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With degrees that lead to more than 15 teacher licenses and additional endorsements, the Dwight Schar College of Education prepares you to teach in classrooms in Ohio and beyond. In addition to the undergraduate programs at the Ashland campus, Ashland offers "2+2" and "bachelors completion" programs at our Elyria and Columbus program centers. These programs enable you to begin your program at a two-year college and complete it at Ashland.
Have you already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and are interested in becoming a teacher? Our innovative Bachelor’s Plus program puts you on an accelerated path to earn your teaching license instead of enrolling in another four years. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to begin a teaching career in up to 15 different licensure areas, check out our Bachelor’s Plus initial teacher licensure program. In operation for more than 25 years, it is one of Ohio’s oldest post-baccalaureate licensure programs. Most classes, excluding field experiences, are held during the evenings or on Saturdays.
The Dwight Schar College of Education offers a wide variety of graduate degrees and licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs for educators and others. Our programs extend from the innovative Ed.D. in Leadership Studies, with its focus on leadership across professions, to flexible 30-hour M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (TL-21) program where you design curricula to meet your needs, to the 100% online technology programs. If you want to extend your ability to work with children for whom English is a second language, we recently added a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement...
Our online technology programs are gaining students’ attention. If you want a program that focuses on using technology at the district or building level, check out the Technology Facilitator Endorsement. The certificate provides teachers and others more information about how to use technology within the classroom or teaching environment. Both of these programs can be combined with the TL-21 program.
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UndergraduateUndergraduateDegree Type: BSEDWhat to Expect in the Adolescent to Young Adult/Secondary Program
The Adolescent to Young Adult/Secondary Program at Ashland University will prepare you for a deep knowledge of your chosen content area. You'll learn the skills to plan lessons, manage a class, and work as a highly trained professional in the...UndergraduateFall 2020 last semester to accept students in this program. The State has moved to the new Grade Band Primary Grades/ Intervention Dual Education Program (PK-5) . Students will either finish out their program or switch to the new PK-5 GradeUndergraduateDegree Type: BSEDFall 2020 last semester to accept students in this program. The State has moved to the new Grade Band Primary Grades/ Intervention Dual Education Program (PK-5) . Students will either finish out their program or switch to the new PK-5 GradeUndergraduate
Do you recognize the value of diversity? Do you want to help create a world where all students have access to the education they need?
Intervention specialists are perhaps the most versatile teachers in the field. An intervention specialist license in Ohio, obtained through Ashland University's Intervention Specialist program,...UndergraduateDo you want to teach in order to make a difference?
The middle childhood level (grades 4-9) offers the opportunity to impact students who are undergoing the greatest and most rapid changes of their young lives.
Middle grades licensure provides the opportunity to teach in any two of four...Undergraduate
Do you have a special talent in music, art or foreign language? Do you want to become even more accomplished in those areas and then teach it others? The Multi-Age (PreK-12) program may be want you want. Multi-age teachers might teach in elementary, middle or high school buildings in their...Undergraduate
The Bachelor of Science in Education Primary Grades/ Intervention Dual Program (PK-5) prepares our students to teach in preschool to grade five classrooms. Students will gain specific knowledge of current theory, methods and practices through rigorous coursework and participation in inclusive field experiences.
Students who successfully complete this program...Graduate
GraduateGraduateDegree Type: LicenseGraduateDegree Type: LicenseGraduateDegree Type: EndorsementDistrict Level Administration: Administrative Specialist License in Curriculum, Instruction & Professional DevelopmentGraduateDegree Type: LicenseGraduateDegree Type: LicenseGraduateDegree Type: Endorsement
The Early Childhood Generalist (Grades 4-5) endorsement is designed as an addition to an Early Childhood License, which would allow you to teach in grade 4 and 5 classrooms in all subjects. The program focuses on the unique developmental characteristics of the midde childhood student and teaching methods and strategies...GraduateDegree Type: Ed.D.Accelerating Your Path to Executive Leadership
Are you a working professional or practitioner looking to complete your doctorate within a condensed time frame?
The Executive Ed.D. in Leadership Studies program is an accelerated, interdisciplinary doctoral degree program that allows you to complete your doctorate within two years.Mission...GraduateDegree Type: EndorsementGraduateDegree Type: EndorsementGraduate
The Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate graduate level, second licensure program is for licensed teachers seeking to teach children in grades K-12 with mild-moderate disabilities and educational needs in a variety of inclusive settings.Is this program for you?
You already have a teaching license, but want to be part...GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.GraduateDegree Type: M.Ed.GraduateDegree Type: EndorsementGraduateDegree Type: Ed.D.Training a New Generation of Ethical and Effective Leaders
Are you a working professional in K-12 schools, higher education, government, or human service organizations? Do you strive to be a catalyst for positive change?
Ashland University’s interdisciplinary Traditional Doctorate in Leadership Studies program is designed to enhance your leadership...Online-Adult
Online-AdultOnline-AdultDegree Type: EndorsementOnline-AdultDegree Type: EndorsementOnline-AdultDegree Type: M.Ed.Online-AdultDegree Type: M.Ed.Online-AdultDegree Type: Endorsement
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Do you have questions about any of our teacher or administrative licenses or licensure exams? Ashland University’s Teacher Licensure & Academic Support Services can help. We’re here to assist you in the process of obtaining your initial teaching licenses as well as any additional teaching or administrative license you may wish to pursue.
Our team helps by:
- Evaluating potential teachers and administrators in determining the qualifications you need to become licensed
- Acting as a resource for State of Ohio requirements including the renewal and upgrading of license
- Presenting important information to students in education classes and in seminars
- Answering questions concerning licensure and verifying completion of the necessary requirements for the State of Ohio