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Educator Licensure Programs

The Office of Accreditation, Placement, and Licensure recommends more than 550 candidates and interns for licensure approval each year. The Ohio State University Educator Preparation Program prepare individuals for work in the P-12 system and recommends individuals for teaching, endorsement, administrator, and pupil services licenses. If you have completed your program and are ready to apply for a license, you may want to refer to Applying for a Teaching License - What to Know. For general questions about licensure, please contact

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

Below are the licensure, endorsement, administrator and pupil services licenses offered at Ohio State. Programs are offered on the Columbus campus unless noted otherwise.

Primary Education (PK-5)

Program Degree/Licensure Options
Columbus Campus BSEd | MEd | ECE w/Visual Impairment
Lima Campus PDF iconBSEd
Mansfield Campus BSEd
Marion Campus BSEd
Newark Campus BSEd

Middle Childhood Education (MCE): Grades 4-9

Program Degree/Licensure Options
Columbus Campus BSEd | MEd
Lima Campus BSEd
Mansfield Campus BSEd
Marion Campus BSEd
Newark Campus BSEd

Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA): Grades 7–12

Program Degree/Licensure Options
English Education (Integrated Language Arts): 7-12 BSEd | MEd
Mathematics Education (Integrated Mathematics): 7-12 BSEd | MEd
Science Education: 7-12 BSEd | MEd
Social Studies and Global Education (Integrated Social Studies): 7-12 MEd

Special Education (Intervention Specialist)

Program Degree/Licensure Options
Primary Intervention Specialist (P-5) BSEd | Licensure Only
Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate: K-12 BSEd | Licensure Only
Intervention Specialist: Moderate/Intensive: K-12 BSEd | Licensure Only
Sensory: Intervention Specialist: Hearing Impairments: PK-12 MEd
Sensory: Intervention Specialist: Visual Impairments: PK-12 MEd | Licensure Only

Multi-Age Licensure

Program Degree/Licensure Options
Art Education: PK-12 BAE | Licensure Only
World Language Education: PK-12 BSEd | MEd
Health Education: PK-12 Licensure Only
Music Education: PK-12 BME
Physical Education: PK-12 BSEd
Physical and Health Education (Dual License) PDF iconBSEd
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): PK-12 BSEd

Career Technical Licensure

Program Licensure Options
Agriscience Education: 4-12+ BS
Family and Consumer Sciences: 4-12+ BSEd | MA with license | Post-Baccalaureate
Integrated Business Education: 4-12+ BSEd | Post-Baccalaureate

Administrator’s Licenses

Program Licensure Options
Principal: PK-6, 4-9, 5-12 Accelerated | MA+ | Self-Paced
Superintendent Accelerated

Pupil Services Licenses

Orientation and Mobility Specialist
School Counselor
School Audiologist
School Psychologist
School Social Worker
School Speech Language Pathologist


Adapted Physical Education (Program is not accepting new students.)
Computer/Technology Endorsement
Early Childhood Generalist: 4-5 (Program available on all Ohio State campuses.)
Middle Childhood Generalist: 4-6 (Program available on all Ohio State campuses.)
P-6 Mathematics Specialist
Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs: Ages 3-5
Reading Endorsement: PK-12
Teacher Leader (post-Master’s)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): PK-12

Professional Accrediting Associations

Certification and Licensure Dictionary

A "Certification and Licensure Dictionary" on the Ohio Department of Education website lists exactly which pre-K through Grade 12 courses one is qualified to teach. It identifies both the certification and licensure areas that are required for teaching specific courses. For more information, go to: Ohio Department of Education - Certification and Licensure Dictionary.