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Which Teacher Licensure program is right for you?

Ashland is a perfect choice for those exploring post-baccalaureate teacher license programs. Whether you’re currently teaching and hoping to expand your license or seeking an Ohio teaching license for a career change, our teacher licensure programs can help you earn the Ohio teaching certificate you need. Ashland University provides a number of post-baccalaureate teacher licensure programs designed to help you further your teaching career.

What you'll learn

For currently licensed educators pursuing their second license, we offer 15 distinct licensure areas to choose from. In addition to completing specialized coursework in your area of focus, you’ll also study core concepts designed to help you better communicate with your students and help them get the most out of their time in the classroom. 

Why earn your initial or secondary Ohio teaching license at Ashland?

  • All licensure programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Regents
  • Experienced instructors focused on helping you grow as an educator
  • Programs designed to fit your lifestyle and schedule
  • Specialized coursework designed to help you learn the skills schools seek

Initial licensure (for students with a Bachelor's degree)

If you already have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university that did not lead to a teaching license, our Bachelor's Plus initial teacher licensure program could be right for you.

This program leads to an initial teacher licensure in all of the following areas:

  • Early childhood (Pre-K-Grade 3)
  • Middle grades (4-9)
  • Intervention specialist (special education) in grades K-12
  • Adolescent/young adult (Grades 7-12) in a number of content areas, foreign language and visual arts

Second licensure (for students with a current teaching license)

If you already have a teaching license and would like to add a second license to your credentials, this is available through Ashland in a variety of age groups and content areas.

Initial and secondary licensure areas

Career opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a nationwide demand for teachers and administrators in all fields. Earning secondary licensure in an area you’re interested in can boost your value to employers and help you advance your career. 

Get started today!

If you’re seeking the teacher licensure credentials you need to take the next step in your career, fill out the form above, email or apply now!