The facts about Licensure & Endorsement at Ashland University
The Dwight Schar College of Education offers numerous licensure and endorsement programs that provide new career avenues for educators. Adding an endorsement to expand a current teaching license? Looking for a new area in which to teach? Considering an administrator’s license? Our programs, with their integration of theory and practice, meet the changing needs of educators.
The College of Education has been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for more than 30 years. Our programs have been approved by their recognized specialized professional associations and the State of Ohio. Many of the licensure and endorsement programs can lead to a Master’s degree. Begin with the endorsement or licensure program and eventually earn an additional degree.
The College of Education’s licensure and endorsement programs are offered at the Ashland campus, as well as four regional centers located in Columbus, Cleveland (Warrensville Heights), Elyria, and Massillon, OH. Courses are provided at the centers, online, and in hybrid (combined face-to-face and online) formats.
Ashland’s “Accent on the Individual” is a motto that represents how we do business. M.Ed. program directors at each center and the Director of Teacher Licensure and Testing review transcripts, assist with the application process, and advise students as they move through their programs. Within the classroom, our faculty believe that small class numbers, individualized attention, and quality instruction lead to purposeful learning experiences.