Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Maria Sargent, Professor
Dr. Maria Sargent teaches Early Childhood undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior intervention and biomedical issues. Dr. Sargent is a nationally recognized expert in early...Read more


Office of Field Experiences and Internships

With up to three field experiences completed in a variety of school settings before the 14-week internship (student teaching), our programs provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful in the classroom. The Field Experience and Internship Office plays a valuable role in your AU experience. It is also through this office that you can apply to complete your internship through the Consortium of Overseas Teaching (COST) in countries such as Australia, Greece, Ireland, etc. or nationally in South Carolina, Florida or other southern location.  Field directors are available at the Ashland campus and our regional campus located in Columbus.

Ashland Campus Elyria  Center Columbus  Center

Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis,

Interim Director


Phone: 419.289.5392

Tina Flock,



Phone: 440.366.4080

William White,



Phone: 614.794.0803 ext. 1111

Office of Testing & Licensure

Do you have questions about teacher or administrative licensure? Licensure exams? The Office of Testing and Licensure can assist you! The Office of Testing and Licensure assists education students in the process of obtaining their initial teaching licenses as well as additional teaching and administrative licenses. This process includes presenting important information to the students in their education classes and in seminars. Students are also assisted in the procedures for licensure exams, GRE and MAT testing. Personnel within the office:

  • evaluate potential teachers and administrators in determining the qualifications they need to become licensed.

  • act as a resource for State of Ohio requirements including the renewal and upgrading of licenses.

  • answer questions concerning licensure and to verify completion of the necessary requirements for the State of Ohio.

Licensure & Testing

Center for Academic Support of Graduate, Online, and Adult Students


Phone: 419.289.5081

The Office of Testing and Licensure is located in 113-114 Dwight Schar building on the Ashland University campus.