Teaching License Programs
The College of Education and Human Ecology has numerous teaching licensing options for students who want to become teachers or for professional educators seeking supplemental credentials.
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 go.osu.edu/onground.
Master of Education (MEd)
The Master of Education is a one-year accelerated teacher license program. You will have diverse experiences and the opportunity to develop the essential skills needed to become an effective educator.
As a student in our Master of Education program, you will quickly learn you are getting an education from one of the nation's best accredited programs. This challenging and enriching program will leave you as a motivated educator with a license to teach in Ohio. And with the personal attention you get from our faculty and program managers, you will have all the tools to help you advance in your career.
Teaching and Learning offers the MEd with specializations in:
- Early Childhood
- English/Integrated Language Arts
- World Languages
- Middle Childhood
- Social Studies
- Visual Impairments
Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)
Whether you want to teach elementary-, middle school- or high school-aged students, a bachelor's of education is one way to become a teacher.
There are seven undergraduate degree options that will help you achieve your goal to teach youth. And most will lead to your initial teaching license in Ohio.
Teaching and Learning offers the BSEd in:
- Child and Youth Studies (non-license program)
- Early Childhood Education
- Early Childhood Education with Visual Impairment License
- World Language Education
- Integrated Language Arts Education
- Middle Childhood Education
- Science and Mathematics Education
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education
An endorsement from The Ohio State University is a supplemental credential that can be added to your existing Ohio teaching license. It gives you the flexibility to teach additional subjects and/or grade levels and increase your marketability as an educator. Each program adheres to the Ohio Department of Education's endorsement standards.
We have developed these programs to have flexibility to fit around your schedule, so earning an endorsement is a convenient and smooth process.
- Early Childhood Generalist | (Grades 4-5)
- Middle Childhood Generalist | (Grades 4-6)
- P-6 Mathematics Specialist | (Grades P-6)
- Reading | (Grades K-12)
- TESOL | (Grades P-12)
- Bilingual | (Grades PK-12)
The licensure-only program in Teaching and Learning train you to become an expert in specialized instruction for children who are blind or visually impaired. You also will learn how to consult with teachers and parents and enable students to have meaningful educational experiences.
Other Educator Licensure Programs
Education and Human Ecology offers several other ways to become a licensed educator in Ohio. No matter your professional goals, Ohio State can help you get there.
- Administration: Principal
- Administration: Superintendent
- Career and Technical Education
- Counselor Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Health Education
- Integrated Business Education
- Orientation and Mobility Specialist
- Physical Education
- School Psychology
- Special Education
Tami Augustine, Department of Teaching and Learning Director of Teacher Education
Amy Kurz, Child and Youth Studies Program Coordinator
Debbie Morbitt, EDUTL 2189 Field Experience Program Coordinator
Jenell Igeleke Penn, English/Integrated Language Arts and Social Studies Program Manager
Conlee Ricketts, Middle Childhood Education Program Manager
Michele Sanderson, BSEd Early Childhood Education Program Manager
Andi Sondrini, Special Projects Coordinator
Maggie Spangler, Child and Youth Studies Program Manager
Andria Stammen, STEM Education Program Manager
Steven Wisnor, TESOL and World Languages Program Manager
Deb Justice Zurmehly, Visual Impairments (ECEVI and MEd) and MEd Early Childhood Education Program Manager