For applicants who have a bachelor's degree but do not have a license to teach, Otterbein University offers program to prepare teachers for Early Childhood (Pre-K through grade 3), Middle Childhood (grades 4-9**), and Secondary (adolescent/young adult, grades 7-12) settings. Our students can be licensed to teach Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Mathematics, Life Science, Chemistry, and Physics at the 7-12 grade levels. In certain areas, including Music, Art, Spanish, and Health and Physical Education, students are licensed to teach from Pre-K through grade 12.
This program takes about 2-3 years to complete. This is not a Master's program; all the classes are at the undergraduate level. Some field work is required, with a mixture of day and evening classes.
- Applicants must provide official transcripts from all schools from which they have earned credit. In order to be considered official, the transcript must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Adult and Transfer Admission Office.
- Applicants must have received their bachelor's degree and have a minimum cumulative grade point average from all schools attended of a minimum grade point of 2.5.
- Applicants must interview with the Education Advisor.
- Applicants must have acceptable test scores including:
- ACT score of 20 or higher in English and Math OR
- SAT score of 500 or higher in Critical Reading and Math OR
- GRE score of 450 or higher in Verbal or 550 or higher in Quantitative OR
- Praxis I score of 172 or higher in Math and Writing
- In addition to required coursework, post-baccalaureate students must complete all standard licensure requirements.
**Qualified students who are interested in an initial Middle Childhood license AND have a Bachelor's Degree may choose to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
See the program booklet for more details. For questions or to set up your interview, contact the Graduate Education Advisor.