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Department of Education

Education Degrees for the Next Generation of Teachers

Otterbein University offers program to prepare teachers in several settings: Early Childhood (Pre-K through grade 3), Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (Pre-K through grade 3), Middle Childhood (grades 4-9), and Secondary (adolescent/young adult, grades 7-12).

Adolescent/Young Adult licenses may be obtained in: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Mathematics, Life Science, Chemistry, and Physics.

A Multi-Age license for Pre-K through grade 12 can be obtained in Music, Art, Spanish, and French (post-bacc only).

The department also offers both a major and minor in Educational Studies in cooperation with other departments on campus. 

For programs in Graduate Education, click here.

Our mission is to prepare outstanding teachers who can be responsive to the needs of all  students. The pride of our program begins in the first Education course and includes integrated academics and fully-supported field experiences. These high-quality field experience continue throughout the program, so all our students are fully prepared for the student teaching internship. Learn more about field experiences and student teaching.

Otterbein Education Department receives "Out of the Gate" grant from the Buck Institute of Education

The grant will provide professional development to Otterbein Education faculty, teacher partners from five different central Ohio school districts, and up to 300 Otterbein education majors.  The grant will implement training for Project-Based Learning, a method of teaching which examines real-world problems with 21st century skills.

Teacher Education Admission & Enrollment Process

Students interested in enrolling in the Otterbein Education Programs can find a full list of details of how to do so on our Education Admissions Page.

Most students are eligible to apply for the Teacher Education Program during the second year of coursework. Criteria for admission to the Teacher Education Program as well as other Critical Decision Points and Assessment Benchmarks for Teacher Education Candidates may be found in the Teacher Education Program Booklet (for particular program years). Hard copies of the Teacher Education program booklets for the current year (as well as previous years) can be obtained in the Education Department (Roush Hall, fourth floor). 

Questions concerning this process may be directed to Lindsay Kerka, Academic Administrative Assistant. She can be reached by calling (614) 823-1214 or emailing lkerka@otterbein.edu.


Our programs are grounded in national and state standards:

  • Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC)
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Ohio Educator Standards Board
To learn more about Otterbein's accreditation visit here.

Licensure Programs

We offer licensure programs in:

  • Early Childhood Teaching Licensure
  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Licensure
  • Middle Childhood Teaching Licensure
  • Adolescent to Young Adult Teaching Licensure
  • Multi-Age Teaching Licensure
  • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education Programs
  • Learn more about Education Licensure Programs. 

General Licensure Information

In addition to course requirements there are several other steps which need to be taken in order to complete Ohio teacher licensure requirements at Otterbein University. ALL steps MUST be completed before your application is sent to the Ohio Department of Education for processing. Learn more about licensure information.

/ Department of Education

The Department of Education is located in Roush Hall Room 430.

Gaby Miller
p/ 614.823.1214
e/ gmiller@otterbein.edu


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