial teacher license and meeting the Ohio standard licensure requirements.
Licensure programs available:
Early Childhood Teaching License (PreK-3)
Intervention Specialist (PreK-3) - leading to an additional license
- 4-5 Generalist concentration - leading to an additional license
Middle Childhood Teaching License (Grades 4-9)
Choose two concentrations:
- Social Studies
- Language Arts and Reading
Opportunity to add the Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (Grades 4-6)
Qualified students who are interested in an initial Middle Childhood license AND have a Bachelor's Degree may choose to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
Adolescence to Young Adult Teaching License (Grades 7-12)
- Integrated Language Arts
- Integrated Mathematics
- Life Sciences
- Integrated Social Studies
- Integrated Science
- Physical Sciences: Chemistry
- Physical Sciences: Physics
- Physical Sciences: Physics & Chemistry
Multi-Age Teaching License (PreK-12)
See the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program Booklet for more details about courses for all licensure areas, admission requirements, and the Otterbein Education Department mission statement.
Initial Licensure Admission Requirements
- Applicants must have earned a Bachelor's degree and provide official transcripts from all schools attended.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required, content area classes for Adolescence to Young Adult, Multi-Age, and Middle Childhood require a minimum grade point average of 2.75.
- An interview with Gaby Miller, the initial licensure education advisor, is required.
- Acceptable test scores which include ACT scores of 20 or higher in English and Math, OR SAT scores of 500 or higher in Critical Reading and Math, OR Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators scores of Math 150 and Writing 162
Initial Licensure Student Testimonial
Aliou Sall: Middle Childhood Licensure candidate 2016:
" I immigrated to the U.S. in 2001 from Senegal and speak four languages; English, French, Fulani, and Wolof. I've had many great experiences at Otterbein, but the most touching fact is how the teachers are always flexible and go out of their way to help students succeed in this hard journey. I cannot count how many times I was overwhelmed by the work-load, but as soon as I spoke with one of my teachers, I felt better and galvanized. They know how to push students without breaking them. They go beyond the call of duty. I strive to be like each one of them."