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Licensure Programs

The following programs are offered at the undergraduate level.  For specific course requirements, refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Early Childhood Teaching Licensure

The Early Childhood Program (B.S.E.) leads to licensure for teaching ages three through eight or pre-kindergarten through grade three.

Candidates must choose one required concentration area from:

  • Early Childhood 4-5 Generalist (includes endorsement)
  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (includes second license)
  • Specialized Content Strand

Middle Childhood Teaching Licensure

The Middle Childhood Program (B.S.E.) leads to licensure for teaching ages 8-14 (grades 4-9).

Candidate must choose two required concentration areas from:

  • Language Arts and Reading (does not include reading endorsement)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Integrated Science Teaching Licensure

The Integrated Science Education Program (B.S.E.) leads to an Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license in Integrated Science valid for teaching grades 7-12. 

Adolescent to Young Adult Teaching Licensure

Candidates pursuing the Adolescent to Young Adult Licensure must pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in their content field (i.e., teaching area), as well as meet additional requirements through the Education Department. Available teaching areas include:

  • Chemistry 
  • Integrated Language Arts (English Literary Studies major)
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Integrated Social Studies (History major)
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics

Multi-Age Teaching Licensure

Candidates pursuing the Adolescent to Young Adult Licensure must pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in their content field (i.e., teaching area), as well as meet additional requirements through the Education Department. Available teaching areas include:

Available teaching areas include:

  • Foreign Language (French* or Spanish)
  • Health and Physical Education (combined beginning fall 2010)
  • Music Education
  • Visual Art

*Otterbein no longer offers a major or teaching licensure in French at the undergraduate level.  However, a candidate with a degree in French may pursue licensure at the Post-Baccalaureate level.

Endorsements

  • Adapted Physical Education (Graduate level only) 
  • Early Childhood 4-5 Generalist Endorsement (Undergraduate/Graduate)
    This endorsement may only be added to an Early Childhood license.
  • Middle Childhood 4-6 Generalist Endorsement (Undergraduate/Graduate)
    This endorsement may only be added to a Middle Childhood license.
  • Reading (Graduate level only)
  • TESOL (Graduate)

Requirements for Licensure

A detailed description of requirements for candidates seeking degrees and licensure in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Integrated Science is listed in the Teacher Education Program Booklet. For AYA and Multi-Age candidates, the requirements for the major may differ from the licensure, but both must be met to become licensed, and the major must be completed to receive a Bachelor’s degree.

Department of Education program requirements and courses are listed in the Otterbein University Undergraduate Catalog.

/ Department of Education

Claire Parson
Roush Hall 430
p/ 614.823.1214
e/ cparson@otterbein.edu

 

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