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Bachelor's Plus Program Overview

Do you have a bachelor’s degree in another field with a strong desire to teach? Expedite your teaching license in less than two years with AU’s distinctive Bachelor’s Plus Program.

You will work toward licensure in one of the following areas:

Primary & Middle Grades and Intervention Programs

  • Primary Grades Education (PreK-5) / Intervention Dual Program
  • Middle Grades Education (Grades 4-9) with two concentrations: Math, Science, Social Studies or Language Arts
  • Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate/Intensive (K-12)

Multi-Age Programs (PreK-12)

  • Art Education
  • Music Education

Adolescent-Young Adult Programs (Grades 7-12)

  • Integrated Language Arts Education
  • Integrated Mathematics Education
  • Integrated Science Education
  • Integrated Social Studies Education
  • Biology Life Sciences Education
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Delivery Format



Credit Hours

39 or more

*Depends on content-area and bachelor's degree


Time to Complete

2 years or less



Bachelor’s Plus Equivalents

We make every attempt to update the equivalent course numbers, but it is your responsibility to assure that any course from another university meets the Ashland course requirements. This list is not all-inclusive and is subject to change. Possible course equivalencies can be found on

Universities and colleges are not required to take transient students. Their first obligation is to their own students. Your request to take a course may be denied on the basis of enrollment or other local factors. Transient Students for Columbus State must meet CSCC's prerequisites.

When applying to Ohio State to take an undergraduate course, call Extended Education at 614-292-8860 or email

If you would like to take a course not listed on this equivalency sheet from another university or college, you will still need to complete a Transient Form and email it to the Office of Records and Registration ( for approval.

Please complete a Transient Form:

You must earn at least a C grade to receive credit for any course taken; submit an official transcript to the Office of Records and Registration ( and work with your assigned Academic Advisor to apply your transfer credit to your AU academic record.

These courses can be used towards your program once you are a registered student and will be entered in your record during your first semester. The accepted courses are evaluated based on current equivalents, course descriptions and approval by faculty.

Once you are an AU student, you have the opportunity to appeal to AU faculty members for additional coursework to be applied to your record. The decisions on appeals are final.

Career Outlook

Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers

Approximately 109,000 positions become available each year, emphasizing consistent demand.​


High School Teachers

Employment for high school teachers is also projected to remain stable during the same period. About 67,100 openings exist annually for high school educators.​


High-Need Areas

Ohio faces shortages in specific subjects such as languages, sciences, math, and special education. Teachers specializing in these areas are particularly sought after.​

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Can You Give Me a Glimpse of My Future?

Teaching in Ohio offers a dynamic blend of challenges and rewards. Educators engage with diverse student populations, foster critical thinking, and contribute to shaping the next generation of leaders.

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