Educator preparation programs leading to State of Ohio-issued licenses & endorsements with a certificate from the University of Dayton

Use the links below to explore programs available to graduate students in the Department of Teacher Education:

M.S.E. programs leading to a State of Ohio-issued teaching license

The Department of Teacher Education offers the following Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) programs, which lead to a State of Ohio-issued teaching license. Explore the links below to learn more:

Adolescence to Young Adult Education (EYA)
Interdisciplinary Education - Visual Arts, Music education
Intervention Specialist (EIS)
Middle Childhood Education (EMS)
Multi-Age Education - World Languages (EAG)
Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Adolescence to Young Adult Education (EYA): Preparation program leads to a State of Ohio-issued teaching license for grades 7-12. In addition to the professional education courses, the program requires course work in the following areas: integrated language arts, integrated mathematics, integrated social studies, or in one of the science areas. The State of Ohio also requires passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators. Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Adolescence to Young Adult Education.

Interdisciplinary Education - Visual Arts, Music education: Preparation program leads to a State of Ohio-issued teaching license for grades PK-12. In addition to the professional education courses, the program requires course work in the following areas: Visual Arts or Music education. The State of Ohio requires passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE). Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Intervention Specialist (EIS): Preparation program leads to a State of Ohio-issued teaching license valid to teach students with mild-to-moderate disabilities, K-12. The State of Ohio also requires passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators. Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Intervention Specialist.

Middle Childhood Education (EMS): Preparation program leads to a State of Ohio-issued teaching license for grades 4-9. In addition to the professional education courses, the program requires course work in two of the following areas: mathematics, science, social studies, reading/language arts. The State of Ohio also requires passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators. Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Middle Childhood Education.

Multi-Age Education - World Languages (EAG): Preparation program leads to a State of Ohio-issued teaching license for grades PK-12. In addition to the professional education courses, the program requires course work in the following areas: French, German, Spanish. State of Ohio language tests (Oral Proficiency Interview - OPI - and the Writing Proficiency Test - WPT) are required. The State of Ohio also requires passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE). Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Multi-Age Education.

Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (ECE): Preparation program leads to two (2) State of Ohio-issued licenses: Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist. Both licenses are valid for teaching children age 3-8 or PK-3. The Early Childhood Intervention Specialist license is valid for teaching children who have mild-to-moderate educational needs. The State of Ohio also requires passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE). Applicants to this program must apply for the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.

Certificate programs leading to a State of Ohio-issued endorsement

The Department of Teacher Education offers seven programs which lead to a State of Ohio-issued endorsement. Explore the links below to learn more:

Educator preparation program, Early Childhood Generalist
Educator preparation program, Middle Childhood Generalist
Educator preparation program, Prekindergarten Special Needs
Educator preparation program, Reading
Educator preparation program, Teacher Leader
Educator preparation program, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Educator preparation program, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL)

Early Childhood Generalist certificate leading to a State of Ohio-issued endorsement: Can be added to a valid early childhood teaching license. This program may qualify early childhood teachers to add grades four and five to their teaching licenses. A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators is required to apply for this endorsement. This program also leads to a certificate issued by the University of Dayton. Applicants to this program must apply to the Early Childhood Generalist Certificate Program.

Middle Childhood Generalist certificate leading to a State of Ohio-issued endorsement: Can be added to a valid middle childhood teaching license for any combination of the four areas of teaching concentrations: mathematics, social studies, science, and/or reading/language arts. This program may qualify middle school teachers to teach grades four to six only. A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators is required for this endorsement. This program also leads to a certificate issued by the University of Dayton. Applicants to this program must apply for the Middle Childhood Generalist Certificate Program.

Prekindergarten Special Needs certificate leading to a State of Ohio-issued endorsement: Can be added to a valid early childhood education or intervention specialist teaching license. This program may qualify teachers to teach children ages three to five. A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators is required for this endorsement. This program also leads to a certificate issued by the University of Dayton. Applicants to this program must apply for the Prekindergarten Special Needs Certificate Program.

Reading Endorsement certificate leading to a State of Ohio-issued endorsement: For grades P-12; can be added to a valid teaching certificate/license. To begin coursework for this program, prerequisite reading requirements must have already been completed. A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators is required for this endorsement. This program also leads to a certificate issued by the University of Dayton. Applicants to this program must apply for the Reading Certificate Program.

Teacher Leader certificate leading to a State of Ohio-issued endorsement: Post-master's program that acknowledges the important role of teacher leaders in school settings, such as mentoring and coaching, providing professional development and decision-making. Admission requirements include holding a master's degree and successfully teaching for at least four years under a standard teaching license/certificate. Due to the unique nature of the content and clinical practice, the teacher leader courses must be taken at the University of Dayton. Applicants to this program must apply for the Teacher as Leader Certificate Program.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate leading to State of Ohio endorsement: Includes courses toward the TESOL endorsement, issued by the State of Ohio, which can be added to a valid State of Ohio teaching license in any subject. Prepares teachers to serve English-language learners effectively as content area and grade-level classroom teachers as ESOL specialists. A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) is required for the endorsement. Applicants to this program must apply for the TESOL Certificate Program. 

For those persons who do not hold an Ohio license, the TESOL certificate program is an option. This program leads to a certificate issued by the University of Dayton.

Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) certificate leading to a State of Ohio-issued endorsement: Issued by the state of Ohio; can be added to a standard Ohio teaching certificate/license, and is valid for grades K-12. The program prepares in-service teachers to integrate technology-enhanced learning into their teaching and to assist other professionals in their buildings in accomplishing the same. A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators is required to apply for this endorsement. Applicants for this program must apply to the Technology-Enhanced Learning Certificate Program.

For those persons who do not hold an Ohio license, the Technology-Enhanced Learning certificate program is an option. This program leads to a certificate issued by the University of Dayton

Programs leading to a University of Dayton-issued certificate 

The Department of Teacher Education also offers two programs which lead to a University of Dayton-issued certificate. Explore the links below to learn more:

Dyslexia certificate: Prepares candidates to work with students with dyslexia within the regular classroom. Candidates will learn advanced phonics and multisensory instructional methods to meet the needs of students with dyslexia in their classrooms. Individuals must be admitted into the Literacy or Reading Endorsement program before admission into the Dyslexia Certificate program.

Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy (ECL) certificate: Designed for experienced ECE professionals, such as program administrators, supervisors, teacher leaders and other professionals who work with and advocate for young children and their families. This program prepares candidates with the knowledge and skills required to be effective leaders and advocates in the field of early care and education.

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